If you’ve ever played with the Nintendo 3DS or smartphones like the HTC EVO 3D or the LG Optimus 3D Max, you’ll quickly realize that there is a “sweet spot” from which you will be able to view the screen and all of its 3D glory without the aid of 3D glasses. Unfortunately this isn’t exactly the most convenient way to go about viewing such displays which might explain Sony’s recent patent (via USPTO) for an autostereoscopic display that will be able to adjust itself based on the user’s position.
What this means is that you will no longer have to sit in that sweet spot while watching your shows on an autostereoscopic 3D display. Instead the patent describes a system where the device would be able to detect the user’s distance from the screen and adjust the autostereoscopic display accordingly. This should in theory provide users with an optimal viewing experience that will not result in blurred/weird images. As it is merely a patent, there’s no word if Sony will actually launch such technology or if it was just an idea that Sony was cooking up in their labs. Either way, what do you think? Would you like to see this technology make its way into our 3D devices in the future?