Can 3D Shed Its Need For Glasses?
A lot of companies are pushing 3D hard right now; it’s tipped by many as the next big thing and manufacturers are positively queuing up to sell consumers anything with the word 3D in the title. However, there is one major factor holding back 3D – those silly glasses. ‘It looks great, but I don’t like the glasses’ is one of the most common comments you hear at any 3D themed event and we’re not the only ones to have noticed.
Both Sky TV and Virgin Media, the biggest two subscription TV providers in the UK, both believe that glasses-free 3DTV is what’s needed to push the technology forward and expand the market. ‘We are not a TV manufacturer, but glasses-free would be a great boost for the industry,’ says John Classy, director of 3D TV at Sky.
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