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Glasses Free 3D Gaming Coming From Toshiba in 2011

RipTen: "When I walked into Toshiba’s party at CES 2011, the last thing I expected was to see Final Fantasy XIII in full 3D on a 56” HD TV without glasses – however, that’s just what I got." (CES / Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2011, Final Fantasy XIII, Tech, Toshiba)

Update Clearly, you cannot see the 3D effects in the video. Toshiba answers questions about Glasses-Free 3D TV Gaming in the article.

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Hitman0769  +   1787d ago
ahhh heck yeah, sooner than I thought, well it's been out for a while actually but for it to be pushed to mass market in 2011 is sooner than I thought, hope price is below the 3,000 mark and I'lll definitely look into affording it.
fail0verflow  +   1787d ago
GrieverSoul  +   1787d ago
3000€ mark?! Doubt it! 56" will be really expensive.

I bought a 3DTV becasue I needed a new bedroom TV so my 32" went there and I bought a 40" Samsung for my living room. I bought 3D because the diference from a good LCD and that particular 3D set was 100€. I went for the 3D. I honestly dont like the effect at all in certain games and Im really curious about a non glasses set. Stardust HD is a AMAZING when 3D is enabled! But without glasses a few doubts comes to my mind. Will the effect be the same? Will it have viewing angles problems?
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Venatus-Deus  +   1787d ago
I'll bet my house right now that it doesn't make it in 2011. At least not below £5000 for a 40in
Boody-Bandit  +   1787d ago
Don't get too excited just yet peeps. Toshiba announced a 3D 20" glassless display for 2011 that will retail for $3000 dollars. At what price do you think this 56" will hit retail?
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nycredude  +   1787d ago
Show how much the retarded haters of 3d glasses know. They bitch and moan about the price and say yeah I'll wait until the glasses panels come. Good luck paying over $3000 on a 19 inch panel where you need to sit directly in front of the tv without moving! LOL

40 to 50 inch will cost $10,000 LOL. No offense but Toshiba? Who owns a Toshiba TV? You are better off getting a Vizio.
Danteh  +   1787d ago
Holy shit FINALLY!!!! The future is here!!

I bet this will be like when plasmas first came out, next 5 years the technology will be awesome but brutally expensive, and maybe in about 8-9 years (2020 I guess, damn) it will be accessible for the general public like now HDTVs are.

Still, it will be cool to enter your house and have a 3D image popping out of your TV lol
kramun  +   1787d ago
Toshiba actually make very good quality tvs, Ive had a few over the years and I've been happy with them.
sobekflakmonkey  +   1787d ago
thats pretty kick ass...
inveni0  +   1787d ago
What ever happened to laser tv? I expect we'll see 3D without glasses when laser sets come out.

Tell me...why would a TV company push glasses-less TV at 2x the price when they can push 3D TV that requires accessories (and the inevitable addition/replacement of said accessories) for more $$$? Especially when people are obviously already buying 3D?

We won't see glasses-less until production and performance are at current 3DTV prices (i.e. sub-$1500).
FrankMcSpank  +   1787d ago
I want a TV that can do both. Cause the depth is cool, but I want to have the stuff come flying out of the screen to. I don't want to discard the other half of what 3D is.

Field of Depth into the TV
Nearsight Perception of objects out of the TV
IcarusOne  +   1787d ago
"Especially when people are obviously already buying 3D?"

Except people aren't. People are taking advantage of the influx of 3D to buy the much cheaper 2D sets. Everything you mentioned (accessories and $$$) is precisely why these sets are nothing more than a niche market.

I think it's only when glassless 3D shows up that we'll see a bump in the market. And I think manufacturers think that too.
Retro_Zombie  +   1787d ago
Shit just got real for the PS3.
Montrealien  +   1786d ago
I remember hearing about this a while ago..

3d with glasses is 70 year old tech, no glasses however, I am in.
GWAVE  +   1787d ago
I knew it was just a matter of time. Good thing I didn't pick up a 3DTV when my wife and I bought our TV. Hopefully Sony supports the tech instead of continuing to force glasses upon us.
Chris399  +   1787d ago
The "tech" is already supported.
On my Samsung, there's a button that you can press to make ANY content 3D. It doesn't have to be specifically engineered for it. That's all that the Toshiba set is doing. It selects aspects of the picture for depth and uses variable 3D effects on them.

Only difference is that there won't be glasses. I am curious to know if/ how they fixed the viewing angle problem with auto-stereoscopic tvs though.
Venatus-Deus  +   1787d ago
@ Chris

They didn't (see posted link above). But it does make me want to hang on for another 12 months.

It seems they are getting better or closer from last years event:
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nycredude  +   1787d ago
So you have to pay $3000 for a 19 inch screen with terrible viewing angle (rushed tech). Where are all the people who complained about the price of 3d tvs now?
UnwanteDreamz  +   1787d ago

Like all good trolls they retreat under the bridge. Anyone with half a brain knew 2 things about this.

1. It would be very expensive.
2. It would only be veiwable from certain angles.

That leaves you with this conclusion. If you buy a 3D set like this now not everyone in your living room gets to enjoy. I am interested in the tech but it isn't really fleshed out IMO. I like how this guy fails to mention how well it works. Too busy drooling over it I guess.
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AEtherbane  +   1787d ago
Cool, you can really see th game pop-out in the vid!!!!

But in all honesty, this is the 3D (for those like it) that we've been waiting for.
ngecenk  +   1787d ago
there's something fishy about this. is this the correct 3d sensation? i mean ff xiii wasnt designed for a 3D effects, so how can they get the additional data for the 3D sensation? its weird. looking for a more reliable source and trained eye.
fr0sty  +   1787d ago
the thing about these glasses free sets, the "3D Zone" is restricted to a small area right dead center in front of the TV. So, just like with a glasses based 3DTV, not everyone in the room is going to get to see it in 3D (at least with the old 3dtv's, you had the option of buying more pairs of glasses).

So, plan on possibly having to re-arrange your living room so 2 people can comfortably enjoy glasses free video in 3D. And plan on paying enough to buy 2-3 standard 3DTV's for it.

also, upscaling 2d to 3d sucks. everything comes out looking like it's in flat layers. kinda like how alice in wonderland does, or any other movie upscaled to 3d.
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ngecenk  +   1787d ago
just exactly like what i thought. im currently learning this kind of tech in my campus and unless my lecturer is so stupid, i should've notice any glassless 3D that do not sacrifice comfortable viewing angle or limit the viewers number.

this kind of parallax view tech is just a dream with a false hope, it will only hold the 3D push to the market intentionally or not.

feel free to press the disagree button but for this kind of 'false hope' came from a company (or 2 companies, ms has the same glassless project too with the 'infamous' eye tracker) that used to fight with sony (who fully support glassed 3D) is worth to be questioned.
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fr0sty  +   1787d ago
sony is also making glasses-less 3d sets, but they claim to have improved the viewing angle a good bit. that said, they will still never match the image quality of sets that use glasses. ghosting will always be there, and unless it costs a fortune expect a resolution decrease as well.

now that manufacturers are coming out with tv's that support polarized 3d glasses (the kind you get in the theater) which are dirt cheap, the "i don't want to have to wear expensive glasses" crowd should be satisfied.
thorstein  +   1787d ago
We all WIN!!! I heard the smaller ones were quite affordable considering how new the tech is... (1200 for something the size of a 20 incher). That is quite a bit lower than first gen plasmas and LCDs.
Lord_Doggington  +   1787d ago
CrzyFooL  +   1787d ago
No way. It'll get pushed to 2012 - Toshiba is just trying to beat everyone to market.
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Newtype  +   1787d ago
Eh, Toshiba has bad rep when it comes to TVs though. I have a Toshiba TV in the break room at my work and I am not really liking it.
Lord_Doggington  +   1787d ago
Batmau5  +   1787d ago
Could have used a better game to show it off!
emekcrash  +   1787d ago
Killzone 3 :D
Xander756  +   1787d ago
That's already in 3D though. The point of using FF13 was to show that even games not specifically designed for 3D can be up-converted with this TV.
Axecution  +   1787d ago
Oh. That explains it! How genius of them. Rather than using an actual 3D movie to show off their new 3D tech, use upscaling tech instead to show it off. Nobody cares what the TV does with an actual 3D game/movie anyway i guess, as long as it can upscale 2D content. (that was sarcasm to the good 50% of N4G people who dont seem to know what sarcasm is xD)

Seriously though, 2D to 3D upscaling isn't that cool. It almost seems like, turning on simulated 3D on my Bravia just makes everything blurry, and then putting the glasses on makes it not blurry.

I love my 3DTV, but the simulated 3D isn't thaaat cool, except for certain games like Warhawk where there are things far in the distance.

I totally don't believe that this glasses-less 3DTV even really works at all. If it did, then they would have shown actual 3D content rather than simulated 3D crap. Maybe the depth into the TV works, but certainly not out of the TV. The price would also be ridiculous. Overall i think it's all really dumb lol.
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Chris399  +   1787d ago
I'll wait for the Samsung version.
2 monitors, 3 HDTVs and not a single issue with any of them. Not to mention that their aesthetics are gorgeous. Btw, this kinda shows all the haters that 3D is here to stay. They were demoing auto-stereoscopic sets back in 2007/2008, so I don't know why anyone is surprised by this.
The Meerkat  +   1787d ago
I'd only every buy Samsung or LG
jaredhart  +   1787d ago
Got to broaden your horizons.
TruthBTold  +   1787d ago
I love samsung but I am trying out vizio for a small room. The design is very nice for the price so I am hopeful the quality is just as good.
tommyth3cat  +   1787d ago
Nothing wrong with LG, Samsung is always overpriced though.
IcarusOne  +   1787d ago
My new Viera is treating me very well.
ReBurn  +   1787d ago
Samsung is my brand of choice now. I'll never own another Vizio.
emekcrash  +   1787d ago
Samsung makes THE best TVs.
DelbertGrady  +   1787d ago
Right after Pioneer ;)
bananlol  +   1787d ago
Damn right!
IcarusOne  +   1787d ago
And Panasonic makes Pioneer plasmas now.
PS3n360  +   1787d ago
I only buy samsung tvs. Last time I checked
Samsung made the panels for Sony LCD tv's so I am guessing that sony has equally impressive displays.
bfenty  +   1787d ago
Knew this was coming soon. Still its cool that its here now
jaredhart  +   1787d ago
Definitely looking forward to this and glad I haven't invested in a 3d TV yet.
Spenok  +   1787d ago
Same, i will be looking into a 3D tv soon. I havent decided yet which one i want :/ This just makes it harder lol.
Ducky  +   1787d ago
3D without glasses? How the hell does that even work?

EDIT: So did a bit of research. Interesting approach.
I wonder if the current motion sensors (Kinect/PSeye) could work with one of those panels. Might be a cheaper way to upgrade... perhaps.
I'll have to keep an eye out for those 3D laptops.
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Drjft  +   1787d ago
jaredhart  +   1787d ago
Awesome, aint it?
AKA  +   1787d ago
you can go to youtube wach some youtube videos and wach 3d without glasses in youtube and without a expensive tv it also work with regular pictures or any copyed image its amazing.
vicious6983  +   1787d ago
That's cool, but if it's something that will make my head want to explode in the bad way, then I'm out. It's one of those things that I'd need to test before invest.
Drjft  +   1787d ago
3D is here to stay.
IcarusOne  +   1787d ago
Hope you're right but that's far from proven.
Gamefan12  +   1787d ago
it won't really work well for a while .. you need to be in a the "sweet spot" , you move you lose the effect. Also people have stated it doesn't have the same effect as glasses .

ah well if they improve on it though good
zackacloud  +   1787d ago
That best thing on hardware companies anything we want to see they do it

and that not on games industry their just few company do that

sorry for bad
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1787d ago
i'm surprised theirs no hhg jokes in this article
CrzyFooL  +   1787d ago
Right!? Everything he says is coming true!
chasegarcia  +   1787d ago
I just would like to say that I have a Toshiba HDTV and have had no issues with it for 4 years already. I would recommend this brand to anyone. My HDTV had the same features that Sony,Samsung, and LG had for much less.
RustedMan  +   1787d ago
the people who are bitching about it are the people who bought the entire shabang, tv and glasses.

I say less than 2 years, which I thought would be more like 5, we will have decently priced 3d glasses-less tvs.

I never thought those Cyclops glasses were my style anyways.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1787d ago
There's like another 10 company's showing off the same technology at CES right now.
FernandoMartinez  +   1787d ago
Only viewable from 3 angles. Crap.
BrianG  +   1787d ago
Yea, thats what the problem is with these early models. They aren't refined enough to offer a wide range of viewing angles.

Just watches Sony's CES conference though, they seem to have TV's that can do 3D without glasses, only prototypes right now, that can offer a wide variety of viewing angles. At least thats what I got out of it, since they said living room viewing angles or something like that.

Usually when tech is first to the market its not the best. So I expect Samsung, Pioneer, Sony, etc... to have some nice TV's with nice viewing angles, greater than 15 degrees lol, hopefully more like 120 degrees, by 2012 ish.
munish23  +   1787d ago
I knew 3D TVs without glasses were coming, and I've been telling my friends not to buy one just yet. The glasses are just such a pain in the ass, and for me who already wears glasses it is really uncomfortable.
bananlol  +   1787d ago
Glasses based 3d will always be supperior, its simple optics really.
Kreyg  +   1787d ago
Hip Hop Gamer called it!
gypsygib  +   1787d ago
Finally, now I may be able to get into 3D sooner than I expected.
TABSF  +   1787d ago
Right not 100% on this but I will say anyway.

Glasses less 3DTVs:
Runs on layers which I think is at 3 at the moment (could go higher) to represent 3D.

Active shutter glasses 3DTVs:
Runs on two 2D images that creates the illusion of many layers and allows great depth and pop outs.
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Father Murder X  +   1787d ago
Jeez dudes. Everybody and their mother knew that they were working on 3D tv without the glasses since the day the first 3d tv came out. Why are some of you idiots giving HHG credit for something anyone who's into techology knows.
BYE  +   1787d ago
3D with glasses just got released and is already doomed.
BrianG  +   1787d ago
It is the superior way to view 3D content, and will be for a few more years, how is it doomed?
DarenG  +   1787d ago
You people who think 3D with glasses is doomed just have not seen these TV's. The effect is not the same 3D as you get with 3D glasses. If you think it is your mistaken. I have seen one of these sets and the best I can describe it is that it's different. You get 3D depth but not the depth you get with active shutter or theater 3D. Things don't appear in your face. Not to mention there is horrible viewing angles. You have to be on the sweet spot for it to work. If your too far left or right it doesn't work.
silkrevolver  +   1787d ago
I wonder what the price of this thing will be...
...I always told myself to wait out until they were glasses free, but I may have to wait out the price, too...
sarshelyam  +   1787d ago
This is far too soon!
I've seen the glasses-free 3D TV's, they had a number of them at the THQ booth at E3 last year showcasing de'Blob's new animated series. I have to say, it doesn't look good. Sure, it's 3D, but there's an obvious interlacing going on that almost makes it look...dare I say a cheap "3D" DVD cover.

For the price of sets now, and the obvious hurdles these companies are going to have to leap, I'll pass on the bohemian attitude and be fine with wearing glasses for the occasional 3D feature/game I'll enjoy.
Dlacy13g  +   1787d ago
@sarshelyam I too saw the THQ display running Metro 2033 in 3D this past E3. What you failed to catch was that was software creating that 3D effect not the TV. The whole purpose of that display (near the Company of Heroes & Homefront theatre at the THQ booth)was showing off how they could use software to have a regular "non" 3D TV do 3D. It was more a proof of concept rather than any kind of final product. That said, Nothing on the screen popped out, rather it had that layered depth look to it and it definitely appeared to get a bit "muddy" at times. But, as said, the purpose from the company that partnered with THQ to show that off was to show 3D could be done with out glasses or a special TV.

This is not the same tech. And more importantly, it appears you wont need to worry about the image being blurred cause you dont have 3D glasses on (atleast it looks that way from the video) Seems to be very similar tech to how the 3DS will work at the moment. you are angled (viewing correctly) you get 3D...if not you will just see 2D.

And I was shocked to see this in a 56inch TV given when they announced this earlier in the year it was only 22inch TV's.
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sarshelyam  +   1787d ago
Well that's a problem. I don't care who you are but in a social setting, if you aren't centered, you're simply missing out. I suppose it's a great alternative to poor viewing angles (allowing those who can't sit directly in front to view in 2D) but for the price and the relative central location required...I just don't see the investment as a worthy one.

Furthermore, like you pointed out, the "recessive" 3D is just's like looking at a diorama, and that isn't the point of 3D.
Xander756  +   1787d ago
And this is why people who bought 3D TV's already wasted their money...
DarenG  +   1787d ago
You won't think so once you see the tech. Poor viewing angles and it's more like a moving kids viewmaster then it is 3D you see in a theater. The entire point of 3D in the home is to get the 3D theater effect. TV's with glasses is the only tech that gives that to you. Wait until you see one. You will see what I mean.
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SLAYMANIO_ULTIMATE_1  +   1787d ago
Endless consumerism:

-The first SD tv's was released in 1935, It was very small
-The first SD tv's that was 28inch were released in 1960
-1990 Hd tv's was created but not on market
-2003 HD 360p tv's were released
-2006 HD 1080p tv's
-2010 Fist 3D tv with glasses
-2011 3D glasses free were released
-2016 to 2020 Super Hi vision/Ultra Hd tv's were released (7680x4320)
-2025 ED (eye def) tv's are released (477 pixels per square inch)
-What's after that I have no idea...
That_Genius  +   1787d ago
After that its virtual reality...
bananlol  +   1787d ago
Some kind of neural ifterface id vager, most likely throught the nervclusters at your fingertips.
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