TOKYO—Toshiba has unveiled two new 3D TVs at a technology conference in Japan this week that enable the user to view the 3D experience without the use of glasses.
The TVs, which aren’t expected to be sold in the U.S., utilize autostereoscopic 3D technology by providing a filter on top of the TV. The viewer must sit at a certain angle to properly experience the 3D effect.
With 3D porn becoming a hot commodity within the industry, not to mention the ramp up in production of such content, how could the adult industry benefit from the rollout of this technology? Ostensibly, the experience becomes less cumbersome and easier to access without having to wear special glasses.
Funky Monkey Movies’ J. Lalls, a leading producer of adult 3D content, believes glasses-less 3D TVs is the wave of the future.
“I saw [3D TVs that don’t require glasses] at a 3D conference last week,” Lalls told AVN. “It is the next big thing in entertainment. Within two years everyone will have one. The revolution has begun—and it will be televised.”
Following Toshiba’s lead, Sony and other manufacturers expect to release similar types of TVs that don’t require glasses in order for the viewer to process 3D images.
There are drawbacks to the technology, however, most notably that right now it works best with a small screen size. Toshiba’s new flat-panel TVs equipped with this technology are only 12 and 21 inches.
At the Ceatec Conference, however, Toshiba also is displaying the no-glasses 3D technology on a 56-inch prototype TV.
Toshiba’s autostereoscopic technology provides “nine different perspectives of each single 2D frame,” which are then “superimposed” by the viewer’s visual cortex to create a 3D impression.
Toshiba’s new TVs are expected to be released in Japan by the end of the year.
Article Courtesy of AVN