3DFusion unveiled its glasses-free flatscreen at the Paul Kagan 3D conference in Gotham in October, generating some buzz on tech websites. We saw it a week later and were impressed enough to invite them to the Variety offices for a demo. We also invited CEO James Carlton of HC 3D and his business partner Charlotte Huggins, producer of "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
3DFusion CEO Ilya Sorokin came to Variety right off the plane without a chance to adjust their gear, and only got the picture to "75%." Even at that level, Huggins said: "Without a doubt it's the first glasses-free 3D I've ever seen that completely worked for me," adding that "I have never wanted my HDTV at home to be 3D until (seeing the 3DFusion)."
Carlton said, "I had the same feeling I had when I saw HD for the first time in 2003. If the technology is what it appears to be, it could be groundbreaking."
3DFusion licensed autostereo patents from Phillips, which abandoned its efforts to market an autostereo TV in the economic downturn. They return to their Gotham HQ today. L.A.-based Tao 3D has struck deal to become the exclusive West Coast partner of 3DFusion for 2D-to-3D conversion, events and advertising."
David S. Cohen, Variety