Sony says glasses-free 3D TV will come ‘soon’

Sony’s prototype 24-inch model could solve the problem of how to create an image that appears to rise out of the screen without requiring viewers to stand directly in front of their television- or wear dorky looking glasses.

Not that this technology (sorry Toshiba!) is rocking anyone’s world too much at present- Sir David Attenborough, who has made nature programs in 3D, said the current 3D experience is “isolating”.

However, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, speaking at CES 2011, said the company would continue to work on 3D “with or without glasses”, and maintained that Sony has previously prevailed against those "sceptical" of other technologies, such as HDTV and even colour.

Sony says it is continuing to work on the technology.