Category Archives: 3D

Details, 3D details

In comments Gregory suggested that a proper test for resolution of 3D systems might involve such things as the perceptibility of really small text. I agree entirely. And apparently such tests have been done. These are recounted to some extent … Continue reading

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Deceived by your eyes

In the previous post I developed some test patterns which I claimed consisted of pixel-wide red lines and green blue lines. To make things clearer, I tripled their size on the screen so that you could see the alternate lines. … Continue reading

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Passive 3D test patterns – working out how things work

So, in a rush on Friday I claimed that the new LG TV I was reviewing delivered its 3D signal in a particular way. I should specify my method. First: an assumption. Necessarily my tests were conducted by providing the … Continue reading

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What is half resolution?

In previous posts on 3D I have discussed how passive 3D TVs are only half resolution because half the original data is thrown away. That no longer seems to be the case with LG TVs with a recent firmware upgrade, … Continue reading

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Live blog: LG Passive 3D resolution

This morning a shiny 55 inch LG 55LM9600 (the company’s current top of the line model) turned up. I’ve installed it quickly. After doing the physical stuff I made it do a factory default system reset so the TV was … Continue reading

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3D: Passive vs Active redux

Trying to make sense out of what a passive 3D TV is doing, and how we as human beings are seeing its results, is not an easy thing to do. It is complicated by changing standards, misunderstandings, the inability to … Continue reading

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It’s official – 3D Olympics! But not for all.

Channel 9 sought a license for a trial broadcast of the 2012 London Olympics in 3D, and ACMA has approved it. The trial begins on 16 July and is open for a month, covering the games which run from 27 … Continue reading

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Scoop: Australia to get free to air Olympics in 3D!

I’ve just been on the telephone to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to ask about whether the 2012 London Olympics, which is being filmed in 3D (using Panasonic equipment, so says Panasonic) will be available on free to … Continue reading

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NAD’s decision

The plot thickens. I have now had the Koupit Lasix v Praze , ahem, pleasure of reading the US Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division’s finding in the case of Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. Much of its … Continue reading

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Passive vs Active 3D TVs, revisited

In my post ‘Sorry, but it is half vertical resolution‘ I claimed that my tests support the view that passive 3D TVs, with current technology, provide only half the vertical resolution of active ones. I made reference therein to an … Continue reading

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