The Toshiba REGZA G1 3D TV will not need to be viewed with a pair of 3D eyewear. The 12-inch ($1,443 USD) and 20-inch ($2,885 USD) model will only be on sale in Japan by the end of 2010. No news when this tv will appear outside of Japan.
The 3D effect is available within a 40-degree area in front of the set and viewers must also sit two feet from the 12-inch LCD and three feet from the 20-inch LCD to view 3D content.
Sony will release firmware v3.50 on September 21 which will add 3D Blu-ray movie playback capabilities to the platform. This update will benefit users with 3D TV wanting to watch 3D Blu-ray movies.
Currently the only 3D Blu-ray DVDs available are Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Monster House. Sony will also release 3D games such as HD Team Ico Collection and Killzone 3.
Toshiba is working on a glasses-free 3D TVset. This will give users the freedom to watch without wearing those glasses. Toshiba is planing to release 3 models by end of this year.
How are they doing this? Toshiba has created a new system that emits a number of rays of light with various angles from the screen so that viewers can see stereoscopic images without glasses
Samsung will release their extensive 3D TV line this March and starting price is $1,700 for the 46-inch 240Hz CCFL backlit LN46C750. The 55-inch 240Hz LED backlit UN55C9000 will cost $6,999.
Sony plans to launch their new 3D television sets in Japan from 10 June. A 46-inch 3D Sony 3D TV will cost around $3,898. Sony’s TDG-BR100 and TDG-BR50 active shutter glasses will cost about $133
Discovery, Sony, and Imax have announced plans to form a U.S. TV network entirely dedicated to 3D programming. To receive signals from the 3D channel you will need a new 3D-capable TV and glasses.
Discovery CEO David Zaslav says, We’ll be shooting some of our new (shows) in 3D and upconverting some of our existing content” from conventional 2D to 3D. And Sony’s movie group, TV group, and music group are all beginning to develop content in 3D.