Hands on: LG Non-Glasses 3D mobile DTV

At the LG press conference today LG took the wraps off of its 3D mobile TV that is glasses free. Neowin got a first hand look at this device and was impressed with the idea and potential but was left wanting a more fluid experience. 

In theory the idea is good, a mobile device that offers 3D content on the go. But when seeing the device first hand, the nostalgia of the idea is quickly lost. The viewing angle was not ideal and the 3D effect quickly faded the more off center you became. Also there was a fair bit of pixelation when viewing content on the device. This could have been because of the massive number of WiFi devices in the room interfering with the signal.

The basis of the device is auto-stereoscopic 3D mobile TV which was running on a prototype device using a parallax barrier panel developed by LG Display in its R&D sector. While the device was far from perfect, it did offer up a reasonable viewing experience. As this is a prototype device, it still has a ways to go before it hits mass market and could have all of its kinks worked out by that time. The technology is promising and the implementation is impressive, hopefully LG will fine tune this technology and roll it out across the board soon.

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The Nintendo 3DS shows the tech is possible and can be done well. This will be really good for people that may eventually want to watch 3D media on the go. I imagine the auto 3D will become common on all mobile interfaces as soon as they can start mass production...

It will be funny if just like with internet video, the popularity of 3D content watching goes striaght to mobile devices and not the TV... I'm sure the big part of it would be that auto 3D is cheapers and easier to manufacture on small displays.


I like my tv/computer to be a flat moving 'painting', no need for it to float around the screen which kinda forces you to focus on 1 screen, instead of beeing able to pay attention to surroudings.

Besides, both Sony and iirc phillips both already have prototype non-glasses 3d TV's.
Sony has already prepared the PS3 to use the 3d ability to give coop player modes full screen for every player instead of getting just a percentage. besides the 3d movie hype. 3d wont be skipped on the TV either.

The Nintendo 3DS shows the tech is possible and can be done well. This will be really good for people that may eventually want to watch 3D media on the go. I imagine the auto 3D will become common on all mobile interfaces as soon as they can start mass production...

It will be funny if just like with internet video, the popularity of 3D content watching goes striaght to mobile devices and not the TV... I'm sure the big part of it would be that auto 3D is cheapers and easier to manufacture on small displays.

I wonder if it's very similar or slightly better than the already known Fujufilm FinePix REALD 3D W1/W3 cameras which also use a parallax barrier panel. Already 1 year of love with my W1!