HDMI Consortium is preparing to add 3D support to its latest 1.4 specification, which could bring 3D gaming and movie watching to high-definition TVs.
But can any body who knows explain me Whats the diference on this new tvs and the tv we have today? Last time I check I can see 3d on my old tvs and most of the HD tvs the sale today say 3d ready or this new tvs are the ones that work without glasses? I'm lost. Help?
I'm not 100% sure, it seems to depend on what you read and depending on what form of 3D tech in question. At it's most basic, it seems 1080p and 120hz is required, so in that case, many current HDTVs will be compatible. But as far as I know, there is currently no 3D tech that works without glasses, they all require it.
The difference is that the new 3D TVs work with polarised light rather than coloured light. So rather than funky-coloured glasses, you'll just wear what are effectively sunglasses, meaning that no colour information is lost to either eye. Though I never heard about TVs being "3D ready". Any colour TV or monitor is capable of 3D with coloured glasses. Most important thing to note is that we've had 3D images since Victorian times, and it's just a bunch of people deciding what the "next big thing" is going to be. So they can charge over the odds for it.
I dont think you can really consider the old red/blue tinted specs as 3D anymore, all the current tech has completely moved away from that towards the linear polarized 3D glasses (clear lenses).
Damn, I spent 2000€ ($3000) on a 50" Plasma TV not long ago and now it's outdated?! fvck me!
" there is currently no 3D tech that works without glasses" Not true, I have seen tv's( even though not out to the public) that work with more pixels per coordinate. One in the center of each coordinate ( as usual) and 2 aditional ones to the left and right of it if im not mistaken. This allows for a 3D effect without the glasses, and according to the guy showing it of, any 3D app would actually work with it. ( but if you meant not out to the public then yes thats true)
I don't think the 3D that Sony and the rest are working on uses polarization, that would require a special TV, I don't know if such a TV even exists. I believe what they are aiming for is using LCD shutter glasses http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... And that should be able to work with any TV with at least 1080p 120hz. The source signal will really be two 60hz streams interleaved, one for each eye. The glasses synchronize with the signal and alternately block and open each eye so that each eye only sees every other frame.
Like Thor said above if you want a great example look at your local cinema showing a 3D movie. Get the glasses from there and try watch a 3D movie on you TV or monitor you simply cannot use them outside the cinema as your TV does not support it. That's basically what this is for. Realistic looking 3D.
HDMI 1.3a will do the job just fine. The PS3 has a 1.3a HDMI port on it, and the PS3 is going to receive an update to put out 3D when it is ready. They have showed the PS3 playing games in 3D already.
reading the article it states 1.3 cannot do 3d,ps3 has HDMI 1.4 and 360 has HDMI 1.3 if im not mistaken? eitherway sony should advertise the hell out of this feature (they wont though sonys advertising sucks compared to microsofts in all honesty)
No, the PS3 is HDMI 1.3 and the 360 is 1.2 Neither the PS3 or 360 be able to do this new tech. http://www.avsforum.com/avs...
ps3 may not do 1.4 tech,but ps3 WILL do 3D games and movies. howard stringer will make certain of that.just wait until CES 2010. wonder if sony will do 3D photos too?or turn photos on your ps3 drive to 3D by sending the image to your eyes twice with glasses??
PS3 = V1.3 / Xbox360 = V1.2
Lol not exactly a current forum post, anyhow a new standard in cable will fail miserably hdmi is here and people wont change the only 3d tech that will have any market penetration will be ps3 compatible with nvidia and sony backing it the rest is pointless. AFAIK what was stated above making sure ur tv is "3d ready" 120hz etc is all u need to worry about at the moment. Ps3 3d firmware is coming in a couple of months.
sony are starting to advertise more now tbh. I noticed though, that they are copieing M$'s tactic: take a multiplat game and have their logo shown at the end :/
damn technology moves fast
is already 3D ready, it's just waiting for the technology to arrive. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... http://www.joystiq.com/2009... I don't know if the HDMI version can be upgraded through firmware update.
It's kind of hard to upgrade Hardware through Software... but of course a man can dream.
Its annoying really as there are gonna be so many types of 3D available eventually people are gonna start to get confused it was so simple with just blue and red glasses lol. Soon there will be different glasses for different TV's you will forget which is for which.
I am confused, I read a review from my xbox magazine and in a side box they said they played it in 3d with glasses and it was amazing in 3d. So WTF is it not 3d, is it diff 3d, I don't get it?
It's 1.3a, which is superior to 1.3
PS3D Simple, yet elegant.
not if it means a new tv and pair of over priced glasses.it will die like HD-DVD
we heard this ages ago, stop posting junk on n4g
Just another gimick
FAR for being a gimmick
It's a gimmick in so far as IMAX is a gimmick. How much do you really care about this tech? I don't really care at all, but then I've never really cared enough to see an IMAX movie.
If you need a huge cinema screen just to get a half-decent 3D illusion then one can imagine what a failure will be on a 32"-50" home TV.
"HDMI 1.4 defines several 3D formats for HDMI-enabled devices, including 'frame alternative', 'line alternative' and 'field alternative' methods, 'Side by side' methods (full and half) and '2D plus depth' methods. The new specification is also capable of handling dual-stream 3D resolutions up to 1080p. Having already made an impact on the big screen, 3D TV is arguably the 'next big thing' in home entertainment. Sky has recently announced its intention to launch a 3D channel, while 3D gaming experiments have already been conducted on the PC and PS3"
old. 1.4 has been getting press since July. I don't know why this news suddenly turns up on N4G now. Oh well. If you go in for old news I'll make your day...Obama was elected president. Sorry if I spoiled it for anyone. *shakes head*
Its not the first time that the industry is trying to sell us seaweeds for silk ribbons. They will fail again like the past times.
http://hdguru.com/sony-anno... All of this is old news to me. I've been all over this from the launch of the PS3. LIke the link says. Sony will have a slew of items that can do 1080p 3D images. Cameras, laptops & Digital cameras.
There is already a 3d standard spec which Blu-ray/3d games will use, an PS3 will be compatible using only a HDMI 1.3 port. PS3 is update able via firmware.