James Cameron is again in the news for 3D. He wants all TV producers to invest more money in the 3D show.
While talking in a Seoul technology forum, he said that filmmakers face many challenges while converting 2D into 3D. According to him people should shoot directly in 3D in place of converting 2D to 3D all over the world as many people today are shooting in 3D. Future belongs to 3D and we are going to have many 3D TVs around us. To show so many programs on it we need thousands of hours CDs of sports, comedy, music and other entertainment.
According to him the concentration should be on 3D content in place of money. People should not bother about money. Since 3D TVs are already in the market now there is no time for converting 2D into 3D. Now the future shoot should be in 3D.
Everybody should learn how to do live 3D shooting. This will bring the cost of 3D shooting down. Everything is available today. The channel, the sets, the only thing which is missing is the content which production people need to get.
James Cameron is one of the few directors who have worked on 3D content with Avatar. Avatar was officially the highest grossing film of all the time. Cameron speaks with Confidence as he can be considered the most experienced director to work on 3D technology.
Avatar is the most expensive film because he used 3D technology which was created from the ground up. All the TV giants like Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic will be very happy to know that Cameron is backing 3D technology as these companies have invested very heavily in their 3D TVs.
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There have been murmurs about a decline in 3D internet, but don’t tell the manufacturers that. Instead, new numbers have been released that show that as much as 20% of televisions produced for the rest of the year will be 3D TVs. That’s a pretty high number when you consider all of the chatter regarding consumers being luke-warm on the idea. This information isn’t coming from some back-alley report, either. Instead, we’re getting this news from some of the heaviest hitters in the business.
Samsung, LG, and Sharp are among the companies that have been touting this target. The upswing in availability of 3D panels, combined with news that most websites will be gearing up for 3D technology, should but a damper on the nay-sayers. CMI, an active 3D technology firm, is taking things a step further by saying that they hope to have 1 of every 5 sets released under their banner to be 3D. Granted, they’re on the upper end of the 3D percentile in terms of 2D to 3D sets, but that’s still a number that should raise some eyebrows.
This should be welcome news to consumers that are on the fence about 3D televisions. The competition will obviously drive prices down, and once we get some closure regarding active and passive 3D technology, there will be enough stability that most will likely start to seriously consider upgrading their entertainment units. Are you already 3D-capable at home? If not, what’s been stopping you? Inquiring minds want to know, and these companies are vying hard for your attention. Choose wisely, and you’ll have a new set at a nice discount.
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There’s new information regarding the 3D market in the UK. Informa Telecoms & Media has put out some new numbers that point to market disregard in terms of 3D hardware, and though they expect that to change in the next five years, it still hasn’t taken hold. The firm projects that by the end of the five year period, 11 million homes will be 3D-ready. This is quite a prediction, considering that only about half of that amount is utilizing the technology today.
Informa brings up a great point in their study that I hadn’t considered before: the 3D adoption may not be out of want but out of force. Now, we aren’t saying that everyone is going to be purchasing 3D against their will, but instead, the technology will simply be imbedded in everything. Whether or not the owner uses it will be up to them. Hmm…that poses an interesting scenario. Maybe everyone will have 3D TVs and simply half of them will actually use it.
Of those that currently have 3D TVs, 90% actually use the 3D content. This isn’t shocking, as the 3D units available don’t come cheap, and anyone purchasing one is obviously interested in 3D technology. We are always getting studies like this that show that 3D adoption is slow moving, but as I always stress, there’s something that will change the game: content. Give people quality content and they’ll come running. They’re working on it, but it’s hard to push a device for a medium that has limited viewing options, right?
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Sharp is still working on getting up to speed with some of the other 3D tech giants when it comes to 3D TVs. However, they’re releasing the LC-46LE831E which is the second generation of Quattron 3D units. This 46-inch model continues on the path that the LC-60LE925E began late last year. Through the use of active 3D specs, the LE831 doesn’t disappoint the “kicking the tires” test. They have elected to ignore the passive technology because the company remains hardlined in their quest for the best picture quality on the market…even in 3D.
The LE831 is perfect for anyone looking to create a “home cinema” feel. Sure, you’ll pay a bit more for the active technology, but ultimately, you can see that the experience delivered is worth every penny. And, while many are trying to “slim” their models down, Sharp is forging ahead with this 34mm deep unit. I mean, how much slimmer can you get before you start sacrificing quality?
The aesthetic design is sleek and definitely fits the mold of modern 3D TVs. Touch-sensitive controls guide you through the experience, and nothing made us excited like watching the buttons light up as we touched them. Nice touch, Sharp! Ok, that pun was unintentional… Either way, there is a 40-inch rendition as well, but expect Sharp to release more unit details in the coming weeks.
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Those with 3D TVs have been waiting for quite some time to get quality programming to utilize their new toys. Well, 3net is hearing you, and they’re rolling out a pretty strong lineup that kicks off this month. Discovery, Sony, and IMAX are all involved with the surge in 3D content offerings, so there’s no doubt that consumers that crave 3D will be excited about these developments.
From nature to adventure, entertainment to culture, there’s nothing that won’t be covered, and with many still contemplating the conversion to 3D, this should give them an added incentive to take the plunge. Tom Cosgrove, President of 3net, mentioned that this lineup was specifically designed to eliminate the excuse that the lack of content is ultimately causing 3D sales to grow stagnant.
3net is still a “baby” in terms of networks, but they plan on dominating the 3D market by the end of the year. They are working up a library of native 3D content that will rival any other offering, so expect them to become a huge player in the 3D craze. The lineup is viewable through their website, and with an upcoming 3D Civil War exhibition, look for 3D junkies to get excited right about…now…
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3D TVs can only be as good as the content that is being streamed across their screens. And, while its easy to simply expect everything to be delivered without interruption, the 3D concept does require much more than the standard 2D delivery. Full HD 3D is coming and the team at NHK believes that they’ve got exactly what the industry needs: no more broadband bandwidth caps.
Because 3D content requires two side-by-side pictures per 1080p frame, you’re getting two images crammed together. This greatly reduces the quality you’re getting from streaming 3D content. Now, if a company were to split the two, send one over the standard HD TV broadcast “wire” then send the other across the internet on a separate “channel”…well, you’d have a much better result. Which is exactly what NHK is doing here…
The early stages of Hybridcast are promising, but they’re only prototype concepts at the moment. Bandwidth is often cramping the style of technology, but with an idea like this, you can begin expecting much more from your 3D content provider. That is, of course, if they actually adopt the technology. If things pan out the way they seem, you should likely ditch anyone that finds this to be a bad idea…
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January marked CES, of course, and Panasonic put their annual release line in front of every scrutinizing eye in the room. The TC-PST30 is one that we noticed right away, and believe that it could very well be the best value for an entry-level 3D plasma on the market this year. Once we tinkered with it a bit, there was no doubt that anyone finding a better deal than this should snap it up and run before someone realizes that you stole it.
This unit has a 50-inch screen and sells for $1,350. What?! That’s a heck of a bargain for a 3D plasma with some size, isn’t it? The higher end TC-PGT30 has the THX moniker, but really, if the picture’s the same, will you really notice? Well, yes, but if this is your first time into the 3D pool, then probably not.
If we could find one thing to nitpick about this unit, it’s the aesthetic look. It isn’t quite as sleek as we like our 3D TVs to be, but in the end, you’re really buying a great 3D set while saving some cash to actually beef-up the 3D Blu-ray collection. Panasonic hit a home run here, and we walked away more than impressed. Then we went a bought one for our Mom…
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Korea sees initial launch of Samsung’s new 950 series of 3D TVs
Korea sees initial launch of Samsung’s new 950 series of 3D TVs. Though pricing may play a role in sales, the new units look more like monitors, with no denial from Samsung.
Which is it, a monitor or a television? Either way, Samsung’s new 950 line of 3D televisions have already been released in Korea. Samsung is billing them monitors with optional television tuning, so we’ll stick with that for now. The 950 and 750 series units both possess a 27-inch screen, and unique designs are the separating quality.
The 950 uses an asymmetrical base, and though I had my doubts at first, the design actually looks pretty darn good. The 750 boasts a near non-existent bezel, and though the specs are pretty impressive, the price is definitely a little steep. Priced between $750 and $800, the models should generate some interest, but it’s likely that the price will need to drop a bit if they want to see significant international interest.
With a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, 1080p resolution, and plenty of input ports, the 950/750 model designs will give consumers a viable option for making their desktop’s 3D. But, with so many just getting into the movement, our guess is that this will be the first generation of many, and the success will actually be seen down the road in this 3D concept.
Panasonic announced release dates in April for new line of HD and 3D TVs
When it comes to 3D TVs, Panasonic always seems to be pushing the envelope. The 2011 Viera LED-backlit LCD TVs includes two models that will host 3D technology. Scheduled for release in April, followed by a May release of flat panel designs, Panasonic is improving the Internet capabilities, as well as suites that include Gameloft.
The wider viewing angles will be immediately noticed in the TC-L37T30 (37-inch) and the TC-L32T30 (32-inch), and the ability to utilize wired or Wi-Fi internet connections will allow consumers to stream Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora, Facebook, and much more in the comfort of their living room. The HDMI connections and USB ports are standard on the E3 series as well, giving options to many who still aren’t sold on the 3D movement.
The 3D models range from $1199.95 to $1299.95, while the non-3D models both come in under $1000.00. And, for those on a budget still looking to get in on the better technology, the smaller E30 line is available with the 19-inch model pricing at just $249.95. There is a larger model: a 42-inch high performance E30 checks in at $1149.95 and has plenty of features that’ll make anyone smile. College dorm rooms beware…
Panasonic has recently disclosed its 3D LED televisions line up for 2011, which includes the range of DT30 as well as DT35. The televisions are made from the IPS Alpha panel that marks a large difference to the panel production for Panasonic. The recent panels mean that the company can get the scanning rates till 2ms as well as the cross talk has largely reduced.
First time the company has done a line-up of the 3D LED television, with the improvement of its recent 3D IPS Alpha with the LCD panels which will add up the medium size models to the big size 3D PDPs to VIERA 3D television line. Panasonic carry on leading the market of 3D TV as well as meeting the demands of customers in the whole world.
The 37 inch Panasonic TV TX-L37DT30 and 32 inch Panasonic TV TX-L32DT30 falls in the category of DT30 whereas the 37 inch Panasonic TV TX-L37DT35 as well as 32 inch Panasonic TV TX-L32DT35 comes in the category of DT 35. The IPS Alpha LED panels provide a large viewing angle without any picture degradation, advanced motion response as well as backlight scanning of 400Hz. The price and the date of UK release for the models need to be first confirmed.
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