Posted Fri Sep 2, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Yet another 3D technology will be entering the market, but this one may even get 3D naysayers excited.
When Nintendo's 3DS 3D handheld gaming system hit the market it was at least partially a proof of concept. Glasses-free could be done well enough to sell, if on an admittedly small screen. We got the impression that, like with OLED, it would be a while before we got glasses-free 3D in a significant size if we ever got it at all.
Well you know what they say about impressions - they make an ass out of you and... wait that's not right. Point is, Toshiba has a 55 inch glasses-free set coming out at the end of this year. Three months from now and a sizeable glasses-free set will be on the market.
The ZL2 as they're calling it utilizes an LED backlit LCD screen with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. It also uses the CEVO engine powered by a Cell processor as made famous in the PlayStation 3. Toshiba says that the nine different views provided by the ZL2 should satisfy any viewing environment.
We'll see what happens when it comes out, but this set seems like a nice step forward. One big downside though - it runs around $6,500.
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