We Don't Need No Stinkin' Glasses
Ha! Look at those dorks in the picture! What dopes! They are wearing those crazy cardboard glasses to watch 3D TV! Idiots!
Haven't they heard that Philips is showing a 56-inch Quad Full 3D HDTV? And, you don't have to wear glasses (at least the dorky 3D kind) to get the 3D effect? In particular, at the Biz-Ex conference in Hollywood, Philps is showing its newest gee-whiz TV, indicating that it's serious about the whole 3D TV thing.
Technically, at least from a marketing standpoint, the TV is called a Quad Full Autostereoscopic 3D HDTV. With 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, it's sure to look good. Although, in previous versions, the screens had a limited viewing angle.
Philips has not announced availability or price. But the whisper price is around $25,000. No problem, I'm sure it will be easy to get a subprime mortgage to finance that.
Hey! Wait a minute! That's me in the picture - the tall guy in the second row. Gee, I feel like such a dope. On the other hand, those dinosaurs really did jump out of the screen at me. -Ken C. Pohlmann
[ED NOTE: KEN C. POHLMANN ISN'T REALLY THE TALL GUY IN THE SECOND ROW. HE'S ACTUALLY THE LITTLE MUSTACHIOED MAN IN THE FIRST ROW.]