Toshiba to Sell Glasses-Free 3D TVs TVPredictions.com
Washington, D.C. (August 25, 2010) -- Toshiba says it will introduce 3D TVs by year's end that would not require viewers to wear special glasses.
That's according to an article by the Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, as reported by UPI.
Toshiba said the 3D sets will display images at different angles, which will create the 3D effect without the glasses. Current 3D sets require 3D glasses because the images are directed at the left or right eye, creating a separation of the images.
UPI writes that the new 3D technology will be compatible with existing disc formats, such as Blu-ray.
However, it's unclear if the the new 3D technology will be easier on the eyes and the brain. There have been numerous reports of viewers getting sick after watching 3D in the theater and at home.
Today's report also did not say if the glasses-free 3D TVs would be more expensive that current 3D sets.