Samsung Says You Won't be Going Glasses-Free Anytime Soon

Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Toshiba is, as you might imagine, inclined to disagree.

B.K. Yoon, the president of visual displays over at Samsung, said recently that he doesn't think we'll be seeing glasses-free 3D televisions in homes any time in the near future. In fact, he predicts that we'll be waiting five to ten years before the technology is good enough and cheap enough.

Yoon says that's not true of handheld devices like cell phones and Nintendo's 3DS. The trouble, he explains, comes when trying to mass produce large displays – there are just too many problems with efficiency and cost.

Toshiba is the only major company launching a glasses-free display this year, and the cost and size leave a lot to be desired. Still, it will be interesting to see whether Samsung is right about the market not being ready or if Toshiba's early launch will promote quicker adaptation.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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