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LG Passive 3D HDTV Colorbug Investigation and Fix in Stereo 3D Mode

February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Other S3D Tech

Here is something interesting and useful for the owners of LG Cinema 3D HDTVs that are using them in stereo 3D mode together with their computers, a solution to getting rid of the annoying colorbug that the passive 3D TV sets from LG suffer from. You can thank our reader Shii who took the time to investigate the issue and find a solution for getting rid of it and especially for the detailed information and instructions, together with the modified INF driver that you can use.

Colorbug exists when PC sends to LG TV HDMI signal. Disabling extension block in EDID eliminates colorbug and PC sends DVI signal without extra HDMI information. The bad guy here – LG TV, not Nvidia. LG TV incorrectly receives HDMI signal in all input modes even in PC mode. When PC input enabled LG TV must disable all image enhancers but it doesn’t do this. The result – slightly blurred image. When we got one line of pixels, the lines over and under glows too and this causes colorbug. Glasses filters source line but don’t filter over and under lines!

Have in mind that the side effect from using this solution for getting rid of the colorbug issue on LG Cinema 3D TVs is that you will loose the audio over HDMI, so you will need to have it routed in another way to the speakers. So do not wonder where has your audio gone after installing the provided EDID override driver. And as a side effect using this solution will give you the ability to use Nvidia’s interleaved 3D Vision mode instead of the HDMI 1.4 frame packaged output with your LG 3D HDTV. The good thing about that is that instead of being limited to 1080p 24Hz 3D mode as you are when using the frame packaged method for 3D content transmission you would be able to play in 1080p 60Hz 3D mode when using the row interleaved mode. So if you are gaming on your 3D-capable passive LG 3D HDTV, then you will find this guide very useful…

You can read the detailed instructions for fixing the LG 3D colorbug here in the forum…

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Stereo 3D Content Services Available for LG Cinema 3D HDTVs

February 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Last month SpatialView has announced the release of a special version of their 3DeeCentral platform for LG Cinema 3D TVs, so that users could watch different stereoscopic 3D content directly from their 3D-capable TV set. The LG Cinema TVs shipped in Canada are supposed to already feature Spatial View’s 3DeeCentral as a premium app and it was supposed to be also available in the LG Apps TV Store worldwide, but after a check I still could not find it listed there in the LG Apps TV in multiple countries. But looking through the LG website with information about applications for their Cinema 3D TV sets I’ve found something else interesting, that there is another similar application released a few days ago – Yabazam 3D…

Yabazam is a similar platform offering stereo 3D content, both free and paid, to what SpatialView’s 3DeeCentral, but Yabazam is a platform being developed by DDD, the same guys that make the TriDef 3D software solution. Currently the Yabazam 3D is the most popular free application in the US LG Apps TV for example and it is also available for other non US users to download an try on their LG 3D TV set. So if you have a compatible passive 3D HDTV from LG, then you might want to try it, as well as the 3DeeCentral app if you manage to get access to it.

Another option also available is the 3D World coming from LG directly that also offers you a free 3D VOD service for watching some stereoscopic 3D content being made available by LG. You get to choose between a few different categories of content and unfortunately similar to the other two platforms, here with the 3D World app the situation is similar. There is not that much content available and you can quickly get to watch everything that is available already, but still, if you haven’t explored the extra functionality for using additional applications on your LG Cinema 3D TV, you should at least try this app as well.

What is still kind of a problem for both stereo 3D content delivery platforms however is that they do not yet have a lot of content in 3D format, so when you start using them you will quickly get to watch all of the available content and then you will have to wait for something new to appear and that can be quite annoying. Also these services are still far from offering the latest 3D movies that Hollywood is producing in order for you to use them instead of getting a Blu-ray 3D version of the movie for example, but this is something that could help them a lot an drive more users. Aside from getting them supported on multiple different 3D-capable platforms, something that they are already doing and constantly expanding the coverage to new devices.

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LG Has Officially Announced the New Optimus 3D Max Smartphone

February 22nd, 2012 · 10 Comments · General 3D News

LG Electronics has officially unveiled the successor of their glasses-free 3D-capable LG Optimus 3D P920 smartphone (AT&T Thrill 4G in the US) and the new device will be called LG Optimus 3D Max (Optimus 3D Cube in Korea). The new device should make its first appearance in the upcoming MWC 2012. The Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona will start in just few days, on 27th February and will continue until 1st of MArch, so it is just around the corner. The new LG Optimus 3D Max will come slimmer and lighter and with a faster 1.2GHz dual-core processor, it should also support NFC (Near Field Communication) with LG Tag+, come with HSPA+ 21Mbps support, enhanced 2D to 3D Converter software, brighter 3D display…

Key Optimus 3D Max Specifications:
– Chipset: 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
– Display: 4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Gorilla Glass 2
– Memory: 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory
– Camera: 5MP Dual-lens
– OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
– Battery: 1,520 mAh
– Others: HSPA+ 21Mbps, HDMI connection 2D/3D TV/monitor up to 1080p via MHL, DNLA for wireless connection with TV/PC (3D video also supported), NFC Full Support, LG Tag+

It is not yet very clear if the new Optimus 3D Max smartphone will come with higher resolution display, if the autostereoscopic 3D screen will offer more viewing positions, will there be any higher quality camera sensors, if the camera will be able to utilize the full 5 Megapixel resolution of the sensors in 3D mode or support more than 720p Side by Side 3D recording with half horizontal resolution. Hopefully these things will be addressed, so that the new 3D-capable smartphone from LG will indeed offer much improved new device in terms of 3D capabilities. The use of faster and more capable hardware should allow for improvement in the 3D capabilities of the device, but only if LG has indeed placed the focus on improving the 3D features that the new Optimus 3D Max offers. The Optimus 3D Max will first launch in Korea in March and will gradually roll out in other markets starting in Europe. The smartphone should be launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it should shortly after that get an upgrade to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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