Was also there at CES. Sony has a 24" TV that is 3D without glasses. The effect isn't as strong as it is with glasses and the viewing angle is pretty limited. However they also have a 3D Handycam coming out in a few months that was there as well, and the viewfinder has a 3D mode that you can enable without glasses, and personally I thought that was a bit nicer. Definitely new technology that has a long way to go yet.
By the way, for those magic eye pictures, just cross your eyes. That relaxing thing didn't work for me either, but crossing them did the trick immediately.
I can't cross my eyes. I suck.
A lot of it has to do with Depth Perception. I dunno if you've checked with your doctor, or if he mentioned anything about your DP when you got your eyes checked, since it's a separate diagnosis from near- or far-sightedness, but a messed up DP can make viewing 3D impossible.My DP is messed up to a degree, but in a way that actually enhances 3D images.
Funny thing is that my actual vision is nearly 20/20, though. I don't wear glasses or contacts regularly, but when I wear my prescribed glasses (not often), it looks weird to me... like the ground would elevate from what I normally see. Makes me wonder if what I see without glasses is a result of my messed up DP and what I see with glasses is what normal people see.
I dunno; it could be. It started for me around 14 or 15 years old when I started having trouble reading what the teacher was writing on the board; I can make out the fact that there are letters and numbers and crap, but I can't actually read them. Can't read signs on the road while driving without glasses either; I can see the cars and see that the signs are -there- but can't read what they way with glasses off.
The range at which I can no longer read words of a given size has decreased since then. I'm 26, and reading what I'm typing at 1680x1050 on my 23" monitor (at work) requires me to be within a foot of the screen before I can read it without squinting. Two feet away and I can just barely make it out if I squint and focus extremely hard. 1 1/2 feet is tolerable with a little squinting. (All without glasses, obviously).
I need new glasses too, but I keep putting off getting them. I know I shouldn't and that I'm probably just making my eyes worse by using prescriptions that are 5 years old, but I'm just lazy.