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I was just wondering if it is possible to play computer based video games in true 3D via HTPC hooked to a plasma HDTV via RGB using wireless LCD shutter glasses.

I have read that most Windoze based games can be played in true 3D with the proper video card but I don't know if it will work on a plasma display.


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Refresh rates below 120Hz have been known to cause headaches. Each eye get's half the refresh, so that would give you 60hz on each eye. Make sure that both your display and videocard are capable of 120Hz, and I would recommend making sure that your computer runs the game at least at 60fps.


It would be way cool, but I don't think we are at that point now. Although look at this:

http://www.3dcgi.com/cooltech/displays/displays.htm

http://www.dti3d.com/
http://peripherals.about.com/library.../aa031801a.htm


and this:

http://www.lightspacetech.com/
 

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It would be worth trying. Plasmas are typically 120hz which is a pretty solid image. It could be cool, but I'd recommend sticking to some of the older games, since the process can cut your fps in 1/2.
 

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Can you feed aplasma a 120hz signal and get it to sync ???


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Trying to get it to synch is the tricky bit, as everything gets converted to its native refresh rate *internally* and usually there isn't a 'synch out' pin that you can use to trigger a 3D system.

End result, you feed it a 72Hz signal and it displays it at 120Hz. Add to this systems like Fujitsus ALIS which actually displays an 'interlaced' picture amd it is very hard to get a 3D system to work and synch to the internal synch on a plasma screen unfortunately.
 

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that would make things difficult, but could you outpout at 60hz? Sure the end result could only be a max of 30fps, but it wouldn't flicker since all frames would be doubled to achieve 120hz.


I once tried this on my rear-projector by outputing at 45hz verticle and 60hz horizontal, and it worked! Although it was just a bit too flickery to whistand.
 
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