If you own a 55-inch 3DTV, chances are you've invested in at least a cheap soundbar to match the power of the picture on the screen. You basically have to; the built-in sound on most sets is horrendous. The sound system in the new 55-inch JVC BlackSapphire 3DTV is way burlier than the sound in comparable TVs, and from…
The 3D feed of the Olympics is the most ambitious 3D broadcast in history. It employs 50 3D camera rigs, manned by 80 souls who are split into three teams, which scurry around London from event to event. Obviously, it's incredible to watch, but is it enough to make the effort and cost of watching in 3D worth it?
I wonder whether Samsung execs are calling LG "stupid shits" in their Korean HQ today, after LG announced its new flagship TV, the LW980S. It is, naturally, a passive 3DTV that they claim handles 1080p.
The Nintendo 3DS is pretty great. A solid enough 3D screen with no goofy glasses. We need more stuff like that if 3D is going to take over our living room. And MIT agrees, but they think they got an even better way to push out glasses-free 3D.
Until now it's only been Philips that's had truly-widescreen 21:9 TVs, but Taiwanese company AUO has got in on the action with what they're claiming is the world's largest 3DTV with that aspect ratio, at 71-inches.
A line I'm sure has been uttered in many boardrooms over the past few years: "Once people see 3DTV, they'll get it." But according to a Nielsen, people who see 3DTVs only "get" that they don't want to buy one.
If there's one thing Toshiba's always lacked, it's a bit of style. Sex appeal. Visual "oomph" which their neighbors Sony do so well. This could be why they've collaborated with Danish designer Jacob Jensen for this slim F1 3DTV.
Samsung's sub-$1000 3DTV may have already broken cover, but the real star today is the UN65C8000: a 65-inch 3D LED LCD TV that's the largest in the world. Talk about immersive. UPDATED:
Sharp looked kind of foolish at CES when all their rivals announced 3DTV sets...and they had only discovered the color yellow. Playing catch-up, they've unsurprisingly announced they're working on 3DTVs for a Japanese launch this summer.
With the the big 3D push coming in 2010, I planted my eyes on three types of 3D technologies displayed at CEDIA (home theater expo) that you may have in your next TV...and passed some judgments without pulling any punches.