Samsung Shows Off a 55 Inch Glasses-Free 3D Display

Posted Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The prototype accommodates up to nine different viewing points.

Back in October, the folks at Samsung made some very bold statements about the future of glasses-free televisions. Specifically, Samsung's president of visual displays, B.K. Yoon, said that the technology won't be ready for another five to ten years.

That statement hasn't stopped the company from working on its own glasses-free 3D display. At the FPD China tradeshow this week, Samsung debuted a 55 inch glasses-free display that uses what seems like the same technology as Toshiba's glasses-free displays.

The set offers nine different viewpoints with an optimal viewing distance between 2.5 and 6 meters. It can switch between 2D and 3D, which is an essential for this kind of set and though it uses LCD technology, the folks at Samsung say that popping LED backlighting in is a simple switch.

Source: Engadget

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