TOSHIBA revealed the rumored glassless 3D TV to the press on October 4th, 2010, as the part of press tour of CEATEC Japan 2010: a comprehensive IT and electronic trade show.
TOSHIBA had developed the technology to project two different images to left and right eye without glasses.
According to the several on-site reports, including AV Watch by Impress, and TV Tokyo’s World Business Satellite, the technology is still immature level for the larger display. And you’ll get double image when you walk towards the side. Yet, the capability of watching 3D without annoying glasses would definitely attract to many tech-savvy people.
TOSHIBA recognized the needs for the larger screens. However, they were only able to put the smaller size display on production. They, of course, plan to release the larger display on the market in the neat future.
The display comes in two(2) 12 inch and 20 inch version.
|Model #||Size||Resolution||Estimated Price|
|20GL1||20 inch||1,280×720||Around 240,000 yen|
|12GL1||12 inch||466×350||Around 120,000 yen|
They plan to release them at the end of this coming December in Japan. No plan has announced for the rest of the markets.
TOSHIBA also revealed “REGZA App Connect” system, which you can connect your iPhone to upto twenty (20) TOSHIBA TV, DVD, DVRs to control or centralized the information.
TOSHIBA’s Press Release (Japanese)
About 3D Glassless REGZA
About REGZA App Connect
Reports from Japanese Media
AV Watch by Impress (a lot of photos)
TV Tokyo’s World Business Satellite (a video report)
This year’s CEATEC Japan 2010
CEATEC has been the one of the Japan’s primary exhibitions to witness the latest Japanese audio-visual and electronic technologies.
This year, companies' trends are “3D”, “mobile AR”, and “smart grid.”
Many companies are pushing 3D technologies to a new level, including Panasonic’s new LUMIX which has two lenses embedded to take 3D photo.
Mobile phone companies are trying to bring AR (augmented reality) such as NTT Docomo‘s “touchable 3D” for mobile phones. It’s a combination of small 3D display and tactic sensor.
And Nissan is showcasing a several smart grid technologies as the part of Yokohama Smart City Project.
City of Yokohama Press Release of Aug 12, 2010 (PDF)
Visit CEATEC on Saturday for free
CEATEC is open to the indusry today (Oct 5, 2010), and to the public tomororw (Oct 6, 2010). The pre-registered are free to enter from Oct 6. The rest have to pay 1,000 yen.
BUT, on October 9, 2010, everybody can get in for free. If you happened to be in the neighborhood, and have an urge to see Japan's latest technology, go there on Saturday for free.
But we're sure that Toshiba booth will be PACKED. If you really want to see the TOSHIBA's new 3D TV, you may want to consider paying 1,000 yen to enter (if you are not pre-registered).
|Date||Invitation & Industry||Public (Pre-registered)||Public (At door)|
|Oct 4||Only to press||Closed||Closed|
|Oct 5||Invitation required||Closed||Closed|
|Oct 6-8||Free||Free||1,000 yen|
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