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Theo Valich went to a press event from NVIDIA in Munich and got to see some of the new technology to firm will be introducing next year. One of the things the GPU firm showed was their upcoming 3D Vision technology, which will likely be rolled out by March 2009.

Originally, NVIDIA wanted to roll it out by Christmas but the problem is you need a 120Hz LCD display, and those aren't available yet, NVIDIA is waiting for Samsung, ViewSonic and others to release 120Hz LCD displays. The kit will feature two major parts: wireless 3G goggles and an IR emitter.
IR Emitter can connect to LCD TV, LCD display, and projector or just about anything able to pull out refresh rate of 120 Hz. The technology works that every eye gets 60 Hz refresh and glasses blank the lens for 60 times in a second, so that 120 Hz display yields smooth 3D gameplay in 60 fps or so… I have tried the technology several times, and I have to say, it is really enjoyable. During the past couple of events, Nvidia demonstrated the technology using Call of Duty 5, Far Cry 2, Crysis Warhead, and Race Driver GRID and so on. Enjoyable part is that 3D Vision tech works on almost every game, and this immediately brings up the replay value of games that you already purchased.
Theo writes NVIDIA's 3D Vision is pretty impressive and that you'll want to replay several old games just to experience them in 3D, but unfortunately it will be rather expensive. NVIDIA hasn't disclosed the pricing yet, but Theo heard it will be around $199. More info and photos over here.

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so it only works on 120 Hz monitors?

how about 120 Hz TV's?
I have one of those
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The problem with 120Hz TV's is that they upconvert to 120Hz usually and don't accept a 120Hz input. If you hook your comp up to your TV and it gives you a 120Hz refresh option your in business. :-)
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This is so much better than those silly glasses. Probably cheaper too.
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This stuff's really been available for a while now... The only problem were that the goggles did nothing with LCD's until now. DLP's and CRTs worked fine though.

I'm totally not going to dig it up...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lays,1581.html

note: that's more than 18 months ago.
    
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This is so much better than those silly glasses. Probably cheaper too.
One word: Portal
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One word: Portal
Two words in response: Epic Win.
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This is so much better than those silly glasses. Probably cheaper too.
Except that Mario Party doesn't suck any less in 3D.
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Except that Mario Party doesn't suck any less in 3D.
LOL

but seriously NVIDIA?
at NVISION there were glasses-less 3d displays, why not use those?
i could get a nice 22" monitor for the price of those glasses XP
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Come on, you all know this is gonna be the next big thing. After all this Is nvidia, right? Hopefully they"ll take it easy with what ever naming scheme they come up with ; ) And I know some are concerned about wearing " goofy" looking glasses, but what do you think we look like now with our headsets, drooling and staring into the monitor wondering when the hell to take a piss.. LOL So are glasses really a big deal?
Edited by Gen. Gustav Zenlav - 12/15/08 at 8:01pm
    
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