Size matters, especially for TV makers competing to come up with larger and thinner screens. Stealing the limelight at the China Optoelectronics Display Expo in Shenzhen is AU Optronics (AUO) and its new 71-inch display. The Taiwanese LCD panel maker is calling this mammoth the world's largest cinemascope 3D TV, featuring an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio.
According to Engadget, this 71-incher also utilizes passive 3D glasses to view 3D images, similarly to the LG Cinema 3D TVs, though it's unclear if they're based on the same technology. In a prior interview, an LG executive told us LG Display is currently the only Cinema 3D TV panel manufacturer in the world.
China-based TCL is expected to be the first brand to roll out a passive 3D TV using this AUO panel. The TV is due to be released in August, but there is no further information on availability and pricing beyond the Chinese market for now.