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NVIDIA® Launches 3D TV Software

Nowadays we are seeing a new technology innovation everyday and companies are developing interesting products. NVIDIA is one of the leading companies in visual computing technology, and also they are the one who invented the GPU. A GPU is used to generate interactive graphics on desktops and laptops. NVIDIA is expert in graphics technology and they also hold 1,600 patents worldwide for GPUs. Almost every graphics card used in any desktop or laptop has been made by NVIDIA. The company is also known for their ultimate quality in GPUs. The first GPU was made by NVIDIA in 1991 and since then there has been no stopping. They have continued to grow bigger and bigger and now they are the GPU leader.

NVIDIA launched 3D TV software recently, which will work if you have both a compatible NVIDIA graphics card and a HDMI 1.4 based 3D TV. There are so many features of this software, like it will allow you to play 3D games, enable 3D Blu-ray movie playback, and also has the ability to view 3D photos on your PC if you have a compatible 3D camera. The 3D TV also provides a number of 3D photos for you to try out even if you do not have a 3D camera around.

Consumers have been waiting for this software since a long time; during the developments it came across numerous delays. There are more than 500 3D compatible games. Some of them are Borderlands, Just Cause 2, Darksiders and Batman: Arkham Asylum. They look and play awesome in 3D. If some titles will have any issues with 3D TV playback, a small information bar will show up in the bottom right of the TV.

Toshiba Launches Glass free 3D Technology

Technology has been growing in leaps and bounds, changing fast from simple T.V. units to HDTV to 3d TV with glasses for 3 d vision moving into 3D without glasses. The mid 90s saw the growth of HDTV using digital broadcast and video compression. Around the same time when HDTV took shape, technologists introduced the DVD in the late nineties. 2006 saw the introduction of blue ray discs enabling holding and playback of large quantities of high definition video and audio, images, data and other digital content. Typically DVDs are known for a capacity of 4.7 GB data storage. Blue ray started with 27 GB on single layer discs and 54 GB on double layer discs.

Towards the end of 2008 some organizations unveiled 400 GB blue ray discs containing 16 layers. December 2009 saw the announcement of 3D specs for blue ray discs. Early 2010 saw the introduction of the 3D HDTV. Now, 3D TV was viewable by people using 3D glasses to view the 3 D TV effect. This was achieved using active shutter glasses for each eye and an emitter built directly into the TV, creating the 3D effect that the left and the right eye use to see in 3D. Various companies used different technologies with their Plasma TVs, LCD TVs, LED TVs etc. to provide 3D viewing with shutter glasses.

Mid 2010 saw the introduction of glasses free TVs limited to about 20 inch sizes. CES 2011 saw one more development unveiling the Toshiba 3D TV Glasses-free. After Toshiba’s success in 12 inch and 20 inch versions of their glasses free 3D televisions, Toshiba showcased the 56 inch glasses free 3D TV prototype with phenomenal response from the visitors. Toshiba also plans to introduce the 65 inch 3D TV shortly. This is made possible by producing lots of rays of light projected at different angles. Due to the multiple parallax, the picture seen changes as the user’s viewpoint moves. These TVs use high technology LED – lit LCD panels using around 150 m pixels to give a 3D resolution.  The Blue Ray technology helped in storing such high volume of data for presentation.

Toshiba also claims its technology offers wide viewing angles suitable for fairly large living rooms. All these models of 3D TV glasses free are extremely expensive, not easily affordable by many, yet the technology behind these more than make up for the price. Apart from the Nintendo which even skeptics were excited about, one and all believe that a large 3D TV which anyone can view without goggles is definitely a revolution in 3D technology.

Toshiba has been able to introduce the world’s first glasses free 3DTV with its in-house expertise in design and engineering, a large knowhow in software algorithms required, consumer electronic processor technology strengths used to calculate multiple viewpoints from stereo images plus the knowledge of combined display with high picture quality on large screens. The technology of LED backlit panels and Toshiba integral imaging technology, enables the human brain to view the display as 3 D images with fairly wide viewing angles.

3D Technology without Glasses; Is it Possible?

3D technology is getting bigger day by day and consumer electronics majors are betting big on 3D technology to help drive sales of TVs and other hardware. As we all know these are very costly and apart from this hardware one of the most significant drawbacks is the 3D glasses.

There are active shutter glasses, the dominant glass technology for 3D televisions. They have serious drawbacks like they are relatively expensive and they use batteries that have to be replaced or recharged. There is one more issue with this device that prevent some active shutter glass from being fully compatible.

The problem with this shutter glasses are that they are not so much competitive for living room 3D market. But they are active in exploring a number of alternatives and options. One of the famous approaches can be to move the glass technology into the television itself. This step will allow consumer to use cheaper passive glasses like the kind found in theaters. Some of the companies like RealD and Samsung, they have teamed up to pursue this approach, are calling it RDZ. One better option can be to eliminate the glasses altogether-this step will surely attract considerable interest among hardware vendors.

How glass-free 3D technology works

Many people know about creating a 3D image. It is to display a slightly different version of the image to each eye, such that viewer’s brain will recombine them and perceive depth. There is a technique called alternate-frame sequencing in the active shutter glass; it blocks vision out of one eye and rapidly alternating so that each eye only sees half of the frames.  You need a TV with higher refreshing rate of at least 120hz to get this to work. You also need to synchronize the image on the screen with the blocking mechanism in the glass.

Most of the Glasses-free televisions use lenticular lenses to achieve the 3D effect. It works as follows, there are multiple images which will be displayed on the screen at the same time in alternating bands. To see the image bands it has a layer of convex lenses arranged in columns. This technology is almost similar to the holographic images that morph as the viewing angle changes.

It is the lenticular lenses which make it possible to have many separate images at many different angles and not just for each eye. Glasses free 3D environment is significantly depends on this technology.  Using this technology, the television will show a pair of images with different perspective at several different viewing angles simultaneously so that everybody on the couch gets the 3D effect.

But there is one problem with this technique i.e. it significantly reduce the resolution of your image. It is due to a lot of horizontal pixels are devoted to showing the two perspective at alternate angles. This is good but poses a dilemma like the television needs to support the 3D effect at many viewing angles in order to make glasses-free 3D practical. But the main problem is the resolution; it degrades as supports for more angles are added.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer not ready to embrace 3D tech yet

Microsoft the software giant is the biggest software manufacturer and we are expecting some exciting gaming software from them but we have to wait as Microsoft games studio vice president Phil Spencer recently told reporters that they are trying to do things that million of people can enjoy and in today scenario people do not have 3D TV’s in their house, so you have to wait. It was expected that Microsoft will launch 3D gaming to follow Sony in 3D gaming.

Spencer also mentioned that they are not in a business to sell TVs and that is not a part of our business model. Even though, he likes Nintendo’s 3D because it does not require glasses. If we talk about Sony, they sell TV and they can work it out with 3D with glasses.

Xbox 360 a third party developer of Microsoft already delivering titles in 3D but Microsoft games studio waits for the technology to be more widely adopted. While other game manufacturers like EA highlighted next year’s Crysis 2 as a marquee title with 3D support. There is one more game which is the most famous and biggest Call of Duty: Black Ops, it has already demonstrated its implementation of a 3D graphics mode.

Though, new innovations from Microsoft gaming studio, they are fully involved in developing games for Microsoft. Xbox is extremely popular and games have a different interface and experience. PC games developers are innovating new ideas and interfaces for 3D games and the competition will be bigger than it is today. It is really a different experience playing games on HDMI TVs, the screen is broader, clarity is very much attractive but the thing is whether it will be popular among gamers or not.

Based on that speculation, Microsoft will decide to enter the 3D tech market. They are afraid as they are not in the business of TVs and these 3D games require a glass platform. Sony can provide with TV but this is not the case with Microsoft. So, we have to wait for Microsoft’s 3D games, may be they will launch in near future.

Highlights of IFA: Berlin 2010 Technology Expo

Well if you think that you had got rid of the buzz word “3D”, think again. It seems that every electronics company is having a fixation on 3D as the future of tomorrow. With a stiff competition in the making  IFA saw a major overhauling of IT companies just bringing out weird products of luring consumers to the 3D dream. Apart from the 3D hype, IFA also boasted the much awaited products such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, hand gesture interface products, energy efficient gadgets and new Smartphones in the making.

3D

From Sony to Google, it seems that every IT major is trying to vouch for the slice of this intermittent distance future, in which you can view elements of characters from your TV in 3 dimensions. In short electronic and IT companies and seeking to make the viewer experience highly “entertain able” as if they are part of the action.

However, isn’t the concept of everyone in your family wearing bulky 3D glasses, sitting on a couch and viewing your favorite sitcom strange enough? Well many IT companies claim that this is just the starting of the concept of 3D TV. A leading German electronics company has come up with viewing 3D TV without any glasses. Similarly, Samsung has also come up with view photographs in 3D which uses dual optical technology that takes projects the photograph in multi-dimensions.

Tablets

Samsung has chosen IFA as the inaugural event to launch its Samsung Galaxy Tab. Having all the feature of the Galaxy Smartphone the Galaxy Tab certainly looks much more small and leaner than the iPad. Some of its specifications are as follows:

  • Network: HSUPA 5.76/HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/1900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 WiFi a/b/g/n, BT3.0, DLNA
  • Dimension: 19.09X 120.45.11.98mm (380g)
  • Display: 7.0 inch WSVGA (1024X600) TFT
  • Operating System: Androoid 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Samung Apps/ Android Market: Various applications downloadable
  • Social Hub: SNS, e-mail, IM and calendar accounts, Integrated Calendar
  • Android Samsung UI: Multiple Homescreens, Hybrid Widgets
  • Processor: 1.06Hz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Camera: 3.0 MP with LED flash
  • Video: Full HD (1080p) Video Player and Recorder (720x 480) @30 fps
  • Memory: 16GB/32GB+ MicroSD (Up to 32GB)
  • LBS: Google maps, Lattitude, Places, Google Maps TM Navigation (Beta)

These were just some of the highlights of the expo, which new advances in consumer electronics especially 3D TV.

Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player

HD viewing has even got better. With the new Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player, you can now watch your favorite movies with greater precisions and clarity. Enjoy vivid colors of high action video streaming which allows you gain great picture clarity of 1080p via HDMI.

You may think that the current buzz word of 3D TV might have completely wiped out any creative endeavor for HD viewing. Well think again, as Philips is capitalizing on recent technological developments in video streaming at a micro pixel rate of 1080p. Now, that really sound like cashing in on the HD bandwagon!  Though various “gadget gurus” like Samsung, Sony, etc. are concentrating on the recent developments in 3D TV; Philips has concentrated its marketing strategy to bridge the gap between quality viewing and image enhancements.

Some of the characteristics of Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player are as follows:

  • BD-Live (Profile 2.0): As a third generation DVD player, Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player enables you to receive up-to-date content by connecting the device wirelessly to the Internet. Now you can chat and view the latest listings of your favorite movies at the click of a button.

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: You can store more information on a Blu-ray disc , then on any standard disc i.e. as much as ten movies can be stored at one time. Apart from the volume Blu-ray discs carry high definition data which enables you to view your favorite movies at 1920x 1080 resolutions.
  • Deep color: Real life images are just one of the limited goals that any multimedia viewing experience seeks to capture. However the Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player capture the accurate amount of hue, saturation and shade that is required to present an image per frame.

  • 1080p@ 24 fps: A true cinematic experience of 24 frames per second, which adds depth to the picture quality and provides enhanced imaging which is complimented with the high resolution.
  • Full HD 1080p: With a resolution of 1920x  1080, you can view images in high definition. This means that image quality is enhanced to crystalline perfection.

These are just some of the essential characteristics that you can get through Philips bdp5012/f7 Blu-ray Disc Player.  So what if you don’t have a HD or 3D TV? Just plug this Philips DVD player and enjoy a crystalline viewing experience.

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