The debate regarding passive and active 3D technology could be a moot point as the glasses-free 3D technology seems to be gaining momentum. Toshiba has just announced that later this year, they will be releasing a line of 40-inch and higher glasses-free units.
The company currently has smaller units available in Japan, 12 and 20-inch models that utilize the glasses-free 3D TVs, though the price tags are a bit striking. Priced at $1,500 and $2,900, it’s obvious that the 40-inch models will likely mean you’ll need a second mortgage. Prices should come down when they hit the global marketplace, but the early cost isn’t encouraging.
We’ve seen this trend before, however. As the technology gets mass produced, mimicked by other companies, or simply more commonplace, it’ll become more affordable. Now, that does mean many consumers will likely need to wait a year or so to let the prices drop a bit, but in the end, is it really that bad? I mean, sometimes letting them work out the kinks before investing can pay big dividends later. Not to mention, you give the cable providers a chance to improve their 3D content. So, look at the bright-side…for now…
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