LG has a few prototypes that they've been showing off in the mobile TV department. One of them is immediately interesting and can easily be seen as viable at the right price. The other seems, well, bad. The more practical an interesting device is a mobile TV that's capable of showing 3D content broadcast on the ATSC Mobile TV standard. Even better, it does so without requiring that you wear glasses to watch it. LG says this is the first set of its kind.
Now that passive technology 3D televisions are on the market, companies have to do something to keep people interested in their active sets. Samsung is doing that by eliminating the big talking point that companies like LG have - expensive glasses.
A year or two ago, every 3D television that came out was an event. Now it's almost more newsworthy when a higher-end set comes out without 3D capabilities.The LE830 is Sharp's latest addition to its LCD TV lineup. It comes in sizes ranging from 40 inches - $1,299 - all the way up to 60 inches, which will run you $2,799.
Samsung is stepping up its 3D offerings in a big way. The company has launched a new service in Japan that allows Samsung television owners to access 3D content on demand. The 3D VODS kick off with a few movie trailers, a few features and even a concert. Educational content, including a television show that teaches Japanese children how to speak English, is also featured.
One of the big problems with 3D televisions in the home is the lack of a standard for active shutter glasses. If you own a pair of glasses that work with your Samsung TV, for example, they might not work with your friend's Panasonic 3D set.