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NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:06 pm

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

The NVIDIA 3D Vision Bundle consists of a Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22" 3D Gaming LCD Monitor and NVIDIA 3D Vision Stereoscopic glasses. This $599 bundle will give you an out-of-the-box immersive 3D PC Gaming experience as long as your system has a GeForce 8800 or higher gaming graphics card. Read on to see what the future of 3D gaming looks like as you don't want to miss out on this!

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It is a shame that the economy is doing badly, but economies like that of America thrive off consumer spending and launching a product like this might be perfect to get people out and spend some money. You have to see it to fully understand how great gaming in 3D is, but I can honestly say that it is the best thing to happen in gaming in years. Hard to believe that PhysX technology came out three years ago and that not much has really happened since then. If you want a game changer this could be what you have been waiting for.


Article Title: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby GI-JOE » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Looks interesting. Too bad there is no possible way to show us what you saw in games..... :(
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:46 pm

GI-JOE wrote:Looks interesting. Too bad there is no possible way to show us what you saw in games..... :(


yeah it really sucks...
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby InspectahACE » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:01 pm

ehh maybe one day if get a new monitor ill go for it..if i didn't just get the one i have now , then I would've looked into getting this #-o ..seems like a hot ticket though
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby gwolfman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:16 pm

GI-JOE wrote:Looks interesting. Too bad there is no possible way to show us what you saw in games..... :(

I agree. Hopefully one of my "richer" friends will break down so I can see what it looks like or if they ever have it demoed in a store I would definitely check it out. I had a geforce 2 (i think it was) way back when and played Quake 3 in 3D. It was fun, though I never used it much because it hurt my eyes/head after 30 mins or so.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:39 pm

I'll bring this system to the next War Factory LAN party and let people try it out first hand if anyone local wants to take a look.

As for the eye strain... I usually play between 1-4 hours at a time when gaming online and it's fine, UNLESS it's a full sun day and I get the flickering... Other than that it's actually not bad. Being able to adjust the depth setting you can set it to your comfort level and I think that really helps the strain.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:42 pm

That's a nice new fancy editors choice badge you've got going on there :mrgreen:

Nvidia should get some demo stations of this around everywhere, as it's one of those things you have to see.

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby FeRaL » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:58 pm

The only thing I can really say is that it's too bad that you have to throw down $600 plus an nvida video card to use it. This may sound like a dumb question but I have no idea how the whole 3d thing works... Do you have to use that "3D" monitor or will any old monitor work in some capacity?
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby vicaphit » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:04 pm

You have to have a 120hz display for the 3d.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:57 pm

You have to have a 3D ready monitor or TV... Last I knew these are the models that will work:

22" LCD Computer Monitors:
Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ
Viewsonic FuHzion VX2265wm

DLP HDTV's
Mitsubishi WD-57833, WD-60735, WD-60C8, WD-65735, WD-65736, WD-65C8, WD-65833, WD-65835, WD-73735, WD-73736, WD-73833, WD-73835, WD-73C8, L65-A90

3D Projectors
DepthQ HD 3D Projector by LightSpeed Design, Inc

Many LCD HDTVs can support “120 Hz” mode. These HDTVs are not supported by GeForce 3D Vision as they do not offer a 120 Hz refresh rate input over HDMI and only accept a 60 Hz input. GeForce 3D Vision requires LCDs that can accept a 120 Hz refresh rate input over dual-link DVI to provide flicker-free stereoscopic 3D gaming.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby Alathald » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:41 pm

Wow, how could I miss something this cool? Can't wait till they are a bit more mainstream. As for being able to see what you see, there is a way to do it but it's not as simple as wearing a pair of glasses. You could make some type of two image stereoscope viewer or more simply, reverse the images, cross your eyes until the two images form a third and bingo, 3D(ish) image.

As an example, here's the pic from the review blown up and ready for cross-eyed viewing on most monitors http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9392/nvidia3dviewervx1.jpg
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby XstollieX » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:09 pm

This may be a silly question. Will the 3d glasses fit over a pair of regular glasses? Doesn't look like they will, but I figure ill ask anyway
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby InspectahACE » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:21 pm

XstollieX wrote:This may be a silly question. Will the 3d glasses fit over a pair of regular glasses? Doesn't look like they will, but I figure ill ask anyway



i think the 2nd page on one of the middle paragraphs describing the glasses, it says you can wear glasses due to the detachable nose-pieces that can lift the glasses away from your face..
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby XstollieX » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:19 pm

Damn that doesn't help talk me out of wanting to get these 8) suppose i should have reread the article.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Review

Postby smack323 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:09 am

the first DLP TV i looked up from that list is a 2007 model. I have a Sony Bravia DLP m#KDS-55A3000 that has 120hz display - I ordered just the glasses and am hoping I can get it to work on that also. they will be here today so I will find out tonight after work. I read one reveiw that said you need to run Vista - that seemed odd, but that will be the first problem as i am running XP Pro.

**well just popped over to the nvidia forums and saw that they dont have XP drivers for this. Seems stupid to me but it is what it is. guess that was $200 out the window- as CompUSA doesnt accept returns on this. hopefully i can sell it on ebay for the $200 I paid.. it looks like I have the only listing for them currently so i am praying.. [-o<

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