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Share Your 3D Monitor, 3D HDTV or 3D Projector EDID Data

February 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Let us try to make a useful list of the EDID identifiers for different 3D-capable display solutions, so that owners of different stereoscopic 3D devices can experiment by making their display recognized by Windows and other software as a different product and thus behaving differently or getting some extra features available. No matter if you have a passive, active 3D or even autostereoscopic 3D solution please follow the simple guide below and share your EDID identifier data if it is not already shared by somebody else. It is something that you can do in no time and with that you might be able to help many other users…

How to save your Monitor EDID info:
– Get the free Monitor Asset Manager
– Install and Run the Monitor Asset Manager
– Click on the File menu and select “Create INF…
– Name the file with your display model and upload it in the forum.

When posting the INF driver for your 3D display it might also help if you include some additional information, such as what interface the monitor is connected over and if you also have some sort of adapter or maybe a receiver connected between the computer and the display. This might be important especially for HDMI connections where you may also need to have support for audio over the interface and not only the 3D video.

You can post your 3D Monitor EDID INF driver here in the forum…
You can post your 3D HDTV EDID INF driver here in the forum…
You can post your 3D Projector EDID INF driver here in the forum…

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Panasonic With New 2012 Smart VIERA Plasma 3D HDTV Lineup

January 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments · General 3D News

Panasonic’s 3D-capable Plasma HDTVs are still considered among the best for stereoscopic 3D use and each year the company is improving and adding new features in their new lineup and now it is time for the 2012 lineup. There is of course a new top model – the VT50 Series, that will offer all the top features and it will be only available in 55-inch and 65-inch configuration, but also four more new 3D-capable series – GT50, ST50, UT50 and XT50 as well as just one non 3D-capable series – the U50. The focus of the new 2012 lineup is of course the Smart functionality that should make the TV set way more functional and go beyond just a TV, but the 3D capabilities and image quality are also among the key points and the new and improved Plasma panels should bring better quality in stereoscopic 3D mode as well.

The 2012 models employ NeoPlasma Black 2500 provide a crisp image even when the content shows very fast motion. The 2012 panel further reduces reflections and creates sharper pictures with higher contrast in brighter environments. In addition, a new panel structure and pre-discharge control technology contribute to an increased native contrast level. Additionally, all the 3D models include DLNA connections for easy link-up to other DLNA equipped products. Improved power efficiency has been addressed with, among other technology advances, new and improved phosphor mixtures and more efficient electronics.

The six VIERA Plasma series, VT50, GT50, ST50, UT50, XT50 and U50 (the only 2D one), feature self illuminating panels with ultimate black levels, NeoPlasma technologies (VT/GT/ST) providing a black filter with a higher efficiency panel that generates the best balance of black and white under brighter environments. The new Louver filter and new high performance panel result in improved external light shading, improved clarity and improved light transmittance. The 2012 models employ the NeoPlasma Black 2500 (VT/GT/ST/UT), a 6,220,800 pixel cells FULL local dimming, 24,576 steps of gradation technology (VT/GT) (previously only available in professional monitors), a new custom driver LSI and a fast switching phosphor panel on all of Panasonic’s 1080p 3D models. Panasonic also continues its relationship with THX with six Full HD 3D Plasma HDTVs, certified in both 2D and 3D mode by the prestigious company founded by George Lucas. THX certification indicates to the consumer that the picture quality has been certified to meet the stringent standards of Hollywood’s top film makers.

All in all what you should expect from the new 2012 lineup of 3D-capable Plasma HDTVs from Panasonic is better image quality – brighter picture, higher contrast, richer colors, better external light blocking and faster response. And when all this is applied in stereoscopic 3D mode you should get even nicer looking and realistic image with less crosstalk. The built-in media player should also be further improved to support more formats. What is not mentioned however is if the new 2012 lineup of 3D-capable Plasma HDTVs from Panasonic will use higher bandwidth-capable HDMI 1.4 chips, so that you could be able to run them in 1080p 30Hz 3D mode or even 1080p 60Hz 3D mode as this is something that will immediately make them way more attractive for stereo 3D gamers and not only for 3D movie lovers. Hopefully we’ll get more details about the extra questions that arise as soon as the first reviews of the new 2012 product line start to appear online.

For more information about the new top model Panasonic Smart VIERA VT50 3D HDTV…

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A Second DVB-3DTV Delivery System Has Been Approved

October 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · General 3D News

The DVB Steering Board has announced the approval of the Commercial Requirements for a second DVB 3DTV delivery system. Termed “Service Compatible”, the second system is a solution required by content deliverers that enables the 2D and 3D versions of a programme to be broadcast within the same video signal, so that new 3D televisions and next-generation STBs can receive high 3D programmes, while consumers with existing 2D HDTV receivers and set-top boxes can watch a high-quality 2D version. This 2D picture will probably be either the left or right frame of the 3D “stereo pair”.

Earlier this year, in February, the DVB Steering Board has approved the specification for a first phase DVB 3DTV delivery system (Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Frame Compatible Plano-Stereoscopic 3DTV (DVB-3DTV) BlueBook). This system was developed for broadcasters and content deliverers needing a system that works with the already existing HDTV receivers, provided they are used together with a compatible 3D display. This approach, termed “Frame Compatible”, is now a principal system in use for DVB 3DTV delivery throughout the world when talking about 3D TV channels. However the level of quality provided by this “compatibility” solution for 3D TV channels could be further improved using a new standard and new hardware providing better image quality and higher resolution.

For convenience, this second approach is termed DVB-3DTV “Phase 2a”. The Commercial Requirements should shortly be available as a “BlueBook” on the DVB website for everyone interested in more details. The DVB Technical Module has been asked to complete the preparation of the specification for Phase 2a before the end of summer 2012. Phase 2a will provide additional opportunities for 3DTV services, complementing the first specification, which is referred to now for convenience as 3DTV Phase 1. The DVB is also taking into account the requirements of content deliverers wanting to continue the use of a Phase 1 signal, but wish to provide additional information to improve the image quality for those with “new” receivers. This may result is a Phase 2b specification in due time.

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