3D “virtual reality” television by 2020

August 22, 2005

holodeckI just love stories like this. Apparently Matsushita and Sony aren’t taking a break after years of research and engineering with high definition; both companies (among others) are already looking beyond HDTV and into the realm of 3D, ultra high resolution television.

“The targeted “virtual reality” television would allow people to view high-definition images in 3D from any angle, in addition to being able to touch and smell the objects being projected upwards from a screen”

With quotes like that you have to wonder how far Star Trek inspired fantasies like the Holodeck are from becoming reality. Maybe I’ll be able to afford one of these displays by 2020… ok 2025.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under 3D Display Technology


Comments

  • 3d LED TV

    Although…there is another configuration matter to address. In common with all 240Hz HD TVs there is the “Spanish Soap Opera” look. No, I didn’t understand either until I saw it. So, what is it? Well, it’s an overblown effect that the manufacturers reckon makes the picture look more like the one you get when you actually go to the cinema. Apparently there are lots of fans! Personally I find that hard to believe because I like the picture crisp and clear – I like full clarity!

  • Blake

    now its gonna be fun watchin the foodnetwork. :D

  • Blake

    now its gonna be fun watchin the foodnetwork. :D

  • andrew

    yay a 3d tv with smell and touch features to man cant wait until 2020

  • andrew

    yay a 3d tv with smell and touch features to man cant wait until 2020