CES – Not so Wowed by 3D
January 10, 2007 by Dave Haynes
Philips was showing off a large format 3D flat panel, with lots of people standing back doing the oooh-aaah thing.
These 3D displays, based on something called WOWvx technology, “are designed to deliver out-of-screen 3D effects without the need for special glasses or filters.”
A not very sharp logo spins and creeps a little bit away from the perceived front of the panel. An airplane does the same thing. I know people get excited about this, but I really don’t see much commercial application.
However, some are suggesting this sort of thing might work well in the casino business, which is all about sizzle. I also read someone suggesting the porn business would find this interesting.
Instead of a Wow factor, I think there’s more of a Hmmm factor.