Wednesday 30 September 2009

Panasonic: Full HD 3D TV

Panasonic has implemented an illusory immersion technology they call active shutter otherwise known as alternate-frame sequencing : Embedded in LCD glasses are  polarizing filters that are, rapidly strobing between dark, when voltage is applied, and light.

The glasses are otherwise transparent and "are controlled by an IR emitter that sends IR signal. The Glasses alternately darken over one eye, and then the other, in synchronization with the refresh rate of the screen, while the screen alternately displays different perspectives for each eye.."

Viewing images on Panasonic's new 3DTV display, apparently conveys for the viewer,  an illusory immersible  experience, culminating a heightened level of realism..

The older red/green anaglyph 3D, whilst worthy for short periods of use, strains the eyes, and can cause headaches and nausea in some people. Others have a dominant eye, and find it difficult to see the image as three dimensional.  I thus wonder if Panasonic bothered to do any medical research with these glasses, since the perception of continuity is crucial for cognitive experience and thus a viewer's attention span, notwithstanding possibly downright dangerous for epileptics !

Although the glasses will be supplied with the TV sets, prices for these new televisions from Panasonic will be within the usual bracket of high end HDTV's.
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