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Dimenco Announces 52″ Lenticular TV

Ex-Philips engineers have started a company called Dimenco with the prime goal of developing glasses-free TV. Rather than calling them Googlers (since they didn’t work at Google), you have my permission to call them Philips-ers (although that doesn’t roll off the tongue very well.) The four engineers started the company with the idea that they would have the first commercial product available by year 2013.

Dimenco has today announced that it will be unleashing a 52″ lenticular (produces illusion of depth) TV LCD, offering full 1080p visuals via glasses-free 3D. The televisions works by utilizing a lens set-up that is stuck to the front of the display, allowing each eye to catch different frames of the video signal, thereby producing a 3D effect. The TV has a 2000:1 contrast ratio and 60Hz refresh rate (not the most impressive), and calls the technology “2D + Depth.”

Where I come from, “2D + D = 3D”, but let’s just roll with it for now. The television is going to cost nearly $20,000 american which probably won’t sell very many off the shelves. If anyone has supply chain connections, please talk to one of these guys at Dimenco and try to get them to lower the price of this television! If I had to guess where the name came from, I would guess “Dimension + Co. = Dimenco” but it might just be codename for demented.

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