NVIDIA and 3D go together like...well, they just go together well. NVIDIA
has been pushing 3D about as hard as any company out there (aside
from Sony, that is), and particularly in the PC space, few companies
have done more to push the technology into the mainstream. 3D Vision and
3D Vision Pro have been big aspects of the company's initiatives, and
this is proof: 1,000 products now support 3D Vision.
That's a big deal for a technology that many pundits have said won't
stand the test of time. It has been less than two years since 3D Vision launched
at CES 2009, and now there are over 1,000 products that support
it in the ecosystem. That includes notebook and desktop PCs, displays,
TVs, projectors, GPUs, video applications, cameras and games, and even
NVIDIA admits that the adoption has far outpaced their expectations.
3D seems to be doing the best in the cinema and in the PC world. Buyers
are still wary about investing in 3D HDTVs without a lot of content out
there, but there's plenty of PC content that supports 3D, and the
quantity is swelling by the day. NVIDIA's celebrating the right way, by
announcing something new: later in the month, 3DTV Play will be made
official. This will llow consumers to attach their PC or notebook to 3D
TVs and HDMI 1.4-capable TV and enjoy all the latest 3D content in the
comfort of their living rooms in full HD 3D, and HD surround sound
audio. 3DTV Play will enable users to view 3D video trailers, videos,
sports, shorts, and more at NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Live, the world’s first
3D streaming Web channel. Now that sounds like a reason to invest in a
pair of 3D glasses.
1,000 Products Now Support NVIDIA 3D Vision
By Andrew Fear, posted Oct 18 2010 at 01:49:33 PM
We couldn’t let a milestone like this go unnoticed.
Less than two years after the introduction of 3D Vision at CES 2009, there are now 1,000 products in its ecosystem, including notebook and desktop PCs, displays, TVs, projectors, GPUs, video applications, cameras and games. Industry adoption of 3D Vision has outpaced even our best expectations.
Certainly we’ve benefited from the huge trend towards 3D in everything from Hollywood movies to sporting events to digital photography. (You can even buy 3D toothpaste of all things!) But we’ve also worked hard with game developers and partners to ensure that consumers have a great 3D experience out of the box.
That’s reflected in the many stories and awards lauding 3D Vision, and also in the diverse companies which now offer 3D Vision-Ready products:
* Notebooks – ACER, ASUS, Clevo, CyberPower, iBuyPower, Origin, Sager and Toshiba
* Desktop monitors – ACER, Alienware, ASUS, BenQ, LG, NEC, Samsung and ViewSonic
* Projectors – ACER, LightSpeed Design, Optoma, NEC, Sanyo, and ViewSonic
* All-in-One / Home Theater PCs – ASUS and AsRock
* Photo / Video Cameras – FujiFilm, Panasonic and Sony
What’s more, 3D Vision supports a wide variety of 3D content including more than 475 games, Blu-ray 3D movies, 3D photos and streaming Web video. We support more games than any other 3D technology, including the most popular game franchises: Call of Duty, Civilization, StarCraft, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, and more. We also support a growing number of 3D video/photo editing and playback applications, including:
* ArcSoft – TotalMedia Theater
* Corel – WinDVD
* CyberLink – Media3D and PowerDVD
* Microsoft – Silverlight
* Roxio – CinePlayer, Creator and Creator Pro
Later this month, we’ll bring 3D Vision application support to an entirely new market, with NVIDIA 3DTV Play. 3DTV Play will allow consumers to attach their PC or notebook to 3D TVs and HDMI 1.4-capable TV and enjoy all the latest 3D content in the comfort of their living rooms in full HD 3D, and HD surround sound audio. 3DTV Play will enable users to view 3D video trailers, videos, sports, shorts, and more at NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Live, the world’s first 3D streaming Web channel.
I’m really proud of our team for achieving this milestone, and I can’t wait to see what amazing innovations they’ll make in the future to drive the next evolution of 3D.