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Glasses free 3D TV needs radical rethink says Futuresource

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Attempts to do this to date have focussed on two types of display technology. Parallax barrier technologies, which work best where there is one sweet spot and hence are most suited to single-viewer applications like smartphones; and lenticular lenses which provide multiple views and are most common in larger sized displays. …

Each view in a multi-view screen divides the original screen resolution – so a four times HD panel (4K 3840×2160 pixels) with 9 views are able to achieve a picture roughly equivalent to HD 1280×720.

“Yet 4K displays will push the price up,” says Jim Bottoms, Director & Co-founder of  Futuresource  Consulting. …

“Not only must manufacturing costs be reduced to a level where the displays can be sold at a mass-market price , the sets must also be able to deliver a 3D experience equivalent to, or ideally exceeding, the quality of today’s active shutter 3D displays,” says Bottoms. “There is no doubt that all the major CE manufactures perceive the benefit of launching auto-stereo displays that can deliver a picture of acceptable quality for the general consumer at an affordable price point.”  …

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