3D TV is still in its infancy, and we are already looking towards the next big thing, Holographic Technology. You have wonder if hologram will be the next 3DTVs? There are suggestions that this technology could be ready for launch even before the current 3D TV tech has had a chance to get off the ground.
The idea of Holographic TV has been in my mind since 1977, the year that I first watched Star Wars: A New Hope. How many of you thought that it was cool seeing Princess Leia projected out of R2D2? I just love it when science fiction becomes reality, something that has happened on a number of occasions from gadgets seen on Star trek.
Holographic technology has been a bit slow, but recent advancements means that things are moving ahead once again. The issue used to be with refresh rates, with one imaging changing every few minutes, this has now been increased to one change every two seconds. However, this is still a long way from 30fps.
You can see in the video below that the prototype has a 10-inch photorefractive polymer screen, and lasers are then used to project an image onto it. The University of Arizona has already started work testing a 17-inch version, so things are starting to move at a much faster rate.
How long do you think it will be before you will have a holographic dynamic 3D in your home?