Posted Jan 8th 2008 4:45PM by Richard Lawler
Filed under: CES, Displays, HDTV
Samsung's product lineup for 2008 includes 3D-capable plasmas, powered by DDD Group's TriDef 3D. It's about time, as we've been expecting the TriDef 3D box since 2005, and it only recently hit as a product for some of Samsung's DLPs. Hopefully we don't need to wait two more years to get this hooked to one of our flat panel sets, but it is here at CES, or available from DDD's website for $199.http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/08/s...by-ddd-tridef/
DDD Tridef's website:http://www.ddd.com/index.html
Building upon Samsung's innovation in 3D-Ready HDTV technology, 3-D capability is built-in to select 2008 Plasma HDTVs. A 3-D Accessory Pack including DDD's TriDef 3D Experience and active 3-D glasses transforms Samsung's 42" and 50" Plasma HDTVs into interactive entertainment portals that bring games, movies, photos and web content leaping off the screen into the home.
The TriDef 3D Experience is the latest consumer 3-D content solution from DDD that enables a full range of popular entertainment from PC games to the latest high definition 3-D movies to be enjoyed on the new Samsung 3-D Ready Plasma and DLP® HDTVs. Features include:
Playing the latest PC games in 3-D
Watching the latest Hollywood movies in 3-D
Converting favorite 2D DVD movies into 3-D automatically
Enjoying family photographs in 3-D
Surfing the web in 3-D
The TriDef 3D Experience is compatible with Windows XP and Vista PCs and the latest graphics cards from nVIDIA and ATI capable of delivering the high-resolution images to the 3-D Ready HDTVs.
Visitors to Samsung's exhibit at CES will be able to view high definition clips from recent and soon-to-be-released Hollywood 3-D movies together with the latest in high definition PC 3-D gaming including Madden NFL '08 and Need For Speed: Carbon. Samsung's 3-D Ready HDTVs will be shown in Central Hall, booth 11033 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Jonas Tanenbaum, VP of Flat Panel TV marketing said: "We are pleased to announce the next generation of 3-D flat screen Plasma HDTVs at CES. DDD's TriDef 3-D Experience is a proven and affordable 3-D content solution that brings advanced HD gaming and HD video entertainment to consumers. The response from our retailers and distributors to the 3-D features has been very positive following the successful introduction of our 3-D Ready DLP® rear projection HDTVs in late 2007, and we're excited to expand our line up of high quality 3-D HDTVs through our new range of 3-D Ready Plasma HDTVs."
Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD said: "We are pleased that the TriDef 3-D Experience has been selected once more to enable Samsung's innovative new range of flat screen 3-D Ready Plasma HDTVs. Soon, customers worldwide will be able to experience and enjoy the very best in 3-D interactive and video entertainment on Samsung's 3-D Ready plasma HDTVs, powered by DDD's TriDef 3-D solutions."