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Old 02-02-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default New 3-D ACER computer monitor for $399 (3-D Blu-ray software might be coming?)

The ACER GD235HZ 1080P quality 2D monitor with 3D feature is scheduled to ship in Feb 2009. It will have a suggested retail price of $399. Mail order price of under $380. The display is 23.6 inches wide with a refresh rate as high as 120HZ.

This monitor might only offer 1080i 3D over DVI. 2D Blu-ray would be at 1080P at 60HZ or 120HZ with 3:2 pulldown added in the Blu-ray software. All computer based Blu-ray player software I have seen adds 3:2 pulldown. Some graphics cards do a reverse 3:2 pulldown. Hopefully in the future computer hardware and software will work together to bypass 3:2 pulldown completely from both 2-D 1080P/24 and future 3-D 1080P/48 movies.

The shutter glasses with software to view content in 3-D will cost $199. Hopefully by late 2010 there will be some Blu-ray player software companies that will release a 3-D Blu-ray player for the computer.

Someone that already owns a Blu-ray drive in their computer can upgrade to Blu-ray 3-D at a small cost compared to $3,000-$5,000+ for highend separate components .

To upgrade to Blu-ray 3-D on a computer that already plays 2-D Blu-ray would require the following:

1. New computer monitor for around $400.

2. New Blu-ray 3-D software player ($100-$150+ estimate, no BD software out yet, all existing BD-ROM drives will work with 3-D Blu-ray).

3. Shutter glasses for $200.

Note: Some older graphics cards do not have 3-D graphics drivers. For those that own older graphcs cards that support only 2-D, then a 3-D graphics card would need to purchased also.


It looks like HDMI 1.3 and possible DVI will support 3D 1080P. HDMI 1.4 will not be needed.

Last edited by HDTV1080P; 02-19-2010 at 07:47 PM. Reason: updated with latest info
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