Toshiba's Glasses-Free TV Watches Your Eyes, Approaches 4K Resolution
New Tech Drives $11,000 Set Landing Later This Year
Toshiba says miniature lenses mounted on the display’s front (it doesn’t specify how many) are used to direct appropriate images to the left and right eyes of up to nine viewers at different positions in the room, as detected by an integrated camera. The image is driven by a new processing system called CEVO-ENGINE, which calculates the appropriate 3D perspectives and also upconverts flat HD content to the screen’s native resolution, which approaches 4K. But Toshiba did not specify the screen’s refresh rate, and it’s not clear how much the resolution of each of the individual images that make up the multiple 3D perspectives may be compromised.
Lots of news reports on the web are covering the announcement, but there don’t seem to be as many eyewitness reports of how well the technology works. (A reporter at pcmag.com claims to be unimpressed, calling her experience viewing the TV on the show floor “pretty underwhelming.”) Keep an eye out for more of those – if 3D is destined to become a mainstream phenomenon in the living room, this is our first good look at the technology that will make it happen.
For more information: de.press.toshiba.eu.