BERLIN--Critics rightly gripe about the annoyance of wearing glasses to watch 3D video, but Toshiba believes now is the time to move engineering prototypes for no-glasses 3D to the market.
At the IFA show here, the Japanese electronics company unveiled its new 55LZ2, a large-screen 55-inch TV that can be viewed from a wide range of angles in 3D.
3D works by showing separate views to the left and right eyes; the brain reconstructs the 3D world from the two images. Toshiba's TV uses numerous tiny lenses to direct two different views in slightly different directions so each eye sees something different. That's easier to do with a single viewer at a fixed distance to the screen, but harder with multiple viewers. Toshiba's 55LZ2 divides the overall viewing area into nine separate regions so people can use the 3D over a broad range of angles. … Read more