Samsung Pulls Out of Hybrid Active/Passive TV Project 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Friday, 04 November 2011

In May, Samsung and RealD announced that they'd be partnering up to create something new - a hybrid 3D TV that can use both passive and active glasses, eliminating compatibility issues once and for all. Today RealD revealed that Samsung has decided to pull out of the project.  Apparently Samsung didn't like the new licensing deal that RealD laid out and that ending things for the partnership. Unfortunately that means that at best we'll have a pretty significant delay before we see these new panels. RealD isn't giving up on the idea...

The company said in a recent financial report that they still intend to move forward. " RealD is now pursuing other potential partners for its 3D display technology among consumer electronics panel manufacturers." The TVs were expected to hit the market in early 2012 but that seems unlikely considering the circumstances.  Practically any 3DTV manufacturer could jump on this, but we're thinking that the still faltering Sony could benefit the most from a technology that would separate it from the pack.

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