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3D TV With Less Expensive Glasses

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, July 6, 2010

3D TV with less expensive glasses. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Big screen 3D TVs are one of the hot new product categories this year, but one of the big drawbacks is the price of those special glasses. Often, 150 dollars or more. They use what is called active shutter technology. At least one TV maker, Vizio, plans to give consumers a choice by offering some models that use passive 3D....the same system used in movie theatres....instead. That would make the glasses a lot cheaper. Vizio's Carlos Angulo...


"It's passive 3D, meaning that all the polarization and all the processing is done on the panel itself. The benefit of passive 3D is the eye wear, right. So you don't need any batteries. They're pretty light weight. "


Vizio has not yet announced pricing for the passive system which is slated to arrive next year. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.

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