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Toshiba to Show off 55-inch Glasses Free 3D TV at CES

Toshiba is set to debut a 55 inch glasses free 3D TV at CES in the next few days - making anyone that bought a 3D TV in the past year feel rather silly.

The television is capable of QuadHD 2D playback (3840 x 2160 resolution) and uses LED technology to keep the frame thin and power requirements low. Unfortunately, because 3D technology needs to display twin images, when you add that third dimension the resolution drops to a maximum of 720p.

However, as Hexus points out, while full HD isn't available, this TV has some incredibly smart features. The most impressive of which is the hidden-camera in the base unit. This tracks up to nine (though it works best with four or less) separate people in the room, dedicating a section of the display to each person and allowing them to view the movie or TV show in 3D without glasses.

Apparently this TV is already available in Germany and Japan, though there is no official release planned for the UK as of yet. The USA is set to get it sometime in the first quarter of this year.

Pricing is apparently somewhere in the region of $10,000 USD so this isn't going to be for everyone.