One of these days, 3D glasses will be obsolete and a dorky reminder of how things used to be. Kind of like rotary phones. We're not quite there yet, but we're getting closer by the day. LG Electronics is doing its part by expanding its glasses-free 3D monitor lineup with the introduction of its 25-inch DX2500, a 3D display that utilizes parallax barrier technology similar what's used on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
LG says its trying to take glasses-free 3D monitors mainstream with this new panel.
"With the DX2500, we are making the LG brand synonymous with glasses-free 3D monitors," said Si-hwan Park, Vice President of the Monitor Division at LG's Home Entertainment Company. "In 2012, we’ll continue to expand our range of glasses-free 3D monitors featuring different designs and advanced functions."
According to LG, the DX2500 doesn't restrict viewers to a tight viewing angles. The combination of parallax barrier 3D and head-tracking technologies means viewers supposedly have greater freedom of movement when watching content on the DX2500. There's a camera embedded in the monitor that detects changes in the user's eye and head position in real-time, which tells us this is a panel for single viewer scenarios. The panel is also capable of converting 2D content into 3D.
The DX2500 is now available in Korea for 1.3 million won (around $1,150) and will launch worldwide in 2012. No word on how much it will cost stateside, but we imagine it will be less than the current conversion.