There has been plenty of chatter regarding 3D TVs, and while we’re always ready to err on the side of caution, Informa Telecoms & Media has released some study numbers that show that 17% of homes will have a 3D-ready TV by 2016. However, of those homes, only 33% will be actually accessing the 3D content, but that’s something that will come as many get 3D-capable due to price drops.
3D interest has had a lot of peaks and valleys, but overall, the growth continues as a steady pace. Manufacturers are fueling this growth by including 3D compatibility into their new television offerings. As of now, 0.2% of households have 3D TVs, but when you consider that the number will jump to 17% in five years, it’s obvious that the sales line is trending upward.
Informa also seems to clear up any misconceptions regarding the adoption of 3D technology. They claim that the industry should focus on convincing consumers that 3D infrastructures will be in place in the near-future and getting a 3D-ready TV is all about “future-proofing”. This brings up a great point, and we’ll likely see the results of such a campaign. When TV manufacturers have 3D-capable models, they expect them to sell better than similar competitor models that do not have the feature. As prices continue to come down to Earth, expect 3D to be something that isn’t sought for, but instead included, with every HD TV purchase.
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At CES there has been no scarcity of the glasses free 3D but we cannot say we believe Stream TV, the creators of Elocity tablets, to show off wares of their own. Well the company is assuming many glasses-free TVs along with the parallax screens in the coming year, and at the booth there were only 1080p 3T1 panel of 42 inch on their show floor. We have got combined feelings regarding this one, as you yourself can check in the gallery given below. The demonstration looks much unpolished and the changed High Definition 2D to 3D content, though it did appear three dimensional, however it did not appear to be HD by any source. There is a nature clip which was probably shot in three dimensional, which appeared incredibly crisp. It almost appears like as if we were viewing that waterfall through a helicopter. We cannot say the 3D experience is surprising like the one which is provided with the shutter glasses, but it’s remarkable to think that you no more have to put on a pair of technology which cost $100 on your face to see the pictures jumping out of your TV. Seeing angles were genuinely pretty effective at least in correspondence to some other spectacle-free 3D displays that we have watched and tilting of our head did not throw any effect of 3D. In May Stream TV is thinking to release their 3TI simultaneously with the version of 52 inch and in September 56 inch and 60 inch versions which will help them in beating Toshiba, but still we are not certain about the quality.
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The biggest story recently at CES for the world of AV, LG Company has recently announced that they intend to grab 70 % share of the 3D television market of LCD in 2011 as they are going to launch the collection of polarized 3D televisions. The development of the new film which LG calls them FPR (film patterned retarder) is capable of making the passive televisions of 3D cheaper for production.
The LG Company has cited that passive is better as compared to the active shutter because active shutter has got uncomfortable glasses, health related issues, expensive and many more. It is not only LG but there are many other companies who are against active shutter. The US based brand Vizio has claimed that their 65 inch 3D home theater and 71 inch Cinema wide passive 3D televisions give clearer pictures. The active shutter is not good for eyes. The polarized 3D TVs are popular in the professional fields where most of the people use them for hours which is not possible in shutter glasses.
LG recently displayed a presentation where all the journalists were present at CES about the latest fashionable 3D glasses which can be also used as sunglasses. The other companies such as Sony, Sharp, Panasonic and Samsung at CES did not show any type of passive TVs with 3D effect. Samsung at CES showed their latest design 3D glasses with active shutter of lightweight. The lightweight glasses bring all the electronics at the top of the wings and make the lenses to stick closer to the eyes, which gives few reflections from the back plus extra 3D effect.
In the coming days the 3D television sets will be much cheaper than any form of the polarized televisions. For the people who go for the Sky 3D and spend time to watch lots of cartoons on the 3D Blu-ray with the help of uncomfortable glasses, now have the option of polarized 3D televisions which are affordable too. The price of the latest passive 3D televisions will hit the stores in the month of March or April.
The polarized 3D television sets will be in the market soon which will replace the active shutter glasses. 3D technology has always proved that they are the best. With the increase and improvement of new design of 3D products everyone gets excited whenever they get to know about any new product of 3D technology.
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We’ve been dancing around this fire for a few years now, and while I’m still waiting for hologram football games, the latest prototype from Samsung definitely proves that they intend on staying on top of the 3D television market. At a FPD Chinese trade event, a prototype was debuted proving that they have indeed been working on a glasses-free 3D television.
The 55-inch screen is quite a sight, and with nine various viewing angles available, it will assuredly accommodate a living room full of people. The ability to turn the 3D aspect off and deliver a quality 2D picture will excite many, as well. How is this possible? It’s all about light refraction, actually. The optical refraction index of LCD panels that covers the primary LCD screen allows the television to deliver the 3D effects to the viewer. In other words, though it isn’t exact, one could claim that the television itself is actually wearing the glasses.
A CCFL backlight display centers as the main viewing apparatus, but Samsung admits that this will probably be replaced with an LED backlight before the unit is released. While the prototype created quite a stir, the company reminds us that it is still in development, and that consumers won’t likely have the opportunity to purchase the television for a few years, yet.
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Futuresource Consulting conducted a study to find out just how well the 3D movement is taking hold in America. Their figures expect that 15 million 3D TVs will be in living rooms across the country by the end of 2012, which should excite manufacturers and create a demand for more 3D content. Despite numbers that show lower sales in the previous years, there is growth which is sparking speculation that the trend will continue.
The consulting firm points to improved 3D content as a major reason why global 3D TV sales have jumped from 4 million last year to an expected 8 million this year. As the streaming content continues to pour out, consumer awareness should cause a surge in unit sales. The end of last year’s content figures were something to the tune of 2 3D channels, 11 3D streaming services, and 6 various on-demand video services. That isn’t bad considering that many weren’t sure if the 3D fascination would last.
Consider the sale of Blu-ray discs as another opportunity to gauge consumer interest in 3D content. Less than 1 percent of Blu-ray sales in 2010 involved 3D content, but they said that number will skyrocket to 25% by 2015. Futuresource also noted that Transformers and Harry Potter will likely be the 3D Blu-ray frontrunners this year. So whaddya say? Jumping on board the 3D train? It seems that there’s never been a better time…
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Toshiba isn’t messing around, guys. After recently announcing that their new Satellite line of laptops will have a 3D webcam, they’re dangling another carrot in front of us. The DynabookQosmio T851/D8CR laptop will offer 2D and 3D graphics at the same time, on the same screen. Basically, they can have certain parts of content become 3D, while others remain in 2D. Imagine what this will do for all of those maze-scare vids that you trick your friends with. I still remember the first one that got me, and since, I’ve trusted nothing that my friend’s put in front of me.
While we don’t know how much content will pertain to this technology, expect it to stick. This particular model, however, will come at quite a price, much as we’ve seen with the first 3D TVs that don’t use glasses. The Japanese version of the Dynabook is all we’re playing with at the moment, but you can start looking for your unit in July.
The depth added through the 3D that most of see these days is beautiful, but the content actually coming at you should begin to help us fill out the concept. Gaming should reach new heights as this begins to expand. Explore, designers, please, please explore…
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We all noticed just how quickly the talk escalated around 3D when Nintendo released the 3DS, but, while many still consider whether or not 3D technology is worth of the investment for the home, let’s think about what a glasses-free 3D experience could really mean. Mobile devices are already getting involved with the movement, and with companies like Toshiba already beginning to release glasses-free 3D TVs to the public, we may be getting close.
Sure, the screen sizes weren’t magnificent as they only came out with 12- and 20-inch models, but it’s the fact that we’re getting closer and that the technology is advancing that really revs the proverbial engine. But, in certain, illustrious segments of the market, we’ve seen models that offer the glasses-free 3D visuals on screens upwards of 65-inches. While there may not be many that believe it will stick, it’s no doubt that a tech revolution of that magnitude will create some serious waves.
Many are speculating that we’ll begin seeing shelves full of 3D televisions that don’t rely on glasses within the next two years. That should do plenty to excite a market that has obviously shown interest in the technology, but are simply a bit apprehensive regarding diving in until the market has settled a bit. Either way, once there are 70-inch 3D TVs that don’t require specs to get the effect, I’m all over it.
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Since so many TVs are there in the market, you might get confused about which TV to buy as every set is telling you that he is good. Televisioninfo.com has analyzed this race of the new 3D TVs.
The latest 3D model from Sony is XBR-52HX909. As per the expert this TV is good with and without 3D. Sony has proved their excellence in TV through this model. There is little inconsistency in the 3D effects but everything else including background, foreground and picture quality is awesome. Another advantage of this TV is Sony has great online content which can be viewed in 3D.
The screen size of the TV is 52 inch and price $3600
• Panasonic has become veteran in the 3D TV industry. Their current model TC –P50VT25 is the second line up of the 3D HDTV. IT has fantastic 3D effects and in some areas like contrast and motion we can positively call them a leader of 3D technology. Their active shutter glasses are better than any other existing kind.
The screen size is 50 inch and the price is $1700.
• TC-P50VT20 is the older model of 3D from Panasonic but it is popular as it still rules the 3D market. The quality of the 3D effect is better than the many other latest TVs. Contrast is great and high. As Samsung has launched another model, this model is less expensive and more affordable. It is definitely value for money.
The screen Size here is 50 inch and the price is $1700
• If we talk about beauty then Samsung’s UN46C8000 can be the winner. The sleek model looks attractive even when the TV is not on and 3D effect is good when it is on. The active shutter glasses can be used without flicker. The TV has many online features like Face book which many people are looking for.
The screen size is 46 inch and price is $1900
• UN55C7000 is another fancy and attractive 3D TV model from Samsung. In most of the condition it maintains the 3D effect. The contrast is not high and if only 3D is the criteria then this TV may not give you that much satisfaction. It has great online content to match with.
The screen size is 55 inch and the price is $2000.
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There are many that still believe that the 3D craze isn’t going to stick in households across the world, but when you look at the sales figures, there’s an entirely different story being told. The Dixons Retail group, owner of Currys and PC World, are reporting that 3D TV sales over the last 12 months have skyrocketed 500%! That’s an incredible number when you consider the economic strife that many are experiencing. To give you a better idea, they’re saying that one in five TVs sold is 3D capable. That’s a telling tale for you naysayers out there…
The group is speculating that pricing has a lot to do with the uptick in sales, but availability is also in play here. Nearly half of the TV offers are 3D-ready, so that may be an important thing to consider. The technology came out of the gate with incredible price-tags which obviously led to sluggish sales, but as we’re seeing more 3D TVs from various providers, the prices are dropping and people are starting to snap them up.
These numbers don’t show any signs of slowing, either, as more 3D films are hitting cinemas and sporting events are continuing to experiment with the technology. Think about it…as more people work on content, the quality will improve. When prices drop and quality improves, we’ll likely continue to see growth in the 3D market. This is an interesting time in electronics as many companies remain skeptical. But, if you wait too long on this one as an electronics firm, you may miss the bus. It may already be too late.
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In Europe when the 56 inch 21:9 3D television was launched by Philips without any US ship date, suddenly darkness fell all over the world of home theater. Suddenly Vizio also announced their 21:9 3D television and we all knew it was also good. Now even JVC is also planning to release their 21:9 full high definition 50 inch 3D televisions in United State in the 2011 third quarter. Other information is limited, but the JVC’s talkative booth attendant at CES mentioned that the 3D television might also be sold in different sizes as well as might feature online connectivity. The chances of online connectivity was supported by some screens teasing which is combine information bar, which appears at the left side of the screen which does not block HD content. We will be keeping a track on this television as new news arrives, and now for the time being our dream of viewing wide Cinemascope-style films will be in the later half of 2011. If you are very curious about the new announcement of JVC’s TH-BC3 sound bar is right below and is carrying a paper iPhone4
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