Everyone's preferred phone-a-friend
25 March 2017 11:41 (South Africa)

Brace yourself for Japanese 3D flat screen TVs

For years, only South Korean manufacturers like Samsung, Hyundai and LG offered 3D TV, and mostly at the low end of the quality scale. (This writer still remembers awful headaches caused by the LG version.) Now, finally, the Japanese big guns are joining the fray: Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba have all announced they will bring their first high-quality 3D offerings to the market before the end of this year, although neither has released any further technical information. They assured the markets the 3D TVs will conform to a single standard for broadcasting and disks from the outset (unlike VCRs and DVDs). Of course, Sony is hoping the enhanced version of its Blu-Ray will form the basis for the disks. Toshiba’s and Sony’s systems will probably include Cell high-tech chip, developed by the two companies together with IBM.

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles





Do Not Miss

Daily Maverick has suspended comments on the site. Until the interwebs figures out a better way to deal with the naughty kids in the class, the space for your comments is on our Facebook page and the Twitterverse.

Alternatively, you are welcome to send a letter to the editor.