Toshiba to Launch First Glasses-Free 3D TV

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Now this is cool! I love home entertainment and 3D television is potentially the next big wave in home movie viewing but, current models of 3D TVs require the viewer to wear those awkward 3D glasses that cause me to get a headache after a few hours. But thanks to Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, 3D glasses are about to become a thing of the past.

Toshiba will unveil three models of the television, which will cost several thousand dollars, before Christmas, according to Yomiuri Shimbu.

The company has developed a new system that emits a number of rays of light with various angles from the screen so that viewers can see stereoscopic images without glasses, the daily said.

“People can enjoy images in three dimensions from various positions and suffer less stress,” it said.

Japan’s major electronics makers launched 3D television this year, but sales have not been as strong as expected while many customers have complained of being irritated by the glasses.

However, a Toshiba spokeswoman said: “We are not in a position to make any announcement.”

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7 Responses to Toshiba to Launch First Glasses-Free 3D TV

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    Ah, if only the economy wasn’t so tanked…

  2. feminazi says:

    I finally joined the 21st century when broadcast TV went digital and bought a 32″ Sony flatscreen at Target for $499. I had my tube TV for 10 years and it worked just fine. But spending several grand is too much for my pocketbook. But I am excited to see on of these new newfangled things at Best Buy.

  3. TOM339 says:

    Is this new Toshiba model just for 3D TV or will you be able to watch 3D movies on it without the glasses?

    I’m with you. Home entertainment is what its all about in 2010. I haven’t been to a movie theater in many years. I buy DVDs and watch the movie in the comfort of my living room.

    Laziness is my middle name these days.

  4. Brigadoon says:

    What a shame an U.S. like Texas Instruments didn’t create this technology. Once again, we’re three steps back and sprinting to catch the competition. Can we ever lead the pack? Apparently, no.

  5. R.J. says:

    If only I had a higher paying job. I’ll have to wait a few years until it’s affordable.

  6. Seabec says:

    I have a friend who works for JDS Uniphase in Silicon Valley.

    He said the “buzz” in the valley is the development of technology using personal lasers to project TV and movie feed onto empty space and the images won’t require a frame.

    Think, projection movies but you won’t need a screen to project the images onto — the empty space in your living room, bedroom, patio or kitchen is the backdrop.

    He said the technology should be available in 5 more years.

  7. fran says:

    Bigger! Better! More more MORE!!!
    I hate the consumer pressure.
    Better we wait & let them work the bugs out.

    I’m not going into hock for the next wave of technology.
    Plus they keep going on about how young kids are diabetic. Are shinier more mesmerizing TV’s really are part of the problem???

    I know…. TV’s don’t kill people, Suersized big Mac’s do!

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