updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed October 15, 2008
NEC show 12.1-inch 3D LCD
NEC Display on Wednesday announced it will demonstrate a stereoscopic display that produces high-definition 3D images without requiring viewers to wear special 3D glasses at the FPD International 2008 show due to kick off on October 23rd. The 12.1-inch display has a resolution of 800x600 pixels and is meant for commercial use. NEC has developed a Horizontally Double-Density Pixels LCD module to achieve the feat, which uses horizontally arranged RGB pixels in addition to the vertical arrangement of a typical LCD display.
The screen will be able to display both 2D and 3D images, by targeting each eye and alternating their signals. NEC predicts demand for 3D screens and related hardware will grow in the future, and will continue to work on research and development in the field. The company expects to bring the 12.1-inch 3D display to market in the 2009 fiscal year.