3D: The Next Generation at CES
We’re not going to be attending CES this year, there’s too much going on in the offices after the holiday break and we’re prepping for the annual trip to Sundance later this month, but the real reason is that from a video standpoint this year looks to be a fairly weak entry in the historic convention’s legacy. That is, unless of course, you are interested in 3D. Today is the press only introduction to CES, and there are already plenty of leaks and information circulating the internet about the 3D offerings this year, especially for the consumer space. Engadget has posted an image of a glasses-less 3DTV prototype from Toshiba, and new product releases are announcing everything from affordable 3D-capable Blu-ray players to universal 3D glasses. Even glasses-free 3D mobile TV platforms are being demoed, like LG’s 3D Mobile DTV smartphone. With monster hits like Tron: Legacy, we thought that 2010 was going to be the year of 3D but it’s looking more and more like it was just the precursor to 2011.