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A man looks at VMJ's 65-inch glasses-free 3-D LCD panel displayed at Fine Tech Japan, which organizers say is the world's largest flat panel display exhibition, in Tokyo.

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3-D, schmee-D.

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'glasses-free' naturally means 3D-glasses-free. The guy just happens to be wearing regular glasses; he seems to be trying to figure out from what angle the 3D effect goes flat.

Unfortunately, JT's photo is not in 3D... Xx Xx Xx

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Mate, he is TOTALLY wearing glasses. Get close to your screen.

They are frameless lenses, so hard to see, admittedly. Look at the shadow on his cheek also.

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@ smithinjapan: the guy, I repeat, the guy is not wearing glasses.

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Init. TV is going to the way of dance music, in the late 1990's; technogical advancements are making a severe lack of content.

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What a great idea! We can all enjoy more eye candy and pretend that bandwidth is limitless! With cloud computing, we can put all of our most important data on the internet, and simultaneously, we will give people 3D TV so that housewives can jam the pipes with soap operas in 3D, and TIVO so that they can download all channels at once. What could possibly go wrong?

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It's not dangerous as people may think. It's based on the principle of Parallax and afterimage. The glasses type have an alternating shutter that turns black 60 times a second in one eye. Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, LG, Samsung, etc. all have one product or another already in the market.

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I read an article a few months back by someone who once worked for Sega when they were considering a VR helmet for the gaming industry. They shelved it because there were health concerns. Apparently, 3D more or less involved tricking the eye into believing an illusion, which is fine for 2 hours or so at the movies. But what if it turns into every day for 6 hours at home? What if your eyes don't snap back? Or take longer and longer to do so?

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Actually the push towards 3D TV in your home comes from the Movie companies as they want to switch to 3D format as it is harder to pirate.

Of course with a 3D TV you will also need a 3D capable Player/Recorder. So out have to go all those nice fancy TV's and Recorders that most people bought recently.

Never mind that right now there seem to 4 major-types of 3D-Systems used by different makers.

Somehow I don't think it will be such a sucess in a short time.

HTH.

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Here is a link to an announcement by FIFA if you don't believe me.

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/releases/newsid=1143253.html

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SamuraiBlue: Oh! My bad... so where are they selling them? Direct me so I can pick one up. And are you saying they're going to broadcast a bunch of the games??

I didn't know Sony was a broadcast company, but I guess you learn something new every day.

Actually, though, SamuraiBlue, I wouldn't buy a 3-D TV any time soon, if at all. 3-D TVs strike me as the kind of technological wonder that MDs were -- only in that they will be obsolete within a few years as current forms of entertainment improve, or as they move towards picture that comes OUT of the TV, or holograph.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's cool, but I don't think it's near what it's cracked up to be... at the moment... nor do I think the current boom in 3-D movies will necessarily spill over into the personal entertainment field.

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cool, an x-wing!

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Smithingjapan; Sony had already announced it will broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup in 3D. The technology is here the only question now is when will be in YOUR living room.

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And the funny thing is, the guy is wearing glasses!

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saborichan: What's more, the shows have to be done in 3-D and/or special broadcast, so it's not like you're going to turn on your TV and the nightly news and you'll see the Icelandic volcano billowing out smoke and ash in 3-D; what you can and can't see will be very limited.

In other words, don't expect any of this in the very near future, and even then don't expect much to be broadcast that you can watch in 3-D.

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So one has to go close to the screen (30cm) and bend (65 degree) to watch without glasses?

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That's right, mecha. Apparently it doesn't need glasses - but also doesn't work well with high speed images and causes eye fatigue. So it still needs work.

I'm not sure I trust 3D anyway.

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"glasses-free"? Does that mean it looks 3D without glasses? I'm confused.

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