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Sony To Launch 3D TVs By Late 2010 249

eldavojohn writes "The Financial Times is reporting that Sony is announcing 3D TVs for late 2010 at the IFA technology trade show in Berlin. It's another glasses-based technology with "active shutter" being employed (the same stuff teased at CES as well as employed on NVIDIA's glasses). Expect to see 3D Bravia television sets, Vaio laptops, PS3s and Blu-ray disc players compatible with this technology."
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Sony To Launch 3D TVs By Late 2010

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  • Re:Hrmm (Score:4, Informative)

    by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Thursday September 03, 2009 @11:26AM (#29300277) Homepage Journal

    My ex-wife has strabismus [], which is probably what the GP was referring to. She couldn't see 3D either.

  • by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Thursday September 03, 2009 @11:30AM (#29300329) Homepage Journal

    I'm sorry, but your post annoyed me so much I'm going to have to give you an Unwanted education []. I hope English isn't your native language.

  • Re:Yay! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Narishma ( 822073 ) on Thursday September 03, 2009 @11:56AM (#29300629)

    Counter examples: 3.5" floppy disc, compact disc, trinitron, bluray.

  • Re:Hrmm (Score:3, Informative)

    by spazdor ( 902907 ) on Thursday September 03, 2009 @12:06PM (#29300735)

    It could be that 3d films are intentionally shot with depth of field [] which is chosen to mimic the focus of a human eye.

  • Re:Hrmm (Score:3, Informative)

    by clone53421 ( 1310749 ) on Thursday September 03, 2009 @01:35PM (#29301767) Journal

    3D is an illusion. Your eyes focus on one object, and anything at a different depth will appear in double. Your brain learns that this is depth, and automatically shifts the focus of your eyes to the various depths of objects as you look at them. (The eyes tilt inward – slightly cross-eyed – so both eyes are pointed directly at whatever it is you're looking at. If you're staring at the bridge of your nose, you'll be completely cross-eyed; if you're looking off into the distance, they'll be nearly straight ahead.) Someone who can only see properly out of one eye has never trained their brain to process this information and will be completely unable to envision it. The closest you could come to knowing what 3D looks like would be to envision seeing double, and that will be a flawed understanding because your brain won't know what to make of it anyway.

    You could try going to a 3D movie (the kind that's projected using polarized light) and looking at the screen without wearing the glasses. That will allow you to see the double image that a person with stereo vision would see, but since you're unable to shift the superimposition (which 3D-sighted people do unconsciously as they aim both eyes at the object they're looking at), you still won't be able to bring one object "into focus" as I could.

    As far as comparing a normal TV to a 3D TV, you'd be able to discern no difference. They'd look the same. The same goes for movies projected in 3D using polarized light: as long as you wear the glasses, your sighted eye will only see one picture and you won't be able to tell the difference (it'll look just like a normal movie to you).

  • Re:Hrmm (Score:3, Informative)

    by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Thursday September 03, 2009 @03:26PM (#29303447) Homepage Journal

    No, I'm not reiser, I'm mcgrew.

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