Toshiba Glass-Free 3DTV(Autostereoscopic TV) Coming This Year : Toshiba will release a new 3D television in Japan by the end of the year. Unlike previous Toshiba 3D TV sets, this one won’t require the viewers to wear those pesky glasses. That’s the word today from Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbu, which says the newest Toshiba televisions will use some sort of autostereoscopy 3D technology.
According to the Yomiuri Shumbun, Toshiba will release three models of an autostereoscopic 3D TV set before the end of 2010. Don’t expect the Toshiba 3D TV to be cheap; analysts believe that the models will run for multiple thousands of dollars.
Toshiba isn’t the only company working on an autostereoscopic TV, one that won’t require you to wear glasses to see 3D images. Nintendo, of course, recently unveiled its Nintendo 3DS handheld system. The device, a replacement for the aging DS handheld, will ship with two screens – one a touch screen and the other a widescreen display capable of transmitting glasses-free 3D imagery. Nintendo also hinted that it could develop 3D content for console systems sometime in the near future.
The Toshiba HD 3DTV will come loaded with several other features, including an 8-core processor, video conferencing, and access to both Vudu and Netflix.