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.
Image credit : italy.elecgeek.com