If you been itching to buy a 3D tv and the only thing that is holding you back is that 3D glasses then Toshiba just answered your prayers with its Regza GL1 Series. The Toshiba Regza GL1 Series happens to be the first 3D TV that is not commercially available and is glasses-free.
Yes, 3D TV that don’t require you to wear those 3D glasses!
The Regza GL1 Series use a HD screen backlighted with LEDs, a special sheet placed on top of the screen and powered by a cell-chip technology to display information from nine images created in real time to a single frame. The Technology is similar to the one displayed at CES earlier this year from Alioscopy at the Intel Booth. While the Cell processor is similar to the one being used to power PS 3.
The Regza GL1 Series will come in two model; the 20″ and 12″ models with a price tag of $2,880 and $1,440 respectively.
Of course this kind of 3D technology is at its infancy and there are still a lot of room for improvement and one improvement that Toshiba needs to work on is when the viewers is viewing from a side angle which makes the images to be blurry. The The Regza GL1 Series is best viewed when you’re within the 40-degree zone from the center.
Currently the Regza GL1 Series is only available in Japan and Toshiba has no plans to sell the TVs overseas.
So it’s either use the glass or viewing directly in front?
Source: NY Times
Last modified: October 5, 2010