First, before even delving into this question and poll, I would invite you
to read my recent article on revisiting Dolby's Glasses Free Display.
...and I am not here to attack Dolby and Philips (or any other manufacturer)
for what they are attempting to create.
Perhaps there really is a market for a glasses-free display, catering to those
consumers that don't like wearing eyewear and don't care about pop-out
effects. In all, they want a simple 3D display.
It is my hope that both these technologies can co-exist together
Now in answering this poll, please imagine these circumstances....
You are in the market for a new 3D display.
You go to the store and there are two types of displays you can buy, both
being sold for the same price, and same screen configuration you are interested in.
You can afford to buy either, but only one.
The first display is either the active shutter or passive technology that currently exists
that requires eyewear. This is the technology that offers unsurpassed levels of depth
and pop-out that can come inches from your face.
* The second display, is the glasses-free display. It offers 3D without the need for
eyewear. However, the level of 3D intensity is less than what you would get with the
current/older technology, and there is no pop-out. However, you want something that
allows you to get a "standard" sense of 3D while not having to wear eyewear, and at
the same time, allows you to quickly divert your eyes to multi-task with other things (laptop,
iPad, book, etc.).
* This is solely based on what I perceive the quality of glasses-free to be at the moment --
not what could be improved when this scenario may actually exist.
* And if you already own the current 3D display technology, imagine that you could only
own ONE of the two formats being offered.
PS: I have solicited the opinions of the dozens of HTF members that have seen the
Dolby/Philips technology in person. I am expecting many of them will vote in this poll.