Samsung: Glasses-free 3D TV Not Ready Yet

By September 1, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

Samsung: Glasses-free 3D TV Not Ready Yet

By Agam Shah

Televisions that allow users to view 3D TV without glasses are not yet ready for prime time, a Samsung executive said on Tuesday.

Samsung earlier this year said that the company is looking into the development of glasses-free 3D TVs. Its rivals, such as Toshiba, are doing the same, expecting to release the TVs in the next few years.

Nonetheless, for the foreseeable future, watching 3D TV will involve using glasses, said John Revie, vice president of home entertainment at Samsung Electronics.

That’s because while the capability to watch 3D TV without glasses exists, it is at a low resolution and the panels are expensive, he said. Even if users accept low-resolution images, when a person watching a 3D TV without glasses moves even the slightest, the image gets distorted, he said.

“You have to watch it virtually motionless,” Revie said.

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