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The Standalone Nvidia 3DTV Play Software is Now Available

January 5th, 2011 · 14 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Apparently Nvidia is already selling the standalone version of the 3DTV Play software in their online store as some readers have reported, although there were no official news announcing that yet. The standalone version of the NVIDIA 3DTV Play software does not require the user to have the 3D Vision kit and is being sold for $39.99 USD. This is the software required in order for you to be able to get the 3D Vision functionality for playing games in stereo 3D mode from your PC or laptop on a 3D-capable HDTV using HDMI 1.4 interface for stereo 3D content.

The Standalone Nvidia 3DTV Play product page at the Nvidia Online store…

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marik // Jan 6, 2011 at 00:08

    Finally! Will it work with the new acer hs244hq monitor?

    When yes then its the best monitor for me. Its supports ati hd3d and the ps3 in 3d.

  • 2 billy thach // Jan 6, 2011 at 02:38

    finally!!! be waiting for this.

  • 3 Max // Jan 6, 2011 at 09:50

    This only work with 1.4 hdmi cards?

    “Minimum System Requirements:
    3D Vision USB IR emitter or notebook PC with Built-in 3D Vision IR emitter. ”


  • 4 Bloody // Jan 6, 2011 at 10:58

    No, you can use older cards with no HDMI 1.4 hardware through a DVI to HDMI adapter.

    Where are you reading these requirements, the standalone version does not require these.

  • 5 sewa elf // Jan 6, 2011 at 13:38

    Very nice, thanks for the information.

  • 6 park // Jan 6, 2011 at 17:13

    do u know what difference between 3dtv play and native 3dvision (user)
    i mean is there any other special function in 3dtv play which has not it in geforce driver

    and 1 more things
    if bought 3dtv play then every 1 can play game 1920*1080P 24hz as like of 3dvision in it ?

  • 7 Bloody // Jan 6, 2011 at 18:24

    The 3DTV Play offers pretty much the same functionality on a 3D HDTV as the 3D Vision on a 3D LCD Monitor, so it is like 3D Vision but for a 3D television set. 3DTV Play is limited to 720p 50/60Hz 3D mode and 1080p 24Hz 3D mode only (due to limitations in the HDMI 1.4 implementation on the current 3D TVs), unlike 3D Vision where you can push any resolution in 3D up to 1080p at 120Hz (if you have a 1080p capable monitor).

  • 8 park // Jan 6, 2011 at 19:31

    thx for ur reply
    yeah i know about 3dvision exactly because i have 3dvision now and i have 3dtv
    but i v sold my samsung 120hz 22inch 3d monitor now
    so i have 3dvision emitter only
    so i can use any function of 3dvision’s with 3dtv only at 1920 and 1280 resoultion
    there for i wonder somethings difference between 2things
    for example in the new beta driver 266.35
    as u know 3dvision support s3d windowed mode

    but in my 3dtv(with 3dvision emitter) s3d it does not work with anygames
    for example
    AIon ,,dragon nest ,kart rider,,,ever quest2
    so if i bought 3dtv play instead of (get rid fo)3dvision emitter
    then will i able to see s3d in windowed mode??

  • 9 park // Jan 6, 2011 at 19:39


    ctrl + T doesnot work in windowed mode

  • 10 Bloody // Jan 6, 2011 at 20:06

    I’m not sure if 3DTV Play already supports the windowed 3D mode, I’ve only tried it with 3D Vision, but later on I can also test it with 3DTV Play.

  • 11 evvoxx // Jan 13, 2011 at 21:58

    I dont see option to buy it in Europe. Only in USA CAnada and PuertoRico. What about EU? How to buy.

  • 12 Bloody // Jan 13, 2011 at 22:25

    It is a downloadable software, so it shouldn’t be a problem even if you are from another region…

  • 13 Davie Robertson // Feb 9, 2011 at 15:51

    Their online store seems to have been down all week – typical!

  • 14 Matt // Aug 13, 2012 at 19:42

    This is absolutely disgusting. $40 for a driver. I alrady paid $300 for my gpu and $1000 for the tv and $120 for glasses. WTF Nvidia.

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