Toshiba says 3D glasses going away within a year

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.

For more:
- Channel News has this story

Related articles:
3D TV tops '10 dumbest things' in last 10 years list
Toshiba promises 3DTV without glasses

Suggested Articles

NCTA-The Internet and Television Association is pointing to a new report that shows the cable industry had a $450 billion impact on the U.S. economy in 2018.

CBS is warning viewers that AT&T’s pay TV services including DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse could lose CBS broadcast networks soon if a new agreement isn…

Ultimately, operators will need to begin now to adopt a new data-centric approach, knowing that changes may take years to accomplish.