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Glasses-Free 3D at CES 2011 - Improving, but no Cigar, Except for the Queen of CES

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jan 14 2011, 4:37am

Most journalists covered CES’s Smart TV announcements, new panel sizes and models, with backlight LEDs here, there, and everywhere, dozens of tablets, etc. but provide no coverage on the technical detail and depth of what is really difficult to create in the 3D world, and most say will not be ready for many years: auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D.

So which was the best looking glasses-free large screen 3DTV? Who was the 3D-glasses-free queen of CES? Not Sony’s 56” 4K, or 46” 2K LCD panel prototypes shown with floor platforms that wisely limited the viewing area/angles. Not the 65” and 56” LCD models from Toshiba shown with fixed feet marks on the floor (so you better not move) in a tunnel-type booth that also precluded angled views other than straight to the set. Not even LG. The best looking large screen 3D image without using 3D glasses to my eyes was...