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post #91 of 105 Old 05-20-2014, 05:18 PM
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They just might miss out if this isn't released to the masses soon. There are a few other companies out there with a similar technology that should be hitting the market in the next year or 2. Ultra-D 3D had the edge, but as we all know the tortoise can surpass the hare given enough time.

I have a feeling that whoever teams up with the big names brands such as Sony, Samsung, LG etc. will be the winning tech. I wonder if Vizio has something up their sleeve for next years models. I find it very strange that they basically dumped 3d altogether with this years models.
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Did the prototype have a glossy or matte screen? Do Ultra D TVs by nature will have a certain reflectivity (or not)? I assume there will be an overlay of some sort, right?
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Did the prototype have a glossy or matte screen? Do Ultra D TVs by nature will have a certain reflectivity (or not)? I assume there will be an overlay of some sort, right?

 

I'm working on an update to this article, give me a day or two...

Quick answer—the screen was glossy. Ultra-D is a layer in the panel's optical stack.


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Thanks for the quick reply, imagic. And thank you very much for your informative and detailed postings. I look forward to your update.
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Any new updates? Since this thread was started over a month ago, we've heard nothing new from Ultra-D or its partners. I'm starting to get somewhat more skeptical that this is anywhere near ready for production. Sadly, the only info that seems to be available and remotely useful is what you've been sharing, Mark.
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Any new updates? Since this thread was started over a month ago, we've heard nothing new from Ultra-D or its partners. I'm starting to get somewhat more skeptical that this is anywhere near ready for production. Sadly, the only info that seems to be available and remotely useful is what you've been sharing, Mark.

 

Yes I have a significant update coming; it's already written, it'll be online on Monday. I gave back the TV last week. As I handed it to Leo Riley from StreamTV, I asked when real product would be on store shelves. He said Q4 2014, or Q1 2015, and that I'd get a chance to see a pre-production unit before that. 


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So the effect is glasses free but you'd have to time travel to tbe future to see it? Seems like a lot of trouble if you ask me. I guess I'll go fire up the DeLorean. Now that was Q4 2014 or Q1 2015 for sure right...no more delays? I'll have to set the date since I haven't gone anywhere since 1985...and I'd hate to arrrive in the future just to find it's been delayed again

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So the effect is glasses free but you'd have to time travel to tbe future to see it? Seems like a lot of trouble if you ask me. I guess I'll go fire up the DeLorean. Now that was Q4 2014 or Q1 2015 for sure right...no more delays? I'll have to set the date since I haven't gone anywhere since 1985...and I'd hate to arrrive in the future just to find it's been delayed again

Dont go too far, your family and friends might be dead. On a positive note, you can watch ALL the Marvel movies for the next hundred years in one binge session. Of course with purported global warming you will be watching from an underground bunker somewhere under the pacific ocean. We might evolve a different type of vision in the dark with echo location though... "3D" might be a series of clicks and buzzes.

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Dont go too far, your family and friends might be dead. On a positive note, you can watch ALL the Marvel movies for the next hundred years in one binge session. Of course with purported global warming you will be watching from an underground bunker somewhere under the pacific ocean. We might evolve a different type of vision in the dark with echo location though... "3D" might be a series of clicks and buzzes.

Good luck!

Thanks, but I won't go more than a year into the future. I like to live in the here and now (as much as possible). Plus, as a techie who likes to have the latest gadgets it can be a dangerous addiction. And have you ever read the book or seen the movie "The Time Machine"? You never want to go too far into the future...though 8K glasses free OLED IS tempting

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It's a bit difficult to believe. We heard it would be released to the market in the end of last year, after that we were told that it would be the beginning of this year, and now is going to be Q4 2014 or Q1 2015. Let's hope this time they make it. Well there is a good thing we can take from this, while we wait we can take a look at the glasses free projector. Maybe it have a better image with a bigger screen at lower prices.

 

If you go to the future, test them both and tell us something. And bring me the numbers of the lottery too, because I might need the money to bought one of those things. 

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It's a bit difficult to believe. We heard it would be released to the market in the end of last year, after that we were told that it would be the beginning of this year, and now is going to be Q4 2014 or Q1 2015. Let's hope this time they make it. Well there is a good thing we can take from this, while we wait we can take a look at the glasses free projector. Maybe it have a better image with a bigger screen at lower prices.

 

If you go to the future, test them both and tell us something. And bring me the numbers of the lottery too, because I might need the money to bought one of those things. 

 

That's kind of how it goes with new products and new technologies.

I can't predict the future, but I can post an graphic illustrating the so-called "hype cycle."


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I asked when real product would be on store shelves. He said Q4 2014, or Q1 2015, and that I'd get a chance to see a pre-production unit before that. 

Thanks for the update, but now I am officially sad. frown.gif
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I asked when real product would be on store shelves. He said Q4 2014, or Q1 2015, and that I'd get a chance to see a pre-production unit before that. 


Thanks for the update, but now I am officially sad.

 
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Two Months With an Ultra-D TV

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Here's my full update...

Two Months With an Ultra-D TV
For some reason I cannot open the link. It just opens up to a blank page.
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For some reason I cannot open the link. It just opens up to a blank page.
That must have something to do with the AVS platform switch that occurred a couple weeks back. It's fixed.

Two Months With an Ultra-D TV

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