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Vizio Unveils Passive-glasses 3DTV

16 Dec, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey

Vizio has begun shipping its first passive-glasses 3DTV, with Costco Wholesale and Sam's Club members getting first crack at the $3,499.99, 65-inch XVT3D650SV.

The 3DTV comes with four pairs of passive glasses, which don’t need batteries or charging, as with active shutter glasses used with most models today.

The 3DTV is the largest ever from Vizio, and the glasses reduce the flicker associated with some active shutter glasses by 50%, the company said. The glasses can also be taken to theaters showing RealD 3D films.

“Our Theater 3D technology is a significant step forward in bringing a high-quality, immersive experience home to consumers,” said Matthew McRae, chief technology officer for Vizio. “The bright and flicker-free images, extremely low crosstalk and comfortable glasses allow extended viewing of content without the side-effects associated with the first generation of 3D technology. This is increasingly important as more content is released and 3D gaming goes mainstream.”

The 3DTV also includes applications for Amazon VOD, Facebook, Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Vudu and Yahoo! TV Widgets.

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