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3D fires up display tech revolution

Posted: 06 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3D? 3D TV? display technology? 3D PC? software?

The 3D mania started by Avatar has quickly brought the technology into the mainstream after a long time of dribbling without shooting the final ball. 3D video processing also came to be a vital show in the Computex 2010. From PC to TV, all the displays embraced 3D virtualization.

According to estimates from Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), nearly 4.3 million 3D TVs will be sold in 2010; and by 2013, over a quarter of all TV sets sold will be 3D TVs. Besides 3D TV, 3D displays are also destined to penetrate into electronics products ranging from laptops, digital signages, mobile phones and many more new application areas we have yet to image.

PCs go 3D
3D technology has rewritten the entire movie industry. According to Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president and CEO of Nvidia Corp., 10 of the last 14 weeks this year, the top grossing movies have been 3D. Film corporations like Paramount, Dreamworks and Warner Brothers have declared they will stop producing 2D movies and instead make every film in 3D.

The next 3D revolution is PC. "PC industry is getting ready for 3D. We think, just like 3D is in the process revolutionizing the movie industry, 3D technology shall revolutionize the PC gaming industry as well," Huang said.

In order to promote 3D PC development, Nvidia has launched the entry-level consumer graphic processor GeForce GTX 465 with Fermi architecture, and also proposed the "new 3D PC" product category, to formally declare the beginning of new age.

"By 3D PC, users could not only play PC games, browse 3D Websites and watch Blu-ray 3D movies, but also view and edit 3D photos by 3D digital camera," noted Huang.

Nvidia isn't the only one expecting 3D to bring new motives for PC. "3D-capability systems will be the mainstream in the new consumer PC products. We believe that all entertainment-based PCs will become 3D capable within a few years," said Jerry Shen, CEO of AsusTek.

3D digital electrical viewing system architecture (Source: ITRI)

Shen showed off a number of ready-to-go product prototypes with Nvidia 3D Vision technology: Asus G51 Jx-EE 3D-ready laptop with Nvidia 3D Vision active shutter; Asus EeeTop All-in-One (AIO) ET2400 PC supports USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4, and is equipped with 23.6-inch LCD monitor; Asus CG5390 desktop equipped with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 GPU, and could support three different 3D LCD displayers simultaneously.

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