Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

Summary: Toshiba is planning to release 3D TVs that don't require the use of 3D-enabled glasses, possibly by the end of the year.

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One of the biggest drawbacks to 3D televisions is the usual requirement that all viewers need a pair of 3D glasses to enjoy the entertainment. This works for a few people, usually the owners of the home theater set-ups who either bought a pair of frames or two, or the spectacles came within the box. But what if you want to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3D at home with a large group? That could present a problem.

That problem could be alleviated with the news that Toshiba is planning to release 3D TVs that don't require the use of 3D-enabled glasses, possibly by the end of the year.

In case you're wondering about how it will be possible to watch 3D media without the need of glasses, here's how. Using a new integral imaging system, the HD displays will emits rays of light at different angles allowing 3D images to be seen with the naked eye from multiple viewing positions.

The plan includes launching three models, including a 21-inch display, during the holiday shopping season. However, given that the report says that the screens will monitor for "several hundred thousand yen," it is likely these TV sets will only be available in Japan during the holiday season and not arrive on our shores until much later.

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  • large group?

    Exactly how large a group do you expect can enjoy watching 3D on a 21" set, goofy glasses, or not?
    wkulecz
    • RE: Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

      @wkulecz hey back in the day we watched as a family a 19 inch set.
      mrlinux
    • RE: Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

      @wkulecz - they're marketing the t.v.'s in Japan. so 10-20 crammed as usual. then you got shoulders to sit on...so double it. ;-)
      Sebbie69
  • RE: Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

    Buyer beware. Toshiba does not honor its warranty.
    ITOdeed
  • RE: Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

    Good old Toshiba. They make some good stuff
    mjl65
  • RE: Toshiba may be releasing 3D TVs that don't require glasses soon

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