updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri June 6, 2008
Philips 22-inch 3D display
Philips is set to introduce a 22-inch 3D display at the InfoComm 2008 show on June 18. Based on an WSXGA (1680x1050) LCD panel, it is available in either a frame-mount or desktop configuration. The display uses Philips' WOWvx technology to provide 3D-like images without requiring users to wear special viewing glasses. WOWvx uses the company's 2D-plus-Depth (the 2D image and its depth map) format and combines it with the Declipse format developed especially for autostereoscopic 3D displays such as this one. Declipse provides additional "background" information for a more realistic 3D effect.
The display is designed for use in commercial applications such as digital signs for retail, advertising, and gaming applications in casinos. Specifications include a 16:10 aspect ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 5 ms response time. The display will be available for sale in the fourth quarter of the year, although Philips has not revealed pricing.