Toshiba has launched the first 3D television set that does not require special glasses. Toshiba demoed two new 3D TV sets at the Ceatec electronics show in Tokyo, Japan. Toshiba claims the they are able to create 3D effects in real time from standard film and television pictures.
The new 3D sets use a special lenticular sheet to create an array of nine overlapping images. These different images create an illusion of 3D.
The limitation on the Toshiba 3D is that a viewer is required to sit in a ‘sweet spot’ to have the effect take place, This limitation is why most manufacturers have gone the route of using glasses.
The costs on the new 3D sets will start at around $1,400.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.