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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: I just don't believe in 3DTV
By Aloonatic on 3/31/2010 6:49:47 AM , Rating: 2
You can (apparently) get electronic photo frames that display 3D photographs that can be viewed without glasses now.

The problem with 3D as I see it is that it still (correct me if I'm wrong) relies on you wanting to focus where the director wants you be looking. That is kinda OK in films, where a lot of effort, time and care (hence money) can be spent in order to get that to work out OK, but in general TV and sporting events I'm a lot more sceptical as to how well the current systems will work.

I must admit, I'm only going by what I have seen in theatres tho. Has anyone watched any of the recent sporting events that have been shown in 3D? How well have they worked out?


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