Glasses free 3D TV sounds crazy because, well, that would look a whole lot like real life. This newest Sony incarnation feels closer than ever — almost like Sony might actually one day Lasek our experience of the 3D TV.
3DTV has earned its bad rap, and for good reason. Fast-moving sequences get blurry, the contrast gets soggy depending on the room's brightness, and God help you if you try to watch low-resolution video. But Sony's new Bravia HX 850 series aims to eliminate all these issues in one fell swoop.
Looks like 2012 will be the closest thing we've had to the year of the OLED—real products with serious screen size. Like Samsung's "Super OLED," offering 55 inches of mega-rich colour and brightness. Bonus: Kinect-esque body tracking, too.
Samsung's long made some of (if not the) best HDTVs—and now that they're all decked out with 3D and apps, what's left? Beautiful, slim TVs that'll use your voice and face as controls. Apple just got jumped.
Either one guy is buying hundreds of thousands of Samsung teevees a day to rig the stats, or we're collectively Samsung-crazed in our television choices. According to President Boo-Keun Yoon, the company moves two sets per second, globally.
There's a raft of new 3DTVs out from LG, and they've all got one thing in common: the acknowledgement that the third dimension has been pretty lame so far. Not lame? Depth control, passive glasses, and dual-view multiplayer gaming potential.
Lenovo's Android-powered K91 is, in their words, a "Smart TV" that runs Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the OS. On top of running any Android 4.0-compatible app, Lenovo promises optimised apps, including 100 that are already preloaded. The only catch is that it's a China exclusive for now.
HDTV is cool, I guess, but it's going to be hard to go back after looking at LG's ultra-def 4k display, which packs four times the pixels as a 1080p set. It's mind-bogglingly crisp and enormously... enormous. Second mortgage time!
If you have over £7,000 and a hunger for ludicrously high definition TVs, Toshiba's impending 55-inch predator is gunning for your wallet and cranium. 4k resolution is more spec candy than anything, but glasses-free 3D? Yes please.
In about a week, there's gonna be a firehose of gadgets coming at you, and let's hope they're all as easy on the eyes as these early arrivers from Samsung, especially the monstrously expensive but apparently very good Series 9 Monitor.
Remember OLED? Even back in 2009 we were lamenting how the gorgeous screen tech seemed to be a flash in the pan for televisions—at least for those with less income than Lex Luthor. LG, however, is OLED-ready.
Aside from complementary massages and gourmet lunches, another perk of working at Google appears to be an abundant supply of powerful drugs, with Chairman Eric Schmidt proclaiming his floundering Google TV will be built into most TVs next summer. Bullshit.
It might look like a steampunk creation, but Leon's Trithon Reyn TV is an actual product, inspired by the sets of yesteryear including the Philco Barber Pole with its swivelling and tilting CRT screen.