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Illumination & Displays

At CES, new 3D TV tech emerges

10 January 2011

Later this year when the 3D televisions sets that debuted at CES 2011 start hitting store shelves, shoppers will find more than one type of 3D technology. CES a year ago was 3D-at-home's big coming-out party, led by Sony and Panasonic, which came with HDTVs that with the aid of special glasses could show 3D movies. Both brands used the same technology in the accompanying glasses: active-shutter. The same went for models from manufacturers like Samsung and Vizio that followed. Flash forward to 2011: While many of the heavy hitters in TV are staying with active 3D technology, other big names like LG and Vizio are either adding or completely switching to passive polarized 3D tech for their sets.

Why would the TV industry split over the kind of technology powering 3D sets so early in the game?

Full story from CNet