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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 set, which does not require viewers to sit immediately in front of it, reportedly sports a resolution that is four times greater than other HDTV models of the same size and can convert 2D movies to 3D on the fly. It also sports a price that is at least four times greater than most other models — £7,000 (the equivalent of $11,000). Reviews, however, have been nothing short of ecstatic. The British consumer tech site remarked that “it looks glorious — less a sideshow like those holographic rulers you used to have as a kid — and more a genuine 3D picture.” commented that the picture quality “is nothing short of incredible.” Virtually all reviewers agreed that the set represents the future of TV. “It costs a small fortune,” observed, “but it’s about as cutting-edge as TV tech for the home gets right now.” Indeed the device is miles ahead of conventional TV, inasmuch as broadcasters are currently unable to deliver a signal that can produce quadHD (3840 x 2160) resolution.