Sharp Debuts New LCD Display With 3D Technology

Sharp introduced Tuesday its first stand-alone display that features 3D LCD technology.

The 15-inch Sharp LL-151-3D display delivers "eye-popping 3D images to the naked eye, and can be easily switched between 2D and 3D viewing for standard applications," according to the company.

The display offers a realistic sense of depth and presence without the use of special glasses. It features a 370-nit brightness and 500:1 contrast ratio as well as color management functions compatible with the "sRGB" international standard, a slide system for height adjustment and a 90-degree swivel stand.

How does the 3D effect work? "Using a parallax barrier, light from the LCD is divided so that different patterns reach the vieweris left and right eyes. The direction in which light leaves the display is controlled so that the left and right eyes see different images. When centered in front of the display, each eye receives the correct visual information for the brain to process. This makes it possible for the image on the screen to appear in three dimensions without the user having to wear special goggles," a company statement said.

The new display is available now for US$1,500.