Monday, March 15th 2010

NVIDIA Brings A New Dimension To PC Gaming With NVIDIA 3DTV Play

NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA 3DTV Play, its latest software solution that allows consumers to connect their GeForce GPU-powered desktop or notebook computer to new 3D TVs, for the ultimate in big screen 3D gaming action. For the launch of 3DTV Play, NVIDIA is teaming up with Panasonic on its coast-to-coast 2010 “Panasonic Touch the Future Tour,” where consumers can test drive 3DTV Play-based PCs running on the new Panasonic VIERA Full HD 3D TVs, that just launched this month.

3DTV Play software lets you connect any compatible NVIDIA GeForce GPU-powered PC or notebook to 3D TVs for the ultimate, high-definition, big-screen, 3D entertainment experience. By leveraging the processing power of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, 3DTV Play software delivers the best the PC has to offer: play hundreds of standard PC games in stunning 3D environments such as World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. You can also watch upcoming Blu-ray 3D Hollywood blockbusters, view digital 3D photographs, and even watch streaming 3D movies for the ultimate viewing party. The active-shutter glasses bundled with each VIERA full HD 3D TV sold work seamlessly with NVIDIA GPUs and off-the-shelf PC gaming titles and other 3D entertainment content.

Facts about NVIDIA 3DTV Play:
  • Can be run on GeForce GPU-based desktop or notebook PCs equipped with an HDMI or DVI connector
  • Full support for all HDMI 1.4-compatible 3D TVs, including Panasonic VIERA Plasma full HD 3D TVs
  • o Enables 1080p24, 720p60, and 720p50 3D formats
  • Advanced NVIDIA software and graphics drivers automatically convert more than 400 games to stereoscopic 3D in real time, without the need for special patches.
  • Enjoy full HD Blu-ray 3D playback with real-time GPU accelerated decoding and playback on GeForce GPUs
  • Watch streaming 3D movies
  • View 3D photographs directly on the 3D TV
NVIDIA 3DTV Play software will be available later this spring and sold separately with an anticipated U.S. MSRP of $39.99. It will also be available for free for current NVIDIA 3D Vision customers.

“NVIDIA is a premier choice for gamers, and 3D Vision TV delivers an easy way for them to game on the big screen, for the ultimate, immersive experience,” said Bob Perry, Senior Vice President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “We’re pleased that NVIDIA shares our commitment to providing awesome technology to savvy consumers, and we are happy to offer NVIDIA the opportunity to highlight their 3D solution as part of our nationwide road show.”

“NVIDIA is all about raising the bar of PC gaming, and gamers are going to love playing in 3D on one of the new Panasonic VIERA 50-inch full HD 3D TVs,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision technology at NVIDIA. “This is truly one of those ‘must experience to believe it’ moments, and we are ecstatic that consumers will have the chance to try it for themselves on any of our 15 stops across the US.”

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28 Comments on NVIDIA Brings A New Dimension To PC Gaming With NVIDIA 3DTV Play

#1
TVman
no thank you i rather stick with my Virtual Boy :laugh:
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#2
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
I have had a chance to play with the 3D stuff and its ok but I would rather Nvidia focus on their GPUs instead...(hurry the hell up)
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#3
fochkoph
I still scoff at this 3D gaming & cinema nonsense. Paying a hefty platform premium to wear glasses on top of my glasses looking like a clattering buttock only to experience a headache after. Bring holographic gaming around then I'll be interested.
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#4
jmcslob
Well I've seen Holographic Stuff at CSM and It didn't look more than 8 years away from home use..
I think I'll just wait for that....
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#5
pantherx12
I had a go of this.

Was not that impressed.

Although I was playing that batman game and I don't think 3rd person is a good view in regards to 3d.
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#6
Wile E
Power User
Meh. Another gimmick for devs to focus on, instead of giving us good story lines and actual content.
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#7
jmcslob
Let me get this right If you buy the $160 glasses you get the $40 dollar program free to run on a $3000 TV and a Separate HTPC..
or does the $3000 TV do it without the PC...in which case why would you need the Nvidia stuff
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#8
GLD
I saw the nVidia 3D set up at Fry's. A big bunch of nothing imo. Haven't they been pushing this 3D malarky long enough?
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#9
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Wile E
Meh. Another gimmick for devs to focus on, instead of giving us good story lines and actual content.
And boom goes the dynamite!
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#10

boooooring already...
#11
Lipton
The person in the promotion pics seem very calm considering he's being threatened by a vicious RAPTOR! :wtf:

Or is the tech just not that mind-blowing? Hmm? :rolleyes:
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#12
shevanel
this 3d nonsese is like porn.. once you watch it once you never watch it again.

unless the internet breaks for the day
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#13
kid41212003
NVIDIA is a GPU R&D company, not a game dev.

I don't think it's a wrong thing for a gpu maker to improve visual gaming experiences.

We will all playing games in 3d room or wearing 3d glass (not require monitors) instead of looking at monitors before we know it.

Impressed or not, everything need a first step. Avatar in 3d was not impressed, but I believe we're heading into a right direction to improve the realism of gaming.
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#14
pantherx12
by: kid41212003
NVIDIA is a GPU R&D company, not a game dev.

I don't think it's a wrong thing for a gpu maker to improve visual gaming experiences.

We will all playing games in 3d room or wearing 3d glass (not require monitors) instead of looking at monitors before we know it.

Impressed or not, everything need a first step. Avatar in 3d was not impressed, but I believe we're heading into a right direction to improve the realism of gaming.
Thing is this tech their using is OLLLLLLDDDD as shit.

maybe if it was something new I'd be more impressed.

by the way anyone else noticing a whirring noise/buzz when wearing the glasses?

I've sensitive hearing/tune in to things most people ignore but was wondering if anyone else may of noticed.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
OMG, My wife would think for sure i was a alien with that one and my Track IR.
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#17
pantherx12
by: kid41212003
Did it look as good? :rolleyes:
Yup, its just two images slightly of set from each other and using active lenses.



Not precisely hard to do :laugh:
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#18
kid41212003
I'm not talking about the tech itself, 3d glass or movies have been here a long time ago. I'm talking about the quality of the images.

Heck, why 3d is so much big now than it is before? Even though it's already out years ago?
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#19
gumpty
I for one cannot wait until 3D becomes mainstream.

Computer gaming progressed from 2D platform games, to mock-3D environments, to actual 3D virtual environments. But since then all that has been done in development is to improve textures and make the virtual 3D environment more accurate to reality - but you are still viewing that in 2D. This is the next step. Viewing and playing a game like BF:BC2 in 3D - where your mind perceives the depth in a natural way (stereoscopically) rather than by having to go through the latency of your brain calculating the distance via visual markers, will be a much more rewarding experience.

I really do hope that the analysts are correct when they predict that the majority of TVs sold in 2015 will be 3D. I feel it is the next evolution in visual entertainment - so the sooner the better.

And on that note, I wish all the tech companies would get together sooner rather than later to nut-out some industry standards for the tech involved. Currently if you buy a samsung 3DTV you need samsung glasses (and they only give you one with the TV). This sort of crap is what will hold the tech back.
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#20
jmcslob
by: gumpty
I for one cannot wait until 3D becomes mainstream.

Computer gaming progressed from 2D platform games, to mock-3D environments, to actual 3D virtual environments. But since then all that has been done in development is to improve textures and make the virtual 3D environment more accurate to reality - but you are still viewing that in 2D. This is the next step. Viewing and playing a game like BF:BC2 in 3D - where your mind perceives the depth in a natural way (stereoscopically) rather than by having to go through the latency of your brain calculating the distance via visual markers, will be a much more rewarding experience.

I really do hope that the analysts are correct when they predict that the majority of TVs sold in 2015 will be 3D. I feel it is the next evolution in visual entertainment - so the sooner the better.

And on that note, I wish all the tech companies would get together sooner rather than later to nut-out some industry standards for the tech involved. Currently if you buy a samsung 3DTV you need samsung glasses (and they only give you one with the TV). This sort of crap is what will hold the tech back.
That sounds good until you see the Holographic stuff they got at science museums and coming soon to Stadiums...and as seen on CNN

It literally blows 3D-TV and Movies away and looks like stuff out of Scify movies.

I was at the Rock Hall of Fame got bored so I went next door to the Cleveland Science Museum and they had a Holographic Display up that just Amazed me..Nothing I seen in that display said this is more than a decade away from home use..

As far as Movies go They have to be 3D because most people Have a Better view in the home now and it's basically a business saving gimmick.

Don't get me wrong I just don't think this Nvidia 3D will go anywhere but it is kind of neat..
But as said OLD..
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#21
pantherx12
by: kid41212003
I'm not talking about the tech itself, 3d glass or movies have been here a long time ago. I'm talking about the quality of the images.

Heck, why 3d is so much big now than it is before? Even though it's already out years ago?
Its called fads, they happen 3d was big in the 80s as well.
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#22
suraswami
by: fochkoph
I still scoff at this 3D gaming & cinema nonsense. Paying a hefty platform premium to wear glasses on top of my glasses looking like a clattering buttock only to experience a headache after. Bring holographic gaming around then I'll be interested.
by: jmcslob
Well I've seen Holographic Stuff at CSM and It didn't look more than 8 years away from home use..
I think I'll just wait for that....
meh.. I would rather like the 'Star Trek' type, u vanish from your couch get into the TV and start fighting the battle knowing even if you get killed you can re-spawn (and oh please somebody do not turn off the tv or the console :roll::roll::roll:)
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#23
erocker
by: fochkoph
I still scoff at this 3D gaming & cinema nonsense. Paying a hefty platform premium to wear glasses on top of my glasses looking like a clattering buttock only to experience a headache after. Bring holographic gaming around then I'll be interested.
QFT. I really cannot comprehend why the gaming and movie industry is making this big 3d push basically using the same technology from the 50's. So what, now it's just HD-3D? Whoopdeedoo. I'm looking forward to when this gimmick ends. *And I get my holographic doctor. Lol.
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#24
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: erocker
QFT. I really cannot comprehend why the gaming and movie industry is making this big 3d push basically using the same technology from the 50's. So what, now it's just HD-3D? Whoopdeedoo. I'm looking forward to when this gimmick ends. *And I get my holographic HOOKER. Lol.
Fixed.
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#25
gumpty
by: jmcslob
That sounds good until you see the Holographic stuff they got at science museums and coming soon to Stadiums...and as seen on CNN

It literally blows 3D-TV and Movies away and looks like stuff out of Scify movies.

I was at the Rock Hall of Fame got bored so I went next door to the Cleveland Science Museum and they had a Holographic Display up that just Amazed me..Nothing I seen in that display said this is more than a decade away from home use..

As far as Movies go They have to be 3D because most people Have a Better view in the home now and it's basically a business saving gimmick.

Don't get me wrong I just don't think this Nvidia 3D will go anywhere but it is kind of neat..
But as said OLD..
I don't know much about the holographic stuff, so please enlighten me - when you are looking at a holographic image, and you are not moving relative to the media displaying the hologram, does it have depth? Or is the depth/3D effect only appear when you physically move?
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