Glasses-Free 3D TV Goes Across The Pond
Glasses-free 3D TV isn’t just for America anymore. Today, at the IFA 2011 trade show in Berlin, Toshiba announced the ZL2, the United Kingdom’s first 3D television that does not require glasses to use. The ZL2 is 55” and packs a Quad Full HD display with face tracking technology, so you shouldn’t have to worry as much about finding the magic seat on the couch that makes the 3D effects work perfectly. The CEVO engine is actually capable of rendering 2D images in 3D, as well, making a huge leap forward for 3D TVs. The ZL2 is also an LED TV, meaning LED back-lighting on an LCD screen for improved image quality. The resolution of this monster? 3,840 x 2,160.
The ZL2 is also a functional smart TV, with access to apps like Facebook and YouTube. You create a user profile that you can customize completely on the television. How do you log-in to your profile? Facial recognition courtesy of the built-in camera. Other bonuses are the ability to use your iPhone as a remote and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Pricing information is unknown, but rumor has it that the Toshiba ZL2 will cost more than £4,000, or about $6,500. Stay tuned for more information.