Sony reportedly dabbling in glasses-free 3D TV

By August 26, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

Sony reportedly dabbling in glasses-free 3D TV

By Mike Luttrell

Just a few days after it was announced that Toshiba is working on a commercially available 3D TV without the need for glasses, Sony has come forth to say it too is working on the new tech.

The technology, known as autostereoscopic 3D, could bring a whole new layer to the current playing field of 3D TV, even though sets requiring glasses are themselves very new to the industry.

Glasses-free 3D technology is nothing new. Companies have been using autostereoscopic displays as digital signage for a few years now. However, it was Nintendo’s 3DS, unveiled at this year’s E3 convention, that brought the concept to the mainstream for the first time. The upcoming gaming handheld will be able to play games and stream movies in 3D without the need for users to wear glasses.

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