Stream TV plots 4K TV that converts content to 3D

Michelle Clancy | 10-12-2013

Philadelphia-based Stream TV Networks is partnering with Beijing BOE Vision Electron Technology to introduce the next generation of its 55" 4K UltraHD 2160p 3D displays, no glasses required.

Users can connect their satellite or cable service, video-on-demand, Blu-ray player, Xbox or PlayStation directly into the TV, and the technology converts the content of 1080p two million pixels into 4K eight million pixels without scaling, using disparity between images, the company said.

Beijing BOE Vision Electron Technology plans to produce the UltraHD 4K 2160p line of TVs, which will come with an external conversion box, or seeCube, that will convert content from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Baidu TV, PPStv, iQYi tv, Totou TV and other video sites directly into glasses-free 3D, Stream TV said. And, photographs can also now be seen in 3D.

Towards the end of 2013, this conversion technology will be built into a chip and be placed inside the TV.

To make the content conversion happen, Stream TV Networks has successfully ported its real-time conversion technology to the new Qualcomm 8074 processor. The 8074 chip with the UltraHD algorithms convert all input content 2D or 3D stereo content to 4K glasses-free 3D content.

Qualcomm's latest 8074 processor features the New Krait 400 CPU in quad configuration, with speeds of up to 2.3 GHz per core. The new Adreno 330 GPU delivers more than twice the performance for compute applications over the existing Adreno 320 GPU, capture playback and display in 2160p video.