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Transparent TV from Sony

By on August 19, 2006 - TAGS: None

It seems that Sony is still able to produce innovative products. I read that this one is not totally new but it is the first time I saw a transparent television. They seem to be using a projector at the back of the transparent material (glass ?) to display the image.

The speakers seem rather big for this television, you will need lots of free space to place the TV in a room.

I think it really looks great and might be the next step in TV entertainment in the coming years. Not sure if you can call it transparent TV or something else because it is not really a transparent TV but a projector.

If you look closely at the images below, you will also notice that while the TV itself looks transparent and hovering in air, the two speaker like systems on the left and right of it are large and look rather out of place.

sony transparent tv screenshot 1

sony transparent tv screenshot 2

It also appears that the TV has never really made it in production, considering that it has never been on offer in large quantities, if at all. If you look at Sony's US store for instance and there at the TV section, you will notice that only regular TVs are offered there and no transparent or even semi-transparent ones.

Samsung in 2010 showcased a transparent LCD TV on the Cebit Expo in that year. The TV features a touch based design that people can use to shut blinds, a rather unique way of handling the see-through problem. Samsung also mentioned that the TV is already on sale in South Korea.

Here is a short video showcasing the new transparent TV by Samsung.

While you may find transparent TVs and other devices in specialized online shops and local stores, you still won't find many, if any, devices listed in larger stores.

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About the Author:Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News Back in 2005. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand. You can follow Martin on Facebook or Twitter.

Responses so far:

  1. Blogger says:

    So thing like expensive sure..

  2. Kelly Lerson says:

    Im sorry to say this is fake, Sony does not have anything like this!


  3. Martin says:

    Kelly this is no fake, I can assure you that.

  4. Martin says:

    The only thing that does not seem to be real is the second picture which seems to be photoshopped into the real image. Take a look at the original one here

    Nevertheless you can watch it in action at this picture

  5. Jay says:

    Awesome, will buy me one of these when it hits the market. Hopefully it's not a doctored image.

  6. Anonymous says:

    i am sooo hungry XD

  7. Peter says:

    ummm...well pretty HACKIN awesome!!!!!!!! I want one, and im goona get one ...ha ha, LOSERS!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    that would be fun to have one of those T.V.'s but who cares now because i am here :D

  9. zimbo says:

    its true this was invented in 1992 by toshiba

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