Slashgear: Somewhat at the opposite end of the size-scale from Telson’s UMPC prototype, Philips have developed their own glasses-free 3D display. Using a whopping 52-inch LCD panel, the screen can display full 1920 x 1080 high-definition, has a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response time.
More importantly, it combines that with Philips 3D Solutions’ WOWvx technology, described as a “2D-plus-Depth” format, which adds additional occlusion information into the picture to give the impression of being able to “look around” what’s on-screen.
WOWvx relies on footage being coded with depth information that indicates the position of each 2D image pixel. That information is translated into nine different views and rendered in real-time by the display hardware.
A microlens layer in front of the LCD panel spatially disperses these nine different views, giving a sense of depth to the high-definition picture. Because it only requires enough data to construct a relatively basic depth profile, the bandwidth requirements for “2D-plus-Depth” are close to plain 2D video.