VIZIO Licenses RealD 3D Technologies
VIZIO Full HD 3D HDTVs to Support RealD Format and RealD Active Eyewear Technology
LOS ANGELES, Nov 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — RealD Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!rld/quotes/nls/rld (RLD26.91, +0.13, +0.49%) , a leading global licensor of 3D technologies for cinema, consumer electronics and professional applications, today announced that VIZIO, a leading LED LCD HDTV manufacturer, has licensed RealD’s 3D technologies for their upcoming line-up of 3D TVs. Current VIZIO XVT series Full HD 3D HDTVs in 42″, 47″ and 55″ class sizes will support the stereoscopic RealD Format for the delivery and display of high-definition 3D content. VIZIO active eyewear compatible 3D HDTVs will also utilize active shutter glasses that integrate RealD 3D lens and synchronization protocol.
“VIZIO is a leader in North American flat panel HDTV sales and we look forward to working with them as they introduce their line-up of 3D HDTVs utilizing RealD 3D technology,” stated Robert Mayson, President of Consumer Electronics at RealD. “RealD active eyewear technology is known worldwide for delivering exceptional 3D, giving viewers of VIZIO 3D TVs the opportunity to see content in crisp, clear and fully immersive 3D.”
“VIZIO is committed to delivering a great 3D experience and RealD’s 3D technology has helped make this a reality,” said Matthew McRae, CTO, VIZIO. “Consumers purchasing 3D televisions expect compatibility with all formats including RealD.”
The RealD Format is based on RealD’s patented side-by-side 3D display technology. It combines left eye and right eye 3D image streams into a single channel for delivery of high-definition 3D video to 3D-enabled displays using today’s HD infrastructure, including existing HD set-top boxes and DVRs.
RealD’s active eyewear technologies are recognized industry-wide for delivering a high-quality 3D image. Through decades of research and development, RealD has advanced active shutter glasses technologies for the best Stereo3D(TM) clarity. Using infra-red communication, the RealD active eyewear protocol synchronizes the TV with the eyewear lens for optimal image brightness and 3D effect.
About RealD Inc.
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, RealD Format and gaming technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD’s cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.
Cautionary note on forward-looking statements
This press release includes forward-looking information and statements, including but not limited to: statements concerning VIZIO’s license of the RealD Format and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on RealD’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside RealD’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. RealD’s annual and quarterly reports include a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that may cause that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.
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SOURCE: RealD Inc.