Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of LCD TV panels, has announced that it had commenced mass production of panels for 3D LED TVs and 3D LCD TVs. Samsung claims that it is the first company in the world to initiate such production.
The company began producing LED and LCD compatible panels for 40”, 46” and 55” full-HD 3D TVs using 3D active shutter glasses this month, employing Samsung’s exclusive 240Hz technology. Samsung’s 240Hz technology delivers full-HD viewing in 2D, and also smooth, natural, full-HD stereo 3D images that can vividly capture rapid movements, according to the company.
Samsung has reduced the response time of its LCD and LED panels by 20% to less than 4ms, eliminating any interference between left and right eye images, the firm said. With this improved response time, Samsung is able to achieve natural 3D images and also deliver 2D pictures capturing rapid movement with exceptional clarity.
“Recently, 3D displays have captured the industry spotlight. Samsung Electronics aims to lead the global 3D TV panel market in pioneering panel mass production for 3D LED and LCD TVs,” said Wonkie Chang, president of the LCD business at Samsung Electronics.
According to a market research firm, DisplaySearch, the 3D display market is expected to grow from $902 million in 2008 to $22 billion in 2018. The 3D TV market is expected to expand to a $17-billion market, with sales increasing from 200 thousand units in 2009 to 64 million units in 2018. However, this year shipments of stereo 3D HDTVs will only achieve 1.2 million units.