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LG to ramp up its production of glasses-free 3D displays; adopts eye-tracking technology to make them better

LG to ramp up its production of glasses-free 3D displays; adopts eye-tracking technology to make them better
Glasses-free 3D displays are still in their baby years and are clearly nowhere near as perfect as we wish they were. However, it looks like LG is committed to taking the technology behind them a step beyond and will bring some more 3D goodness to the mainstream market.

The Korean consumer electronics giant has officially announced that its D2000 3D monitor is entering mass production and should hit its domestic market within a month. The 20-inch panel uses the parallax barrier technology to magically bring the third dimension to life, yet what makes the D2000 special is its ability to track the eyes of the viewer thanks to its built-in camera. In theory, that should expand the annoyingly narrow sweet spot that owners of the LG Optimus 3D or the HTC EVO 3D are so familiar with.

Now, what does that have to do with mobile devices, you may ask. Well, the fact that LG is putting a lot of effort in researching glasses-free 3D displays means that the technology involved will evolve faster than we assume. Tablets using parallax barrier layers on their screens backed up by eye-tracking technology may become reality pretty soon, and the next generation of 3D-enabled smartphones may put their predecessors to shame.

Would you consider getting a smartphone or a tablet with a glasses-free 3D display if all the imperfections of the technology get taken care of? Feel free to drop a comment for us below and tell us what you think.

source: LG

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11 Comments

1. Laurynas unregistered

Evolution of glass-free 3D displays, good news! :) Also there is some more interesting info about glass-free 3D: Pic3D film makes any LCD display 3D Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=yetX2C3AdCI

2. Laurynas unregistered

6. CommZod

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

I wonder if this works with Nvidia 3D vision.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey I am all for technology becoming even more viable. This is very cool indeed. If it can track my eyes then issue of the sweet spot on my HTC Evo 3D will be no more. I am already so used to the sweet spot that I have no problem. But when first time users see my phone it takes them a second or 2 because I coach them & they find the 3D sweet spot fairly quickly. Without the coaching it can take maybe 30 seconds to a minute because they don’t know how to hold the device the correct way. So again YES keep the good work. If they can make a 52" 1080p HDTV with this type of 3D tech then maybe I will buy one, because I can't see myself relaxing & having to put on some huge, goofy 3D glasses at home. lol

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I havent seen the paralax up close but if there isnt a loss in quality and they can track your movements, then I'd be interested. I dont know how well that would work at home though if u have 3 or 4 people watching a movie... who gets the sweet spot?

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The eye tracking software would eliminate the sweet spot problem, making this type of 3D technology more viable. The HDTV will be smart enough to track everyone's eyes when you get to the HDTV level of the new technology. I am sure this is a couple of years away, but they got it on 20” monitors, so larger displays are naturally next!

7. Allday28

Posts: 337; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

3D is only for the f**king NERDS!!!

8. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

thats what everyone said about computers back in the day!

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so you will be cool in 20 years .. then... there is hope... : )

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Sweet!!! Remake the G-slate with glasses-free 3D display , and it will perfect :)

11. Laurynas unregistered

Talking about 3D, here is some news: Samsung Galaxy 3D set for Q4 2011 release? Link:http://sammyhub.com/2011/07/21/galaxy-3d-set-for-q4-2011-release/

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