According to a Japanese report, Toshiba is readying a 3D HDTV for release sometime in the next year, maybe even by Christmas, that would not require glasses to view. (Note: the image above is not that TV, but hey, it’ll probably look similar…just a guess). The technology, called autostereoscopic 3D, is different than that of the Nintendo 3DS and should be better for larger-scale video. 3D HDTVs out already are impressive, but having more than a couple friends over to watch a movie quickly becomes an expensive act after buying a bunch of 3D stereoscopic glasses. If the image quality is good enough, these glasses-free sets could help 3D become a bigger force in the household.