American technology company i3DTek has presented a TV prototype which should allow for three-dimensional viewing without the aid of 3D glasses. Those who have already tried out three-dimensional viewing on the screen will be familiar with the two stumbling blocks: there is a lack of 3D content and without glasses, 3D viewing is not possible anyway.
The Los Angeles company has taken the problem of the bothersome, costly glasses on board – and has simply gotten rid of them. The idea is not completely new; in the past, considerably better-known companies such as Mitsubishi, NEC, Hitachi and 3Dfusion have revealed plans or sample devices. In this regard, there is little to be learned about the prototypes, but i3D itself is pointing interested parties in the direction of a short test carried out by endgadget.
This also includes a truly spectacular video, which is the most significant in light of the current shortage of information. The list with the specifications for the 3D television, which is not named in detail, is short: it comes with a 7-inch display and should be 3D enabled without compromise within a viewing angle of 90 degrees without the need to wear glasses.
The tiny model should be capable of transforming two-dimensional content into 3D films at the touch of a button. According to i3D, this takes place during playback and should be possible in the future for any imaginable resolution. The future is an important concept in the context of this technology: it will probably be a few years before mass production begins.