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Greetings,

I had a question that I really didn't see 100% answered in the stickies. I'll admit I'm new to the 3D Market, so forgive me if there's a massive detail I'm missing here, but I'm curious about the current state of the tech. I am looking for a 3D display that can accomplish multiple things at once, and have a few question if it's possible. I'm looking for one that will display the 3D Bluray image from a PS3 (and the 3d gaming that goes along with that). I also am curious if a TV that is able to play that, is also able to do stereoscopic 3d with a nvidia card.

These would both be via HDMI cable, I am curious if one 3dtv (or various 3d display) is able to do both types of 3D. I also wonder if there is one pair of glasses that will handle both, or if I need a specific pair for PS3/Bluray 3d, and the nvidia nvision for 3D PC stereoscopic 3D (for gaming, desktop, etc).

At PAX I saw numerous TVs handling PS3 gaming, and TVs handling stereoscopic gaming, but I was just unaware if they were able to do both at once, and if one pair of glasses could handle both. Also, if anyone knows this is possible, and has a particular TV model that they find to just be perfect for this, I would be very interested in hearing this, as well as any other knowledge that would be necessary for a newcomer to the 3D display field, thanks!
post #2 of 7
Yes, the 3D TVs can do that now. You can do it with either a newer NVidia card or a newer ATI card. You just tell the video card (driver software) to output to a 3D capable TV. That will put out an HDMI 1.4 signal that the TV understands just like a 3D Blu-Ray.

The only limitation is that your game playing frame rate will be restricted to what the HDMI 1.4 spec maxes out to. That is either 1080p at 24 frames per second (to each eye) or 720p at 60 frames per second (each eye). Basically, your game playing will be limited to 720p resolution.

The same glasses work for both - whatever glasses work with your TV.
post #3 of 7
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Well that's great to know! Was unaware everything is so universal now that the same TV and glasses work with both the PS3 and nvidia 3d gaming (running a Geforce 480 GTX) . Thanks much for that information. Also do you have any recommendations on a good brand of TV/Glasses to go with for this kind of setup? I can do some browsing on my own I suppose, but any recommendations for what someone who's knowledgeable about this would find as a "best bang for your buck" kinda deal right now would be fantastic. I'm running a 55 inch 1080 p right now, but I understand of course I'm likely going to take a size hit when moving to 3D.

Thanks again for your time.
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Well that's great to know! Was unaware everything is so universal now that the same TV and glasses work with both the PS3 and nvidia 3d gaming (running a Geforce 480 GTX) . Thanks much for that information. Also do you have any recommendations on a good brand of TV/Glasses to go with for this kind of setup? I can do some browsing on my own I suppose, but any recommendations for what someone who's knowledgeable about this would find as a "best bang for your buck" kinda deal right now would be fantastic. I'm running a 55 inch 1080 p right now, but I understand of course I'm likely going to take a size hit when moving to 3D.

Thanks again for your time.

You can get a 73" 3D Mitsubishi for under $1400. Or a 60" for around $900. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...d-keywords=dlp

They both can use DLP-Link glasses, which you can get for around $50 per pair. http://www.ultimate3dheaven.com/uldlpliwi3dg.html
post #5 of 7
not all 3d tvs work with nvidia 3dtv play software. they constantly update the models on nvidia's site that do support 3dtv
post #6 of 7
Every HDMI 1.4 compatible TV should work fine with NVidia 3DTV Play. Their compatibility list is now huge and long. Just make sure you buy a new TV, not something old.

I use an Optoma HD66 front projector for 3D on a 106" screen, but that is not for everybody. Those Mitsubishi sets are hard to beat for utility, compatibility, and value.
post #7 of 7
The correct answer is:
A 3D television that supports all the mandatory HDMI 1.4a modes and the optional ones such as 720P sbs (ESPN 3D via DirecTV) and checkerboard mode (the most useful mode of all IMO)
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