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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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hmm its better than the glasses, buts that uber expensive still
"One ambitious prototype even weighs in at an astounding 56 inches."
Something's wrong here....
great if you have a narrow living room, i guess.
20 inches? Only 2 people could share that tv at one time, at the bar eating breakfast of course.
nope. I commandeered the front and center seat when I got my new couch.
I'll take a standard controller over motion control and straight HD graphics over 3D any day. Guess I'm ol' fashioned.
Great job Toshiba for making a glasses-free 3D television. I don't think I'll invest in one simply because the technology is definitely not perfected and I don't have $1500 for a 12 inch TV.
No way, Im on a Toshiba right now! I could deal with the 40 degree angle, 3D televisions are expensive.
The 3DTV is a little pricey, but I'll definately focus my paycheck on this.
I can't believe I have to post this, oh wait, a third of americans are idiots, of course I have to post this. From the article, "if you sit in front of that TV within a 40 degree." (The article forgot 'angle' after degree, but there's enough context to work that one out.) Within a 40 degree angle means sitting inside an angle 20 degrees to the right of dead center and 20 degrees to the left of dead center. If I hadn't taken trigonometry 10 years ago, I'd tell you how many people could sit and watch from 10 feet away. But basically, the 3D effect only works for those viewing straight ahead. You DO NOT have to sit at an angle to watch. /end rant//people are stupid
And so it begins.
Except you'll probably have to sit straight on while watching.
nice ps3 cell is in it bad$ 3,000 for a 20 in screen. good advance in technology bad advance for consumers
Finally, 3DTVs with no glasses! Not that I can use 3D without massive eye strain and headaches, and that limited viewing angle could be a pain in the ass...
I wish this fad would just go away.
40 degrees is a normal field of vision for a person IN first person. However, an object with a viewing angle of 40 degrees is worthless. Most TVs have a viewing range of 120-170 degrees, three times larger. Also almost 3K for 20" is absurd. I have a 61" Samsung LED I paid 1800 for TWO YEARS ago... why would I want to see a TV three times smaller, with 1/3 the viewing angle, and about twice the cost. This is for people who can't stop themselves for dumb purchases.
Until sony perfects it, I don't trust it. There is no way that ANY toshiba tv is that good