Sony’s New Glasses-Free 3D TV
Sony has finally come out with a possible 3D capable TV set that can be viewed without the need of cumbersome 3D glasses to be worn.
It has been two year that Sony had announced their glasses free 3D TV set, but that time they had mentioned that the viewing positions would be restricted to just 9. Consumers wanted that to be at least 32, to which Samsung had replied that it would be 10 years before such a set with that many viewing points came into being.
The present introduction by Sony was on display at the event held in Boston. That it is a Sony product is concluded from a line which says “a 3d channel by Discovery, Sony and Imax.”
The show had a TV screen put up by discovery which measured 20 feet and the other 3D capable set was of 50 inches.
In the words of a Discovery channel spokesperson, “This set is a prototype. We are partners with Sony in the 3net channel, which shows 3D movies 24 hours a day and they asked if they could demo the set on our stand, using material from our programs.
We said, ‘Of course!’
The set is indeed impressive for one can view the 3D effect from quite many angles with not much of a glitch.
There was staff of Sony from Japan at the event who spoke unofficially about the 3D TV set.
Layers of screen had been placed, one atop another, each displaying one picture for the left eye and the right eye being fed by the other. This provides for the stereoscopic effect.
The set needs 3D input, for example Discovery’s films being shown as we spoke, or the new 3D Titanic. “Otherwise it will be just 2D.”
The format of the input data needs to be 3D for the screen to display in 3D frost.
As yet the set in prototype stages and factors like price etc are yet being discussed in the company. It should take another two years for the set to make it to the market and by then the price is expected to be quite high.
There has however been no official word from Sony itself.