Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3D TV

Toshiba Corp. has unveiled the world’s first high-definition, liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D television that does not require special glasses—one of the biggest consumer complaints about the technology, reports the Associated Press. Electronics, entertainment, and education companies around the world are banking on 3D to fuel a new boom in TV, movies, games, and other content. Most 3D TVs on the market today rely on glasses to rapidly deliver separate images to each eye, which creates a sense of three-dimensional depth. In its new TVs, Toshiba uses a “perpendicular lenticular sheet,” which consists of an array of small lenses that directs light from the display to nine points in front of the TV. If a viewer is sitting within the optimal viewing zone, the brain integrates these points into a single 3D image. “The result is precise rendering of high quality 3D images whatever the viewing angle within the viewing zone,” Toshiba said in its release. The system is similar to what’s used in Nintendo’s 3DS, the company’s highly anticipated handheld device that features glasses-free 3D gaming. Toshiba will offer two sizes—12 inches and 20 inches—designed for personal use. The technology isn’t advanced enough yet to integrate into larger screens…

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