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Can any 120hz tv run 3d

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October 5, 2011 2:48:52 AM

I am planning on getting this tv http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizio-E371VA/16914370 and my friend said you can run 3d on any 120hz tv / monitor. Would I be able to play ps3 games in 3d or PC Games in 3d with this tv?

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October 5, 2011 6:54:28 PM

Your friend is wrong. A TV must also support outputting a sync signal to 3D shutter glasses.
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October 5, 2011 8:05:18 PM

It all comes down to whether it can accept 120hz+ signal. 120hz TVs for the most part cannot. 120hz is a good refresh rate for TVs in Region 1 because it is an even multiple of both 24 and 60, the refresh rates of film and broadcast material respectively. 60hz TVs have to do a 3:2 pulldown on 24fps material which results in judder, offensive to some people but not to others (doesn't bother me at all for example, I can't even notice it :eek: ). But a refresh rate of 120hz does not mean that your TV can accept 120hz input, and you'll need that for 3D tech.


120hz "input" not just 120hz "refresh rate"

@phil, remember that not all 3d tech uses active shutter glasses.
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October 5, 2011 10:44:30 PM

All 3D monitors are 120Hz monitors.

However, not all 120Hz monitors are 3D monitors.
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October 5, 2011 11:17:02 PM

ssddx said:
@phil, remember that not all 3d tech uses active shutter glasses.

True, but all current 3D televisions use shutter glasses.
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July 20, 2012 6:04:56 AM

I was also wondering is an alienware aw2310 3d monitor could be used with an AMD 3d capable video card (monitor is only Nividia 3d vision cert)
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July 21, 2012 2:17:34 AM

PhilFrisbie said:
True, but all current 3D televisions use shutter glasses.


I beg to differ:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Uses passive 3d with circular polarization. From personal experience, though, the row interleaving causes dark lines for each eye with the glasses on, and doesn't look that good.
And that isn't the only passive 3d tv that came out this year. See this list:
http://www.3dmovielist.com/3dhdtvs.html

I have to also mention that jaguarskx is mistaken about 3d monitors, because some of them use passive 3d instead of 120hz:
http://www.3dmovielist.com/3dmonitors.html
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July 21, 2012 5:17:23 AM

Little_Timmy said:
I was also wondering is an alienware aw2310 3d monitor could be used with an AMD 3d capable video card (monitor is only Nividia 3d vision cert)


I think you would have been better off asking this in a new thread instead of adding it to a several-month-old thread (and if I'd noticed sooner how old the older posts were, I wouldn't have bothered responding to them), but if the aw2310 had its own signaller for nVidia 3d vision glasses, it would probably require an nVidia card to drive that. However, if you get some active shutter glasses separately (the aw2310 doesn't come with any, from what I can tell) with a signaller connected by usb or such, they could probably work with an AMD 3d card, and possibly with iZ3D and TriDef 3D drivers as well.
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