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Submitted by fr0sty 1170d ago | article

8 Sub-$1,000 Larger Screen Alternatives to the PlayStation 3D Display

E-mpire writes: Some were disappointed that the PlayStation 3D display only has a 24 inch screen, despite it only costing $500 and having the ability to display split screen games at full screen for each player on select games.

We decided to round up the top 8 sub-$1,000 3DTVs which all feature a larger screen than the PlayStation display... In some cases MUCH larger, in addition to some using cheaper glasses. (PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

fr0sty  +   1170d ago
3D has come a long way, and while glasses-free 3D hasn't proven to be practical other than with handheld applications yet, if you're willing to put on a pair of glasses you can still enjoy a good 3D game or movie without breaking the bank now. I'm really considering selling my 2D set now to buy a 3D one, as I've been dying to play some of my PS3 games in 3D.

I can understand how it isn't for everyone however. My best friend has very sensitive eyes, and 3D gives him a headache after about 5 minutes. It never bothered me quite like that, so I guess I'm just one of the folks who gets to enjoy it. While I don't see it being the next step from HD due to that reason, it is a great addition for those of us who do enjoy it and I'm glad to see it being supported.
newn4gguy  +   1170d ago
LOVE 3D!!! I can't wait to get a 3D tv. Even playing Minecraft with anaglyphic 3D is pretty awesome! Stereoscopic 3D on MS: Apocalypse is almost mind-blowing!
Si-Fly  +   1170d ago
I've just bought a 50 inch Panasonic VT30 for my home and whilst the 3D Blu-Rays and Sky 3D are blowing me away I'm a little disappointed by the PS3. I've only tried Wipeout and GT5 and whilst the 3D effects are good the frame rate drops make the games less enjoyable than in 2D for me.

Im hoping something like Uncharted won't suffer as badly as a racing game but for now I think I'll be sticking to watching 3D movies on my PS3 and playing 3D games on my PC. I think console owners will probably have to wait for the next gen to get a proper 3D experience that isn't compromised by poor frame rates from a lack of power...
fr0sty  +   1170d ago
It's understandable to be disappointed by a drop to 30fps from a game that was originally 60fps, especially a lightning fast game like Wipeout. However, games like Uncharted, Resistance, Killzone, etc. are all 30fps to begin with, and with much, much less movement on screen at any given moment as well. So, you shouldn't be too disappointed with those types of games in 3D.

If you have a PC capable of running games in 3D, it's also no surprise you're not impressed with it on consoles. They definitely weren't built for it, however it still doesn't mean that it will not enhance certain games anyway. I can't wait to try SOTC in 3D, or uncharted 3.
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VINNIEPAZ  +   1170d ago
Yea I hear both you guys. I really think next gen will push 3D a lot better than this gen. Kinda suck getting lower FPS and Res for 3D. I just bought a Panasonic TC-P55ST30, Pioneer VSX-1021-K and a Panasonic DMP-BDT210 Bluray player (PS3 cant do High Def surround sound and 3D at the same time) to get my 3D setup going. MotorStorm 3D Rift has crazy 3D effects, the water and mud will fly right in your face. Hope U3 doesn't suffer too bad, and cant wait for SOTC
morganfell  +   1170d ago
The U3 beta was a real beta but the 3D in there was still amazing. Motorstorm Apocalypse has 3D that will take your head off. The 3D in Capatain America is handled very well. But the best 3D I have seen is actually in the Avatar the Game. Especially when you are flying.

But whey are we discussing 3D when we still have to wear sunglasses. Why hasn't the industry been able to give us glassesless eye protection?

If that sounds like idiocy then it should be relatively easy to deduce where I am going with that comment. Using glasses as an excuse for stating 3D is not ready for prime time is in fact no excuse at all.
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Coded-Dude  +   1170d ago
i think i'm gonna wait until ps4 before i go 3d, but have seen it in action and love it. I have also loved my Vizio and would probably only go with a sony if i decided to change brands.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1170d ago
Wasn't the point
of the Sony one to display the splitscreen 3d tech? They weren't just trying to sell cheap 3D TVs...
fr0sty  +   1170d ago
That tech won't be available on all games, so this article is intended to give people other sub-$1000 options for 3D that don't mind giving that part of it up. Price was a big factor in why Sony made that TV, if you don't believe me, look at how they introduced it at E3. Price first, split screen stuff second.
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L6RD7BLU3  +   1170d ago
OH NOW people listen I've been saying this for the longest. That you can buy a bigger 3d TV than what Sony is offering
Biggest  +   1170d ago
Can you find one that has the same features or better at an equal price?
snowman2149  +   1170d ago
Some of the 3D tvs out there are bigger and cheaper, but keep in mind that those are passive shutter 3d glasses, those split the resolution in half, resulting in a softer, blurrier image.
dumahim  +   1170d ago
Yep, the passive 3D TVs dedicate half the pixels to each eye effectively cutting the resolution in half as each eye can only see half the pixels. It's a nice cheaper alternative, but it is not going to give you the best image.
CGI-Quality  +   1170d ago
The article shows ALL TVs. The Sony Display is just that.....a Display. It's not meant to be used specifically as a TV (there's not even a tuner). Couple in the fact that you get an HDMI cable (two games if you pre-order with Amazon/GameStop) + SimulView (Sony patented technology) and the deal doesn't look so ''intimidating' 9;.
Raven_Nomad  +   1170d ago
Goggles on!

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