TV goes 3D

Forget high-definition, we’ve seen the future of TV and it’s 3D. Stuff has just been out to Korea where we managed to wangle our way into

Forget high-definition, we’ve seen the future of TV and it’s 3D. Stuff has just been out to Korea where we managed to wangle our way into LG’s top-secret R&D Labs in Seoul, where the company is developing a 32in, LCD flat-panel monitor for displaying videos in amazingly lifelike 3D. The snappily named M4200 is best viewed at a distance of 3-7 metres, and unlike other 3D systems you don’t have to wear those silly red and green cardboard glasses to get the full three-dimensional effect. Having seen it with our own eyes, we’re here to tell you it’s remarkably effective. It goes on sale in Korea next year.Other cutting-edge products being developed by LG’s boffins include a recyclable flatscreen TV made out of compressed wood and aluminium, and a portable DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) TV/MP3 player with 1 or 2GB flash memory. DMB transmissions have just begun in Seoul, and there are currently seven digital TV channels available, which can be viewed via a portable video device, even on the city’s underground system. In-car DMB systems are also proving popular, although apparently this has led to an alarming increase in car accidents as commuters watch their favourite TV shows during the drive home.

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LG 3DTV, portable DMB player Price: £TBA, £TBA On sale: TBA (3DTV next year in Korea) Contact: LG