3D TVs promise to add an extra visual dimension to the video content. TV makers have made a big bet on 3D. According to Reurters television manufacturers are banking on 3D TVs for their next sales boost. The manufacturers heavily in 3D game include Sony, Panasonic, LG and Samsung. All of them will feature 3D screen advances at the Consumer Electronics Show and the product are expected to hit store shelves in force by the middle of 2010. According to Wired Sony appears to be the most serious about 3-D at CES. Sony claims its 240-Hz frame-rate technology reduces the mixing of images of 3-D content assigned to the left and right eyes. Also Toshiba Crams Supercomputer Guts Into 3-D TV.
The TV manufacturers in 3G game wishfully expext that the new technology will be as big a boost for the industry as the transition to color TVs from black and white. TV manufactuers want some new hit because LCD TV profits are shrinking fast as prices for the TVs drop.
But investors think it is still too early to put money on 3D. The problem is that many consumers have only just unboxed new fancy high-definition television screens, making them unwilling to spend on upgrading again any time soon. Major problems now is that you need glasses to see 3D effect and there is a lack of interesting 3D video material to watch.
Because lack of 3D material some manufactuers have included tricks to convert 2D to “3D”. The Toshiba Cell TV includes a converter to make everything that’s normally 2-D on your screen pop out in 3-D when viewed through active shutter glasses. That’s where the processing power comes into play. I am very skeptic if this kind of processing can give any good quality 3D that could be enjoyed.