3D w/o glasses in your living room?!?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by elmoreas, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. elmoreas

    elmoreas GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    United States
    A friend of mine said he heard that TV makers were working on a 3DTV that didn't require glasses to be worn. He has to be wrong, correct? That is not possible physically... yet. Anyways has anyone else heard of this from a legit source? Thanks.
  2. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Sep 23, 2010
    I have also heard of this but from a friend, not a legit source. Would be cool to have something like that.
  3. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Apr 21, 2010
    Yep, it's true, it was on the news here, they've been planning it since they released original 3D T.V's (ones with glasses) And they only recently got it in the works. I don't know how they'll do it but the nintendo 3DS has done it, so they will do it aswell.
  4. MrCooper

    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    United States
    The United States of retard
    I would like a link because that is not physically possible for a TV to do this. The only reason that 3D works is because one lens of the glasses allows you to see the picture and the other creates an artificial depth.
  5. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    they're working on a TV with 3D without glasses...
    however the 3D effect will only be visible using special contact lenses [​IMG]
  6. MrCooper

    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    United States
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    Wouldn't that be a more complicated version of wearing the glasses. The only way that would be any advancement is if the contacts could be worn while you weren't watching TV, but that wouldn't work because the lens that creates the artificial depth blurs your vision slightly.
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  7. ByteMunch

    ByteMunch GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 2, 2010
    Pretty sure that was a joke... [​IMG]

    Anyway, you have to be pretty close to the 3DS to see 3D. Also, parralax barriers need to be small screens ATM AFAIK... Woo acronyms [​IMG]
  8. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    the problem with a tv with this technology, is every one has to sit in the same exact spot/area
    move slightly away from that spot and the 3d effect is lost
  9. friarhat

    friarhat Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    umm...3ds? ok its not a tv but scale it up no reason it would nt work
  10. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Apr 4, 2006
    Wait, what? Could you explain that? How does that work?
  11. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
  12. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I take it you never saw an early LCD TV?

    Still three options
    1) True video glasses- some exist but nothing has got beyond (expensive) toy stage yet
    2) Eye tracking projection- given you can barely track a finger unaided....
    3) Lenticular screens- this is what the 3ds uses and it works fairly well. Truth be told I am actually quite shocked the makers went for polarised or shutter glasses when this has been kicking around for years (those little "moving" images you got in cereal boxes- same idea but considerably less advanced).

    Frankly I find 3d almost as much of a gimmick as what we are told counts as HD.

    Also http://darkfader.net/3dstereo/
  13. shlong

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    Fuji'll probably do something: this
  14. MrCooper

    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    United States
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    Try putting 3D glasses on and look around its slightly blurry
  15. updowners

    updowners lurklurklurk

    Sep 26, 2008
    Yeah, it already exists, I've seen it with my own eyes. If your somewhere around in Tokyo go to NHK Studio Park to see it in action.
  16. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    3D glasses (the passive kind) work because the lenses are polarised to let only 1 orientation of light in. Vertical or Horizontal. The picture is encoded so that the image intended for one eye is only vertical and the other is only horizontal (if you wear a pair of 3D glasses and look at an LCD screen try tilting your head you'll notice the screen getting brighter or dimmer depending on how much light gets through the polarised lenses). This means your eyes see 2 different images creating a stereoscopic effect and therefore a sense depth. 3D glasses don't make everything blurry (unless they're dirty).
  17. Maplemage

    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

    Sep 23, 2008
    Why would you care?
    I remember seeing on the news that they already made the 3D TV's I think....
  18. MrCooper

    MrCooper GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    United States
    The United States of retard
    Where have you been
    Sony 3D TVs
    I don't know why sony, I was just trying to show you
  19. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 18, 2006
    3d media without filters on the eyes of the viewer can only work from a wider set of viewing angles if they provide a very large set of possible angles, which makes the media far more complex than simple stereoscopic ones. It will be more dolbysurroundscopic. Even if I do not believe even 8 angles will be enough to cover a significant field.
  20. Midna

    Midna Banned

    Apr 13, 2008
    Thank you. I was about to explain that. How did the claim that one 3D glasses lens lets in the picture and the other somehow creates depth go unchallenged that long?
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