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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Matt203

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Posted November 17 2009 - 08:20 PM

I have read that in the next couple of years 3D TVs will be available (LCD panels, I guess). What will this mean for home theater set ups with projectors and screens. Will they be obsolete, or will they also be able to support 3D, some how?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   MikeGee

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Posted November 18 2009 - 01:56 PM

If you are holding off buying a new TV in hopes to wait for a 3D supporting TV, I wouldn't bother.

I'm sure if the TV can do 3D then it'd be able to support regular TV.  I also wouldn't hold my breath for the whole 3D tv to become a reality anytime soon.

I'm sure they are going to improve the technology but to make it affordable in the next 5-10 years seems to be a stretch for me. However we'll see .. in the future.




#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Richmanray

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Posted November 18 2009 - 04:35 PM

I got a preview of the 103" Panasonic in 3D about a month ago and I was impressed.  I don't think Panasonic's 3D is something I'd watch all the time but what I saw was very interesting. It involves a special Bluray player, LCD shutter glasses and IR emitters on the left and right of the screen. Plasma might have a leg up on LCDs in regard to 3D TV. Watch for Panasonic to come up with some 3D stuff before Christmas.



#4 of 8 OFFLINE   GregK

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Posted November 19 2009 - 06:33 AM

The BluRay group is expected to announce their 3-D standards sometime in December.

Optoma and I believe Acer will also release 720p front projectors next month that do true 120hz (meaning they will accept a 120hz input signal) and can do 1280x720 per eye.


#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Brett DiMichele

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Posted November 19 2009 - 08:16 AM

I and all the other Samsung and Mitsubishi DLP owners already have 3D TV and if we buy into the system (Software that runs on a PC, wireless transmitter and LCD shutter glasses) we can have all source in 3D. It costs a few hundred dollars to do the setup and you need a healthy PC to do the processing.



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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   GregK

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Posted November 19 2009 - 12:25 PM

The Samsung and Mitsubishi models (starting in 2007) uses the checkerboard 3-D approach:  http://www.dlp.com/d... Whitepaper.pdf   which roughly results in 810x1440 per eye, when used in the 3-D mode.

The upcoming 3-D front projection sets are pretty close to that with 720x1280 per eye. True 1920x1080 per eye 120hz DLP projectors are currently on the pricey side, but they too will drop. 

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Matt203

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Posted November 21 2009 - 12:56 AM

Thanks for all your replies guys. But what I meant is that the 3D flat panel TVs to be released by Philips don't need 3D glasses. Will it be possible to view a front projection in 3D without glasses, somehow? If not, I'm afraid they will be obsolete.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   GregK

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Posted November 23 2009 - 04:42 AM

Based on the systems available, I really don't see "3-D glasses free" front projection (or in the cinemas for that matter) anytime soon.