Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It's viewable from nine different angles, but creating the content is going to be a problem.
2010 is shaping up to be a big year for 3D, but 2011 looks to be the year of the glasses-free 3D display. Everyone seems to be working on the new tech, and there's a lot of pressure for it to perform just right. That's the reason you won't be seeing Toshiba's entry to the glasses-free space any time soon.
"One problem is that it's necessary to create content, such as images taken from nine directions," explains a representative from Toshiba. "The question is how to minimize the burden of creating that content."
The demo Toshiba showed at CEDEC 2010 earlier this month was fairly limited in terms of video, but there are other avenues that make a bit more sense. As a slot machine display, for example, Toshiba's touchscreen and glasses-free displays are perfect.
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