It’s a prototype which they’ve been working on since the beginning of last year and, naturally, it doesn’t require glasses to view. No word as whether your head has to be in the right place for it to work but I can’t see how it could be possible otherwise.
I have a feeling that it’s more of a stunt on the part of NEC to show how their hardware can decode and display 3D images in real time on such a compact device because I can’t see the point of having this kind of broad cinematic effect on a poxy WQVGA screen.
3D images never jump out beyond the frame of the screen you’re looking out, so unless you hold the thing really close to your face, it’s not going to be that great. Good tech nonetheless though and I have to admit I am a bit of a sucker for watching this 3D panic unfold across the AV companies as they look to reproduce what Hollywood is trying to do more and more.
By the way, if you’re looking for a decent Valentine’s tip, I took my good lady to a 3D IMAX film for a small part of the evening last year. Lots of fun if you’ve never done it before.
(via Akihabara News)