The next frontier in television technology is here and heading to retail outlets next year.
Just don’t forget your glasses.
Sony and Panasonic say they will release home 3-D television systems in 2010; JVC is not far behind. All of Mitsubishi’s current model Home Theater TVs are 3-D ready and are offered in screen sizes from 60 inches to 73 inches. A 3-D standard format does not currently exist for Blu-ray or DVD prepackaged media, however.
Some analysts compare the 3-D transition to the switch from black-and-white to color television and the shift from standard- to high-definition images. It won’t happen overnight, but the new technology will take hold, they agree, and could give electronics retailers, manufacturers and distributors a boost akin to when flat-panel televisions really took flight five or so years ago.