LG 3D technology integrated into projectors for 2010
LG plans to introduce a wide range of 3D TVs ranging in size from 42- to 72-inches next year, following the 47-inch LCD 3D TV (47LH503D) this year. The company also plans to include 3D functionality in its flagship models for next year. The new series features an ultra-slim bezel which is expected to maximize the 3D effect. The LG 3D technology will also find its way into 150-inch projectors in the coming year.
Experience enriched images with LG 3D TV
LG has been committed to bringing active LG 3D TV sets that only require shutter glasses to experience 3D images, as well as the passive models that include a filter over the screen. In addition, LG has developed a chipset to handle various types of 3D broadcast signals and continues to develop correcting technology that automatically controls the brightness of overlapped parts on each eye to ensure optimum 3D images.
Creating 3D content with cooperation between LG and SkyLife
Both LG and SkyLife have agreed to invest in creating 3D content. Starting with 3D broadcasting for the FIS Snowboard World Cup, both will continuously produce or distribute 3D content from sport to educational programs and movies from overseas. The trial is initially commencing in Korea but LG is aiming to build up a global 3D TV market that includes the US and Europe. LG aims to secure and maintain leadership among 3D TV brands and has aggressive sales targets of 400,000 units in 2010 and 3.4 million units in 2011.
LG 3D TV provides multimedia experiences
LG expects the 3D TV market to increase sharply as internal global surveys indicate that as many as 58 percent of consumers want to purchase 3D TVs. Up to 75 percent of consumers who have seen 3D images said that they’d like to watch them again. Beside LG3D TV the company also expects strong support from the industry, including 3D broadcasters, 3D Blu-ray players, 3D game consoles and 3D camcorder manufacturers.
Broadcasting 3D TV for global market share
LG will focus on extending the initiative in North America and Europe from 2010 and will launch 3D TVs in South and Central American and Asia from 2011. The market is expected to expand worldwide as the London 2012 Olympics are currently slated to be aired in 3D. DisplaySearch, the leading source for information on the micro display industry, predicts the volume of the 3D TV market to increase sharply to USD 1.1 billion in 2010, USD 2.8 billion in 2011, USD 4.6 billion in 2012, and as much as USD 15.8 billion by 2015.