Sony isn’t pulling any punches these days, and while everyone swooned over the 13.3-inch flexible e-paper they were showing off, it wasn’t until later that they unveiled 2 glasses-free 3D panels. SID was dominated by the e-paper technology, but many were left scratching their heads…weren’t there supposed to be flexible screens? Oh, there were…you just had to be invited to the private party to see them.
The 3D LCD displays from Sony have screen sizes from 10 to 23-inches, and can deliver 3D directly to the viewer without the use of glasses. What can this mean to the ongoing active vs. passive 3D war? Maybe the entire thing is moot with so many companies pursuing the glasses-free 3D technology.
By using a backlit LCD panel, and a separate backlight for 2D content, the screen is easily switched between the two. We’re getting information about their release soon, so stay tuned, but if these panels deliver the way we expect them to, look for Sony to all but end the active/passive conflict with one fail swoop. And, to make things even better, they aren’t the only ones pursuing this avenue. We’ll post more details as we get them, but the bottom line is that the glasses-free 3D is coming. The market is about to get a huge upheaval in that department, that’s for sure.
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