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Multimedia Hardware

posted Feb 10, 2011, 3:04 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Feb 10, 2011, 3:22 PM ]
  1. Identify five examples of display hardware, along with the kind of multimedia they are designed to display.

  2. Outline the manner in which a Head-Up Display (HUD) functions and describe its key benefits with reference to the fields in which it tends to be used.

  3. Explain why the collecting process is just as important as the displaying process when virtual reality is a part of a multimedia system.

  4. Explain why LCD monitors have largely replaced CRT monitors.

  5. Identify and describe three specific examples of multimedia software/hardware platforms that incorporate touch-sensitivity. Explain why the combination of collecting and displaying into a single device is such a compelling user experience.

  6. Discuss the progress of television hardware through various technologies (CRT, Plasma, LCD, LED backlighting), with reference to the perspective of (a) consumers and (b) manufacturers.

  7. Investigate the propagation of digital television (Freeview) and predict the social and economic impact that will occur through the proliferation of new digital channels and the discontinuation of analog television.