HDI’s 100″ 3D Laser TV will cost $10,000-$15,000, first units available in May

HDI says that they will begin production of their 100″ 3D Laser TVs (1920×1080) in May. Mass-production will take a bit of time – hopefully by Christmas 2010. They also say that the TVs will cost between $10,000 to $15,000.

The TVs are 10″ thick, and weighs about 75% less than normal 100″ LCDs or Plasmas. They also draw 80% less power than a 100″ plasma. According to HDI, they do not contain any harmful chemicals, either.

Via San Jose Business Journal

Samsung shows a 55″ glasses-free 3D LCD, will take 3 years to commercialize

Samsung shows a 55″ glasses-free 3D LCD, but says that this will take about 3 years to commercialize. The display offers full-HD images, 500cd/m2 brightness and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. It offers 9 viewpoints with an optimal viewing distance of 2.5 to 6m. Interestingly, Samsung used CFL backlighting, although they say that it can easily be replaced with a LED.

Samsung says that the display can easily be switched to show 2D or 3D images, and it actually uses 2 LCD panels to do so.

via Tech-On

Aiptek’s 7″ 3D photo/video frame to launch on August 15th and cost $199.99

Aiptek has announced their 3D photo/video frame a few weeks ago, and now we have more details: The 3D frame will cost $199, and will ship on August 15th. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.com. It uses a 7″ parallax LCD display, so you do not need glasses to view the 3D images. You can view photos that you have captured on your 3D camcorder – such as the Aiptek’s i2, which also costs $199.99, and will ship on August 15th as well.). You can also use the included software to convert 2D images to 3D ones.

Pre-order the Aiptek 3D photo/video display now from Amazon.com for $199.99.

The Samsung BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player will cost $400

Samsung has released the price of their upcoming BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player – 400$. The player is compatible with the 3D Blu-ray standard, and Samsung’s own 3D displays.

The BD-C6900 will cost $400, over at Amazon.com. We do not have a release date yet.

Turn your Canon digital camera into a 3D camera

Update: Loreo has released the same kit for Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Konica-Minolta SLRs.

Loreo has released a new Stereo Lens-In-A-Cap for Canon cameras ( APS-C format subframe digital SLR sensors, 22-24mm). It costs $165. Using these kinds of lens you get one photo that has two images in it, side by side (see here for some samples from Loreo). You can view the 3D images in Loreo’s own 3D viewer, or change the photo digitally to other 3D formats.

Buy it now for $165, from Amazon.com

The robot-looking 3D lens is available for:

Nikon, Minolta, Fuji, Konica, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic,

AUO to show the world’s first deadzone-free glasses-free 3D display

AU Optronics has developed a auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D panels (15.6″ Full-HD and 10.1″ WXGA) that are deadzone-free. AUO is using a lenticular-lens design combined with SuperD’s eye-tracking system. AUO is targeting notebooks and tablets for the displays. Eye-tracking means that only one user will be able to view the 3D image, though.

AUO also announced that it will invest $7.7 million in SuperD (and will get 10% of its shares).

Nikon NF-300i

Nikon’s NF-300i is a glasses-free 3D digital photo frame. The display is a 7.2″ (800×600) LCD with lenticular lens. It has an Ethernet port, USB and Wi-Fi, and it runs Android v2.1 and can show all sorts of services (such as RSS, weather, etc.) and also movies.

Nikon will only sell the NF-300i with a 2D to 3D conversion web-based service (called my Picturetown 3D). It will cost ¥1,995 ($25) per month which includes the rent for the NF-300i and up to 3 conversions per month. The service will launch in March 2011.

3D display type: 

7.2″ (800×600) lenticular-lens LCD

Gucci to release polarized 3D glasses soon for $225

Following Oakley’s footsteps, there are reports that Gucci are set to release their own polarized 3D glasses soon (December or so), which will be have a retro look and will cost $225. We’ve been hearing about Gucci’s 3D glasses since September 2009…

The glasses have “optically correct 6-base curved lenses” with a “high tech multi-layered mirrored coating which allows the wearer to view themselves in a mirror without distortion”.

via Softpedia

Delta is developing a projector-based glasses-free 3D display

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved subsidies totaling NT$600 million ($20 million) – which will go into two projects, one of them Delta Electronics’ projector-based 3D displays.

Delta are developing a auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D display that uses multiple LED projectors that are used to create high-resolution, multiple-viewing-angle 3D images.

The second project that received grants is AUO’s AMOLED project. We do not know how the $20 million are split between those two projects. Via Digitimes.

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