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Samsung Introduces Foldable 3D TV Concept

By Colin Ackerman

I know what you’re thinking: why would anyone, anywhere, ever want a foldable TV if it doesn’t fit in your pocket, which this concept definitely doesn’t? Samsung says that by folding (or “flexing” might be more accurate) their display, they can target the 3D sweet spot to viewers anywhere in the room. My guess is that the TV would have some way of detecting the general distance and orientation to viewers, and then the screen (an AMOLED panel) would flex to optimize the 3D experience.

Samsung says that something like this might show up in 5-10 years, but it seems like that’s going to be way, way too late to solve the 3D sweetspot issue, which is just one of the many problems plaguing 3D TV. If you remember, 3D TV was one of the things being flogged last year at CES, and it seems like this year is probably going to be no different, no matter how reluctant consumers might be to buy into the questionable hype.

VIA [ Akihabara News ]

[CES 2010] Gunnar Makes 3D Glasses Almost Bearable


By Evan Ackerman

3D TV is a huuuuuge deal at CES this year. I’m not sure whether it’s as huge a deal for consumers as it is for the companies making the TVs, but either way, it’s what they’re pushing. The reason that 3D TV is kinda lame is that you need special glasses to get it to work (with some exceptions). This is, to put it mildly, an inconvenience, but the real problem is that the glasses are totally dorky looking and nobody will ever take you seriously if they catch you wearing a pair.

These glasses, made by Gunnar, are actually pretty stylish while still being able to 3Dify what comes out of that 3D TV that you’re certainly going to buy. Of course, you won’t find pairs of these in a big bin on your way into the movie theater, but if you DO actually go out and buy a 3D TV, and you somehow manage to find 3D content, these might be a worthwhile investment. They start at $90 and go up to a couple hundred, and are available now.

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