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LG touts world's first full HD 3D monitor

By Jos
Dec 3, 2009
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  1. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Something about STILL having to wear glasses to see in 3D that makes it seem a lot more like prehistoric crap than new technology. And its not just 2D if you don't have them on, is garbled graphics and colors to the naked eye.
  2. lfg18

    lfg18 Newcomer, in training Posts: 86

    This technology is still very early in its development, we have to wait for some time for it to become standard but anyway this is a very good product, the capability of changing from 3D to 2D is very good, specially if you want to see a movie with your friends or show something to a group of people and you don't have enough grasses for everybody, I would buy it if they give it the right price.
  3. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Newcomer, in training Posts: 84

    OLED is far more important and better than 3D monitors...
  4. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 313   +12

    I agree with those who oppose it. I'm gonna stick with the conventional screen (although I will take my flatscreen instead of those darn fat things. :)
  5. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Guru Posts: 676   +41

    Glasses is no innovation, innovation would be just having the lens built into the screen. To be honest 3D isn't so amazing that id spend more on it, maybe when it's glasses free and come in something larger than a 23'
  6. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,036   +91

    I would really want one of those monitor but i bet the price is way up there.
  7. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i used to have a pair of voodoo 2 on my late gaming rig, i even purchased a 3D shutter glass VR goggle pack for it, was quite impressive yet made me dizzy. i ended selling it to a friend who never used it & now the PC is dead, the cards are sleeping in some drawers somewhere.

    this technology is old & the new devices coming out haven't revolutionize it, the concept of wearing glasses makes it limited. will be great when we won't need such accessories & have 3D right out of the monitor ... it is possible, yet too expensive. so please manufacturers do go that way instead!

    i may go for a PC monitor with 3D & a glass, if the price is same as others on sale for i already have an HD TV for my Console, will not buy any one soon.

    cheers!
  8. Hyperian

    Hyperian Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    wearing glasses is a big negative. and it really depends if the 3D is useful or not. if it's just for novelty then no a lot of people are going to want it.

    people switched from CRT to LCD cause it was easier to move and take less space, practical reasons. people are not going to switch to 3D if it costs lot more than normal sets unless there's some real practical reason for having 3D LCD TVs
  9. timljh

    timljh Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    I thought 3D TV will out first.. this is the way, it is more suitable for computer monitor. i can't wait to play games in 3D mode =P
  10. drasho

    drasho Newcomer, in training Posts: 62

    lol who care about the glasses... youre gonna be gaming in youre room anyways... It not like u look dumb already with ur huge headset... ^_^ Might aswell go all the way and have a cool and unique gameplay
  11. buttus

    buttus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 187

    I agree with a comment above that this tech is really 3-4 years away. 3D isn't new though as I remember getting the 3D glasses with my Geforce 2 GTS 32mb card back in the day.
     
  12. UglyChild

    UglyChild Newcomer, in training Posts: 34

    Heh... LG needs to catch up.

    Philips and Mitsubishi made a 3D tv with out the need of glasses.
  13. levar

    levar Newcomer, in training Posts: 232

    yup, and rather quick I may say technology is moving fast.
  14. gguerra

    gguerra TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 559

    Old technology you say. If I'm not mistaken 3d movies with the funny glasses came out in the 50's.
  15. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    I f'ing love my 3D Vision and 22" samsung monitor (1050P), adding 30 more verticle pixels and an inch doesn't interest me, but the 3D news broadcasts sound awesome! I can't even find 3D movies to play with this unit.

    Although your "switches 2D to 3D on the fly" is stupid. Of course it can.
  16. There are already true 3D monitors that use lenticular screens so that you see a different image with each eye without glasses. Not yet as sharp as regular screens but still very impressive. Of course polarizing glasses are much better since they don't produce the terrible color distortion you get with the red/cyan glasses, but the pictures or movies have to be projected that way.

    To those who call this a "gimmick," if that were the case with 3D vision we wouldn't have evolved it ourselves!
  17. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    Well that's good news i guess.. tells us technology is moving in a great direction.
  18. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    I have thought about this a bit more and I would be surprised if the 3d technology catches on unless they can figure out someway to get rid of the glasses, or at least get the picture to be viewable from people without the glasses without quality issues (think people casually watching who arn't going to ware glasses while cooking or running on a treadmill).
  19. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    If you find anything on this i would certainly be curious, so let me know if you have any links or anything on it.
  20. the point is.... it looks fabulous. the screen goes from a flat, boring 2D, to a vibrant, 'nearly real' window into another world. it feels like there is so much more information there. if the price is wearing some glasses, thats a small price to pay. forget the old, naff 3d. this is what we were looking at using for chemical / medical imaging applications 8 years ago, but with mature tech. bring it on!
  21. I also fully explored 3D last time around (the ASUS VR-100 V3800 TNT2 days), and recalled that it worked exceptionally well, but ONLY if you had the right setup. The key back then was a large (very expensive) CRT screen capable of 150Hz @ XGA resolutions with fast (low persistence) phosphor. With the right setup, I remember being blown away playing Motorhead for hours on end.

    What is now very exciting about LCD shutter 3D is High Definition and modern digital displays. Low resolution SDTV / and slow CRT phosphors is what made LCD shutter 3D glasses a bad experience for most last time around.

    Firstly, you need enough resolution to be able to create accurately offset left and right eye full detail images, and you need displays that are fast enough (as in persistence of image) to be able to show a clean left / right image to each eye at least 60 times per second (without image lag still ghosting the image meant only for the other eye). Once this is achieved you have a sharp, clear, visually accurate and non-headache inducing 3D experience.

    This time around, full 1080p HD gives us the resolution we need to do this, and digital displays are getting faster - the only question I have is can an LCD display really be fast enough at 120Hz to truly avoid the left / right image ghosting which contributes to the headache issue? Or, do we still need to await a faster full HD display technology to make sharp, clear non-headache inducing 3D finally a reality for all?

    Greg
  22. Concorde

    Concorde Newcomer, in training Posts: 39

    I have 2 pairs of glasses around my neck at most times plus sunglasses all over the place , some mobile, so another pair will bring a little bit of fun around the home. 3D TV will happen so bring it on.
  23. Adhocdegra

    Adhocdegra Newcomer, in training

    I'm waiting for Nvidia to get their product to market. No Glasses. They already have a successful prototype. Two parts, a Light Refractor that fits over the monitor and a PCI card (Pixel Splitter). Their estimated cost is the exact same price of current monitors and no more, if they add a monitor as the third item (complete package). Costs less if they sell it without a monitor.

    Basicly they reused a late 1800's technology for bending light, you may have seen some Disney or other MFG products on a cardboard surface (light refraction through a plastic film piece), you turn it slightly and the image changes like a story board (only two images on that thing).

    Anyways, Nvidia patented a light refraction design that can be sized and merely placed onto any monitor. So far they've only tested it on a 14" monitor. The 3D image (or hologram) comes out the exact distance equal to the size of the monitor (the refraction film fits over the monitor, no different than standard anti-static/anti-glare screens you can buy off the shelf and just slap onto a monitor).

    The secret that made this old technology work is Nvidia's Pixel Splitter which is basicly a PCI card that handles how the monitor lights up across the whole screen (pixel by pixel) and refracts through their patented lense or monitor cover.

    The only thing else I could hope Nvidia would think about developing and creating is a touch screen version. That would be awesome. It's not a true hologram because it doesn't use lasers (not sure if laze is required for something to be classified as a hologram). Could probably be called a 3D-Projection Screen.

    3D images are not a fad, if you've ever become used to or familiar with a touchscreen or a virtual keyboard. 3D TV shows or 3D Movies might be a fad.
  24. i see you just posted this before the movie avatar, best quailty ever! looks amazing! takt it back!!!
  25. well it wouldn't hurt to have one of these 3d monitor tho.
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