Samsung’s New Concept – Foldable 3D TV

So is 3D TV the future or to quote Danny McBride’s Kenny Powers wisdom on HBO’s Eastbound and Down, “no one wants to sit on the couch wearing glasses, popping bubbles out of the air like some kinda fucked up Ray Charles”? One things for sure, every single home entertainment supplier worth their salt is clamouring for the public’s attention right now, as each steps up their investment in the burgeoning technology.

With Sky 3D just a couple of months off the ground and essentially just one, oft-repeating channel, it’s difficult to fully imagine how far along until 3D becomes the norm for households, or if it goes the way of much-vaunted tech that failed to connect with the buying public, such as virtual reality headsets (such as the laughable Nintendo Virtual Boy), LaserDiscs or MiniDisc Records.

Samsung, however, are pushing ahead and with good reason – the Korean giants have already captured 86.3% of the US 3D LED TV market due to very early market entry and are forecasting 3.4m 3D TV units to be shipped for 2010. In such a comfortable current position, the company is free to explore the limits of 3D technology as they see it, hence their new concept design for a 3D AMOled TV, pictured below.

3d foled Samsungs New Concept   Foldable 3D TV

I’ll do the dishes in a minute… I’m just watching the floating yellow 3D orb!

So what exactly are we looking at? Samsung’s design is for a flexible Amoled (Activematrix organic light-emitting diode) display that could be literally be folded to encompass your entire field of vision.

The advantages are many – the TV itself would be a lot more versatile when you consider it could be folded in any given way to suit the needs of any viewer(s). Could there be anything more three-dimensional than watching sport in 3D after wrapping your telly around your peripheral vision?

The Samsung concept was shown last week at the FDP International 2010 show, while the technology could be hitting living rooms anytime between the next 5-10 years. With each tantalizing glimpse of 3D’s power and immersion we at JOE grow ever convinced – if 3D is the future of television broadcasting, flexible displays are surely the future of the humble TV itself.

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One Response to “Samsung’s New Concept – Foldable 3D TV”

  1. 3D Technology is amazing, what tips the scale downward on sales is this all in one product is also increasing in price which so many have also purchased in an earlier technology at a high price,and those people also become disapointed in their investment in a very short time becomes old stuff, this is keeping customers from investing in a newer technology. Keeping the technoloy and production cost down is going to be a challange as we move forward in this changing economy. With the engineers Samaung employs why not explore the monitor that can utilize the customers computer and stereo systems that most homes already have to complete their multimedia systems. This would cut the cost of a second motherboard and sound board in the screen and allow the snow balling technology to be more affordable to the consumer by purchasing a component and download some drivers………After all, isn’t multimedia entertainment systems in the home still the direction of home entertainment? Keep the technology seperate, I think multimedia components are the future…. Anyway, your products are awesome!

    August 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm

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