Glasses-less 3-D coming to future TVs
February 23, 2012 // Dylan McGrath
Future televisions will be smarter, more intuitive and feature even more technically logical advanced displays, according to a panel of experts at the International Solid State Circuits Conference on Tuesday (February 21). Among the technologies that will become more prevalent in coming years are glasses-less 3-D technology and free-viewpoint television (FTV)—a a visual media that allows users to view a 3-D scene by freely changing the viewpoint, as if they were there, panelists said.
"Over the last few years, there have been big changes in mobile phones and communication devices. I think similar changes will happen in television, as well," said David Min, vice president of LG Electronics' software center. "However, I think the changes that will happen in TV will be somewhat different from what has happened in mobile phones."
Min predicted that future TVs would incorporate more "smart" functionality, more connectivity, better quality displays and virtual reality capability.
"Being smart is about providing some connectivity," Min said. "In the old days, the TV was nothing but a medium. But with connectivity, the TV is getting more intelligent."
Several panelists talked about the need for standardization in TV platforms. Min said consumers would decide whether platforms such as Google TV would proliferate.
Yuzo Hirayama, chief research scientist at Toshiba's multimedia laboratory, said the near future of 3-D TV involves glasses-less technology. Toshiba has been selling since 2010 20- and 12-inch 3-D TVs in Japan which do not require glasses, Hirayama said, and recently demonstrated the first "large sized" glasses-less 3-D screen, with a diagonal measure of 55-inches, he said.
Hirayama showed data from DisplaySearch that forecasted that the market for 3-D TVs would grow from under 25 million units and under $3 billion in 2011 to more than 200 million units and nearly $20 billion in 2018.
Also Tuesday, Masayuki Tanimoto, a professor from Japan's Nagoya University, presented information on the latest developments in free-viewpoint television, which uses dozens of cameras to capture 3-D images that users can navigate through any viewpoint to as though they were there. While the technology is still many years away from commercial availability, Tanimoto told the audience that part of Japan's bid for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup included making FTV of all of the soccer games available. Unfortunately, Japan's bid was not accepted.
Startup uses phase-change material for displays, glazing
December 01, 2015
Bodle Technologies Ltd. (Oxford, England) is a startup company formed in August 2015 to make use of the optical properties ...
Interchangeable cells make traction batteries cheaper
The great IoT threat: how to avoid common security pitfalls during application development
Driven by IEEE Standards, Ethernet Hits the Road in 2016
Toshiba considers listing or partial sale of chip business
Transparent LED displays built on monolayer semiconductors
November 30, 2015
A research team led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found a simple way to fix the ...
Startup wants to be the ARM of neuromorphic cores
A tech correction is coming
Delayed roadmap set for debut at TSensors Summit
- Digital Power System Management - Take Control of Your Power Supplies
- Battery Size Matters
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook - 11th edition
- Multichemistry Buck Battery Charger Controller
InterviewCEO interview: InvenSense's Abdi on expanding MEMS horizons
InvenSense Inc. is a MEMS company that has epitomized a fabless approach to a sector that is still highly reliant on a thorough grasp of the manufacturing and packaging processes. We interviewed CEO Behrooz ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Microsemi is giving away two SmartFusion2 dual-axis motor control starter kits, worth 9 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
The kit will let you try out Microsemi's deterministic motor control solution, compliant with industry coding standards for developing safe and reliable software for embedded applications.
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.