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GLASSES-FREE 3D TV SET TO GO ON SALE NEXT MONDAY

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Toshiba’s new glasses-free 3D TV will go on sale at a single department store outlet in London on Monday, ahead of its debut in the U.S. The Japanese manufacturer said in January that it will also become available in the U.S. in the first quarter, but a specific date has not been announced. The 55-inch […]

CONSUMERS WANT “SMART” TV SETS, NOT 3D SETS

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although prices of 3D television sets have dropped significantly since last year’s holiday period, sales for them have not taken off, seeming to reflect falling interest in 3D in general as the year ends. What has taken off, according to a study by Parks Associates and reported today by Home Media magazine are so-called smart […]

CAMERON BRINGING 3D TO TV

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director James Cameron and 3D systems developer Vince Pace on Monday announced the creation of the Cameron Pace Group, which intends to help studios convert to 3D. “Our goal is to banish all the perceived and actual barriers to entry that are currently holding back producers, studios and networks from embracing their 3D future,” Cameron […]

WHY CAN’T NEW TV SETS INCLUDE WIFI?

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

TV set manufacturers may be overlooking a potentially lucrative market by focusing on developing 3D and other big-screen home-theater models and failing to produce smaller, low-cost sets that can connect to home computers via wi-fi without the relatively complicated procedure of hooking them up to settop boxes, according to research by Port Washington, NY-based The […]

HOLIDAY SALES OF 3D TV SETS REMAIN SLOW

December 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The jury is still out on whether 3D television is little more than a fleeting novelty (Best Buy said on Tuesday that sales of 3D and Internet-connected television sets have been disappointing over the holiday season), but ESPN is increasing content on its 3D network, with plans to air its first basketball game in the […]

NO-GLASSES 3D TV UNVEILED IN TOKYO

October 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Toshiba has unveiled a new “personal” TV set that allows a single viewer sitting close to the screen to watch 3D movies without having to wear glasses. In a demonstration in Tokyo today (Monday), Toyota described how its “perpendicular lenticular sheet” technology directs light from the screen to nine points in front of the TV. […]

SO WHEN WILL 3D COME OF AGE?

July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran media analyst Larry Gerbrandt has predicted that adoption of 3D TV could be accelerated via video games and 3D camcorders. Writing in today’s (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter, Gerbrandt noted that there are barely a handful of 3D movies available via Netflix and Amazon, but that increasingly studios are shooting their tentpole movie releases in 3D […]

CAMERON URGES TV PRODUCERS TO SWITCH TO 3D

May 14, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Director James Cameron has predicted that 3D television will be adopted by U.S. audiences the way they did 3D movies like his Avatar. Speaking at a technology conference in Seoul, Korea, Cameron urged TV entertainment companies to set aside their concerns over the additional costs of shooting in 3D. As reported by Reuters, Cameron told […]

COMCAST SIGNS UP ESPN 3D

May 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, said on Wednesday that it intends to add ESPN 3D to its cable lineup in time for the launch of the World Cup on June 11. The match between South Africa and Mexico is expected to precede about 25 other World Cup soccer matches being covered by the ESPN […]

CONSUMER REPORTS: 3D SETS WORK GREAT — BUT DON’T BUY ONE

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumer Reports magazine has tested three of the new 3D television sets, two from Samsung and one from Panasonic, and found each of them ready for primetime. The problem it suggested is that primetime is not yet ready for them. In tests published in the June issue, which hits newsstands today (Tuesday), the magazine concluded […]

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