Hiding in Philips' lab is a new technology that will make high-def seem like yesterday's news. It's called 3D TV, and it'll be jumping out of your screen this year
Apart from Superman Returns at the IMAX, 3D telly was disappointingly absent from our lives in 2006. The wait could finally be over this year, though, thanks to the toil of Philips boffins.
The time is certainly ripe for the third dimension to visit our goggleboxes - Disney has started to routinely produce animated features in digital 3D, and Titanic director James Cameron said that he'll never work in 2D again.
Philips' 20in display has a huge advantage over rivals from Samsung and Toshiba - you don't need to wear giant, dorky specs to see the 3D visuals. Instead of synchronising its pixels like a traditional monitor, it creates two slightly different images which, if you're sitting in the 'sweet spot', will give the impression that the dice on show are flying towards your face.
More news on Philips and other manufacturers' 3D monitors is expected at the CES show in the first week of January, where Stuff will be reporting live. Here comes the next dimension: duck!
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