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One of the biggest arguments against the 3D revolution is that the glasses suck. Toshiba has heard your complaints, and the company is manufacturing a 3D HDTV that doesn’t require any eye wear.These LCD televisions harness the Cell processor, the same brain as the PS3, to produce the same effect as the 3DS. Basically, if you sit in front of that TV within a 40 degree, filtered screens are angled at your left and right eye, which your mind registers as 3D. These pricey sets come in a 12-inch model for $1,440 and a 20-inch model for $2,880. One ambitious prototype even weighs in at an astounding 56 inches. The new sets will be out in December, just in time for you to ask Santa the impossible. Similar to the 3DS, the display of Toshiba’s 3D TVs are reported to become blurry at an angle. Do you or those you watch TV with sit outside of a 40 degree radius when watching? Do you think it would be a problem?
Source: NY Times
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Cool no Glasses required.way to go Toshiba.
Almost $3,000 for a 20 inch screen?! Seriously?! For that much money I could buy a regular 55 inch HDTV, a kickass surround sound system, and maybe an iPad to look cool.
Forget the technical problem, look at the price problem.
Good, no stupid glasses. I just can't see how a twelve inch screen could cost so much.
Glasses or not, I don't 3Dtv is worth any investment. Maybe the 3DS will change my mind about the possible awesomeness.
this is a great first step. If they can somehow use this technology in bigger TVs, then 3D and 3DTVs might become more than just a fad.
While I'm encouraged to see this technology becoming implemented, and feel just a bit validated in my prediction that 3D would eventually become glassesless on bigger screens, I'm not convinced it's ready yet. 40 degrees is simply too small. It needs to be at least 100 before it becomes mass marketable. People like to watch tv with their families, or while doing other things.
It will happen. Just not yet.
Great job Toshiba, sucks that I won't have enough money for that, if anything i know I have enough for the 3DS, $250-$300 still sounds to be reasonable.
Jesus thats expensive.
Wow, $120 per inch for the small model. This is cool and I certainly hope a lot of people can afford to buy it so that companies quickly invest more time and money to make it bigger, better(at least a 65-70 degree viewing range), and more affordable.
So if you are rich do us all a favor and buy a whole bunch of these. I'm glad I didn't go out and buy a 3dtv yet with 6 pairs of glasses.
Ditching the glasses is good, but if I have to worry about my viewing angle that's teh lame. Reminds me of the old, massive projection TVs where the picture sucked or was non-existent depending on where you sat.
Woah, I bet that'll cost a pretty penny.
EDIT: I just read the full article. It does.
It's about time, although I've been hearing about other technologies much before the 3DS. I'll keep waiting it out. Still excited to see the evolution of this technology.
The no glasses TV don't have the same 3D effect. It's a depth effect. You don't get the "WOW!" effect of things coming at you like you do with glasses. It's like looking in to an aquarium with no water.
Well if you angled it right am sure that wouldnt be a problem.
Or you just get a 3DS for 300 bucks. Hmmm that's a toughie.