LG is eagerly pushing 3D via TVs, smartphones

By on February 16, 2011, 8:00 AM
LG apparently wants to play a big role in getting consumers to adopt 3D technologies. The South Korean company is pushing 3D in at least two huge markets: televisions and smartphones.

LG said it aims to sell 5 million 3D televisions in 2011 as part of its overall sales target of 40 million flat-screen TVs, according to Reuters. The world's second largest TV manufacturer, which competes with Samsung and Sony, said it was also seeking to control 20 percent of the global market for smart TVs.

Separately, LG has unveiled the first mass market 3D phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LG Optimus 3D features lenticular screen technology, meaning it can display 3D images without the need for special glasses. The phone must be held at a certain distance and angle in order for the viewer to get the correct experience, much like with the Nintendo 3DS, which uses a similar screen technology.

Users can play and record 3D content through the use of two 5MP cameras, and even send content to any 3D TV. The phone will ship with four 3D stereoscopic games. The electronics giant has yet to reveal pricing details or a release date for the Android-based device.

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Guest said:

Sorry but current 3D is lame.....Anyone who buys into is throwing there money away. 3D without glasses in a few years will be where it's at

Renrew Renrew said:

Maybe LG will push betamax next.

Guest said:

I wear glasses. That means I will not wear other glasses over my prescription glasses just to see some lame-o special effect that's been around since the 1800's in one form or another.

When "they" pushed for widescreen tv adoption, I said ok. HD? ok. 3D? Not a chance. Ever.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I really like LG products. My HDTV, blu-ray player, and optical drives in my PC are all LG and they are excellent products.

But them pushing this whole 3D thing is ridiculous. I've read article after article about how 3DTV sales have been extremely disappointing. Not a person I know of - at work, family and friends - has the slightest interest in 3D. Why chase something that the public has already decreed with their wallet that it's something they're not interested in?

hitech0101 said:

Not a good move 3D is good only in theaters it looks a lot different at home.

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