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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

A 3D HDTV Stereo Home System for $12,000?
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, if the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) can successfully sell licenses for its new stereo vision technology, you soon will be able to watch your favorite movies in 3D with light glasses and at a reasonable cost considering the prices of current 2D home theater systems.

This new one, named PSC Stereo Animation System (PSC-SAS), includes some specialized software to speed up the decoding of digital files and a two-processor PC to decode the right and left channels. You'll also need a pair of projectors to display the right and left-eye polarized images on the non-polarized screen simultaneously, and some light glasses.

Many 3D visualization technologies have been invented in the last fifty years, but none ever had a broad success. Will this new one come to the market and will it be successful? Time will tell. Read more for other details and references.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 3:30 PM Comments (1)
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At 11:15 AM, Peter Rothman said...

Affordable stereo hardware for the PC has existed since the mid-nineties and yet no one has gotten rich off it yet? How does this differ from the Stereographics system we used way back when?

The problems here remain the same as they've always been:

1. You have to wear silly looking glasses
2. There is no interesting content except maybe porn
3. COnsumers don't see a value add with 3D for most of the content they want
4. Eye fatigue remains a problem after long periods of viewing


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