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Making 3D TV more affordable. LG moves to passive glasses.

Techstination feature for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Making 3D TV more affordable.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     In case you haven’t noticed,  prices for some of the latest flat screen TVs have fallen pretty dramatically of late.   Including models that are 3D capable.   But those active shutter glasses can cost anywhere from one to two hundred dollars….making 3D for family viewing…a pretty expensive proposition.   But LG has decided to use different technology in its new  Cinema  3D display line…that will allow consumers to use the same type of inexpensive 3D glasses that are used in movie theatres.   LG’s Director of New Product Development Tim Alessi….

There’s no battery required, they’re lightweight.  And we’re going to provide four pairs with each set and they’ll be available as extras for around 25 bucks for two pair. ”

Some competitors say the passive technology sacrifices full HD quality when watching 3D.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics