Toshiba to launch North America’s first 55-inch 4K glasses-free 3DTV in Q1 2012
Toshiba is coming up with a first of its kind 3D TV in the North America region which would hit the US during the first half of 2012. The 3D TV in question is a glasses free 3d TV with a 55 inch display. However, the uniqueness of the 3D TV lies in the resolution factor of the set which is an astounding 3,840 x 2160 pixels. That’s not all for the first TV to reach North America with a 4K resolution also has the ability to be up scaled from full HD and Quad Full High definition.
The 3D TV has already made its way into the Japanese market where it is named the ’55X3′ as also in the German market under the label ’55LZ2′. The price of the 3D TV in these markets at the time of its launch in December was $10,000.
The technology that the 3D TV utilizes for providing the 3D effect without the need for the viewer to wear glasses is by a division of its entire viewing area into nine regions. Each of these regions would be displaying the picture for the left and right eye separately but simultaneously. The overall effect would be that multiple viewers can view the end result from different viewing points.
Visitors at the CES would also get to see a prototype of a new set from the company which is supposed to have better features than the current one. One should also bear in mind that the commercial set that would be finally made available would vary from the prototype.
The expected date of launch of the 3D TV is the first quarter of 2012.