Consumer attention to 3D TVs has been disappointing to manufacturers and analysts who anticipated high sales and placed large sums of money on hopes it would be as successful as HDTV’s. However, there are two main problems facing the widespread adoption of 3D TVs, firstly, their price is still way too high for most consumers and secondly, most viewers such as myself do not like wearing glasses to watch movies in their living rooms.
Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri, reports that Toshiba might have solved one of the above problems.
According to Yomiuri, Toshiba has managed to develop the first 3D TV that doesn’t require any special glasses, and is about to release 3 models that utilize the new technology before Christmas. The expected price range for the new sets will be around $7,000.
The new technology involves transmitting different images at different angles in order to create the illusion of depth. According to the experts, this means that the 3d effect will be viewable from set predetermined “sweet spots” only.
This technology still needs to be fixed and made to work with a minimum of 100degree viewing angle. Tell us your thoughts, Would you drop $7,000 on a glasses-free 3D TV?