Could holographic televisions be the next big thing? BBC creates amazing experimental device

A research team at the BBC has been working on an incredible new "holographic TV"- and they have already produced some stunning results.

The experiment brief was to invent a device using low-fi and low-cost materials could be used to completely change our way of viewing the small screen.

It comes as the BBC continues to explore emerging technologies for future audiences.

The team admitted that they had seen the phenomenon of a holographic image created by people using their mobile phones, but they wanted to extend the scale and go one step bigger.

Cyrus Saihan, Head of Digital Partnerships for the BBC said: "We had seen that people had created small 'holographic' displays using mobile phones and so it occurred to us that making a super-sized version of these low-cost displays would give us a way to see how 'holograms' might work on a larger scale, something comparable to the size of a living room TV.

"To make our 'holographic' TV, we took a 46" TV that we had in the office and then asked a local plastics cutter to make a simple acrylic pyramid shape based on some sketches that we had done.

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