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The South Korean electronics manufacturer sees a big future for 3DTV in the coming years

LG Electronics plans to sell 1 million 3DTV models by the end of the year, which will give it roughly one-fourth of the developing market. LG is the No. 2 TV brand in the world, and sees the growing 3D market as a key industry business.  The South Korean company also believes the market will sell 3.8 million 3DTV units in 2010, with the number ballooning up to 13 million in 2011.

"Our goal is boosting market share in 3DTVs and you can clearly see that, as our target for 3D market share is 10 percentage points above our LCD TV sales target," said Havis Kwon, LG VP, during a recent press conference.

LG also recently announced the first 3D LED-backlit TV in the word, saying its LX9500 HDTV offers 480HZ TruMotion, 1,200 individual LEDs, and supports internet-enabled features.

Panasonic, which is showing off its 3DTVs in Best Buy locations in the United States, wants to sell 1 million 3DTVs by March 31, 2011, which is the company's next fiscal year.  Sony and Samsung also have announced 3DTV plans, with Sony models expected to hit Best Buy later this year.  

There also has been an increase in 3D Blu-ray player development, as movie studios are now interested in selling 3D content to consumers.  The technology is still relatively expensive, so many consumers may be willing to wait a bit longer for the format to develop further.

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RE: More blatant racism!
By johnr81 on 3/30/2010 11:41:45 PM , Rating: 3
Thats pretty much exactly what they do now

As the previous post mentioned, it's not at all what they do now. From what I understand the 1st big technology you see are shutter glasses, like NVidia's 3D vision and what I believe a lot of the tv sets are planning on using. They essentially alternate images on the tv and alternately "shutter" one of the lenses. The downside of this is it cuts the refresh rate in half and brightness in half:

The other technology you see in the theaters is they actually display 2 pictures and wear polarized glasses that filter 1 image to each eye. The obvious downside is if the filtering for each eye isn't working perfect and cost for displaying 2 pictures simultaneously.

The method the original poster mentioned is called anaglyphs.

Personally I think the 3d tech is much better than the old stuff. Now you don't lose resolution for a 3D picture and it's 2 true pics for your mind to see. I don't see people perpetually wearing 3D glasses, but if they can get the costs for a family down to a few hundred bucks or less I could see it coming down far enough where people use them when they want to watch a big movie, sporting event, game, etc.

RE: More blatant racism!
By phenimation on 3/31/2010 5:18:34 AM , Rating: 2
I have to wonder though, whether it will take off. It's annoying because i'm looking into purchasing a new TV now and i'm not sure whether to buy a 3D one. The prices aren't unreasonable. But i don't really see it catching on.

Those shutter glasses do cut the brightness significantly. I did notice it a lot when i went to see Avatar and took my glasses off fairly frequently to see the brilliant colours.

And Avatar was probably optimised for the 3D version, and i'm not sure how a sport event with 3D tacked on will look.

RE: More blatant racism!
By retrospooty on 3/31/2010 8:26:48 AM , Rating: 2
"As the previous post mentioned, it's not at all what they do now."

Uhh... sorry, you need to wear glasses so that your eyes take the 2 separate images and make it appear as one 3d image.

that is EXACTLY what has always happened. Different methodologies, but the same basic concept.

I encourage you to go to your local electronics store and try it as a demo... Its not going to catch on now any more than it did in the 60's. Neat at first, but after a while its just irritating to watch.

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