Speaking of 3D displays...

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Bill Loguidice
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When researching cheap 1080p DLP displays, I came across the fact that Samsung TVs have a "3D port". This CNET video explains it: http://www.news.com/1606-2-6197253.html?tag=txt

Fascinating! If I do get a new TV from Samsung of the DLP variety I'll definitely investigate: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000N4Z39G/ref=ord_cart_sh...

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Mainstream and high quality 3D
Matt Barton wrote:

Wow. That sounds really, really, REALLY interesting. I am watching this thread like a hawk.

I know you're a fellow 3D enthusiast too and I'd love to explore this after my TV arrives (1 - 2 weeks?), but the reality is I'm not spending $200+ "blind". It seems like there's a bunch of half-assed stuff out there supporting this and I have my doubts this will ever materialize into anything significant. I am intrigued though by this being a capability in certain mainstream TV's, which is a big step, but it seems like it's more a bullet point (and a side effect of the TV's having a 120khz frequency versus the usual 60khz) than something that's being genuinely supported. I'll keep an eye on prices and bundles. If you or anyone else happens to see anything that looks comprehensive and interesting, I'd definitely be willing to look into it! Right now it just seems like there's no real good info (perhaps the TV's manual will have some stuff?)...



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Wow. That sounds really,

Wow. That sounds really, really, REALLY interesting. I am watching this thread like a hawk.

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Bill Loguidice
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More 3D

So I did end up getting the TV at Buy.com, since it was a bit cheaper: http://www.buy.com/prod/samsung-hl-t5087s-50-new-slim-depth-led-engine-w...

And a matching stand at Amazon. This will replace my ~7 year old Hitachi 1080i 51" rear projection TV with the burn-in (on the sides from watching too much 4:3 stuff unstretched) in our family room. This should also allow me to put the Wii into 480p mode versus the 480i I have it in now since there was some bizarre incompatibility with that and the Gamecube with my TV. I will also be able to bump the PS3 up from 1080i to 1080p and likewise with the 360, though since that's an original model it will be via a VGA cable.

I've been looking into this 3D HD mode a bit that Samsung and Mitsubishi DLP TV's support and it seems to be of fairly limited use at this point. The add-on and glasses are there and if you have a matching PC to plug into the TV, you'd be good to go more or less, but it seems like there is not much going on it terms of many things to use with it. I'll have to investigate it more and will price watch closely to see if I can get it at a clearance price. I'm a sucker for 3D, but not at the $200+ price point to make it happen.

" * Alan Johnson Says:
January 26th, 2008 at 4:00 am

I’m in the 3D business, and have been testing the new 3D Ready Samsungs. They are fantastic. Best 3D I’ve ever seen - better than 3D and the IMAX (imho).
You need to hook up a PC to get the 3D - and there are not too many 3D-DVD movies available. But I am sure that the number of 3D releases will increase.
You can play PC video games in HD in 3D on these new sets.

Pricey: http://cgi.ebay.com/3D-Glasses-for-Samsung-Mitsubishi-HD-DLP-TV-Televisi...

and

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8637905&type=product&id=11...



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