The famous consumer electronics show CEATEC 2010 once again has it’s grand opening today. Already Toshiba has announced in advance, it’s first ever glassLESS 3D TV models. They will be offering two models, one that is portable (12″ in size) and another which is 20″ in size. Although this is notable, I think 20″ these days might be a bit small for viewing a living room entertainment system. Nonetheless, glassless 3D systems is ultimately where the technology will head and will mature with time. Think of a basic family of four, two parents and two children. With current technology, you will need to buy a pair of (exepensive) glasses for each member of the family if they all want to watch a program at the same time. Eventually that cost and that technology will go by the wayside and come to fruition.
The two models being offered by Toshiba….. 20” model, 20GL1 will have a 1280×720 resolution with a 550:1 contrast ratio, Toshiba CELL Regza technology, two digital TV tuner, HDMI out (1080/60p and 1080/24p), Ethernet, and a USB Port. The smaller 12” 12GL1 will come with a 466×350 resolution, 500:1 contrast ratio, one digital TV tuner, HDMI out (1080/60p and 1080/24p), Ethernet, USB Port and SD Card reader. Hmmm….. Both models will be available in Japan in December. ¥240,000 JPY for the 20GL1 and ¥120,000 JPY for the 12GL1 model.