LG has launched the world’s largest glasses-free consumer monitor in the shape of the 25in DX2500 which uses parallax barrier 3D and head-tracking technologies.
While 3D is still somewhat of a nascent technology, it hasn’t stopped manufacturers pushing for ever bigger and better ways of viewing it. LG is one such company and while its 3D TVs go all the way up to 55in, so far its monitors (like all other manufacturers) have been of the diddy type.
This is a follow-up to the previous glasses-free monitor from LG, the 20in D2000 which was launched back in July, and is the first to receive the independent industry certification from TÜV Rheinland. Like the D2000, the head- and eye-tracking technology in the new monitor should allow the user to move position without losing optimal 3D experience – with the images adjusting as you move.
However this tracking essentially means that only one person at a time will be able to use the monitor - unless you fancy touching heads with your friends. The LG DX2500 also has “advanced 2D to 3D conversion” meaning that the lack of decent native 3D content shouldn’t hold you back.
“LG is taking glasses-free 3D monitors mainstream with the DX2500,” said Si-hwan Park, Vice President of the Monitor Division at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “With the DX2500, we are making the LG brand synonymous with glasses-free 3D monitors. In 2012, we’ll continue to expand our range of glasses-free 3D monitors featuring different designs and advanced functions.”
The monitor is now available in South Korean costing 1.29 million won (£730) and will be shipping worldwide in 2012.
Source: LG Electronics