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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 therealnickdanger on 3/31/2010 8:52:13 AM , Rating: 2
The 60Hz 1080i content you see on TV is "full HD". It is up to your TV (assuming it's 1080p) to properly de-interlace the signal into 1080p24 (film) or 1080p30 (video).

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RE: I just don't believe in 3DTV
By danobrega on 3/31/2010 10:38:37 AM , Rating: 1
Sorry, FULL HD is 1080p. 1080i is even worse than 720p since it has less pixels per frame.

Although it does not make much sense to say: "My TV only supports 1080i", it does make sense to say "My favorite channel only supports 1080i". That code is actually missing one important number, which is the FPS.

Some channels broadcast a signal of 1080i/25. This signal is worse than 720p/25. 720p/25 is worse than 1080p/25. (in terms of bandwidth).

720p/25 = 1280*720*25 = 23040k Pixels per second.
1080i/25 = 1920*1080/2*25 = 25920k Pixels per second.
1080p/25 = 1920*1080*25 = 51840k Pixels per second.

The fact that your TV makes up some frames for actually displaying 60 FPS is irrelevant to the discussion.

Besides that, in my personal opinion interlaced video displays funny. I rather see a video in 720p/25 than 1080i/25.


RE: I just don't believe in 3DTV
By cmdrdredd on 3/31/2010 4:03:07 PM , Rating: 2
No... Interlaced vs progressive might have a place in what you're trying to say but 1920x1080 is ALWAYS more pixels than 1280x720. More pixels mean higher detail. You didn't mention motion, which is where Interlaced pictures display some problems.


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