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Is 2D to 3D Good Enough?

September 30, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Controversy continues to dominate discussions of 3DTV. Is it worth it? Are the glasses a deal-breaker? Do you lose too much brightness? Is autostereoscopic technology better than the technologies that require glasses, and is it practical? One fact that just about everyone can agree on, however, is that there just isn't enough 3D content available to convince most people to get a 3DTV. A recent article in TV Technology addresses...

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Universal 3D Glasses Are Here

September 9, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

I first mentioned XpanD's plan to make "universal" 3D shutter glasses back in March. At the IFA conference in Germany last week, the company unveiled the new glasses. The X103 model sells for about $145 a pair. The company also revealed a list of compatible sets on their Web Site. This list includes models from Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, among others. Yes, the price is still high, but we...

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DLP Still Alive

July 1, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

I have often said that you could take a rear projection television, dip it in batter, deep fry it, and cover it with powdered sugar and the average American consumer still would not buy it. So the news is that Mitsubishi still has not given up on rear-projection DLP televisions. Yes, their pricey LaserVue sets get most of the press coverage (though the price for the 75" model is approaching...

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Is 3DTV Bad for You?

June 24, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

With any new technology, the Law of Unintended Consequences is always lurking somewhere, waiting to bite you in the butt. 3DTV is no exception, and already the reports are beginning to show up, questioning whether or not 3DTV can be harmful to you in some way or another. Perhaps the most dramatic is the set of warnings that Samsung Australia has published. It may simply be a case of lawyer-induced...

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PC to HDTV via USB

June 2, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Okay, I just used my entire quota of acronyms in the title, and I haven't even started the entry. But this is pretty clever news. Gefen has created a "USB DVI Adapter" -- oops, more acronyms -- that lets you connect a computer to an HDTV. And it only uses a standard USB port. The box is powered by the port, so there's no need for an external power source....

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SID 2010: Don’t Look for Panasonic 3DTV Online

May 27, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

At the IMS Market Focus Conference at SID 2010, yesterday was devoted to all aspects of the 3DTV market. During the session on the 3DTV Market Outlook, one of the speakers was Jim Sanduski, Senior Vice President for Sales with Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. He made a number of interesting comments during his presentation, such as the fact that Panasonic does not feel that the current real-time 2D-to-3D conversion technology...

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ViewSonic Brings 3D Home

April 13, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

ViewSonic has announced their PGD-150 active shutter glasses that will allow viewers to watch 3D content on any of the company's 3D-capable DLP projectors. The glasses are priced at just $99 apiece, which is a reasonable list price this early in the game. This announcement also keeps front projection systems in the mix for those who want a giant HD image for under $1,200, and who also want to be...

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DLP Wins Award from Academy

March 2, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Two weeks ago, the Academy Board of Governors gave the 2009 Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) to four of the people who helped develop the color accuracy for DLP Cinema projectors. The Texas Instruments technology has become an important part of digital cinema, with installations at more than 17,000 screens worldwide. IMAX digital projection systems using DLP technology is now installed at 155 locations worldwide. DLP uses micro-mirrors on...

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More Bad News for High-End Retailers

February 18, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Another one bites the dust. Last week, the Washington DC area electronics retailer, MyerEmco Audio Video, announced that it was going out of business. Lack of available credit was cited as a major factor in the company's demise. The president announced that the store would sell remaining inventory at half-price, with larger discounts available as they near the end of their stock. One of the keys to the company's failure...

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3D Front Projector for the Home

February 17, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Acer has announced the S5200 DLP projector that is certified for 3D image projection. It supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, making it suitable for stereoscopic 3D content using active glasses. The projector is not capable of HD images, as it is only has XGA (1024 by 768 pixel) resolution, but it is reportedly priced around $1,000. It's still too soon for all but the early adopters to be buying...

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