Category Archives: 3D

The Sound of Blu-ray reviews

I’ve been updating my Blu-ray review page and will probably be doing so for a few more days. Lots of last year’s reviews are up there now (look for the ‘Added’ tags), including a few Blu-ray 3Ds. I’ve also done … Continue reading

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Monsters!

This seems to be a stellar year for Universal and its back catalogue. A few days ago it announced the release of fourteen Hitchcock movies on Blu-ray, and now it has announced for around the same time an eight movie … Continue reading

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Dial M for Murder in 3D, resurrected

A couple of years ago I called for the release of some of the 3D movies released during the format’s brief spurt of popularity in the early 1950s. One of the last movies made in 3D at the time was … Continue reading

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It all depends on the model: further on LG passive 3D

Well, there I was, once again incorrectly, thinking that the whole matter of passive 3D was settled. A couple of weeks ago I established, I think, that the current top of the line LG TV, the 55LM9600, uses two different … Continue reading

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Passive 3D from the beginning – Part 4 – So how does LG work now?

So far we’ve established that at least at one point last year Toshiba and LG passive 3D TVs worked by eliminating all the even lines from both eye views, and showing you only the odd numbered lines, shifting the right-hand … Continue reading

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Passive 3D from the beginning – Part 3 – Same Line Allocation in action

To repeat from the last post: Same Line Allocation is where the display simply throws out source lines L2, L4 … L1080, and also throws out source lines R2, R4 … R1080. In other words, all the even numbered lines … Continue reading

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Passive 3D from the beginning – Part 2 – Line allocation

From the last post we know that with a passive 3D TV, the separation of left and right eye images is achieved by allowing the left eye to see only the odd-numbered display lines, and the right eye to see … Continue reading

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Passive 3D from the beginning – Part 1 – The Basics

My posts on 3D are all over the place. I had a total loss of confidence in my earlier work on passive 3D. And I’ve been busy. So lately I’ve been in hiatus here while I try to make sense … Continue reading

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Converting 2D to 3D

Many TVs and even some Blu-ray players feature circuits that take 2D content and turn it into 3D. There are two parts to this process. The first is the employment of some algorithm to work out which bits of the … Continue reading

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3D display brightness

Reader Ryan has pointed me at a slightly old (in 3D talk, August 2011 is old) discussion of Active vs Passive 3D technology in Audioholics. Many of the points it makes are well founded, but it also demonstrates a misunderstanding … Continue reading

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