X-bit Labs reports HP teamed up with Mersive to develop affordable large-scale displays with beyond HD resolutions:
Large, beyond-high-definition displays are used in a wide range of commercial, academic and government applications. For example, manufacturing and architectural design companies use them to review computer-aided design drawings prior to fabrication. Universities use them to teach visual concepts to large classes, and the military relies on them for situation briefings and security monitoring.
Through their collaboration, Mersive and HP expect to make these displays, which have traditionally been limited to capital-intensive fields, available to a broader audience by making them simpler and as much as 75% less expensive than competitive solutions. The multiprojector integration technology licensed from HP aligns the outputs of several smaller projectors to create a single, high-fidelity image.
It is unlikely that the technologies will be used for mainstream applications aimed at home users/gamers, but perhaps there will be large, yet affordable, monitors for professionals. Still, in order to ensure that such monitors can be used in environments requiring affordability, HP will have to work with providers of graphics adapters, such as ATI, Intel, Matrox, Nvidia, S3 Graphics and others in order to ensure compatibility and reliable operation.