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3D monitor/Seen it in Action!!!!

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  1. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    http://iz3d.com/products/22_iz3d.html

    The monitor is called the 22" iZ3D, and I'm still speechless over it. If you have ever seen the new stile of 3D that they do at IMax theaters then you could imagine what this thing is like in action. You put on these glasses just like what you do for a IMax 3D movie and your ready to go. You can also be setting somewhere else with no issues. It is hard to say what like because it's 3D and you can't really take pics of it. So it's up to people to say what they think about it in my option.

    It works by plugging in both of your monitor ports; then this software is run to blend the picture together in different ways. You have total control on how the effect will work, and let me just say it's worth every bloody Penney. Which is hard for a person to believe for a 1000USD monitor with low contrast levels, and with a modest Response Time of MS 5. The screen does go into a high resolution of 1680 x 1050 which is a plus. What I'm trying to say is that the effects running on the screen makes up for all of that stuff by FAR.

    I did however did notice some bugs with it during my quick look, and play with it. It does not work in a 64bit O/s at all. The software hasn't been made, but that should come very soon I would guess. The other thing is if you don't have a HD 2900XT or 8800GTX it's not going to work very well at all. This is mainly because your running a 3D app on both ports. It more or less sets it up as dual monitors running a mirror 3D image, and off setting them a bit. It taxes the video card very hard almost by half.

    Now they said that running two video cards doesn't work, but knowing me that had to be tried at least once. Plugged two of them in, and just stenched the desktop like it was just going to run dual monitors only. Ran the software and it did work, but the video that comes out that was isn't perfect as almost there was a little bit of lag that wasn't there before. Plus no gain in benchmarks what so ever by doing this.


    Things I saw in 3D mode
    2142
    Which worked like a champ!!!
    3DMark06
    Now this is what 3DMark06 should look like. VERY COOL!!!!!

    Also if you plug them in backwards in 2D mode. You get a hidden screen that doesn't come up all. But if you view it with the glasses you can see everything.




    I would have two give it a 9/10

    The only reason for not giving it a 10/10 is because that it will not work correctly with two cards. This also puts gamers without system that can't score over 10grand in 06 out the window in 3D gaming land.
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    it cost $1000 :|
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Trust me...If you seen this in person. You would understand why someone would lay down a grand for it.
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    stereo vision would cost half as much if someone were smart enough to set up a system
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    Where'd you see the demo? The last IMax I went to see (Harry Potter) had 15 min of 3D at the end. They used passive polarized glasses just like this, but obviously you can't make any adjustments to the IMax screen ;) The IMax 3D was good, but not "mind blowing"
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    Well in gaming it is mid blowing because it just makes everything seem sooooo real.
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    I believe you. Now if only the porn industry would adopt it. :roll:
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    They have a movie player on there site. That should work with any kind of film.
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    or spend $50 and get stereo 3d glasses that work just the same ^^ i have a pair
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    Yea but those kill your eyes(So I have heard). Plus this is just like wearing sun glasses on your head.
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    well obviously its more intrusive than just a 3dmonitor, but for a fraction of the cost i think it would be a worth while alternative, just a shame the adapter i gots dont work with digital output yet, so just works on analogue settings, so no 1920x1200 resolutionm if i use them. would b ok i i just gamed at 1600x1200, but i dont so it kinda sucked in that sense. worked a charm when i gamed on my older crt monitor tho

    actually, the glasses i have ARE just like sunglasses... they just have lcd blinker screens on them to filter out the 2 images for each eye, i have had games "jump" out my screen upto 2ft once ur eyes adapt to em
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    Hmmm... I'd bet that the passive polarizing glasses/active TFT solution does look better.

    I'm at a loss how they did it with a projected picture at an IMax screen, I guess they have a way to project two images at the same time or back to back in two polarized planes.

    The traditional way of course is the colorized version - two shifted images on the same screen with each having a tint of blue or red.
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    Sorry for double post, but I found this (on Wiki of course):

    In November 2005, Walt Disney Studio Entertainment released Chicken Little in the new digital 3-D format known as REAL D, utilizing one digital projector alternating clockwise and counterclockwise polarized images at 144 frames per second. Glasses are worn that diffuse each circular polarization for one of the eyes so that a 3-D effect is achieved. The use of circular polarization improves on the older technique of linear polarization in that there is no ghosting or leakage and the viewers can tilt their head without affecting the 3-D effects. Following the successful financial gross of the film, further animated films in 3-D have been announced as in production and to be ready by December 2006 in both the IMAX 3-D film format as well as Digital 3-D. Disney also announced that they hope to have 750 Digital 3-D installations in place for their Spring 2007 3-D release, Meet the Robinsons."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-D_film
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    You know were they can put that lol...
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    I played Quake 4 on one of these at Quakecon. It was very nice, but certainly not worth the grand.

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