65" glasses-free 3DTV debuting this weekend

Ben Parfitt
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Those interested in trying out the latest in high-end glasses-free 3D TV tech will get the chance this weekend thanks to a special screening of the Champions League final between Manchester Untied and Barcelona.

The Covent Garden branch of Aussie pub chain Walkabout  will show the match on a special iPONT 65" 3D TV. It's the first chain to show football on a glasses-free (auto-strereoscopic) TV.

"When Sky 3D launched, bars and pubs across the UK installed 3D TV systems that required the use of 3D glasses, active and passive types," iPONT director Matthew Young stated.

"The public's reaction to them so far has been lukewarm. Nobody likes wearing darkened-spectacles while drinking a pint as it really detracts from the enjoyment.

"While there'll be plenty of other 3D TV screens at Walkabout I'm fairly certain people will be jostling for position in front of ours. 3D without the glasses is only way to enjoy it and to watch the UEFA Champions League Final this way will be every armchair sports fans dream come true."

Match coverage will begin at 18:00 on May 28th.

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Tags: Hardware , 3d , tv , champions league , glasses free , walkabout

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