Consumer reception of 3D TVs has been disappointing to manufacturers and analysts who anticipated - and pet large sums of money on - it being as successful as HDTV. There are two main problems facing the widespread adoption of 3D TVs, first: their price is still too high for most consumers and second: most viewers don't like wearing glasses to watch movies in their living rooms.
Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri, reports that Toshiba might have solved one of the aforementioned problems.
According to Yomiuri, Toshiba has managed to develop the first 3D TV that doesn't require any special glasses, and is about to unveil 3 models that utilize the new technology before Christmas. The expected price range for the new sets will be around $7,000.
The new technology involves transmitting different images at different angles in order to create the illusion of depth. According to our experts, this means that the 3d effect will be viewable from a set predetermined "sweet spots" only.