JVC uncovered a protoype of a 46″ psuedo-high definition 3DTV at the CEDIA exhibition today called the GD-463D10. Cacthy. The set uses polarized light to create a steroscopic image with each alternate line of pixels emitting light in a different direction.
What then happens is that your glasses – yes, you do have to wear them – decode the half the set of pixels with the right lens, producing one angle of the image, and the other set of pixels with the left lens, producing the same image from a different angle. The two images together then give you a 3D perspective of the broadcast/playback.
Now, I call it pseudo-HD because if all 1080 horizontal lines aren’t forming the exact same image, then it’s not quite authentic but once you get the googles on – as modelled here by by Kat from T3 and Marc from Tech Radar – you’ll be too busy thinking about the depth than you will the exact perfection of the resolution which is very good all the same.
The set itself, strictly a monitor, offers a static contrast ratio of 2,000:1 (10,000:1 dynamic) and a very normal viewing of 178 degrees. JVC is only going to make 2,000 of them for sale and they’re likely to cost and an appropriately 3D eye-popping £8,000. Don’t worry, though, you’ll have some time to save up while JVC waits for the Blu-ray 3D standard to be decided before bring the TV to the market.