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Toshiba creating glasses-free 3D HDTVs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Aug 2010 16:42 User comments (4)

Toshiba creating glasses-free 3D HDTVs Huge electronics maker Toshiba has said today that is currently developing 3D HDTVs that do not require any special glasses.
The Yomiuri newspaper said that Toshiba plans to release the TVs by the end of the year, but spokesperson Yuko Sugahara declined to comment on the timetable.

Panasonic and Sony have already released 3D HDTVs, both the displays require special (and usually expensive) glasses.

The new TVs would use technology that "involves transmitting different images at various angles to create an illusion of dimension and depth, a principle used by current glasses-free monitors," says Sugahara, via Yahoo.

Nintendo announced earlier this year that its upcoming handheld, the 3DS, would use similar technology, allowing for 3D gaming without glasses.

"Many people don't like to wear glasses to watch TV for a long time, especially people who must wear 3-D glasses over regular glasses," concluded Sugahara.

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4 user comments

124.8.2010 18:09

Brilliant! I've always disliked wearing those glasses. I might be interested in this depending on the price factor. However I do know that early adoption of any tech is expensive.

I'm looking forward to seeing this.

225.8.2010 11:33

I'm against 3D altogether.

But glasses-free seems a good idea. Too bad hardly anything is supporting 3D and that they cost so much it's just laughable at.

328.8.2010 7:58

Heard this on the radio a few days back. Looking forward to how it would actually look. Somehow I feel that the traditional wearing of 3d glasses in theatres will provide a much better 3D experience. This TV will no doubt be so expensive. I'd really like to see it when they demo it.

431.8.2010 16:21

At last!

I hear the Ninty 3-D works really well. In about 6 or so years it will probably be even better and cheaper.

Good old Toshi.

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