Toshiba had done what we all hoped was possible: created a 3-D television that can be viewed without 3-D glasses. The secret lies in the TV's new lenticular sheet, which creates nine overlapping images. These allow the viewer to see different images with each eye, creating the illusion of a 3-D picture.
Naturally, there are a few setbacks: First of all, the TV might set you back up to $2,800 -- for a 20-inch screen. Once you get it home, you'll have to break out your measuring tape to figure out the optimal viewing distance. For the 20-inch model, Toshiba recommends sitting 35.4 inches away at a 40-degree "sweet spot." And if there are more than one of you watching a given movie, it's up to you to decide who gets the best seat in the house.
The final setback with Toshiba's new game-changing 3-D TV? It's only available in Japan. But stay tuned!