reply to andyross
Re: 3D TV dying I was reading about the ultra hdtv coming out this summer. It's supposed to be 3d WITHOUT glasses BUT the starting price is in the $4,000 or $5000
One of the first consumer-grade UHDTV sets out there is the Toshiba 55ZL2, which also provides glasses-free 3D.
However, going by an early review of it by PC Magazine, the glasses-free 3D technology still needs some more tweaking:
Toshiba's 55ZL2 Glasses-Free 3D TV Up Close
By Wendy Sheehan Donnell, PC Magazine - September 2, 2011
There just no way lenticular displays will ever work as well as glasses. I'd rather wear the glasses than have to sit still staring at the screen.
Yeah, I agree.
However, Sony demonstrated a 46-inch, glasses-free-3D UHDTV at this year's CES which used a different method that was more flexible with viewing angle and movement:
Sony 46in glasses-free 3D TV
By John Archer, TrustedReviews - January 20, 2012
Of course, none of this is TRUE 3D. It's just a fixed left/right image from one viewpoint. It will look the same no matter where you are sitting.
What I'm waiting for is the true 3D that changes as you move around!!
Yes, "True 3D" TV would be what's also called "Holographic TV." Today's 3D TV is actually only "Stereographic TV" that produces just an illusion of depth.
Here are some articles about it:
Forget 3DTV Holographic TV Is The Next Big Thing
By Steve Sanger, WorldTVPC - May 31, 2010
Squidoo - March 2010