3D TVs are effectively dead – as a result, there is a race to deliver glasses-free 3D sets at home. But that doesn’t mean the technology is completely useless. Sony’s new special reality display (or SR display), for example, uses eye-tracking technology to provide reliable 3D items without the need to wear 3D glasses or put on a VR headset. It’s something CG and VR artists can easily use to preview their work. And no, it’s not for customers – its anyway. Not worth 5,000.
Sony previewed the SR display for the first time this year at CES, where it is called its “I-Sensing Light Field Display”. It is made of 15.6-inch 4K LCD; A high-speed vision sensor that tracks eye movements, as well as your position as you move around the display; And a micro-optical lens that is placed on the LCD, and splits the screen for your left and right eyes to create a stereoscopic image. To process its sophisticated real-time rendering algorithm, the SR display requires at least a modern Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDII’s RTX 2070 Super GPU, a BFI PC. It makes sense, because it produces two different 2K images in a row to match the speed of your eye.