Sony Boasts 360 Degree Glasses-Free 3D

Posted Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 07:00 AM PDT by

The inconvenience of 3D technology makes it questionable for home adaptation, but Sony’s new glasses-free 3D tech looks good for consumers and advertisers alike.

Still in the prototype phase of course, Sony will be showing the new 3D technology at a conference later this week that they hope will revolutionize the way things are done. With a look reminiscent of a space heater, and sitting only a foot high, Sony’s 360 degree 3D display is certainly unique.

It’s not quite high definition, but the 96 x 128 pixel display uses LED lights to show a 3D image all the way around the cylindrical base. Sony states that this will be able to be used for digital signage, as well as for home use, such as in photo frames and of course, televisions. A Sony spokesman reminds us that this is still in the prototype phase and that they still need “to continue with further research and development. [We] will consider a variety of applications [for] development.”

The prototype will be shown October 22nd through the 25th at the Digital Content Expo in Tokyo.

Source: AV Watch (via Google Translate)

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