PS3 Processor Powers New Glasses-Free 3D Televisions

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i cant wait for some of us Americans to reverse-engineer this shit and sell it for half the price as they make slaves in china build it for us >:D
/sarcasm

seriously though, people are stupid and they'll willingly pay for this shit, which makes me so mad....

Pffft, you have to be fucking joking. You guys would spend this much for a 3d tv?! You're nucking futs!

That's awesome. It's nice when technology branches out like that! :)

However, I still doubt this would mean 3D becoming mandatory or something.

Atmos Duality:

Petromir:

Atmos Duality:
What's the bloody point of bothering with 3D if hardly anyone has programming for it?
I can only see this being used for movies honestly, and the selection really sucks there too.

Satallite in the UK have released a 3D Channel on the 1st of Oct.

Live Sports, Movies, a few documentaries and some things from its arts channels.

Ok, so at least one channel is supporting it...but will it be enough to encourage others to jump on later?
Keeping in mind that in the United States (where I live) we only recently went to all digital TV. I wonder how long we will drag our feet with 3D.

We still have analogue over here, still a couple of years before the last region of the UK switches over.

And yeh 1 channel, but its only a couple since we only had one HD channel in the UK and now I can get about 50.

And as the amount of 3D content gets larger, they'll have more channels. In less than a year UK will have a dedictaed 3D sports and dedicated 3D movies channels.

3D channels will likely take off slower than HD becasue its harder to make convincing upscalling to 3D, and a channel switching between the 2 would likely be problomatic, so 3D channels will likely be deciated to 3D unlike HD channels.

Petromir:

We still have analogue over here, still a couple of years before the last region of the UK switches over.

And yeh 1 channel, but its only a couple since we only had one HD channel in the UK and now I can get about 50.

And as the amount of 3D content gets larger, they'll have more channels. In less than a year UK will have a dedictaed 3D sports and dedicated 3D movies channels.

3D channels will likely take off slower than HD becasue its harder to make convincing upscalling to 3D, and a channel switching between the 2 would likely be problomatic, so 3D channels will likely be deciated to 3D unlike HD channels.

You too?
My local stations missed both analogue deadlines by months and had to work on an extension. The saddest part here is that the signal quality dropped straight into the shitter once they did make the switch late last-year. We now get channels that play like the Matrix is crashing, or sometimes they seize up altogether.

In short, I'm not all that thrilled about 3D programming if they can't even get basic Digital transmission to work properly. That's for both Cable and Antenna; not sure about satellite though.

On Topic...(still): Based on Sony's recent actions, they seem to want to open up the market in 3D so they can have a virtual monopoly on the tech. The investment seems risky though because if they fail, they will be the only loser in their own market with no competition to bear part of the burden.

I say that because Sony is the only major company that I know that is openly (and aggressively) promoting 3D TVs or licensing their tech to create 3D TVs. This means prices will remain artificially inflated (to recoup on their investment, natch), slowing the adoption rate considerably.

In short, Sony needs to find a way to manufacture these new 3D TVs to compete with the recently initiated HD market, and fast if they want to convince me (or anyone else who just acquired a good HD TV) to sign on.

If it sounds like circular logic, it kind of is, but that's the way this works unfortunately when you go to establish a new market.

I think you've missed the point a little here.

I hate to say RTFA but clearly this has some promising advantages over existing 3D tech. To start: The system can produce 3D from 2D - yes it's using an entire Cell processor to do this and yes, it's only managing that with a 20 inch screen but what happens when Cell is old news and processors are that much more powerful again? Look to the future peeps.

Also, note the use of filters to direct the pairs of images. I'm assuming some kind of nano-tech material is being used here to direct each set of images into the 40 degree angle that they mention. Nano-tech is also pretty new. What happens when you've got a filter that can have direct 20, 40, 100 sets of images? So now, where ever you or your mates sit you'll have two sets of beautiful images being beamed straight into your weeping with joy eyeballs.

Some of you probably sound a lot like people on their horses dissing Benz for the noisy, dirty uncomfortable contraption he invented called....the motor car.

Look to the future peeps. This might just be it.

Now...where's my hover boots?

Me thinks I'll wait until the price drops significantly. Though I'll be honest, I did expect this price for the T.V's in fact its below what I expected. These things are always expensive when they first come out. Give it about 2 years and we'll all be able to afford one.

Atmos Duality:

Petromir:

We still have analogue over here, still a couple of years before the last region of the UK switches over.

And yeh 1 channel, but its only a couple since we only had one HD channel in the UK and now I can get about 50.

And as the amount of 3D content gets larger, they'll have more channels. In less than a year UK will have a dedictaed 3D sports and dedicated 3D movies channels.

3D channels will likely take off slower than HD becasue its harder to make convincing upscalling to 3D, and a channel switching between the 2 would likely be problomatic, so 3D channels will likely be deciated to 3D unlike HD channels.

You too?
My local stations missed both analogue deadlines by months and had to work on an extension. The saddest part here is that the signal quality dropped straight into the shitter once they did make the switch late last-year. We now get channels that play like the Matrix is crashing, or sometimes they seize up altogether.

In short, I'm not all that thrilled about 3D programming if they can't even get basic Digital transmission to work properly. That's for both Cable and Antenna; not sure about satellite though.

On Topic...(still): Based on Sony's recent actions, they seem to want to open up the market in 3D so they can have a virtual monopoly on the tech. The investment seems risky though because if they fail, they will be the only loser in their own market with no competition to bear part of the burden.

I say that because Sony is the only major company that I know that is openly (and aggressively) promoting 3D TVs or licensing their tech to create 3D TVs. This means prices will remain artificially inflated (to recoup on their investment, natch), slowing the adoption rate considerably.

In short, Sony needs to find a way to manufacture these new 3D TVs to compete with the recently initiated HD market, and fast if they want to convince me (or anyone else who just acquired a good HD TV) to sign on.

If it sounds like circular logic, it kind of is, but that's the way this works unfortunately when you go to establish a new market.

That is bad.

Digital is mostly working over here, there a a few areas with no reception, and few areas have cable.

Over here Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic are all promoting it at least abit. Sky (satallite) has stall out in major shopping centeres and rail stations, electronics stores often have a TV that they can demo, some have entire rooms for 3D demoing. Sky has also had 3D in bars and pubs for about 6 months.

Hell Currys (a major chain) has a big ad on their web page tonight showing with an offer for a 50" 3D plasma and 3 sets of glasses for £999.

The PS3 might let 3D bluray get a purchase on the market to. And thats range of things should boom next year.

3D will need a few years but it'll get there, and prices of the cheapest avaliable 3D TV have already more than halved in the UK (about £1700 to about £760).

Thats Awesome! I would get one once they are cheaper... better than the glasses ones

Looks pretty cool. I remember when 3D viewing meant wearing those crazy red and blue paper glasses way back when...

Well, I suppose someone has to come out and say the whole thing.
So, they use the super-powerful, much hyped, much marketed almost as much as BLAST PROCESSING Cell Processor for 3D television.... months after Nintendo says they'll use the same technology for far less and in a device that's smaller than most books.
I admit I don't know the intricacies of this technology and how long it takes to adapt a graphics processor for 3D displays; however, the 3DS was announced in March, and lo-and-behold, so many months later, Sony pushes their own version of the same technology. I'm well aware that they're fundamentally different devices, but to me, this absolutely smacks - SMACKS, I say - of the tired me-too-ism that brought us the Playstation Move.
Bottom line, not impressed.

Impractical now, but the technology it has is a step in the right direction. Even with the cooling needed for the Cell it still shouldn't be *that* big though. Hopefully they aren't doing something stupid, like using the 90nm version of the Cell instead of the 45nm one. I wonder if you could have it crunch for [email protected] when it's off or is displaying 2d-only video (which is >99% of all video at this time).

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