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3D Without Glasses? Yup

by Sean P. Aune | January 17, 2011January 17, 2011 9:14 am PST

One of the biggest gripes people have had with 3D in the home is that you have to wear glasses at all, and secondly, that most TVs only come with one pair and extra pairs run you around $150.  The comment we hear time and time again is that people are willing to adopt the technology once it no longer requires the expensive accessories.

Well, luckily that day is finally approaching it would seem.

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, our own Jon Rettinger got to spend a little time LGs first non-glasses 3D set.  While you naturally can’t see the 3D effect in the video, one thing is immediately noticeable in that the image is no where as blurry as looking at normal 3D without glasses on.  Jon says there is some blur depending on your angle, but at least it looks like it may be at least somewhat more watchable than the glasses version.

I’m still not personally convinced 3D is something we need in our homes, but electronics companies sure seem to think it is.  We’re only about a year into this technology push, and only time will tell if it takes hold.  TVs without the need for glasses is definitely a step in the right direction, though.

What say you?  Does this make you more interested in bringing a 3D TV into your home?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...