It’s been almost five years since the release of James Cameron’s 3D Avatar movie. The 3D movie proved so successful at the box-office that electronics manufactures saw the opportunity
to fill a void in what was predicted to one of the largest and most profitable electronics sectors in the world, 3D home entertainment. The rush to fill the home 3D entertainment void by global electronics manufactures
by the likes of Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, LG, Samsung and others proved to be somewhat of a failure. Most of the electronics manufactures rush to market to be first in proved fatal. Consumers were confused by the
early release of 3D televisions. The 3D televisions lacked a primary format. There was the active and passive 3D formats available from the different manufactures each claiming superiority over the next. The truth was that nobody really wanted to wear the cumbersome 3D glasses while at home. A few companies are exploring the auto-stereoscopic world (glasses-free 3D) they include, MasterImage, 3D Fusion, Dolby, Ultra D, and a handful of others. Digital Trends just reported on another company hoping to enter the glasses free 3D market if their campaign is successfully funded on KickStarter. A small R&D company based in Rochester New York that has worked for over 25 years in collaboration with NASA and the US Department of Defense among others think they have the solution to 3D at home. Dimension Technologies claims to have developed a glasses free 3D technology with no crosstalk, no sweetspots or head movement restrictions and multiple viewers. I had a chance to demo most of the models mentioned in the article except the newly announced DTI version. All were very promising but really only Dolby had that wow factor. The Dolby demo I saw looked to be a game change even though the 3D images were a little flat. I’ll keep you posted if I happen to get a hands on review of the new DTI Glasses-Free Mission Critical 3D display. For an in-depth review from the manufactures of the new DTI Glasses-Free Mission Critical 3D watch the video above.
BY: Steven D. Ito