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Samsung Believes They’ll Sell 10 million 3D TVs in 2011

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Samsung is optimistic for the future of active shutter-based 3DTV:

Yoon Boo-geun, president of Samsung’s visual display business, told reporters that the company expects to rack up 3-D sales of between 9-10 million in 2011 and hailed the so-called active shutter glass technology it uses.

“The market will judge,” he said. “We’ll see at the end of this year.”

Their competition, LG, believes it will move 5 million sets with their new, cheaper, half-resolution polarized televisions, also championed by low-end manufacturers like Vizio. Of the film patterned retarder technology, though, Yoon says::

“There is no technical advantage to the technology,” he said of FPR, calling instead for the active shutter glass technology his company uses to be further developed.

There’s no denying one thing, though: picking up a second (or third, or fourth) pair of glasses for a passive display is a whole lot cheaper, and in the end, that economics of it all may give FPR displays a leg up in the market, quality be damned. Is this shaping up to be VHS vs. Betamax all over again?

Via: [USA Today]

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