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IOGEAR 3D Complete+ 4-Port HDMI Switcher with 2D/3D Video Processor

June 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General 3D News


The company IOGEAR is not new to 3D-capable products and more importantly to interesting and innovative such ones, you may remember their wireless 3D video streaming product. Now they’ve just announced another interesting device that centers around a 4-port HDMI switcher with some interesting 3D capabilities as extra. The device called 3D Complete+ comes with a built-in 2D to 3D autoconversion functionality, allowing you to convert pretty much any 2D source with HDMI output into stereoscopic 3D, though mind you it is still an automatic conversion, so it will not be as good as good real stereo 3D content being played back on a 3D-capable display. There isn’t a lot of information regarding the 2D to 3D conversion algorithm being used or what results should you expect, this is something that needs testing, but the interesting thing is that the user has control over not only the strength of the simulated 3D effect, but also on the level of depth and pop-out.

Furthermore the IOGEAR 3D Complete+ features some built-in video enhancement functionality intended to improve the quality of the content you are watching using the device, especially when playing back more seriously compressed video from Internet or and SD video that can be upscaled 480i/p to 720p HD and 720p to FULL HD 1080p). Support for de-interlacing, bad light correction and adaptive sharpening as well as de-blocking and noise reduction are among the built-in video enhancement function available with the device and apparently you have the ability to see a split-screen before and after image with and without the image enhancements active (you can disable them of course). But the extra functionality that doesn’t get that much attention in this device is the ability to output 3D content in “Page Flip” or “Frame Sequential” format intended for use with “3D Ready” (3D DLP) projectors connected as output 3D device. The device itself features HDMI 1.4 support for 3D content and you should be able to feed it with HDMI 1.4 frame packaged content from lets say a Blu-ray 3D player and output the 3D in frame sequential or page flipped format on a 3D DLP projector that does not feature HDMI 1.4 support. This extra functionality makes the IOGEAR 3D Complete+ even more attractive solution for people looking for an adapter to allow them to get HDMI 1.4 support on their earlier 3D-capable DLP projectors that don’t have hardware support for it.

The IOGEAR 3D Complete+ has an MSRP of $199.95 USD and should soon be available. The only problem with this device in particular as well as with all other IOGEAR products is that aside from North America they are not that easy to find elsewhere…

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LG Electronics has Officially Joined the S-3D Gaming Alliance

December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · General 3D News

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Some good new for Christmas, it seems that LG is also very interested in the future of stereoscopic 3D game development with LG Electronics officially becoming a member of the S-3D Gaming Alliance. Now, if you remember not long ago there was an official announcement that LG Display is ready with 23″ 120Hz 3D-ready LCD Panels with Full HD resolution, although we are still yet to see the fist monitors utilizing these new panels. Also it seems that LG already has some 3D-ready HDTVs available, but only on the Korean market so far and we are hoping to have them soon available in other markets too.

To the official S-3D Gaming Alliance website for more information…l

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ViewSonic PJD6241 is yet Another 3D-ready DLP Projector

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Other S3D Tech

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ViewSonic is at it again with yet another 3D compatible DLP projector that should also be compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses (still not certified, but probably will soon be). This projector is with XGA (1024×768) native resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio, but what is improved here is the brightness and contrast levels, along with the lap life when compared to the other 3D models from the company. The lamp life is 4000 / 6000 hours (normal/eco-mode), with the projector capable of providing brightness of up to 3200 ANSI lumens and contrast ratio of 3200:1. The recommended price of the projector is $1249, which is a bit expensive, but is expected with these specs… normally this model is designed to provide bright enough and visible projected image in brighter environments.


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As you can see from the back picture of the ViewSonic PJD6241 projector, it is still relying on analogue DSUB15 connectors for use with the PC and you need to use this way to connect the device to your computer in order to be able to use it in 3D mode. What is required to view the projected image with 3D Vision glasses is to setup the projector to work on the supported 120Hz refresh rate, like it is with all other 3D DLP projectors out there (not that there are too much). It seems that ViewSonic has prepared this model to be used for educational purpose in not so dark classrooms, but nothing will prevent you taking it home to enjoy playing games and watching movies in stereoscopic 3D mode…

For more information about the new ViewSonic PJD6241 projector…

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