Acer has released two new 3D monitors that give gamers seeking some new technology something to pine over. The HS244HQ and HN274H are LED units that offer great versatility in terms of eye candy and desktop space. Those with a lot of room to work with will likely take a hard look at the 27” HN274H. With HDMI 3D and NVIDIA 3D Vision, users will enjoy incredible resolution and a set of NVIDIA active 3D glasses. Priced at $689, the monitor may not be easy on the wallet, but for what you’re getting, the price is actually quite reasonable.
Should you have a smaller desktop, the HS244 HQ has a smaller screen (23.6”), but still maintains the 3D LCD design. Also facilitating HDMI 3D, purchasers will also get a pair of Acer active 3D specs. Full HD 3D films will be smooth and bright, and priced at $449, we expect this to become the more popular of the two.
Both designs feature a built-in IR emitter. Ready for some 3D gaming? Maybe the ability to watch the latest 3D flicks on your desktop? Be sure that you have the spreadsheet you’re working on minimized and poised for a quick switch when your boss walks by…however, good luck explaining the 3D glasses…
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What in the world were we thinking? I mean, 3D glasses actually looked cool in the ‘50s, but then we started taking steps back. With so many rocking goofy looking 3D specs, there’s no doubt that fashion wasn’t taken into account in the design process. Sure, we’ve gotten into active 3D technology, but even the passive models being released don’t seem to care about the clunky feel. Shouldn’t watching movies be comfortable? Come on guys…
A picture from a film festival in 1951 shows that 3D specs have regressed. Despite our best efforts, we seem to swing and miss every time someone tries to design a new set of glasses. Sure, we aren’t rocking the red/blue lens, paper frame 3D glasses of the ‘80s, but something has gotta give. In fact, I’d wager that 3D fans would sacrifice a bit of performance for some glasses that are actually comfortable to wear. Have you been to an IMAX 3D feature, lately? The glasses are awful, and while we can gawk and swoon over the technology that’s flashing across the screen, there’s simply no getting away from the fact that the glasses are pretty burdensome.
When 3D movies in the ’50s were showing off better 3D glasses designs, we have a problem. In fact, if something doesn’t change soon, I’m hitting the panic button. Scratch that – consider it hit.
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So, you wanted to find the ultimate gaming monitor, huh? Acer thinks they have a unit that you need to see. The HN274H 3D monitor is breaking ground as the first 3D Vision 27-inch model that features HDMI 1.4a support for 3D. This will offer up an incredible range of compatibility. Your gaming console will work perfectly when you’re playing in stereo 3D mode, and there’s a great chance that if you conceive it, this unit is compatible.
When you’re using Acer’s new monitor, there is something that it can offer your gaming experience that a 3D HDTV cannot: 1080p at 120Hz across the Dual-Link DVI. You will need glasses, however, though they are included. The active shutter shades are standard, and the entire package has already begun appearing globally.
The HN274H is selling for $699 in some markets, though at the moment supply is relatively limited. Because so many gamers have been waiting on this unit due to the 27-inch screen, they’ve been getting snapped up very quickly. What do you think? Honestly, in our opinion, $700 is a small price to pay for such a large 3D screen that will make your entire gaming experience better...
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The 21:9 Gold Series 3DTV proves that Philips is considered passive 3D technology to be a viable option in the 3D entertainment world. With the prices of passive glasses coming in much cheaper than their active-frame counterparts, don’t be surprised if consumers find it in their hearts to embrace the passive 3D movement.
The 50-inch Gold Series screen flawlessly toggles between 2D and 3D with Philips’ “Easy 3D” mode which offers up some pretty spot on gaming features. Consider a 2 player game in which the screen in split. When playing in 2D, it’ll be exactly what you’d expect: a split screen. But, when the unit is toggled to “Easy 3D”, each player will see their gaming experience take up the entire screen. That’ll likely be a huge lure for avid gamers.
Onboard Wi-Fi gives users the ability to stream content while dabbling on social networking sites, and all of it is delivered in beautiful LED-backlighting. With what they call Ambilight Spectra 2 lighting, the lights will change color depending on what’s being shown. The European market will get their hands on the 21:9 3DTV first, so we’ll keep you posted as more information leaks.
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The highly publicized battle between LG and Samsung regarding passive and active 3D technology isn’t slowing the technology giant down. Samsung has submitted the design specifications of their latest glasses release to the FCC. The SSG-3700CR 3D glasses are said to be the lightest on the market coming in at less than one ounce. This should facilitate comfort, provided that the quality doesn’t suffer.
An intriguing feature of these specs is that they utilize Bluetooth connections to receive and process the information from your entertainment components. This should limit any outside interference, and provide Samsun with an interesting playing chip in the ongoing 3D technology wars.
The recommended sticker price hasn’t been released, though that information should be forthcoming. The launch date is scheduled for the end of April, so consumers won’t need to long for these 3D glasses for long. The question still remains: what impact will this have on the active/passive battles that continue to rage?
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You must be happy to know that Vizio is going to give us new 3D TV and we will be able to see this with the passive glasses. These are the same glasses which we could use while watching a movie in a theater. These glasses are much lighter and comfortable compare to the active shutter glasses which are used by all the other TV manufacturers.
In addition to the comfort, viewer will not face flicker while wearing them. The model VT3D540SV has 65 inch screen with LED edge lighting and gives you 4 pair of glasses with it. The price of the set is $ 3500 and in case you require extra 3D glasses then you can pay $29.99 for a single glasses and $44.99 for two glasses.
LG announced their next step in the 3D race, with the Film-type Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, which not only has less strain on your eyes, but also works out lighter and cheaper than the current Active Shutter technology.
One of the main problems faced with todays 3D home entertainment centers is the glasses. People have various problems and annoyances about the glasses. The main problems are the weight of the glasses, which is because of the batteries inside them, the price of each pair, and the most important, concern that it can cause long lasting damage to your eyes. The ideal solution would be to have glasses free 3d, which is still years away from realization. So in the mean time, LG has come up with FRP glasses.
The glasses look like a pair of normal sun glasses, but while sun glasses are linear polarized, FPR glasses make use of circular polarization to let people watch TV in 3d. So in short, FPR glasses are lighter, battery- less, and cheaper, in addition to adding a bit of style.
The other main advantage of FPR is that people who wear regular glasses don’t have to wear two pairs of glasses to watch 3D shows now. Since FPR uses regular lenses, getting a pair specifically tailored to your needs will be easy.
To give you a general idea of how much the price difference is going to be, while Active Shutter glasses retailed for around $100 a pair, the FPR glasses should retail somewhere between $10 and $20. There was no word on how much the actual TV might cost, but LG did mention that they won’t be more expensive than the current generation of Active Shutter TVs in the market now.
An LG spokesperson said that the company believes that FPR is the future, and the company has plans of phasing out their current set of Active Shutter 3DTVs in favor of FPR 3DTVs in the near future. China already has access to FPR TVs, while it is expected in North America in April and Europe in May. Initially, LG will bring out FPR on LCD TVs, with plans for Projectors soon. There was no word on Plasmas. The initial batch sizes are said to range from 32” to 55”, with smaller sizes in the works.
In 2010, many manufacturers of 3D TV believed in active shutter glasses but after the reactions of the consumer today in 2011 everybody is in search of the new solution as active shutter glasses are heavy and expensive.
Vizio is the first one to announce the solution. They are promoting Passive Glasses. We have been using these glasses in theatres for watching 3D movies. They are much lighter and much more comfortable than the current glasses.
According to them, user will not face flicker with this new product. VT3D540SV is 65 inch new 3D TV from Vizio along with 4 glasses. The price with 4 pairs of glasses is $3500 and in case you want extra glass then each pair is $29each or for two pairs it is $44.99.
Today 3D has become reality. You need glasses to watch these TVs. Everybody has accepted these TVs, Glasses, Video games etc. Though price of these instruments are little higher than the normal TV sets, everybody needs to buy additional glasses which has additional cost. There are many designs available for these glasses. For Ski resort cinemas, you can go for Oakley style glasses, for cougars you can go for Leopard-print dazzlers.