If there was one clear message from Sony’s press event at CES today, it was that they love them some 3D. But what was most exciting was some of the prototype devices they were showing off on their stand, including a 24.5-inch OLED 3D screen that doesn’t require glasses.
While smaller than the 31 inch OLED screen LG showed off at IFA, the Sony was just as stunning to look at, although it was being shown off in a darkened room. The 3D element was a bit understated on the OLED though – there wasn’t any real sense of things coming out from the TV, rather just a decent sense of depth in the content being shown off.
Sony also showed off 46-inch 2K LCD and 56-inch 4K LCD screens that showed 3D without glasses. The bigger screens offered a lot better 3D effects, and actually performed pretty well from a variety of angles around the darkened room Sony were showing them in. Also, no headaches, which is a huge improvement for someone like me. On the downside, there was some pretty obvious light leaking from the corners of the screen, but these things were prototypes, so I guess we can let it go…
There’s no timetable for release, which sucks. But with the current state of 3D, these prototypes are encouraging for the future of the technology.