3D TV debuts in Japan
Another excuse to stay in
Chuck out your HD TV because 3D TV is fast becoming a reality - provided you live in Japan that is.
Still requires special specs
A Japanese retailer has unveiled a 46in 3D LCD TV, though it's actually manufactured by Hyundai. The set has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and generates a 3D image using stereoscopics. It creates the illusion of 3D by rapidly displaying two different images, one for the viewer’s left eye, the other for the right eye.
The 3D TV at work
That means viewers must wear special specs for there to be any effect. Fortunately, two pairs are thrown in, so you and the missus can enjoy 3D telly together.
The set is reliant on a special stereoscopic broadcasts, which is already up and running in Japan. Unfortunately, this means the TV can’t show everything in 3D, so it's not going to make the latest ER heartthrob lean out of the screen at you.
Japanese telly buffs can pick up the 46in 3D TV, which goes under the moniker of the E465S, online for ¥498,000 (£2400/€2700/$4800). Don’t hold your breath for a UK release.
Its exactly the same way as its been done at I-Max. So its hardly new technology.
Old hat and out of date...
Philips have already done it - but WITHOUT the glasses!
I can't wait to se this in the flesh :-)
Can you still watch 2D telly on it without specs?
Or do you need two TV's?
Could this be the next big format war,
2D vs 3D
Which one is Toshiba backing?
These are the pr0n you've been looking for. Yay for the future! 2D is dead, long live 3D.
The government may be watching everything we do, genetically modified food, ice sheets melting, waste mountains and if it isn't mandatory it'll be illegal, but we won't care because we'll be able to see Mrs Dingles breasts heaving over the edge of our sets on Emmerdale.
Smiley, but I'm really crying inside.
Only if you sit bolt-upright in front of the telly
Tilt your head away from vertical and your eyes will not be aligned with the plane of the TV: your brain will start to perceive two images like in the picture of the article than be fooled into the 3D effect.
Probably OK for sports events where you are engrossed in the action; but no good for lounging in front of your favourite soap, film, tawdry celebrity/pikey embarrass-o-thon.