Hisense Group, Stream TV Networks Work on Glasses-Free 3DTV16 Aug, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey
Chinese TV brand Hisense and Stream TV Networks have announced a partnership that will see the release of autostereoscopic (glasses free) 3DTVs.
The first model expected will be a 42-inch, 1080p autostereoscopic set, with plans for additional HDTVs, smart TVs, tablets and smartphones carrying the Ultra-D technology.
“The partnership with Hisense will help to spur massive proliferation of the Ultra-D technology,” said Mathu Rajan, CEO of Stream TV Networks. “It will be a shot in the arm for 3D without glasses. The association with Hisense will propel the 3D category and increase the reach of 3D without glasses devices across the globe.”
Hisense products are currently sold at Walmart, Costco and other big-box retailers. The Ultra-D 3DTVs will include a conversion box that automatically converts 2D and 3D images that require glasses into autostereoscopic images in real time, and is expected to be compatible with broadcast, Blu-ray Disc, streaming and other forms of 3D content.
“Ultra-D is the first 3D-without-glasses solution that has been able to eliminate viewing angles and offer the high-quality, glasses-free 3D experience we've all been waiting for,” Rajan said. “We have received positive feedback that Ultra-D is the only 3D without glasses developed that is ready for the consumer market.”