A major drawback to the surefire growth of 3D television--aside from the fact that people aren't exactly rushing to the local retailer to buy a new TV--are the silly looking glasses needed to watch programming. Now Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is predicting that glasses-free 3D TV could happen as early as next year.
Toshiba used its Toshiba World Conference in Rome to showcase a series of TVs that use passive 3D over active shutter technology. The sets, more computers than TVs, actually, also incorporate face detection to determine who is sitting in front of the TV and personalize the settings for multiple users.
There was, of course, no official announcement of global availability of these new wonder TVs.
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