Stream TV Networks is marrying consumer-ready 4K TVs with 3D: its Ultra-D glasses-free adjustable 3D technology has been ported to 50" and 55" TV models, set to debut at CES 2014.
Some of the TVs will be accompanied by the seeCube-4K, an external device that converts a wide range of content – 2D or 3D stereoscopic sources – to 2160p glasses-free 3D in real time. Stream TV has added its real-time conversion technology to the new Qualcomm 8074 processor, and a second version of the TV will carry the conversion technology built into a chip, significantly reducing costs.
The Ultra-D technology converts 1080p/two million pixel content into a 4K/eight million pixel viewing experience. Users can connect their satellite or cable service, VOD, Blu-ray player, Xbox or PlayStation, as well as watch Internet content from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Baidu TV, PPStv, iQYi tv, Totou TV and other video sites.
Qualcomm's latest 8074 processor features the new Krait 400 CPU in quad configuration, with speeds of up to 2.3GHz per core for best-in-class performance per watt, so processor performance can hold up to the more demanding processing. The new Adreno 330 GPU delivers more than two times the performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU, capturing playback and display in 2160p video.
"Ultra-D presents a never-before-seen glasses-free 3D viewing experience," said Mathu Rajan, CEO of Stream TV Networks. "There's a lack of 4K content out there, but by generating millions of new pixels with depth information, we truly take advantage of what a 4K screen can offer."