Samsung glasses-free 55” LCD targets DOOH

Samsung Electronics will bring a glasses-free 3D, 55” LCD TV to market within three years according to reports from FPD China 2011. The company showed off a prototype model, at the Shanghai exhibition, March 15 to 17, 2011. The display is designed for public places where 3D content can be viewed without glasses from nine different viewpoints within a distance of 2.5m to 6m.

The TV supports full HD resolution, a brightness of 500cd/m2, contrast ratio of 4000:1 and easy switching to 2D or 3D.

Samsung says the prototype is based on CFL backlighting but when they commercialise the display in about three years, the retail unit will probably be LED backlit.

Tech-On, technology news site run by Nikkei Publications, said the TV was created with two LCD panels.

“The first LCD panel functions as a lens and shows different images to the right and left eyes. And when the optical refraction index of the first LCD panel is not changed, the TV shows 2D images,” the site reported.

[Via Samsung blog]