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06 June 2006, 02:08 PM
"Several display companies are concocting, and in some cases already selling, monitors and other components that provide a simulated 3D viewing experience. Many of these new products don't require glasses.
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The Dutch electronics giant ( has tested the technology in the labs with consumers and noted that a person's galvanic skin response ( change in the skin's ability to conduct electricity, caused by an emotional stimulus, such as fright--rises with 3D viewing. "

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06 June 2006, 03:11 PM
Sounds like they need to work on the technology a bit, but overall could be really cool. Now they just need to figure out how to get the technology into movie theaters! :thumbsup:

Gentle Fury
06 June 2006, 03:14 PM
Interesting concept....basically its like those flicker glasses without the glasses, and you dont have to be in the exact right spot to see it clearly. With real-time 3d the effect could be unbelievable as all you would need would be a dual GPU to create a left and right camera eye therefore making it complete submersive 3D with depth moreso than flat layers....looks promising.....unfortunately it would never become standard as too many people would get motion sickness from it.

With this they need to develope a 3D matrix touch "screen" system, so you can utilize z-depth into touch panels......if something is floating in front of you you can touch the air with your finger.

06 June 2006, 04:06 PM
Your link is all messed up.

06 June 2006, 04:21 PM
i've seen a model of this type of 3d tv produced by an nyc company in action. it's a pretty cool concept, but right now there appear to be a few glaring shortcomings. first, watching said tv is literally an eyesore. images, while often convincingly evoking depth, consistently appear out of focus and are tough to look at for even a matter of minutes. viewing angle and distance are also a major limitation. i watched the unit's presentation in a room of about 40 people; my guess is only about 15 could see a convincing 3D image. apparently, the viewer must be positioned centrally and about 10 - 15 feet from the screen. any deviation can result in a drastically different viewing experience. criticism aside, when (not if) those inconveniences are brushed aside i think this could be an amazing technology.

06 June 2006, 05:24 PM
:scream:Haha too bad for all those suckers who just bought their lcd/plasma hd tv.. now they have to buy a 3d screen too :)

06 June 2006, 05:43 PM
saw a bunch of these things at SIGGRAPH a couple of years ago....gave me a headache just walking by...can't see much point in them...

06 June 2006, 10:49 PM
This technology has existed for awhile: just put two monitors side-by-side and blur your eyes. :wip:

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