Dimenco has launched a Kickstarter campaign hoping to produce one of the first ever 4k glasses-free 3D TVs. The Dutch company is asking for a Є199,000 investment to fuel the project, hoping to get the product on the market for Є899 ($1,244) later this year.
The television itself has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, however, is only capable of playing 1080p when in 2D mode. When watching in 3D you have access to the full resolution, however, if a 3D 4K input is available, remains unknown. The screen features a 150 ° ultra wide viewing angle for “good 3D from any angle or distance”, and is complimented with a typical 6.5ms response time. Dimenco has only stated that the television comes in a 39” image size, however we suspect more sizes will be available in the future.
We have shown the feasibility of glasses-free 3D LCDs in various professional applications, but our dream to make this technology available for everybody at an affordable price can now be realized. Recent projects we have realized form the basis of the project we are starting now.
Although in prototype form, the glasses-free aspect is fully working, due to their past experience with the technology. However, sound outputs and other standard features including user interfaces are yet to be implemented. Once this initial stage is over, the company plans on setting up a production line in China, aiming to have the televisions in our stores by autumn.
Numerous other companies have stated their plans for producing glasses-free products. Toshiba revealed their 4K glasses-free model back in 2011, which is yet to hit the consumer market. Other technologies such as Ultra-D promised to allow 3D viewing with ordinary glasses but again, have failed to take the market with any sizeable slice of the marketshare pie.
The Kickstarter campaign can be found here.