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Nvidia 3D Vision Discover Glasses

June 21st, 2009 · 10 Comments · Anaglyph Glasses


Lately there is some talk about Nvidia releasing new 3D glasses called 3D Vision Discover Glasses, but that matter seems to need a bit of clarification. These new 3D glasses are not going to be a replacement for the shutter glasses in the GeForce 3D Vision kit, but something completely different. And although there is already some information or maybe just rumors that Nvidia is preparing a second generation LC-shutter glasses for an update to the existing GeForce 3D Vision the 3D Vision Discover Glasses are not going to do that! Instead Nvidia’s 3D Vision Discover Glasses are going to be a custom-designed, specialized anaglyph (red/blue) glasses that will work with the existing 3D Vision drivers…


With the 3D Vision Discover Glasses, 3D Vision’s drivers and a nVidia-based graphics gard you’ll be able to achieve nice view of 3D Stereo in a lot of games relying on anaglyph technology for depth reproduction. And although the results won’t be as good as with the specialized 3D Vision glasses and a compatible monitor, you’ll still be able to achieve pretty good depth perception on your normal monitor. This means you won’t have to pay for a high-end video card, specialized glasses or even a high refresh rate display, because they are not needed for anaglyph 3D Stereo. Nvidia says it’s 3D Vision Discover glasses will be bundled with selected GeForce graphics cards starting in summer 2009, but there is still not a lot of information about that. You can subscribe to the special newsletter they prepared in order to receive more news when the glasses become available. The thing is that you may already be ready for enjoying 3D Stereo in games if you already own some paper anagyph glasses bought with some 3D DVD movie. Even if you don’t have them you can buy a pair of paper anaglyph glasses very cheap or go for more advanced plastic ones for better results. I personally would recommend anachrome anaglyph glasses as I had best results with them so far, but you are welcome to try any other or just wait for more information from Nvidia…

Either way, I’ll soon be doing some tests with different anaglyph glasses I currently own, until there is more info available for nVidia’s optimized anaglyph glasses, so expect more on the topic very soon… ;)

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bujor Vasile // Sep 3, 2009 at 12:00

    I want atleast 2 pair of these!!!

    Hope they will be sold onto the market.

  • 2 Bujor Vasile // Sep 3, 2009 at 12:04

    All of the lcd’s not japan made are mosly bad. Watch at an EIZO and you will be stunned. – also find out the price and you will be stunned :d – . But they are better 10 times than taiwan made and 3 times more expensive , so it’s a grait deal – 14 bit , people with viewing disorder can work at the pc, et cetera. When I ask them if they will have an 120 Hz lcd or if they have a response to 3d vision they answered that in the next year it’s nothing to be released. But if you pair the multimedia monitor from eizo, the 24 ” one , with 3d vision discover i think that they would be a better match than the samsung + 3d vision .

  • 3 Bloody // Sep 3, 2009 at 13:54

    You cannot use 3D Vision shutter glasses with other LCD displays than the currently available 120Hz Samsung and Viewsonic models. You will simply get a non working shutter glasses on a 60Hz Eizo and thus not Stereoscopic 3D effect at all, and as for the 3D Vision Discover anaglyph glasses… you better buy a 120Hz Samsung or Viewsonic and 3D Vision. By using the paper anaglyph glasses even with the best Eizo display (Eizo do produce cheap models with TN panels too) you’ll still be disappointed, because of the disadvantages of the anaglyph technology.

  • 4 Lee // Sep 14, 2009 at 16:56

    I just noticed ebuyer are running ads promoting this: http://www.ebuyer.com/batman-aa?hpb=3

    Various cards include a copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum, and a pair of glasses.

  • 5 Bloody // Sep 14, 2009 at 21:22

    Yes, they’ve had it with WoW too and the 3D Vision Discover anaglyph glasses should also be bundled with some new video cards, but these I still haven’t seen.

  • 6 Dude // Sep 21, 2009 at 22:14

    Thanks i just bought some plastic 3d glasses off ebay for 5$ :D

  • 7 Steve // Oct 7, 2009 at 11:35

    Ok I went a bit 3D crazy and bought the Samsung monitor, 3D Vision glasses and even upgraded my card. http://www.hotplugs.co.uk were doing a bundle. They seem to know this stuff very well and helped me through a small install problem I finally got it up and running and I was blown away. All the old games came out for erm (testing) purposes :-) I am glued to Enter the Matrix again. Max Payne 2 and Mafia are great examples . I wouldn’t bother with the red/blue glasses. They’re “ok” but its not true 3d with full depth perception. Oh yeah and GTA kicks ass (again!).

  • 8 mike // Feb 22, 2010 at 08:54

    I got the 3d Discover Glasses from nvidia’s website mind you I have to buy 10 of them, which only came to $10. I must say I’m fighting with myself so much now. Why, because I love the 3d so much I start to see only red in one eye and blue in the other. I know that sounds odd but once you discover 3d you wont want to go back even if it disrupts your vision for a short time. Yes, normal vision is restored after a while with out the glasses. I can’t wait to buy the real 3d bundle.

    10 out of 10

  • 9 joe1911 // Feb 26, 2010 at 07:16

    i just bought it, and i tested it on max payne 2. it’s so cool!

  • 10 sajin // Aug 26, 2011 at 21:04

    you can get nvidia 3d Discover Glasses from nvidia’s website at cheaper price just 1$

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