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Toshiba set to debut glasses-free 3-D TV in December

September 1, 2011 |  8:09 pm

Toshiba is finally taking the glasses out of watching 3-D television.

The electronics company announced the December debut of a large screen 3-D TV in Germany priced at 7,999 euros (approximately $11,400), tech blog Engadget reported.

The 55-inch television, called the 55ZL2, will simultaneously deliver slightly different images to a viewer's left and right eye, which are then joined in the brain to create the 3-D effect, according to a statement from Toshiba. In order for multiple viewers to watch together, the TV will have both a face tracking system and nine different optimal angles to sit for good picture quality. 

3-D televisions were hailed last year as the must-have electronic items when they were rolling out last year, but sales have not lived up to expectations, with many shoppers complaining about the required glasses. Perhaps this will be the beginning of 3-D, sans eyewear?


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Photo: Toshiba 3-D TV without glasses. Credit: Engadget