Nvidia GeForce 3DVision & How 3D Works

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Beatfox 12th February 2009, 21:21 Quote
Old article, I know, but I just now came across it and felt like speaking up. Back in 2002, I purchased the eDimensional wired LC glasses for US$70 (the wireless were US$100 - and strangely enough, eDimensional hasn't even changed their technology OR prices since then). My gaming experience with those glasses in 2002 was identical to the experience described in this article. Even the NVIDIA stereoscopic drivers I used back then worked almost exactly as described here, 3D-crosshair support and all (yes, NVIDIA has had those stereo drivers for quite a long time, folks - since December 2001, according to my armchair Google research). The only real difference was that I didn't need to purchase a whole new monitor, because my plain ol' CRT clunker supported 120Hz... as did most CRT clunkers before the mass transition to LCD displays.

What exactly is "new" and "cutting-edge" about this latest 3DVision offering? What additional incentive does it provide for developers to design their games for stereoscopy, and what additional benefit does it provide consumers, when this technology AND NVIDIA's software support for said technology have existed on the market in their current form for over 7 years? (not to mention the fact that stereo LC glasses in general have been used for gaming for much longer than that, as Gareth pointed out)

This isn't progress. It's more of the same. Actually, it's worse than more of the same because of the expensive-specialized-monitor requirement that wasn't there in the CRT age. If it hasn't caught on with consumers OR developers in the past seven years, what on earth makes people think it will catch on this time around?

It's a niche item. Always has been. And it always will be, unless something fundamental changes. If something has fundamentally changed here, then somebody needs to point it out to me because I'm completely missing it.
HourBeforeDawn 12th February 2009, 21:35 Quote
So I see two techs that nVidia has invested in that is going to die and thats this and physx, oh well nVidia wasnt ever really known for its bright choices.
WeirdmanJ 24th February 2010, 21:39 Quote
3D Vision glasses US$179.99 (which Fry's has been selling since late November)

Acer GD235HZ monitor US$ 399.99 (higher resolution and response time, bigger screen as well)

ViewSonic VX2265wm monitor US$ 269.99 (Refer to above monitor)

So if you want the big bang for your buck, it's about 600-700 bucks with shipping.
I don't know how important response time is, but for the bigger monitor and better resolution alone...that sounds worth $100 to me.

Oh yeah, has anyone tried this out on a Sony Bravia 40" 120Hz (Model #: KDL-40W5100)?
memeroot 24th February 2010, 21:45 Quote
I have the GD235HZ and its worth it... but think about ips
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