MasterImage Eyeing Glasses-Free 3D Deals With Airlines..

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  1. SamAsh07
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    “We have a great deal of interest,” said Roy Taylor, executive vp and GM of 3D display at MasterImage -- whose patented technology allows viewers to watch 3D without glasses on portable devices.
    Taylor declined to name the airlines and auto manufacturers with whom MasterImage is talking, but he explained that an airline could license the MasterImage technology in order to equip new aircrafts, as well as upgrade airplanes in their existing fleet, with the ability to show 3D entertainment on board without the need for glasses. He added that there is also interest from luxury car markers, who have an eye toward putting glasses-free 3D screens in the back seats of vehicles.

    “Most models of cars will also have Wifi -- that means that car owners will have the ability to download 3D movies and (passengers could) watch them on a trip.”
    For distributors, these might be welcome new potential avenues for revenue from 3D movies.
    “We weren’t looking at (airlines and car makers) initially,” Taylor admitted. “We were focusing on smartphones and tablets, but there turned out to be strong interest.”

    MasterImage licenses its glasses-free ‘cell-matrix parallax barrier’ 3D technology to third parties. The technology already enabled one of the world’s first glasses-free 3D mobile phones -- the Hitashi Wooo -- and MasterImage is talking with potential consumer electronics partners about offering additional smartphones and tablets equipped with its 3D display technology. MasterImage hopes to see such devices on the market later this year.
    Taylor noted that aircraft design cycles are not as quick as smartphones and tablets, and he estimated that it might be 2 1/2 to 3 years before 3D could become a part of air travel.
    MasterImage, perhaps best known as a 3D digital cinema systems provider, recently received a $15 million investment from Samsung Ventures.[/p]

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  2. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    If that will become reality, then wow.
    I'd love to watch Toy Story 3 in 3D on a trip! (:
     
  3. gokujr1000

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    I wouldn't mind being able to watch 3D Movies on the go when I'm traveling.
     
  4. NiGHtS

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    Well I hope everyone else has fun...I get airplane sickness bad enough as it is! I'll sleep my journey off [​IMG]
     
  5. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    Make this available on TVs, I don't want a new car just for it but I'll pay a few thousand for a glasses free 3DTV.
     
  6. shakirmoledina

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    i like the fact that it is becoming more mainstream because we havent even got 3d tvs here (cinema yes but nothing retail u know)
    i hope this tech becomes more popular here and cheap too
     
  7. TehSkull

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    I hope they're working with JetBlue. If I have a choice, I wouldn't fly any other airline.
     
  8. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    i want mine in the front, so i can talk on the phone, text, watch a movie and drive all at the same time.
     
  9. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    and crash into everything, seriously distracted driving is no good.
     
  10. TehSkull

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    But sarcasm is.
     
  11. awssk8er

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    I am surprised no one posted this.
    [youtube]21roxRBqRSI[/youtube]
     
  12. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    That was hilarious.
     
  13. NiGHtS

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    But to talk on the phone AND text you'd need two phones [​IMG]
     
  14. KingVamp

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    The car drives itself. [​IMG]

    Well this is some interesting news.