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Samsung Shows Off 55in Glasses-Free 3D Display

David Gilbert


Samsung Shows Off 55in Glasses-Free 3D Display

Without doubt, viewing 3D content without having to wear those annoying glasses is the dream. So far however glasses-free displays have been limited to smaller screens and the need for viewers to stand in a particular sweet spot.

To compliment the 3D streaming service it announced earlier this week, Samsung has displayed a 55in panel at FPD in China which has nine sweet spots and an optimum viewing distance between 2.5m and 6m. The LCD TV also allows users to switch between 3D and 2D modes. The TV is comprised of two LCD panels with the first acting as a lens and showing different images to the left and right eye to produce the 3D effect without glasses. The second LCD panel on top can have the optical refraction index changed depending on whether or not you want the 3D effect or not.

The LCD panel has a pixel count of 1920x1080, brightness of 500cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 4000:1. It uses a direct-lit CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) backlight unit but Samsung has said it could “replace it with an LED backlight unit." However if you are looking to hang this little beauty on our wall any time soon, you may be disappointed as Samsung has said this model is just a prototype and may not be coming to our living rooms for three years. “We have not decided it yet, but it will take about three years to commercialise it."

While it may be three years away, it is good to see that manufacturers are looking to bring larger 3D displays to us and with more sweet spots than before. Can you see this TV hanging on your wall in three years time?

Source: Tech-On!


March 19, 2011, 8:17 pm

Did anyone bother to ask WHY it would take 3 years to commercialise?

It's all bull until then.

The components do not seem particularly special and therefore difficult to manufacture and then assemble into a unit.

I reckon it should be in the shops this Christmas at £2,499.99 ;-)


March 21, 2011, 6:45 am

it'll take them 3 years to sell us the existing half-baked 3D technology so they can re-coup their development costs.

Not unique to Samsung - they all do it!!

With the current 3D sets, you have to ask yourself why they bothered to release them in the first place .....


March 21, 2011, 10:44 pm

@Prem you cynic ;-)

What you don't believe that the two sheets of glass that is being added to existing tv technology is NOT going take three years to work out how to manufacture it for a penny a square meter?

You're are one tough Customer!!!

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