No more pricey glasses: VIZIO to introduce polarized 3D TV in 2011

Consumer Reports
June 22, 2010

If the thought of wearing—and paying for—expensive, active 3D shutter glasses is keeping you from taking the 3D TV  plunge, you'll be glad to know that Vizio plans to introduce a 3D TV next year that uses cheaper polarized glasses.

The company is a showing a prototype of the TV this week at the Consumer Electronics Association's summer show in New York City. The TV, a 65-inch LCD model with an edge LED backlight, uses a film layered over the front of the screen that interlaces the image into left- and right-eye views. When viewed with lightweight, polarized glasses—much like the ones you get in movie theaters—the two images resolve into a single three-dimensional picture.

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