I love new technology but I am increasingly skeptical of the whole 3D phenomenon. I can't say I'm really behind the whole glasses in the living room. I find 3D an annoying phase in television viewing personally. Maybe I'm just one whose vision doesn't agree with the technology. I'm more inclined to believe I'm one who doesn't get sucked into unproven, incomplete technology and marketing schemes.
HOW IT WORKS:
Much like the system used in the Nintendo 3DS, the 3D effect is created by a “perpendicular lenticular sheet” which consists of a series of lenses that direct light to nine points in front of the TV. If you sit in the correct position, the brain integrates all these points into one 3D image.
“The result is precise rendering of high quality 3D images whatever the viewing angle within the viewing zone” Toshiba said.
Toshiba, who unveiled their product at the Ceatec electronics show in Tokyo, Japan, said that you need to view the screen at a distance of 90 cm for the larger TV and 65 cm for the smaller 12 inch one, which means you need to be up pretty close to the set. These kids in the picture, were kind enough to demonstrate.
Despite there being some misgivings about the quality of the technology, Toshiba, Sony, LG amongst others think there's a demand. I hope people smarten up and understand, these companies are just making money. They don't care if you buy a $3000 paper weight. Even if they have the technology to create a perfect picture. Fact is they need to make money and the technology they are selling is not perfect. Across the board certain categories of sales in electronics like 2D cameras, camcorders amongst other things have been in terminal decline. Companies are commercial marketing masters. Despite all the problems with the current 3D it is becoming more popular every day and if your not craving it as new tech in your home, someone near you is. "3D with glasses TVs" are sold anywhere you look (at ridiculous prices).
Now realistically, I think they should focus on this market(3D with glasses) as it still has unresolved issues that need improvement(not to mention more material). Perfecting the current type of 3D and lowering the price before introducing more imperfect technology is a bad move. It could even expidite the decline in sales of 3D television. In my opinion, thats a good thing and I would tell those manufacturers, "Come back when your done your job properly and make it worth the money".
The Toshiba "3d without glasses TV) has been released in Japan. Japanese pricing, the 12-inch model is going available for ¥120,000, which works out around $1,443 USD. For the larger 20-inch model, Japanese consumers pay a whopping ¥240,000 ($2,885). Thats an expensive belt buckle.
If you love 3d TV? It`s my opinion and I`ll just finish by saying. Don't get sucked in. I would hate to see the world sucked into this 3D farce. If people are sucked in......
Just watch, it starts with people walking around with TVs strapped 60cm from their head............
It becomes a problem and the world is reduced to 3D HO zombies............