While we only saw one prototype model at the launch, Arasor says that a number of prototypes have been made and are with their consumer electronics partners.
The screen we saw offered 1080i HDTV output, with 1080p models to arrive. They'll be fully compatible with HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players, the XBox 360, the PS3, HDTV set-top boxes, your PC and virtually any other device that can currently plug into a TV.
Arasor are also working on high performance wireless technology to power the next generation of WiMAX wireless networks, along with IPTV, or television delivered over the Internet and private IP networks.
Arasor are also interesting as they have taken a technology development in Silicon Valley and have lauched in on the Australian Stock Exchange, instead of on the Nasdaq, as the investors are from Australia and wanted to launch it here first, even though it is slated to be available worldwide in a little over twelve months time.
The development of this technology will prove to be very interesting for existing plasma and LCD TV manufacturers. How will it affect pricing? How expensive will it be for manufacturers to change their factories to accommodate this new technology, if they are one of the companies that plans to offer it? How will having a projector in your phone, PDA, laptop computer or other device, which can beam a clear and colourful image onto the wall, change the way we use mobile devices, conduct meetings, use our computers, watch TV and downloaded/streaming content and more?
It's clear that we're set to see many more exciting developments over the next few months and years. Laser TVs are but one more milestone on the road to the future.