Wednesday, July 13th 2011

LG Leading The Way In Glasses-Free 3D

LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the world’s first glasses-free monitor utilizing eye-tracking technology to maintain an optimal 3D image from a range of viewing angles. The 20-inch D2000 monitor was developed as a fully func-tional entertainment display capable of reproducing games, movies and images in all their realistic glory.

“With a full line-up of 3D TVs, laptops, projectors and smartphones, LG Electronics is by far and away the industry leader in all things 3D.” said Si-hwan Park, Vice President of the Monitor Division at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “LG’s position has always been that 3D will and must eventually function without glasses. The D2000 is a look at what the future has in store.”

The D2000’s 3D effect comes courtesy of glasses-free parallax barrier 3D technology, and the application of the world’s first eye-tracking feature to the monitor. The combination of parallax barrier and eye-tracking in a single unit promises to open up new horizons for glasses-free 3D products.

Existing glasses-free 3D technologies generally require viewers to stay within a tightly restricted angle and distance to perceive the 3D images. However, the D2000 has done much to resolve this issue, allowing viewer much freer movement and more comfortable viewing. Eye tracking in the D2000 works via a special camera sensor attached to the monitor which detects changes in the user’s eye position in real-time. With this information, the monitor calculates the angle and position of the viewer and adjusts the displayed image for the optimal 3D effect.

In addition to playing back existing 3D content, the D2000 has a highly refined 2D to 3D conversion feature which adds a new dimension to existing movies and game playing.
The D2000, available in Korea this month, will be introduced in other markets around the world in the latter part of 2011.
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10 Comments on LG Leading The Way In Glasses-Free 3D

#1
STCNE
This + OLED will be my next monitor, possibly, I have no depth perception as it is, an unfortunate side effect of having monovision.
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#2
caleb
Right 3d with no glasses. I can bet my ass of the first ones will require that you sit in a precise spot so it displays properly and the image blurs anyway. After 3 years they will say "Hey buy our 150234540Hz version now its not blurry and you can sit with 40 degree angle".
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#3
NdMk2o1o
So who's going to reverse engineer it and create a true holographic 3d monitor a'la Paycheck :cool:
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#4
Completely Bonkers
Nice to see technology developing.

But where is my high-pixel density 21" with 2560x1600)? I want THAT more than 3D. I want print quality 300dpi just like "iphone retina" but on my workstation, so I can read my PDFs and Word documents in ultimate clarity. (with monitor dpi set accordingly)
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#5
KieranD
Yeah im thinking you have to sit in a perfect spot to get the 3D to work.

Unlike the 3DS (glasses free example) which is much easier because its sort of light and easy to position. One more problem i see with glasses free currently is how far away can you sit? The 3DS is again close to the face and doesn't seem to work that great further away (i just stood on a chair with it on the floor).

Id rather 16:10 IPS displays became cheaper than go 3D.
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#6
jmcslob
It's not neat if your the only one who sees it...Geeeese this has geek all over it.
I want a Holodeck and nothing else will do!
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
enough with the 3d already, I just want large cheap monitors with high rez images and to look sharp.
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#8
n-ster
by: Completely Bonkers
Nice to see technology developing.

But where is my high-pixel density 21" with 2560x1600)? I want THAT more than 3D. I want print quality 300dpi just like "iphone retina" but on my workstation, so I can read my PDFs and Word documents in ultimate clarity. (with monitor dpi set accordingly)
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
enough with the 3d already, I just want large cheap monitors with high rez images and to look sharp.
I agree, 21.5"~23" 2560x1440 IPS screens would be awesome
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#9
Thatguy
Wheres my holodeck god dammit !
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#10
inferKNOX
So... what happens when there's more than one pair of eyes? It implodes, LOL! XD
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