Sharp to enter the 3D TV fray this summer in Japan, the UK by Christmas?

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sharp logo 2a.jpgSharp have just entered the 3D TV playing-field, announcing that they are to launch a range of 3D compatible screens in Japan this summer.

China, the United States and Europe will also be getting the Sharp screens later in the year, so UK readers can pop one of these onto their 2010 Christmas lists if they like.

Sharp is the fourth-largest TV manufacturer in the world, just behind Samsung, Sony and LG.

The 3D race is really picking up now. There are already Panasonic and Samsung 3D TVs available, with Sony’s 3D TV launch just over the horizon in June. While it’s yet to be seen whether or not 3D TVs popularity will match the industry push behind the technology, services like Sky’s 3D TV channel will help deliver the quality content that the format greatly needs if it is to convert the masses.

According to DisplaySearch, 2.5 million 3D TVs will be sold this year. While that may not sound like a huge amount, DisplaySearch expect rapid growth in the sector, with as many as 27 million units sold in 2013.

Via: Reuters

Gerald Lynch