If you are anything like me, you love the 3D experience when gaming but cannot stand the fact that the colors simply dull-down when you put the specs on. Well, after hearing the gripes from gamers for months, NVIDIA is answering the bell with their latest active-shutter 3D glasses release – the 3D Vision 2. The premise here involves eliminating that dulling color effect that we’ve endured in the past, and instead, giving us something that more closely resembles the titles that we know and love.
They created a much larger lens, about 20% larger to be exact, and they have restructured the lens frames, giving you a more comfortable experience when wearing headphones. These are said to be easier on your eyes as well, so hopefully any eyestrain that you experienced in the past will stay in the past.
When coupled with the latest NVIDIA displays, the word is that this is going to change the way we see 3D gaming. I haven’t gotten my mitts on a pair, yet, but when I do, we’ll revisit this conversation and I’ll get you guys some more digs on the new equipment. The glasses sell for $99 a pair, or $149 for the kit. Enjoy your 3D gaming, everybody. Now, if we can just talk them into working on virtual reality a little bit more…
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There’s something about 3D glasses that drives everyone crazy, and while we always love covering tech conferences, there was something about Berlin’s IFA that really got our blood pumping… and that thing was Toshiba’s showcasing of glasses-free 3D technology that will definitely shake things up in 3D-land. The autostereoscopic utilizes filters to get the 3D effect, and when you’re viewing 2D content, you’ve still got quite a television screen on your hands. It’s a win-win for everyone involved…well, mostly a win for us…
The 55ZL2, for example, features WebPort, the cloud-based media functionality. With a bevy of Toshiba apps, USB connectivity for recording and content management, and of course, a full HD, glasses-free 3D experience, there’s no doubt that when these babies hit the market in December, there will be quite a few holiday lists that have them near the top. Prices have yet to be announced, which is probably a good angle to take, as we can all salivate before ever knowing if we can really afford it!
There are active and passive 3D units on the way from Toshiba, as well, but on the heels of news regarding glasses-free 3D home entertainment, it’s all quite common place to talk about 3D with specs. After all, 3D through glasses is soooo last week.
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Alain Mikli is a reputable eyeglass designer. We all know that LG is a great 3D selling source of HDTVs. LG and Mikli combination gives us a new set of 3D glasses. It is designed with select metals. It features perfect weight balance with the co-patented nose bridge. This enhances the user’s comfort greatly. LG assures to provide these new eye goggles to us at CES next month. We will be much happier to use them and tell you about the price. More images of the goggles and complete press release will be obtained soon.
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Again the Korean company LG is in the news for their upcoming release. Instead of disclosing the complete set of plans for the CES 2011, they plan to reveal their secret in stages keeping on hold the consumer’s curiosity. Today they made their first announcement about the latest 3D cinema set. The model is LW6500 that comes with an option of passive 3D glasses which will replace the popular shutter goggles. This has received a couple of industry certifications to make sure that the 3D is flicker-free and fully guaranteed. Apart from these features the new model will assure the user a booster for neat brightness to make sure that third dimension switching does no hinder the brightness of the image or makes the picture look dim. The specifications of this TV are mostly unremarkable. The company is planning to keep your attention glued next week towards the CES and later it would be released in a few markets across the world.
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Although glass free 3D televisions and monitors are on rising popularity throughout the world, it will take some time when every home will be having those 3D televisions. However, glass free 3D watching is still in the development and improvement stages, which make use of glasses imperative for regular 3D television viewing. Sansa has launched a universal 3D glass that will mean much convenience on the part of users. It has been introduced owing to the difficulties faced by the conventional 3D glasses provided by many 3D television manufacturers who produce the original 3D glasses that are very costly and the glasses are not easily replaceable. In addition to this, the glasses are not universal and cannot be used for watching 3D images of other brands, which is quite surprising. The 3D glasses that are being manufactured by Sansa, have been designed to work well with 3D televisions of Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp or Toshiba and it proves to even more beneficial if you have 3D televisions of more than one brand. It is also good if you want to watch the 3D television along with a group of friends, as the manufacturers provide a limited number of glasses. This universal pair of 3D glasses is available in three different sizes that include small, medium and large at an affordable price of $100 and it is easily replaceable. You may also go for an additional nosepiece if required. It makes use of USB charging methodology that is again an added advantage and proves convenient for the users.
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At CES there has been no scarcity of the glasses free 3D but we cannot say we believe Stream TV, the creators of Elocity tablets, to show off wares of their own. Well the company is assuming many glasses-free TVs along with the parallax screens in the coming year, and at the booth there were only 1080p 3T1 panel of 42 inch on their show floor. We have got combined feelings regarding this one, as you yourself can check in the gallery given below. The demonstration looks much unpolished and the changed High Definition 2D to 3D content, though it did appear three dimensional, however it did not appear to be HD by any source. There is a nature clip which was probably shot in three dimensional, which appeared incredibly crisp. It almost appears like as if we were viewing that waterfall through a helicopter. We cannot say the 3D experience is surprising like the one which is provided with the shutter glasses, but it’s remarkable to think that you no more have to put on a pair of technology which cost $100 on your face to see the pictures jumping out of your TV. Seeing angles were genuinely pretty effective at least in correspondence to some other spectacle-free 3D displays that we have watched and tilting of our head did not throw any effect of 3D. In May Stream TV is thinking to release their 3TI simultaneously with the version of 52 inch and in September 56 inch and 60 inch versions which will help them in beating Toshiba, but still we are not certain about the quality.
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Philips is gearing up for quite a year. After showing off the Philips/Funai marriage at CES, they unleashed even more on Barcelona, Spain at Philips Pulse. Showing what they have coined Easy 3D, the electronics giant is utilizing the principles associated with FPR passive 3D glasses in their new televisions. Giving owners the ability to conduct operations via their iOS or Andriod device shows the strides being taken regarding compatibility and the Wi-Fi capabilities of the new line as a whole.
Gold and Platinum series models are available for the ultrawidescreen 21:9 models, and the standard 16:9 units come in 7000, 8000, and 9000 lined models. Featuring Easy 3D on the 7000 and 3D Max for the two upper level products gives consumers various price points to dive into the 3D craze.
The units themselves can record to USB, furthering the computer functionality and showcasing the new smart design. Pricing has not been released, but the beautiful widescreen should be enough to lure quite a few curious consumers into the purchase.
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Seeking compatibility, the CEA announces the desire to ensure that 3D technology is compatible across corporations, freeing the consumer and benefitting the industry
The Consumer Electronics Association, known to the tech world as the CEA, has submitted proposals that can help consumers make a bit of sense of the 3D glasses market. Through the use of a standardized IR sync interface with active 3D glasses, the organization wants to help prevent consumers from getting locked into a particular manufacturer based on the compatibility of the 3D eyewear. The 3D Technologies Working Group will be a coalition of manufacturers that are accepting proposals to make all of this a reality. Submitted proposals will be accepted through March 31st, and though details are still very sketchy, it looks as though some consistency will finally reach the new 3D market.
The goal is commendable, as many consumers are already voicing displeasure with the incompatibility of different 3D glasses sets. When Samsung makes a television unit and a user attempts to utilize Vizio eyewear, the technology will be compatible if the CEA has its way. This is an incredible step forward, and consumers should stand and applaud the organization for understanding the dynamic of the industry, and taking steps to ensure that consumers are always paramount.
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Dolby’s new 3D glasses are a far cry from the cheap setups you usually get in theatres. Look for them to find their way into your theatre soon
The last time I saw a 3D movie, it was Resident Evil. I’m not here to get into how the movie was, but the glasses themselves felt like I could’ve bought better glasses at a gas station. In fact, I’m sure of it. Now, I get it...you’re “giving” them to the general public (of course we always pay for them somewhere), not to mention that they come in a plastic bag. However, Dolby has created 3D glasses fit for the technology.
Utilizing 3M’s multilayer optical film lenses, the glasses actually fit your face. They are anti-glare, anti-scratch, and most importantly anti-goofball. These things look great, and are designed to replace all old 3D glasses in movie theatres everywhere.
Theatres need to be able to track glasses such as these, which is why Dolby has included individual serial tags that allow for tracking and stock coordination. Further, priced at $12 a set, it can’t be that much more than what they’re paying for the cheap standard-issue now.
My guess is that they’ll likely continue to carry the old style and sell the upgraded style in the theatre for the user to retain and take home for future use. Perhaps they’ll allow you to check them out and return after the movie (likely getting your ID or credit card back). But, regardless of what they intend, one thing is for certain: they’ll find a way to charge far too much for it!
There is another option, that could be unlikely, but there is logic involved. Dolby pays any offsetting costs created by the upgraded viewing glasses. Why? Well, the answer is simple: fuelling the market. If the 3D market tanks due to a lack of technology or consumer interest, Dolby will take a huge loss in their market share of 3D projectors. In that light, it makes sense. In other words, it’s all about self-preservation.
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The news was released recently, and nobody was shocked. As exciting as 3D technology is these days, it was only a matter of time before one of the adult entertainment juggernauts decided it was time to implement 3D to their content. On March 1, just a few days ago, Penthouse launched their 3D television channel in Europe, becoming the first on the continent to do so.
Running 3D programming from 11pm to 5 am, there will be hard and soft core deliveries, and the company expects to release in other global markets later this year. Should they find themselves overwhelmed with support from the European release, don’t be surprised to learn that they’re ramping up development and getting the project releases bumped up.
The thought of 3D adult entertainment television has been floating around since the 3D glasses were made of cardboard, and we were watching movies through blue and red lenses. But, actually stepping up to the plate is a huge step for Penthouse, and the power play involved could really set them ahead as an industry leader for another decade.
Again, adult entertainment in 3D? Who didn’t see this one a mile away?
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