[CES] LG Electronics Highlights Polarized 3D Displays

Jan 11, 2011
Tadashi Nezu, Nikkei Electronics
The message shown on LG Electronics' billboard
The message shown on LG Electronics' billboard
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The "Cinema 3D"
The "Cinema 3D"
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The 3D-compatible projector is much larger than a normal data projector.
The 3D-compatible projector is much larger than a normal data projector.
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The 84-inch 3D TV
The 84-inch 3D TV
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The 65-inch 3D TV viewable with the naked eye
The 65-inch 3D TV viewable with the naked eye
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LG Electronics Co exhibited many polarized 3D displays in its booth at the 2011 International CES.

By showing a message, "Just One Pair of Glasses For All LG 3D Displays," on its billboard, LG Electronics emphasized that one pair of polarized glasses can be used with all of the 3D-compatible TVs, projector, monitors and notebook PCs in the booth. Especially, the company highlighted its 3D TVs using a polarizing filter, calling them "Cinema 3D" and emphasizing their high image qualities (i.e. no flickering).

3D images from the projector can also be viewed just by wearing the polarized glasses. Thus far, to view 3D images projected by one projector, active-shutter glasses have been necessary. When polarized glasses are used, two projectors have been necessary to project images for both the right and left eyes. This time, LG Electronics enabled to use polarized glasses and view 3D images by using only one projector.

In addition, LG Electronics showcased what it claims is the world's largest (84-inch) 3D TV using a polarizing film and a 65-inch 3D TV viewable with the naked eye for reference. But the company currently has no plan to commercialize them.

Though, LG Electronics did not disclose the details of the TVs, it said that the 65-inch TV uses lenticular lenses and has four viewpoints. Its pixel count is "4K x 2K."