Newest 3D technology on display
Electronics seller U.S. Tech is giving the public a preview of what the future of television will look like. Here’s a hint: it’s going to be truly multi-dimensional.
Mitsubishi rolled their 53-foot big rig into the parking lot at 2465 Patterson Friday morning. The massive trailer doubles as a showroom for 12 of the largest, high-definition DLP and flat-panel televisions available on the market today, including one equipped to demonstrate the latest in 3D technology.
“It shows 3D for the home that’s not quite available yet to consumers,” said Earl Cogdill, co-owner of U.S. Tech.
Cogdill said he expects consumers to want more 3D capabilities within their homes based on the popularity of movies such as “Avatar” — a film renowned for its multi-dimensional special effects.
He expects mature 3D technology to be readily available to consumers this summer.
Chuck Burmeister, Mitsubishi sales representative, said all of Mitsubishi’s advanced DLP televisions have had 3D capabilities for the past three years. Those televisions are reproduction sets similar to the movie theater experience and “they provide the most bang for the buck.”
A key component to enjoying 3D at home is having the proper viewing glasses, said Burmeister. The newest XPand 3D glasses receive signals from the television set, switching the image from eye to eye. The glasses are currently pricey and hard to find. They will also be available to gamers this weekend within U.S. Tech.
“It’s really something that I think will be the next big thing,” Burmeister said.
Also on display is the new Mitsubishi Laservue set, which is the most energy-efficient and high color set currently made by the company. “It just provides such a better experience,” Burmeister said.
The Mitsubishi Mobile Showroom will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.