Toshiba is bringing a no glasses required 3D HDTV to the market

If you are interested in a 3D TV for your home but hate the idea of having to invest in a set of glasses for everyone who walks through the door, Toshiba has a solution for you. The company has debuted a 55-inch 3D TV that can be viewed from a wide range of viewing angles, without the use of 3D glasses.

Crazay4646d ago

I haven't tried any of these "No glasses required" sets yet, but how good can/does it really look? The new Nintendo failed miserably. I love 3D TV and will be getting ne soon I hope. I'm not so against the glasses if it helps the 3D pop that much better.

psyxon4645d ago

I agree. I haven't had the chance to try a glasses-free set, but I'm not against the glasses if it accounts for a richer, more immersive viewing (or playing) experience.

fr0sty4644d ago

You can expect lower resolutions, a less pronounced 3D effect, and banding if you move your head at all while viewing the image.

Mnemonic-DK4643d ago

This reviewer agrees with you, calling it a "mixed blessing"

gw4k4643d ago

I'm just not interested in the 3d aspect. I don't like it. It's just me!

mcstorm4644d ago

Look forward to seeing how this looks as im not a fan of putting glasses on to watch tv. I like the way it works on the 3DS but with it only having 1 viewing angle it makes hard work when 2 people are looking at the screen. Ive been waiting on upgrading my 40" HD tv until glassless 3d tv is out so if this impresses ill wait another 12 months for the technology to improve and ill pick my self one up.

etowntwo4644d ago

And THIS is why I haven't upgrade to a 3Dtv yet.

Awesome news ti say the least

tarbis4643d ago

The glasses are only annoying when you're already wearing correction glasses. But I don't mind wearing them at all.
Price is the only thing that sets people back from buying one.
Hoping for lower priced 3DTVs in the future. I can wait, much like how I waited for HDTV prices to drop.

Legion4637d ago

I have a household of 6 and the annoyance is directly related to my pocket and how much money I would need to let everyone watch TV.

And that doesn't include inviting friends and relatives over to view.

When they make a quality 3D TV that doesn't need an outside source for viewing then count me in. Maybe something like “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury.

RockmanII74643d ago

Hopefully this makes the glasses 3DTV's cheaper

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Speed-Racer2674d ago

This comes as no surprise really. More of a fad if anything.

fr0sty2674d ago

Just too limiting and the effect is nowhere near as good as VR. Nobody wants to wear $100 glasses that cause headaches in some due to the flickering just to have a slight sense of depth added to the image.

Kribwalker2674d ago

I bought into it early with a LG passive 3D tv. Glasses you get from the movie theatre worked with it and you wouldn't get headaches. It also had a 2 player mode that black ops 2 actually had an option for, or else the tv itself would convert it. It was 2 sets of glasses (one set would be the equivalent to 2 left eye lenses the other would be 2 right eye lenses) and the tv would output one players screen full size with the left eye lines and vice versa. It worked great for full screen split screen gaming, but if I was in a dark area and my wife was in a bright area it would ghost the bright through to my view

Kribwalker2674d ago


It was pretty cool, jus not supported enough

yomfweeee2674d ago

VR has worse side effects than a headache.

filchron2674d ago

Everything is going to be in Holographic 3D in the future whether you like it or not, but yeah, stereoscopy was never going to last.

Zerg2674d ago

Now that Trump wants Apple to make TVs we can really see what the market will have to offer

KingPin2674d ago

not to mention lawsuits coz tvs will be rectangles.

Lon3wolf2674d ago

And shows that you can only buy from the Apple Store, you also cannot connect any non Apple product to it as that would invalidate the warranty.

Dasteru2673d ago (Edited 2673d ago )


Which is actually illegal but the government doesn't enforce its own laws against corporations. You have to sue them to get anywhere. It falls under the same laws the regulate unauthorized repairs that companies like to keep pretending invalidate the warranty, hoping the average person is dumb enough to fall for it and not do anything.

Put simply, anything that cannot be proven to be the direct cause of the damages a product is warrantied for, cannot invalidate the warranty.


ji32002674d ago

Hurray!!! 3dtv gimmick finally dead!!! we got better and its call VR!!!!! I have Vive and i love it so so so much and everytime i play, it gives me immersion!!

ChrisW2674d ago

VR does do better 3D movies...

nowitzki20042674d ago

Just like how you like VR some liked 3d. If enough people dont buy into VR just like they didnt into 3d then say bye bye to VR.

Scatpants2674d ago

I guess this means 3d movies won't be released for home viewing anymore. That's a shame. They look really great in VR. I like my 3d tv too.

ASSASSYN2674d ago

I have a 3D 55" LG OLED, I love my 3D.

level 3602674d ago

Such a shame honestly, whether passive or active 3D worked fine and delivered what's in the box.
Think "some" of the problem is in the film industry - a small number out there did not know how to fully utilize the tech.
The wearing of glasses ( so many choices and so cheap nowadays ) or distance wasn't the issue.

Amplitude2672d ago

Honestly loved 3D but the price of a 3D bluray is absolute madness, at least here in Canada

$40-$50 for one movie? Nope

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