vacancies advertise contact news tip The Vault
facebook rss twitter

Toshiba demonstrates production 55 inch 4K glasses-free 3DTV

by Alistair Lowe on 9 January 2012, 11:00

Tags: Toshiba (TYO:6502)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qabauz

Add to My Vault: x

Quietly rearing its head at this year's CES, Toshiba is demonstrating the latest incarnation of its production 55 inch 4K glasses-free 3DTV.

Toshiba 4K glasses-free 3DTV

The device is capable of QuadHD (3,840 x 2,160) 2D playback and utilises local dimming LED back-lit technology. However, the situation alters somewhat when viewing the device in 3D, the resolution drops to a meagre 720p, however this is where the magic comes into play, the device is fully auto-stereoscopic, featuring a hidden-camera at the panel's base, the TV tracks up to nine, optimally four or less, viewers, dedicating a portion of the QuadHD pixel array to each one, resulting in a high quality, glasses-free 3D experience.

Already available in Germany and Japan, the TV is set to hit the US in Q1 2012, we're yet unsure as to a UK release, however in the US the device will likely retail for around a gigantic $10,000.


More from CES 2012



HEXUS Forums :: 4 Comments

Login with Forum Account

Don't have an account? Register today!
Cool. Let's be honest, 720p is probably sufficient for when you want to delve into the world of 3D..
interesting, nice work tosh :).

With quadHD im not sure if its a good idea…. on the basis that we will be back to square one with improving onboard chips to cope with the higher res so ghosting/lag is back into play, will be interesting to see if the manufactures have improved in that respect :D
A step in the right direction, give it a few years…. :)
The quadHD just sounds like a bi-product of the 3D functionality. Still very cool and I might bother to have my first 3D experience with something like this.