Friday, August 25, 2006

Philips Wow Pricing

DQ reader Joshua M successfully sifted through the Philips' website (no small feat) and found pricing on the 42" 3D LCD display.

42-3D6W01 42" Wow
'Wow' 42" multi-view autostereo 'Intelligent' display. 1920 x 1080 LCD. 9 views. 3D lenticular technology. Capable of showing 2D content using smart software interpolation. Includes media playback software and 3DS Studio Max plug-in content creation plug-in.

The price? $ 14,085.

Once you get up off the floor (I hope nothing broke when you fell), just remember that this is less expensive than first generation plasma sets were less than ten years ago.

So if this technology is successful (I believe it will be, in some form), then it's a fair guess that within ten years, it could be in your home.

Here's the link.

If you're wondering why I think it will be successful, it's because I remember the first time I saw a 42" display at E3. It required specially recorded content to display in 3D, but it was totally mind-blowing. Companies will buy these displays as marketing devices, they'll blow people away, and eventually we'll have them in our living rooms.

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