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jimcondon
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re: Toshiba’s glasses-free 3-D panel: Worth the wait?
jimcondon   10/6/2010 1:43:32 AM
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Let's see $1400 for a 12" TV or $2800 for a 20" TV. This is not a product but a proof of concept priced not to sell, similar to Sony's 20" OLED a few years ago. I believe this will be a viable product in 2-3 years at best. At this point maybe a reasonably sized monitor (greater than 40") at a reasonable price (less than $2000) with a reasonable resolution (1080P) will exist.

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re: Toshiba’s glasses-free 3-D panel: Worth the wait?
Bob Lacovara   10/5/2010 7:58:11 PM
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It's hard to see many consumer 20" 3D TV sales. To watch what? would be another question, but another topic. On the other hand, a 12" or so 3D display might find some uses in a cockpit. Perspective-enabled imaging of terrain is available all the way down to general aviation aircraft; real 3D may or may not be an enhancement, as long as the pilot doesn't need special glasses to do it with.

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re: Toshiba’s glasses-free 3-D panel: Worth the wait?
rick merritt   10/5/2010 6:54:37 PM
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I dunno. Pay significantly more for a TV that requires new chips to deliver slightly less 3-D resolution for small-medium-sized displays with limited viewing angles--and a benefit of no glasses. Seems too small a gain for me. The fact that Toshiba is not doing this for big screens is significant.

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re: Toshiba’s glasses-free 3-D panel: Worth the wait?
kdboyce   10/5/2010 6:48:32 PM
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With the market growth of portable/mobile devices, perhaps the technology can be simplified for smaller screen sizes where the viewing angle is definitely limited compared to big screen TV. If so, this would be a way to enhance viewing experience on these smaller displays. Right now I am sure the IC chipset cost would make this prohibitive, but that has been the case for many other previously costly technologies that are now mainstream.

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re: Toshiba’s glasses-free 3-D panel: Worth the wait?
mcgrathdylan   10/5/2010 6:05:05 PM
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This article raises very good questions that need answers. But if Toshiba (or any other CE maker) can pull off 3-D TV without requiring viewers to wear glasses, I'd call that a game changer.

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