This week the folks at IZON have made an early push to get in on the CES 2014 action with word that they'll be bringing their own 3D TVs to CES 2014 without a need for 3D glasses. These units will be released in 32-inch, 47-inch, and 55-inch iterations and will not just be prototypes as we've seen in years past. Here we'll be seeing production-ready glasses-free 3D TVs ready for the second quarter of 2014.
One of the things that has kept consumers around the word from adopting 3D TVs in force is the fact that you have to wear glasses. Things have improved with several 3D TV makers now offering TVs that work in conjunction with passive glasses rather than active glasses. However, most people don’t want to wear glasses at all.
On this auspicious day for device announcements, Chinese company Xiaomi has chosen to unveil not only one, but two, interesting smart devices. The first is the rumored and much-awaited third iteration of Xiaomi's popular smartphone, the MiPhone 3. But a surprise guest star has also arrived in the form of a 3D-capable smart TV, currently dubbed as the MiTV, for lack of a better name.
Sports television network ESPN will be shutting down its 3D channel by the end of the this year. The sports network says that they're yanking the cord on ESPN 3D due to the lack of adoption of the technology, which is sure to be a blow to the company's working their hearts out on 3D television sets.
Here at Stream TV's presser at CES, we ended up taking a look at their Ultra-D glasses-free 3D technology, and even got our eyes-on with the new tech. However, not only is it glasses-free 3D, but it's also at a 4K resolution of 3800x2160. If you think that watching 3D content without those fancy glasses is pretty crazy, you wouldn't be too wrong.
Today the folks from Stream TV proud to unveil, again, their Ultra-D glasses-free TV technology here at CES. What makes Stream TV different is not only do they not trick the eye with 3D, but they'll be offering the first ever 3840 x 2160p 4K resolution support. The new tier of Ultra HD combined with their glasses-free 3D will bring the ultimate viewing experience. More details below.
JVC has pulled the wraps off a new 3-D HDTV that uses passive 3-D glasses. The TV is a 55-inch JLE55SP4000 3D HDTV and features XinemaView 3D technology. The TV ships with four pairs of battery free passive 3-D glasses and supports Internet apps.
We all know that the typical full HD resolution for TV broadcasts and viewing is 1080p. There are some TVs we have seen before that support 4K resolution, which is significantly higher than 1080p. When exactly broadcasters will start to broadcast 4K resolution programming is unknown. At IFA in Berlin this week, a company called Stream TV Networks unveiled Ultra-D 2160p 3D TV.
LG is gearing up for a "new era of downloadable casual 3D games" by announcing Game World, a new casual games store for its CINEMA 3D line of Smart TVs. As you can probably imagine, Game World functions similarly to other app stores out there, allowing users to search for, purchase, and keep a collection of casual games. LG says that the games featured in Game World can be played with the company's Magic Remote, but if you're not crazy about the idea of playing video games with a remote control, many of the games also come with support for third-party gamepads.
Television manufacturers may be keen on selling us the latest and greatest 3DTVs, but content so far has been limited. You’re pretty much restricted to buying 3D Blu-rays, and no one has really stepped up and offered the ability to download 3D titles over the internet. That’s set to change, as LG has announced that the launch of 3D World, a service which will allow customers of LG’s Smart TVs to watch 3D content.
The folks at Sharp are this week revealing their 2012 lineup for televisions and it's the AQUOS brand they'll be sticking with for units ranging from a modest 42-inches all the way up to the gigantic 80-inch flagships. This lineup will bring the 5 and 6-series AQUOS LCD TVs with the relatively small 42-inch LC-42LE540U at $900 up to the 70-inch LC-70LE640U which will ring in at $3,000. Up on the higher end side of things you'll see the flagship 80-inch LC-80LE844U 3D TV for just a bit more: $6,000 MSRP.