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 DIRECTV : 4 3D channels in the US

Digital Revolution Studios (DRS) announces the world TV premiere of “3D SAFARI: AFRICA” (follow the link here under).  The program is currently featured on 3net, the joint venture 3D television network from Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation.  With the launch of new 3D content, DIRECTV delivers a whole new home entertainment experience.  DIRECTV is working with the best content providers to continue to bring you more of your favorite movies and shows like you’ve never seen them before:

  • DIRECTV CINEMA (channels 104 – 105)
  • n3D powered by Panasonic (channel 103)
  • ESPN 3D (channel 106)
  • 3net (channel 107)
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3D SAFARI: AFRICA is a 90-minute adventure documentary, hosted by Emmy award winning, Hunter Ellis.  From hot air balloon rides to a wildebeest stampede, the action-packed journey through beautiful and exotic Africa becomes vividly alive in spectacular 3D. Read the full press release here on PRNewsWire. 3D SAFARI:AFRICA is here on the web.

 DirecTV HD 3D is here and 3net has his own web site here.

 

The first UK Glass-free 3D TV by Toshiba

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Samsung Announces 3D-Capable NX300 and World’s First One-Lens 3D System

Samsung Announces 3D Capable NX300 and Worlds First One Lens 3D System samsung3dlens

CES 2013 is just around the corner, and along with it about a gazillion (official number) announcements, but the first major announcement comes 5 days early courtesy of Samsung. The South Korean tech company has officially announced the NX300 — a 3D capable successor to the NX210 — alongside a 3D lens that Samsung is calling the “world’s first one-lens 3D system.”

 

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Global Wave’s Pic3D Film Makes Any LCD Display 3D

June 29th,2011 at 4:08 PM, By DIGINFO TV

At the 3D and Virtual Reality Exhibition, Global Wave presented their Pic3D sheet, which when applied to a regular LCD monitor transforms it into a glasses free 3D display.  As opposed to other films already on the market which use a parallax barrier to display the 3D image, Pic3D utilizes a lenticular lens system, Global Wave state that this method offers a light transmission level of 90%, and claim to have improved the field of view to 120°.

“We already announced this product for the iPad at the game show last year, and it was then used on a Fujitsu PC this spring, and now in the sheet form it can be used on all kinds of PCs and smartphones. We are now announcing 6 series of sheets and applications all at one time.”

The sheets will be available for 12.1-inch, 21.5-inch and 23-inch monitors as well as for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and the application is compatible with both Windows and iOS.

“Basically it will work with video files which are in the side by side format, and if you input URLs for side by side formatted content on sites such as YouTube, it will work with them too. Right now we plan to begin sales in early August, and at first we plan to sell it through our own direct sales website.”

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Toshiba Laptop Offers A Unique 3D Experience And The Latest In Everything Else

Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by LaptopMan in Laptops, Laptops

Toshiba has been busy at work in their product development labs to bring 3D laptops to market that offer users unique experiences. The latest product to come out of the labs is the Toshiba dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR, a new 15.6-inch 3D glasses-free laptop.

  • In this current market there are quite a few options for a 3D laptop but none offer the versatile 3D experience the T581/D8CR will. The 15.6-inch HD display on the T581/D8CR supports 3D, like other laptops in its category, but that same display can show 2D (normal laptop display setting) as well as 3D at the same time. This is an industry first and the laptop does not require 3D glasses to view 3D content thanks to face-tracking technology and an active lens which come with the laptop.
  • To briefly explain how the glasses-free technology works on this notebook. Toshiba has gone with eye-tracking technology utilizing the notebooks web camera and a special lens that is installed in the LED panel which controls polarization of light for the panel. The combo of the eye-tracking and special lens will allow you to enjoy immersive 3D content without using those funky 3D glasses, according to Toshiba.
  • Other features for the laptop are just as cutting edge. The Toshiba dynabook Qosmio T581/D8CR will be offered with the 2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor, which is a part of the latest line of processors offered by Intel in their Sandy Bridge family.
  • Also coming with this notebook is up to Full HD (1920×1080) resolution for the LED display, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 540M dedicated graphics and a Blu-ray reader and writer which supports the new BDXL 100GB rewritable Blu-ray discs.
  • Toshiba Corp. in their announcement only spoke on the laptops launch in their home country of Japan, where the T581/D8CR will be available in July. Pricing or global launch plans for this first of its kind 3D laptop haven’t been detailed just yet.

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LIGHTSPEED DESIGN, INC. TO DEBUT THE DEPTHQ® POLARIZATION MODULATOR FOR 3D DIGITAL CINEMA AT CINEMACON IN LAS VEGAS

BELLEVUE, WA – March 28, 2011

Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ® is pleased to announce the debut of the new DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema at the CinemaCon tradeshow (Booth #305A) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 29-31. When combined with a silver screen, the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator allows your digital cinema projector to display stunning stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using inexpensive passive circular polarized glasses.

Paired with projectors up to 18.5K ANSI Lumens, DepthQ® provides a spectacular 3D experience for screens up to 13.7m (45ft). DepthQ® meets Hollywood’s demanding image quality standards by precisely and efficiently varying the polarity of light passing through it in perfect synch with the “triple-flash” of left and right eye images. An unprecedented symmetrical 50 microsecond switching time between the eyes ensures bright, low-crosstalk operation.

Features include:

  • Bright, low-ghost 3D
  • Crisp, sharp image
  • Heat-tolerant, accepts up to 22K Lumens
  • With 18.5 K lms, 3D screen sizes up to ~13.7 m (45 ft)
  • Simple, easy to setup and use
  • No moving parts – low cost/maintenance
  • Works with all DLP projectors
  • Compatible with standard polarized 3D glasses
  • Two position actuator allows easy switch between 2D and 3D
  • Simple, single-cost business model
  • Approved by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • The DepthQ® Polarization Modulator is co-developed by Lightspeed Design, Inc and LC-Tec Displays, AB. The two companies have over 18 years of experience in their respective fields of stereoscopic design and liquid crystal manufacturing and development. Lightspeed Design is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator. 
  • The system includes the liquid-crystal modulator as well as its control unit, plus hardware which mounts the unit to the front of your projector, and an actuator to move the modulator in and out of the projection path (for switching between 2D and 3D). Sync output from your projector’s GPIO port is supplied to the control unit, which then conditions the signal to match the modulator’s required input.

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Toshiba Debuts First 3DTV and 3D Blu-ray Player in Canada

Oct 4, 2010 by Christine Persaud

Toshiba has introduced its first 3D-capable TV and 3D-ready Blu-ray player in Canada; the REGZA WX800 and BDX3000, respectively.

  • In addition to being able to display 3D video, the WX800 boasts Toshiba’s proprietary Resolution+ technology. The edge-lit LED LCD TV incorporates DynaLight control for optimizing contrast, and Toshiba’s ClearFrame 240 Hz technology. As with the majority of the latest flat panel TVs, the WX800 is also networkable via Toshiba’s NET TV service with Yahoo! Connected TV; and comes with WiFi built-in for easily getting online. It is also DLNA-compatible for seamless wireless connectivity with other DLNA devices, and Windows 7 networking compatible. Design-wise, the WX800 boasts chrome trim and an “illusion” stand that makes the 29mm thin TV appear as though it’s floating in air.
  • Toshiba’s WX800 series is available in 46-inch and 55-inch screen sizes for $2799.99 and $3299.99, respectively.
  • Complementing the TV, and providing a source for 3D movies and other content, is the new BDX3000 Blu-ray player, which can deliver full HD 3D video with compatible software. It has BD Live 2.0, PIP, and BonusView; plus the ability to access social networking and chat features, Websites, and games; plus commentary on select discs (through BD Live.) The player has an HDMI input, 7.1-channel analog audio outputs, a USB port, and an SD/SDHC card slot. The $299.99 player has built-in wired and wireless network connectivity.

Toshiba Glasses-Free 3D HDTV by Toshiba

Oct 4, 2010 by Kit Eaton

Toshiba’s just unveiled a range of glasses-free HDTVs, which it’s saying are the first units of their type to be aimed at the consumer. Is 3-D’s marketing problem solved? Will Jo Public leap at the chance to watch 3-D movies without specs?

  • The two units are in Toshiba’s Regza range of HDTVs, and are a 20-inch main TV unit dubbed 20GL1, and a 12-inch portable set named the 12GL1. Both are distinguished in the burgeoning 3-D TV marketplace by having a 3-D system that doesn’t require viewers to wear special polarized or active eye-masking glasses to see the three dimensional illusion. They’re also noted as being for “personal use” so they’re very definitely targeted at the home market.
  • The 20-inch unit is the most interesting, sporting a half-HD 1280 by 720 pixel screen with a respectable 550:1 contrast, Cell chip Regza tech to give it the processing oomph to deliver the 3-D effect, HDMI-out, and Ethernet and USB port. The technology is powered via an optical trick that’s essentially similar to the way the Nintendo 3DS will work: The screen’s pixel array is topped by an extra optical sheet that’s covered with “perpendicular lenticular” arrays. This means a fine grid of tiny lenses direct the light emitting from each pixel to a particular point in front of the TV’s screen–if you’re sat in one of the nine sweet spots that result, you’ll see two different images in each eye, and your brain does the magical trick of making that image seem three dimensional.
  • Its two drawbacks, immediately evident from the press release are the fact that a 20-inch widescreen is only just about big enough for a small family TV in a market where TVs over 40 inches are common, and that the “suggested viewing distance” at which the 3D effect is optimal is just 90 cm. That’s 35.4 inches, just under three feet. Considering that you typically have two feet between your eyes and a typical laptop screen, this really isn’t very far–particularly when you imagine that several members of the family might like to watch the same movie. You know, to be social and all.
  • There’s one final matter that’ll affect how well these sell: The 20-inch unit is 240,000 Yen, or nearly $2,900 and the tiny 12-inch unit, better suited as a 3-D laptop extension unit is a steep 120,000 Yen or $1,450. Toshiba’s to be praised for its efforts at consumerizing this novel tech, but it’ll have to do a better job on the price before many consumers actually get their hands on the sets.

3D smartphone to launch this year says Sharp

Fri Sep 03 2010 By Rob Coppinger

A STEREOSCOPIC 3D SMARTPHONE will be launched this year, and by stereoscopic its manufacturer Sharp means it will not need passive or active shutter glasses for depth perception.

  • At IFA 2010 Sharp has been demonstrating its stereoscopic 3D screen technology for smartphones and tablets, which was unveiled in April but it is now talking products. A 3.8-inch and a 10.6-inch stereoscopic 3D screen was on display. Sharp LCD marketing development senior director Q Nishishiba told The INQUIRER, “There will be a smartphone product later this year. It will have a 4.3-inch screen but I can’t say who the customer is. The 10.6-inch screen will come in tablet products later.”
  • The displays use what Sharp calls its parallax barrier technology. A parallax barrier is placed in front of the normal LCD and consists of a layer of material with a series of precision slits, allowing each eye to see a different set of pixels creating the sense of depth. To get this effect however the screen has to be at a specific distance and for the 10.6-inch and 3.8-inch displays its 50 cm and 30cm respectively.

Sharp demos new 3D cellphone at IFA 2010

Sep 2, 2010

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Sharp demos new 3D cellphone at IFA 2010

It looks like Sharp will not let the Nintendo 3DS have all the fun with their latest smartphone that is equipped with a 3D display and will hit the market as rumored before the year is over. To make things more interesting, this special display makes room for 3D graphics without the need to wear active shutter glasses, courtesy of a lenticular lens within. Of course, with a targeted release date of 2010, it wasn’t mentioned whether this is limited to the UK, US or Japan markets only. We admit that Sharp made a smart move by offering such a handset, since owning one which requires 3D glasses just doesn’t make too much sense.

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July 13, 2010 9:37: by news.cnet.com

Leonar3Do gets artsy in 3D space

Obsession with all things 3D is hitting another level, with artists now given the option to sculpt three-dimensional objects. And we thought you could already do that in the real world. But if the virtual is what you prefer, Leonar3Do, a rather awkward name for a 3D art kit, lets you take control of space itself. Though for mastery of the third dimension, you’ll have to don special goggles and wield the strangely named “bird,” an odd-shaped air-suspended mouse needed to draw objects out of your PC screen.

  • According to developers Daniel Ratai and Zoltan Karpati, the software package is user-friendly enough that even an 8-year-old can tackle it. Though at the lovely price of $1,000, this isn’t something to kid about.
  • Leonar3Do runs on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems, with Linux and Mac OS X apps expected later. The included Leoworld program supports standard 3D file formats such as .obj, .stl, .3ds, and any other 3D design software, allowing users to create free-form models, animation, 3D drawings, 3D presentations, and games.
  • But Leonar3Do’s strongest pitch has to be its Software Development Kit, which allows developers to create new apps or connect any software to Leonar3Do. Watch it in action after the jump.

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