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Janel Smietana Recommends 3D TV

Janel Smietana, a neurosurgical resident from Buffalo, NY, owns a 3D TV and she finds it extremely useful for watching 3D instructional videos on brain surgery.  “The quality and depth is amazing and it keeps me entertained too,” she told us in a recent interview.  She also enjoys watching movies and just adores the 3D Titanic DVD she got for Christmas, which reminds her of her New Year’s Eve trip to Las Vegas and the Titanic Artifact Exhibition.

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3D News &3D TV 27 Oct 2012 04:52 pm

Will 3D Rule This Holiday?

Holiday is always critical to the entire entertainment and consumer electronics industry. Economic indicators are as healthy as they’ve been since pre-2008. We’re seeing the healthiest consumer intent-to-spend in years. This one could be a pretty significant spending season and there are more 3D TVs and 3D Blu-rays available than ever before.

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Uncategorized 21 Oct 2012 11:30 am

Watching Movies on Your iPhone

How does it work and how can you do it?

This has been a big summer for mobile technology. For techno-bods and the like, the most significant news from the Olympics was not the raft of gold medals but the fact that the viewing habits of most fans switched from TV to mobile and tablet.

Today we’re taking a look at this growing phenomenon; no doubt you’ve noticed people on the train or bus with their iPhones, thinking they are listening to music only to find that they are in fact watching a Batman movie or TV show on their Galaxy tablet or iPhone 4S.

Enabling your phone to watch movies is relatively simple. We’ve teamed up with mobile network-for-the-people Giff Gaff to take a closer look at unlocking iPhone 4S models on their particular network and opening it up for use in watching movies and visual media.

It was the news of the summer that 40% of Americans were planning to watch the Olympics on their smartphones. It’s perhaps even more stunning that there are now predictions telling us that by the end of this year, in a mere two months’ time, there are likely to be more smartphones than human beings on the planet.

giffgaff provide a cheaper way to stream mobile films and tv

With the launch of the iPhone 4S last year and the recent release of the iPhone 5, Apple’s smartphones are some of the most popular devices for watching movies.

YouTube and internet devices can be used with an internet connection, or users can make the most of the QuickTime facilities on the newer models to use movies from their iTunes or stream directly from sites such as BBC iPlayer, which now have mobile applications. Just make sure you remember your headphones!

And how can you make this value for money? One of the main things to watch for is not credit but battery life – keep your charger with you. For Giff Gaff members, you’ll first need to unlock your iPhone before being able to use it either on the network or for any kind of streaming.

The network, which aims to offer cheap packages and bundles to its growing community, has an Unlockapedia that will be useful to new users, who will also need a special micro-sim to be ordered from the company. Once registered users can then buy the ‘goodybag’ or bundle they require for the amount of data they expect to use.

3D TV 22 Jan 2012 12:44 pm

LG Launches Huge 3D TV

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LG Electronics (LG) has launched its new 72-inch Cinema 3D Smart TV in the UAE, letting viewers see life-sized 3D action on a crisp picture with all the benefits of having a Smart TV.

“As time passes, customers are becoming more enthralled with the concept of owning a Cinema 3D Smart TV,” said D Y Kim, president of LG Electronics Gulf.

“What we have introduced here is a significantly advanced entertainment unit in the form of the 72-inch Cinema 3D Smart TV which will provide a fantastic 3D cinema experience at home. This is an innovative TV meant to push the limits of entertainment to new heights.”

Standing 59 inches wide and 40 inches tall, the TV uses eLife, Etisalat’s flagship range of fiber-based services and will have “OnWeb” services directly available for customers.

LG is making great strides and the LG 55EM9600 OLED TV awarded ‘Best HDTV’ and ‘Best Show’ at the CES 2012 by CNET.

3D News &3D TV 29 Oct 2011 12:55 pm

The Future of 3D is With Gamers

Speculation about the long-term viability of 3D technology in every home centers on its popularity with gamers. In a recent interview, the creator of Avatar, James Cameron, discusses the disappointing sales for the first 3D Avatar game and the future of 3D movies and gaming.

“Hollywood has to stop doing cheap 3D conversions,” Cameron says. “If they’re going to do conversions, they have to do them right — and at a high quality. The way I like to put it is that we’re still in the wild, wild West. We don’t have the standards. People are launching off in all different directions, and it’s going to take a while for it to all settle down. But it’s the best practices that matter most for this industry. If you think about it, the 3D industry is very early, so we’re the equivalent of 1905 in the film world.”

Cameron remains committed to video games, even though he doesn’t play them himself, because he realizes the important role they play within the bigger picture of bringing 3D into the living room. He says whether it’s autostereoscopic (glasses free) video-game experiences like Nintendo 3DS​, or 3D PlayStation 3 titles, games will be a key driver in getting consumers to upgrade from their current HDTVs. Even Nintendo’s Wii U will support 3D games, although the company is expected to replicate Microsoft’s Xbox 360 approach of letting gamemakers take advantage of that feature. Perhaps James Cameron’s Avatar 2: The Video Game will explore that option. Cameron firmly believes that gamers will be the leaders in making the jump to the third dimension at home.

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3D News 05 Oct 2011 11:09 pm

Hitachi 3D Real World Projector

(PhysOrg.com) — In a feat of technical wizardry combined with several doses of panache, Hitachi has demoed a 3D projector that can project images onto real-world objects in stunning fashion. For the demo, a 3D image of a bird hatching was displayed on an artificial egg that was cradled in an artificial nest. But that’s not all. Viewers looking at the demo see the bird as a hologram, in that as the viewing angle changes, so too does the view of the image, just as it would were you to be watching a real bird. The demo brings to mind Princess Leia, in Star Wars, delivering her message via 3D hologram to Obi Wan Kenobi.

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3D News &3D TV 31 Aug 2011 12:16 am

3D TV Set Market to Grow 500% in 2011

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3D content providers do not need to worry about consumers being unable to view their 3D content. With a large increase in the number of TV sets with a 3D feature coming to market in 2011, TV set manufacturers will make it difficult not to buy a 3D-enabled set in the coming years.

3D imaging, which adds depth to a 2D image, is receiving a lot of buzz and hype with an increasing number of 3D films being produced in a resurgence of interest from Hollywood studios. 3D has been popular in Hollywood at other times in the previous century, but the difference is that now, 3D viewing is possible in the home. As a result, the 3D TV set market is poised to grow dramatically in 2011 by almost 500%, according to In-Stat.

Over the next few years, a greater percentage of large-screen TV sets will ship with the 3D feature, says Michelle Abraham, Research Director. We expect 100% of all 40-inch and above DTV sets will eventually be 3D-enabled. This will not only cause shipments of 3D TV sets to increase, but will also grow the number of households worldwide with 3D TV sets. 3D content providers need not worry that consumers will be unable to view their content.

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3D News &3D TV 23 May 2011 11:24 pm

Nissho Ships 52-inch Glasses Free 3D TV

Are 3D glasses on the way out?

“Nissho Electronics in Japan is beginning sales of a 52-inch LCD panel that can pump out full 1080p of 3D vision without requiring any headgear from the viewer. Initially, this big lenticular display will target businesses, who’ll be among the few to be able to afford the ¥1.7 million ($20,820) asking price. Other specs include a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response time, 700 nits of brightness, and a 60Hz refresh rate. The 3D on this TV is actually described as a unique “2D + depth” implementation, which can also be used to convert 2D images in real time.”

From Engadget

3D News &3D TV 20 Mar 2011 02:05 pm

Samsung 3D TV Sans Glasses

Samsung Glasses Free 3D TV

TechOn! is reporting Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd exhibited a 55-inch 3D LCD TV viewable without special glasses at FPD China 2011, which took place from March 15 to 17, 2011, in Shanghai, China. The new 3D LCD TV reportedly had a functional switch between 2D and 3D modes. The TV is equipped with an LCD panel whose optical refraction index can be changed in front of an LCD panel used for displaying images. Samsung believes this prototype will be commercially available in about three years.

Autostereoscopic technology allows the viewer to view 3D images without the need of special eyewear. Toshiba and other companies are developing similar technology, banking on commercial and consumer calls for glasses-free viewing of 3D images.

Make sure when checking out any TV, from LCD TVs to 3D TVs that you check the best available resources.

3D TV &Uncategorized 22 Jan 2011 11:40 pm

3D TV in 2011

2010 was a breakout year for 3D TV , 3D movies and 3D content, but the market is still in its infancy. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., calls 3D media “the greatest innovation that’s happened for the movie theaters and for moviegoers since color.”

To date, the largest complaint has been the lack of content and the frustration with special eyewear. Companies have exhibited glasses-free (or “autostereoscopic”) TV prototypes for years, but CES 2011 brought the first commercial models from Toshiba. This will launch in the second half of the year for a currently unknown price.

The joint venture between Sony and IMAX is scheduled to debut in early 2011, and you can now view ESPN3D’s schedule of upcoming 3D broadcasts.

Panasonic is hoping viewers scrolling habits will change with a 3D mentality as it showcased a 3D TV interface to go with your 3D movies and sports. In the near future, you will have the ability to scroll back and forth across TV and Blu-ray options and INTO and OUT of the screen, all with a nifty 3D web interface.

A good article about the 3D TV Buyer’s Guide can be read here.

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