July 2, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Aiptek 3D Photo Frame

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A while back, Aiptek introduced their i2 3D Camcorder and now they have released a digital Photo Frame to go with it. The 7" parallax LCD display can show images and videos taken by the i2 or other 3D cam without the viewer needing glasses. You can get both for ~$400 when the frame is released in August, certainly a less expensive deal than opting for a 3D TV.

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June 25, 2010

Freakin' Friday! LG 3D Blu-ray Player

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LG knows that you are craving an HDMI 1.4 compatible Blu-ray player for very little funding. The $299.86 price of the BX580 is modest enough that you can get ready for the slew of 3D movies to come. It has integrated WiFi and NetCast Entertainment access.

Via LG Blu-ray Player

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June 18, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Panasonic Audio System for HD 3D

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Panasonic has recently released a wireless home theater audio system designed for HD 3D. The virtual 7.1-channel SCZT2 Speaker System includes two ultra-slim poles speakers with a 1" tweeter and 5" woofer. The system is compatible with their DMP-BDT350 Blu-ray 3D player and ARC, which allows it to receive TV audio signals via HDMI.

Via Panasonic

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June 14, 2010

Toshiba Dynabook Plays 3D Movies/Games

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This looks to be the first notebook that can play Blu-ray 3D movies and games. Toshiba's Dynabook has a 15.6" LCD display with LED backlighting, a 120Hz scan rate, WinDVD BD and NVIDIA 3D Vision software. Active shutter glasses and remote are included in the $2,750 price. Japan will get first dibs at this one when it is released in July.

Via Toshiba (translated)

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June 11, 2010

AT&T U-verse Customers, Put on Your 3D Glasses

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If you have AT&T U-verse, a 3D TV and love soccer, this is your lucky Freakin' day. They have added ESPN and the 2010 FIFA World Cup to their lineup. The twenty five matches will be shown and, throughout the year, you can don your glasses for 100 more events during the year including X Games 16, Winter X Games 15 and some college football and basketball games. The 3D technology package is available for a $10.00 a month beginning today.

Via AT&T

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May 27, 2010

Vivitek Projector Throws 95 Inch Image

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Projectors continue to throw larger images but we suspect that the winner here is the short-throw from Vivetek. Already available in Taiwan and soon to be sold elsewhere, it projects an incredible 95". It supports 3D, has 3,000 lumens of brightness and a contest ratio of 2,500:1. This puppy will set you back about $2,456.00.

Via DigiTimes

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May 19, 2010

LG First 3D Blu-ray Player

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LG has released its first 3D Blu-ray player. Options on the BX580 include network connectivity, HDMI 1.4, DLNA and 1080p playback. The player comes packed with NetCast Entertainment Access, which means web content without an HTPC.

Via LG Blu-ray

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May 11, 2010

So. Korea To Go HD This Month

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Beginning May 19, South Korea will be offering 3D TV stations KBS, MBC, SBS, and EBS. The first program will be the 2010 Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting on KBS, the precursor to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships that will take place next year. While this makes South Korea the first country to do so, it certainly won't be the last. Still we have to wonder if there is enough 3D content out there to make it worth the expense.

Via Fareast Gizmos

Postscript: It would appear that Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert agrees with our semi anti-3D leanings, at least when it comes to large theaters. You can read his entire Newsweek essay "Why I Hate 3D" here.

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May 4, 2010

3D Camera Going to Mars

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"Avatar" director James Cameron has managed to persuade NASA to include a high-res 3D camera on the Curiosity Rover, set to go to Mars next year. Although they were thinking of dropping the idea because of budget cuts, Cameron managed to convince NASA administrator Charles Bolden that the public might get into the project more with 3D. The camera is being built by Malin Space Science Systems with the director's assistance.

Via CBS News

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April 22, 2010

Motorola Develops 3D Update for DCX

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Motorola has been working on 3D for about a decade and has announced a firmware update for their DCX set-top boxes. The software automatically detects and processes 3D signals while it adjusts onscreen graphics. Closed captioning, emergency alerts, text overlays and EPGs are all supported. No release date has been set as yet.

Via Motorola

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