updated 04:25 pm EDT, Mon May 23, 2011
Nissho ships 52-inch 3D TV with Dimenco display
A relatively unknown company, Japan's Nissho Electronics, has just announced it will soon launch a 52-inch HDTV with a Dimenco Display glasses-free 3D screen. That screen also has the ability to convert 2D content to 3D in real time. The stereoscopic video coding 3D format used is called 2D-plus-Depth, or 2D+Z.
The BDL5231-3D2R's specs are modest compared to modern 2D sets and include a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, an 8ms pixel response time, a 60Hz refresh, and 700 nits of brightness. The set will not be coming to consumers, however, as it will be only sold to businesses. It's priced at the equivalent of $20,800 (1.7 million yen). US availability hasn't been confirmed. [via Akihabara]