This is a re-blog from CES 2013: Interactive, volumetric 3D display | 3d.coldstreams.com. Displair LLC, a Russia-based firm, is expected to dhow a 3D volumetric display based on this technology this year at CES.
From Jan 2013 – a 2D (vertically oriented) display with gesture tracking:
Looks like a normal new product growth curve:
Roughly 6 percent of all U.S. households currently have an HDTV set that is 3-D-capable — 41 percent of this group do not watch any content in 3-D. Overall, 47 percent have seen a 3D TV, or have a 3-D-capable TV — compared to 24 percent two years ago.
via 75 percent of U.S. homes have HDTV set | HDTV content from Broadcast Engineering.
By 2012, 19% of flat panel TVs being sold supported 3D for a total of 41.45 million 3D TVs sold in 2012. Compare that to 2.26 million 3D TVs sold in 2012.
Not sure this solves a problem we all have but what ever:
“What the TV has is voice interaction, which allows you to tell the TV what you want it to do and where you want it to go,” explained Jones.
He demonstrated an option where you can control the television by opening and closing your hand. “(You can) go to our USB, which is playing content and I’m just selecting it,” said Jones, while standing about 10 feet from the TV and holding out an open hand slightly in front of himself.
via Smart TVs, 4K TVs, 3D TVs are popular holiday gifts: 5 On Your Side Consumer Electronics Guide: – Story.
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU – GSMArena.com news.
The 805 also has some features that sort of support 3D capabilities too including the use of a depth map to create images that move the focus point in space.
Calls it Ultra-D – glasses free, viewable from the sides: Stream TV Networks Wants to Reinvent 3D Television | Benzinga.
Every year, Stream TV Networks shows off stunning, absolutely awesome 3D display technology but then nothing ever seems to turn into products. (Stream TV is an R&D company that licenses its inventions to others.)
I will not be at CES this year – but having seen their demos, in person, at past CES events – they really do have spectacular 3D display technology.