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New JVC 46-inch 3D Monitor Costs $7,000

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JVC is set to showcase its new 46-inch 3D monitor next week at the NAB show, however the device isn't necessarily geared towards the mainstream consumer... especially at their wallets.

Earlier today, Victor-JVC of Japan said that its upcoming 46-inch HD LCD monitor will be able to display 3D in 1080p, however the GD-463D10 is geared more for medical institutions, research facilities and other businesses that require 3D imagery, and not necessarily meant for 3D movies. Unfortunately, viewers will not be able to use the passive 3D functions without the need for special glasses, and the GD-463D10 only comes with two pairs. Hopefully, everyone in the meeting or presentation will share.

Specifically, the GD-463D10 uses Arisawa's Xpol Stereoscopic 3D technology, an optical device based on regularly arranged micro-polarizers. With the technology bonded to the LCD display, users can view the flicker-free 3D stereoscopic content by wearing polarized glasses. The technology sounds similar to the 3D method of using polarized glasses with a dual projector system, with one projector casting the image using one filter and the second casting the image with a different filter; the polarized glasses contain both filters, thus the brain perceives the two light variants as a combined three-dimensional image. That's not the case here, as Arisawa's system only uses one "projector."

Unfortunately, Arisawa didn't really go into a thorough explanation of Xpol. However, it's quite possible that there are two light filters still in play, with each micro-polarizer projecting one filtered portion of the image, and the identical polarized lens picking up on the projection as before. The overall image is still broken into two, with one horizontal scan line displaying one line of the image (1), and the next scanned line below displaying a line of the offset image (2); the pattern repeats (1,2) throughout the entire screen. As a result, the 3D effect is the result of a line by line distortion, and not an image on image compilation.

While the GD-463D10 will come with two pairs of glasses, the HD LCD TV will also offer three HDMI ports and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 (10,000:1 in dynamic mode). The GD-463D10 is also 39mm thick. Other features include 1080/24, 50p, 60p, 50i, and 60i support, and 10W x 2 channel speakers. Although the GD-463D10 is scheduled to ship in Japan sometime this July, Victor-JVC plans to display the new 3D monitor next week at the NAB Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 18-23, 2009). Currently the GD-463D10 is priced around $7,000 USD. Ouch.

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    eklipz330 , April 14, 2009 12:35 AM
    umm... pass?

    3d games and movies are far off, i think they're trying to rush this onto the consumers. im still waiting for oled, even though i expect alot cheaper models to be released in the near future
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    outacontrolpimp , April 14, 2009 12:48 AM
    eklipz330umm... pass?3d games and movies are far off, i think they're trying to rush this onto the consumers. im still waiting for oled, even though i expect alot cheaper models to be released in the near future


    Your kinda dum, he specifically said, not for consumers. and your saying they are trying to rush it into consumers. This is for medical purposes, like surgery.
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    Tindytim , April 14, 2009 1:06 AM
    Technology like this will only become commercially succesful when you don't need an accessory for every person partaking in the viewing. Once you talk about putting on special glasses or wearing special jackets it automatically because I niche item.
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    Niva , April 14, 2009 2:06 AM
    Actually I wouldn't mind wearing glasses, I put sun glasses on and I really don't think I'm all that special. The jackets won't work though, agreed on that part.
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    thepinkpanther , April 14, 2009 2:50 AM
    only comes with 2 glasses?!? i paid around $12 each for "Monsters vs Aliens 3D" , "Bloody 3D Valentine", and "Caroline 3D" i got 3D glasses for each. I dont think 3D glasses are expensive, for $7000 they should leastwise throw in 10!
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    eklipz330 , April 14, 2009 2:52 AM
    outacontrolpimpYour kinda dum, he specifically said, not for consumers. and your saying they are trying to rush it into consumers. This is for medical purposes, like surgery.


    lol i suppose i deserve that, but that doesn't exclude the fact that there are 3d monitors available for sale for gaming purposes... It does seem to becoming mainstream, but again, it feels like they're trying to push it into the market, with tv's and monitor's being "3d ready", including mitsubishi's laservue, which is geared toward consumers, and not surgeons. it IS in the same price region though
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    Tindytim , April 14, 2009 2:55 AM
    NivaActually I wouldn't mind wearing glasses, I put sun glasses on and I really don't think I'm all that special.

    What about inviting a large group of people over? That would be the biggest hassle. Single person use wouldn't be my issue either.
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    JumpKickJoe , April 14, 2009 2:57 AM
    Really Mr. Parrish, WTF is up with the double headers?

    DO you copy and paste with CTRL and V for too long and forget or something?
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    outacontrolpimp , April 14, 2009 3:08 AM
    eklipz330lol i suppose i deserve that, but that doesn't exclude the fact that there are 3d monitors available for sale for gaming purposes... It does seem to becoming mainstream, but again, it feels like they're trying to push it into the market, with tv's and monitor's being "3d ready", including mitsubishi's laservue, which is geared toward consumers, and not surgeons. it IS in the same price region though


    HAHA, well nice reply, you didnt flame me, just means your pretty mature to realize your mistake, but everyone does make mistakes. I see your point tho, but everything for medical purposes is more exspensive, its not a very big audience so they have to raise the price. They cant profit off of selling 400 tv's, all the research for the product costs alot, they have those video cards for $1500 that dont run game, but they dont sell very much of them.
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    Anonymous , April 14, 2009 4:00 AM
    I was just at a Digital Signage conference... LG is going to have a 3d tv that does not require glasses....
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    eklipz330 , April 14, 2009 5:27 AM
    outacontrolpimpHAHA, well nice reply, you didnt flame me, just means your pretty mature to realize your mistake, but everyone does make mistakes. I see your point tho, but everything for medical purposes is more exspensive, its not a very big audience so they have to raise the price. They cant profit off of selling 400 tv's, all the research for the product costs alot, they have those video cards for $1500 that dont run game, but they dont sell very much of them.

    lol if you have a good reason to call me names, and i can see that good reason, ill gladly take it. you were right lol, but i didnt even read the second paragraph when i wrote that comment, so yeah that was pretty dumb

    and its not even about raising the price for those monitors geared for that demographic, those are quality monitors, probably designed with more care than regular monitors. i heard those graphics cards come with outstanding support though, that;s what your really paying for. they probably don't make much profit from these products any more than they do from the cheaper ones. can't exclude the price to pay the workers that made the product either, they need to eat!
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    okibrian , April 14, 2009 5:33 AM
    I like it when you call a person dumb and spell it dum. Too funny.
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    08nwsula , April 14, 2009 8:20 AM
    JumpKickJoeReally Mr. Parrish, WTF is up with the double headers?DO you copy and paste with CTRL and V for too long and forget or something?

    to his credit, this one is a little different in the second title...
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    StupidRabbit , April 14, 2009 8:25 AM
    JumpKickJoeReally Mr. Parrish, WTF is up with the double headers?DO you copy and paste with CTRL and V for too long and forget or something?


    Whenever i read the first header, i expect something more interesting to be in the second one.. only to find out i just wasted 5 seconds of my life and continue on being fooled on the same thing over and over!!!
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    tacoslave , April 14, 2009 8:29 AM
    um ultra sweet gaming rig that can divide by zero TWICE, or monitor that i need to look stupid to use and cant really use right now. i think ill take the first one.
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    Rancifer7 , April 14, 2009 11:40 AM
    I vote glasses only if they come with brain sensors to control my movement speed and give telescopic vision as well as 3D.

    Then they would be acceptable for wear.
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    jivdis1x , April 14, 2009 12:00 PM
    StupidRabbitWhenever i read the first header, i expect something more interesting to be in the second one.. only to find out i just wasted 5 seconds of my life and continue on being fooled on the same thing over and over!!!


    ditto
    WTF
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    hillarymakesmecry , April 14, 2009 12:17 PM
    Unfortunately I have one bad eye and the 3d effect will always be distorted. Someone needs to find a way to help astigmatism or I'll never be able to enjoy the future of A/V.
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    lamorpa , April 14, 2009 12:21 PM
    JVC is set to showcase its new 46-inch 3D monitor next week at the NAB show, however the device isn't necessarily geared towards the mainstream consumer... especially at their wallets.
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    lamorpa , April 14, 2009 12:21 PM
    lamorpaJVC is set to showcase its new 46-inch 3D monitor next week at the NAB show, however the device isn't necessarily geared towards the mainstream consumer... especially at their wallets.

    JVC is set to showcase its new 46-inch 3D monitor next week at the NAB show, however the device isn't necessarily geared towards the mainstream consumer... especially at their wallets.
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