Sony shows prototype 360° 3D screen

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Published: 11:26 GMT, 22 October 09

Sony unveiled an impressive 3D display that can be viewed from any direction. The screen, development of which was announced earlier this week, is on show until Sunday at the DC Expo in Tokyo.

The screen sits in the upper half of a black, circular case that's 13 centimeters in diameter and 27 centimeters tall, about the size of a small blender. Sony is keeping the technology used in the display under wraps except to say it uses an LED light source. The produced image appears to have depth to it and can be viewed through 360 degrees around the device.Objects displayed on the screen included a globe, car, cartoon character and model. Sony created the objects either in 3D on a computer or by keeping them still while taking photographs from all around. As a result it's possible to walk around the display and view each object from any angle on the horizontal plane.

Sony sees several potential uses for the screen.
"It all depends on the application," he said regarding commercialization. "If we can develop a good application then we'll invest more.

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