Toshiba Will Launch Their Glasses-Free 4K 3D TV in Japan on Saturday

Posted Thu Dec 8, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

It's priced at 900,000 yen, or around $11,500. No U.S. release date yet.

Glasses-free 3D TV is hitting the market this Saturday in the form of Toshiba's 55X3. It's the first launch for this kind of technology on a TV sized screen and will certainly have a significant effect on the future of 3D.

The 55X3 is an autostereoscopic set, which means you won't have to deal with 3D glasses while you're watching. It also means that the resolution of the movie or show you're watching will scale down significantly. Toshiba packed their set with a 4K display to combat this. You won't get a 1080p 3D picture, but at 720p you'll still be getting HD.

Toshiba's new glasses-free set uses face tracking like that included in laptops and monitors to ensure that you get the best 3D effect it can give you.

The set is launching in Japan at 900,000 yen, or $11,500. There's no word on a launch in the U.S. at this time.

Source: Engadget

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