Glasses-free Toshiba’s 3DTVs selling in Japan

3DTV  Toshiba glasses-free TV

Toshiba started selling its Glasses-free 3DTVs in Japan. They sold just around 500 20-inch units which less then they expected. Maybe the reason is a high price – almost 3000 USD for 20″ model or the Toshiba’s glasses-free technology is still green. In any case, will see how Toshiba improve it and how its competitors will react.

Toshiba demonstrates glasses-free 3DTV

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I like 3D technology. It brings new senses to watching movies or football games (I mean European football, of course). But the biggest disadvantage of 3D are glasses. First of all, they are very expensive (active ones). And they are not comfortable. At least for me. My eyes always are tired after one-two hours of watching 3D. That’s why I like Toshiba’s glasses-free 3DTV concept it demonstrated recently. It has 4K horizontal resolution unlike 2K for current FullHD TVs. For demo Toshiba chose animation Final Fantasy. Sure the quality of 3D in the Toshiba’s glasses-free 3DTV isn’t so good as with active 3D glasses. But I hope the company goes right direction and it’ll be able to improve its awesome TVs.

VUDU starts 3D stream next week!

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Lucky VUDU subscribers will be able to watch 3D movies starting next week. They should be worry about increasing of their Internet speed. Because the 3D content will require the same amount of the bandwidth as the 2D streams. Except 3D compatible TV consumers will need supported devices such Blu-ray players or STBs. Currently VUDU supports a few models but it’ll increase them in the future. Good to see PS3, Boxee Box by D-Link and Iomega TV with Boxee in the supported devices list.

Samsung demonstrated 70-inch ‘Ultra Definition’ 3DTV

Samsung 70-inch 'Ultra Definition' 3DT

Today almost all TVs on the market have FullHD resolution – 1080p. Of at least HDReady. More and more models are coming with 3D support. “What is next?” – can ask you. ‘Ultra Definition with 3D’ – answers Samsung. Its new 70-inch 3DTV has ultra hight resolution 3840×2160 pixels which is twice more that current FullHD might offer. Sure, the Blu-ray didn’t replace DVD yet and digital HD TV didn’t replace standard one. But just new generations of TVs, in my opinion, push sources of video signal to next level.