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I don't see what the big deal about this monitor is... I had an old video back in the day (Elsa something, '96?) where you would plug some sunglasses (the glasses would act as shutters for your left and right eyes tricking your brain into thinking it's actually 3D) into your video card and 98% of the games were transformed into 3D. It was pretty awesome looking, but I couldn't play with the glasses on for too long, I got a headache after a couple hours of 3D games. I've read a bit about this monitor and still don't understand why they can't just use the sunglasses route instead... a lot cheaper that way too.
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I don't see what the big deal about this monitor is... I had an old video back in the day (Elsa something, '96?) where you would plug some sunglasses (the glasses would act as shutters for your left and right eyes tricking your brain into thinking it's actually 3D) into your video card and 98% of the games were transformed into 3D. It was pretty awesome looking, but I couldn't play with the glasses on for too long, I got a headache after a couple hours of 3D games. I've read a bit about this monitor and still don't understand why they can't just use the sunglasses route instead... a lot cheaper that way too.
Well, I think they've made it so that you don't get said headache after a little while - which was probably pretty tough to do.
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Well, I think they've made it so that you don't get said headache after a little while - which was probably pretty tough to do.
If they did get rid of the headache that would be great... but I checked out the review on one of the sites from the link (TrustedReviews) and they said that C&C3 was a headache inducer. Not a big deal since I don't play that game anyways.

I still don't get why the "special" monitor is needed... does anyone know if there is anything different about this monitor as compared to other monitors? If they had an option to just buy the glasses I would be all for it! I remember playing the original Half Life in 3D and it was completely awesome!!! And the cool thing was that it didn't degrade performance (at least none that I noticed).

Guess I'll just keep my eyes peeled for the glasses only option...
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If they did get rid of the headache that would be great... but I checked out the review on one of the sites from the link (TrustedReviews) and they said that C&C3 was a headache inducer. Not a big deal since I don't play that game anyways.

I still don't get why the "special" monitor is needed... does anyone know if there is anything different about this monitor as compared to other monitors? If they had an option to just buy the glasses I would be all for it! I remember playing the original Half Life in 3D and it was completely awesome!!! And the cool thing was that it didn't degrade performance (at least none that I noticed).

Guess I'll just keep my eyes peeled for the glasses only option...
I imagine that its been designed more for FPS' and RPG's, rather than RTS'.
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The 'glasses only' option doesn't work with LCD's AFAIK. DLP projectors and traditional CRT monitors are supported though.
    
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The glasses for this 3D monitor doesn't use shutters. It instead uses passive glasses where each lens is colored differently or something like that. The scene is displayed twice from two slightly different perspectives, each tinted differently, so that when you look through the glasses it is 3D.
    
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