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Coming soon: 3D movie experience in homes

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3D processor image? FPGA? HDTV?

The world of TV viewing will no longer be flat.

Altera Corp. and DDD Group plc team up to bring 3D digital cinema-quality images to the living room.

DDD has qualified its TriDef Core embedded 3D image processor to run on Altera's Arria GX FPGA. As a result, DDD is delivering a custom circuit board that integrates with the existing 2D video electronics to deliver enhanced 3D features including automatic 2D-to-3D conversion. This allows the playback of original 3D content from a wide range of sources including Blu-ray discs and DVDs.

The capability opens a direct in-home distribution channel for the latest generation of 3D movies in production for the growing 3D digital cinema market. This technology will be displayed on the Hyundai IT 46-inch 3D LCD HDTV at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January.

"Embedding DDD's market-leading TriDef solution in the latest 3D TVs is the next step in delivering high-quality, easy-to-use 3D home entertainment for the consumer," said Chris Yewdall, CEO of DDD.

"3D TV is creating immense consumer interest in next-generation flat-panel TVs," said Robert Blake, VP of automotive and consumer business unit at Altera. "Arria GX functionality allows real-time 2D-to-3D conversion and 3D reformatting with DDD's TriDef Core processor."

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