Seems the age of 3d-glasses TV is short lived. Toshiba is diving headfirst in glasses-free technology with a 55-inch flat-panel high definition television.
The Toshiba 55LZ2 uses a technology called lenticular lenslets that, with using a built-in camera can accommodate up to 9 viewers by identifying faces and direct different images to all the eyes in the room.
Still, the price seems a big discouraging. Too expensive! Around $11,000 in the United States. This tv though features four times the resolution of 1080p at an astounding 3840 by 2160 pixel resolution, otherwise known at Quad-HD.
The high definition television also includes auto-calibration functionality for getting an accurate 3D image, an integrated Freeview HD tuner, USB-HDD recording and DLNA compatibility. Viewers can also access apps for YouTube, Cartoon Network, the BBC iPlayer, Dailymotion, Viewster and Woomi using WI-FI.
For the rich, this looks to be chicken for them. With prices like these, I do not think they would be picked up by just about anybody. Impressive, yes. But so pricey.
This is more like it! A 3D TV that does not need special 3D glasses just to view 3D movies … on 3D TV he he he. I totally will scratch my desire to get an ordinary LED TV for this one. Having to use 3D glasses is a hassle. I would have to maintain its cleanliness state because who knows what you’d get when you wear those. Even if I clean them regularly, the clean factor is not always 100%.
Thank you Toshiba! They unveiled the Regza GL1 Series TV which uses the Cell Broadband Engine that takes a 2D image and then simultaneously creates nine images of it from nine different directions, in real time. It is displayed on a high-definition LED TV.
While this may be the first generation of 3D TVs without the need for 3D glasses, there may be some limitations and problems that may arise once it is out in the market. Still, Toshiba has paved the way for people to avoid wearing those ridiculous glasses while enjoying 3D movies in their 3D TV. (Photo taken from CNN’s website)
Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday it is developing technology for a 3-D television that won’t require special glasses.
Company spokeswoman Yuko Sugahara confirmed such technology was in the works. But she declined to comment on a report in the Yomiuri newspaper that the Tokyo-based company plans to start selling the new TVs by the end of the year.
Toshiba’s new TVs will be a world first in offering glasses-free 3-D, according to the nationally circulated Yomiuri.
The technology involves transmitting different images at various angles to create an illusion of dimension and depth, and watching the 3-D images won’t be tiring on the eyes, it said.
The 3-D TVs now on sale, such as those from rivals Panasonic Corp. and Sony Corp., require glasses.
Electronics companies have been investing heavily in 3-D technology for televisions, betting that people will want a 3-D experience at home following the success of blockbuster movies like “Avatar,” which was screened in 3-D.
Some gadgets like handheld game machines from Nintendo Co. can deliver 3-D images without special glasses, but bigger technological hurdles must be cleared for televisions which are viewed from farther away than portable game machines.
“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,” said Sugahara. (From ABCNews)