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LG to Try 3-D HDTVs

By Chris Tribbey | Posted: 01 Dec 2008

LG Electronics will start experimenting with 3-D HDTVs in 2009, the company told the United Kingdom’s T3 magazine.

“3-D TVs are the next big step for us,” said Choon Lee, VP and director at LG’s Digital TV Research Lab. “We will try with one or two markets in 2009.”

Lee said that more 3-D content and 3-D on Blu-ray Disc would cause other HDTV manufacturers such as LG to consider 3-D in new models.

“Over the next few years, we will see lots more 3-D,” he said.

The LG announcement meshes with a November Displaybank report, which forecasted that the 3-D HDTV market will more than double in 2009, and could become a $1 billion business by 2010.

“An importation of digital broadcast and a generalization of HDTV for more realistic 3-D display are now being realized,” said Displaybank researcher Sarah Han. “The 3-D display market is likely to expand more rapidly if development of various 3-D content is added on.”

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