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CES 2010: Video Interview with Richard Laberge from Sensio

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Other S3D Tech


Neil Schneider from MTBS3D.com is here with another video interview from CES 2010, with Richard Laberge, Executive Vice-President and Co-Founder of Sensio. Richard explains how Sensio fits into the scheme of all things S3D, talks about their relationship to S-3D gaming, some of the new partnership announcements etc. It is interesting to hear that Sensio is trying to provide solutions for existing infrastructure to be able to handle stereoscopic 3D content, provided that you have 3D capable hardware for visualization of course. Sensio has announced partnership with VIZIO for including Sensio’s decoder in their 3D-capable TV’s expected to hit the market in the second half of 2010. Besides that Sensio is also targeting digital download and cable distribution services for example where there are significant bandwidth limitations and a solution that does not require to replace or upgrade existing distribution infrastructure to provide 3D content is more than welcome. Another interesting thing about Sensio is their partnership with ViewSonic and the upcoming integration of Sensio 3D technologies in some of the ViewSonic’s products. THX and Sensio also announced partnership for THX Media Director technology that is designed to simplify the home entertainment experience by auto-detecting if you are feeding the TV with 2D or 3D content and switching to the respective mode. But lets see how will things develop further, as there seems to be a lot of competition coming in that field this year…

- For more information about Sensio’s technologies and products…

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Intreview with NEXT3D at CES 2010 about Their NEXT3DTV Services

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Other S3D Tech


Neil Schneider from MTBS3D.com did another video interview at CES 2010, this one features David Cole and DJ Roller, Co-Founders of NEXT3D. What is interesting here is that the company plans to launch its Next3DTV service – a broadband-delivered stereoscopic 3D HD video download beginning in the first quarter of 2010, so this means pretty soon and even before Blu-ray 3D titles start to appear. Next3DTV is supposed to offer a variety of stereoscopic 3D content, including theatrical 3D movies, films originally created for 3D IMAX theaters, movie trailers, sports, news, documentaries, live 3D weather maps, and games. Additionally it will offer user-created content channels for stereo 3D enthusiasts to post and share stereoscopic videos and still images. Movies, special events, games and other premium content will be offered on a rental basis (you’ll not own the content), while some of content will be free for everyone. One of the first announced big content providers for Next3DTV is Turner Broadcasting System with others probably soon to follow.

Next3D has Stereoscopic 3D Full high definition encoding and player technology for nearly every platform: PCs, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, Blu-ray disc and television set top boxes. Content encoded with Next3D’s enabling technology delivers full stereoscopic 3D in 1080P high-definition to the home over a broadband, cable or satellite TV connection. Next3DTV will be initially available for PC’s, with support for Mac, game consoles and select set top boxes to follow. For PC users, Next3DTV will support 3D Laptops, most NetTop PCs, and modern PC’s with NVIDIA or ATI video cards. During CES 2010 the technology has been demonstrated on NVIDIA 3D Vision System. So far in theory everything sound very good, but the gaming part is still not very clear as well as the international availability of the content and of course the pricing, because of the content rental and you not actually purchasing and owning the 3D content. An affordable monthly subscription plan, just like a cable TV, with access to all the content along with good and always fresh stereoscopic 3D content might make things very interesting for everyone.

- For more information about the NEXT3DTV S3D Video Download service…

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Will be an Affordable S3D-capable Laptop

January 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech

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Lenovo, as a lot of other companies had some new products to launch in time for CES, but what caught my attention was the announcement of their new Intel Core i7-based IdeaPad Y560 model featuring 15.6-inch HD screen (1366×768, meaning HD Ready, not Full HD) and supposedly equipped with a polarized filer and being able to be used to play games in stereoscopic 3D mode. For the graphics there should be one of the new mobile Radeon HD 5730 cards along with a second Intel-based GMA, with the ATI card offering similar performance to Nvidia GeForce GT240 according to some sources. This is not the best option for stereoscopic 3D gaming, but still not so bad for lower resolution usage and especially considering we are talking for a mobile computer. It seems that Lenovo, just like Acer did with their Aspire 3D, are trying to make this laptop in more affordable price range instead of shooting at the high-performance gaming solutions as ASUS did with their G51J-3D.


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The guys from Notebooks.com have published the above picture on their website (without much useful info unfortunately) and these clip-on polarized glasses look to be exactly the same as the ones provided with Acer Aspire 3D laptops. And after looking around (there seems to be very little information regarding the S3D support for this model), I’ve found out that as expected the laptop does come with another pair that is for people not wearing prescription glasses that is a bit different from Acer’s. This made me think that Lenovo is following the lead of Acer and is going to introduce a 3D capable laptop with passive polarization, with better CPU and graphics, but with the same screen as Acer’s Aspire 3D and most likely with the same software. And after looking at some Chinese video footage I’ve immediately recognized the video “Voyage to Mars” that is being provided by DDD, confirming my suspicion that Lenovo is also using DDD’s TriDef software just like Acer. According to Lenovo the Y560 should be available in March with a starting price of $849 which should make some competition for Acer, but Acer will probably also update their Aspire 3D model very soon.

I just wonder why nobody from Lenovo did mention anything about Stereoscopic 3D support or using the TriDef software on the Y560 int he official announcement they did for the laptop. This might mean that not all IdeaPad Y560 will have the S3D support, but we’ll have to wait a bit more to see…

IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Laptops – Turn Up the Dial on Entertainment and Performance
The 14-inch Y460 and 15.6-inch Y560 multimedia laptop with High-Definition 16:9 widescreen are ideal for users looking for the ultimate, mobile entertainment experience. Both the Y460 and Y560 optionally include Lenovo’s new innovative Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology, which seamlessly combines SSD and HDD storage solutions to deliver even faster Windows 7 boot-up times and significantly improve application performance. Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 is a unique Lenovo certification that delivers an optimized boot-up and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. With RapidDrive technology, users can experience Windows 7 boot up 66% faster2, start favorite applications two-times faster3, and copy files within the computer in less than half the time4.

The Y460 and Y560 will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby Home Theater surround sound – perfect for enjoying music and movies. With up to Intel Core i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology for delivering extra GHz when you need it, they feature the Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 for extended battery life and long-term battery durability, as well as lower noise output through dynamic fan control. Switchable Graphics on the Y560 and Y460 allow users to further extend battery life by toggling between performance and energy-efficient modes. Additional features on the Y460 and Y560 include SlideNav intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation; OneKey Theatre II audio-visual controls for brighter images and clearer audio; and Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the PC screen brightness based on the user’s distance from the display.

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