CES 2011 how wondrous your goggleboxes were!
From connected sets to mad 3D visors, the show threw up a load of new displays that Tech Digest would kill to have at home.
We’ve pulled together our five favourite bits of TV tech from the Las Vegas show. Check them out in the videos below.
1: Sony’s 3D Headset
Our favourite bit of TV tech from the show wasn’t technically a TV at all. This concept from Sony crammed two small OLED displays inside a Tron-like visor, giving the wearer a personal 3D display wherever they turned their head. It worked a charm, despite only being in the early stages of development.
2: LG Passive Cinema 3D TVs
Continuing the stellar work they’ve put into their 3D developments were LG, launching their new Cinema 3D range of passive 3D TVs. We spoke to George Mead of LG, who explained the companies increasing focus on passive sets, and why the general public seem to be leaning towards that technology rather than active 3D sets.
3: LG ST600 Smart TV Upgrader
Another ace bit of kit from LG was the ST600 Smart TV Upgrader. Expected to cost no more than £100 at launch, it turns any HDMI-equipped TV into a “Smart” TV, capable of web browsing and using apps. With connected sets expected to become ever more dominant in stores, this inexpensive box will make sure your older set isn’t branded a dunce.
4: Sharp Aquos Quattron 3D TV
We’re big fans of Sharp’s Aquos Quattron range at Tech Digest, as shown in our review of the set. Sharp have now revamped the range with 3D smarts, and it’s looking very special indeed.
5: Sony’s 3D glasses-free autostereoscopic TV
Super-slim OLED TVs always attract the Tech Digest team like flies to a UV light trap, and Sony’s 3D glasses-free autostereoscopic OLED TV was no exception. With a great viewing angle and a genuine sense of depth given to the images, it had even the edge of Toshiba’s similar sets, despite the latter being expected to go to retail before the year is out.
By Gerald Lynch | January 14th, 2011