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Zalman is Refreshing its 3D-capable Monitors with New Full HD Models

May 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Zalman is now offering two new Full HD 3D passive polarized monitors in its like of Trimon products. The older 19-inch model ZM-M190 is now discontinued and the bigger one ZM-M220W will probably follow soon. These first two models were using a special version of Nvidia’s stereoscopic drivers, but for its two new models Zalman is not going to use the Nvidia drivers anymore. Instead the new Zalman ZM-M215W and ZM-M240W will come bundled with the iZ3D Driver, but they can also work with DDD’s TriDef software and probably with just about any other software that can output in row-interleaved 3D format. Below you can find the specifications for the two new passive polarized displays from Zalman, and they are passive polarized ones and not using 120Hz LCD panels, as I’ve already seen some people mistakenly claiming they are 120Hz ones.



Zalman ZM-M215W Specifications

Display Size: 21.5 inch (55 cm)
Screen Ratio: 16:9 wide
Max Resolution: 1920×1080, Full HD
Response Time: 5ms
View Angle (2D): 170°(Horizontal) / 160°(Vertical)
View Angle (3D): 90°(Horizontal) / 10 ~ 12°(Vertical)
Video Ports: D-Sub, DVI
Power Consumption: ≤ 40W in Use, ≤ 1W in Standby
Dimensions: 531x382x200mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 4Kg



Zalman ZM-M240W Specifications

Display Size: 24 inch (60 cm)
Screen Ratio: 16:9 wide
Max Resolution: 1920×1080, Full HD
Response Time: 5ms
View Angle (2D): 170°(Horizontal) / 160°(Vertical)
View Angle (3D): 90°(Horizontal) / 10 ~ 12°(Vertical)
Video Ports: D-Sub, DVI
Power Consumption: ≤ 50W in Use, ≤ 1W in Standby
Dimensions: 572x415x190mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 8Kg

For more information about all of Zalman Trimon 3D-capable monitors…

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Some Advice on Playing Avatar The Game on Acer Aspire 3D Laptop

November 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Games

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I’ve just tried the demo of James Cameron’s Avatar The Game on the Acer Aspire 3D laptop – using passive polarized display and glasses for stereoscopic 3D. And there are some good news and some bad news for the people interested in playing the soon to be released game on this stereoscopic 3D capable laptop. The good news it that the game works well and does not even need the TriDef software to be running, because it has the needed support built in (enable Line Interlaced mode inside the game options). And the bad news is that the mobile Radeon 4570 VGA is not capable of providing you with decent framerates with higher details, so you’ll have to stay with low detail on everything and no Blood or HDR. If you do that and play in the native 1368×768 resolution in 2D mode you’ll be getting about 36 fps and when you activate the S3D mode you’ll still have average of about 22 frames per second which is kind of on the edge, but still playable. Just don’t forget to disable the PowerPlay option in the ATI drivers of the laptop, otherwise you’ll be getting even lower framerate. Now, back to the S3D experience, you can expect to have some barely noticeable ghosting in the right eye for some objects, but this is something that I’ve noticed as an issue also on the 3D Vision, so it is probably coming from the game and not from the stereoscopic technology being used. In general, besides the low detail level and framerate the demo is playable and presents good results in stereoscopic 3D mode, although you should also not forget that you get half of the vertical resolution on the Acer Aspire 3D, but it still looks Ok.

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