I have heard a lot about FPR technology when it comes to 3D tvs; what is it all about?
The two technologies and companies are in competition to dominate the market.
Last year, SG technology was more popular, but according to the latest research announced by AVC, displays using FPR technology accounted for 58.6 percent of all 3D TV sales in August.
Samsung and LG have been aggressively promoting their 3D technologies, but the battle currently seems to be going in LG's favor. About 70 percent of Chinese 3D TV makers have adopted FPR technology.
"LG expects to hold more than 70 percent of China's 3D TV market by the end of October," said Kwon Young-soo, president and chief executive officer of LG Display Co Ltd, in Beijing in early September.
In order to cater for the Chinese market, the companies are cutting their prices. However, LG has not only ...more
FPR (Film-type Patterned Retarder) improves on the cost of Patterned Retarder (PR) technology that needed to add an extra polarizing glasses substrate to the LCD TV panel. FPR has reached the point where it can use film instead of glass, reducing the extra cost to a fourth of what it used to be, while the polarized glasses are five times chea ...more