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Wall-Sized 3D Displays: The Ultimate Gaming Room
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At this point, we have decided on the basics for the ultimate gaming room: a solid DLP projector. There are other components you need, of course, but if you already have a decent gaming PC you should be able to pick everything up that you absolutely need for under $1,500, projector included. Like anything, there's always the option to pay more for premium equipment, so let's go over it all in detail so we don't miss anything important.

EDimensional Wireless 3D Glasses

eDimensional is one of the few vendors of 3D stereoscopic glasses that has survived. This is probably because of two important distinctions: first, they are the only company we know of that has developed a 3D stereoscopic driver that works with any 3D video card; and second, their newer 3D glasses and driver will even work with LCD screens. This latter point is becoming more and more popular on the PC, and is a problem for other stereoscopic glasses.

You can expect to pay about $100 for their wireless glasses, or about $70 for the wired versions. You'll need the wireless ones if you plan to use the Nvidia stereoscopic driver with a projector, because the Nvidia driver will require a stereo inverter to do so, and 3Dflightsim.com's 3D stereo inverter only works with wireless glasses.

Projector Screen

We have a projector, but we still need a place to project the picture. Luckily, a large white or off-white wall will do very nicely, especially if you can control the ambient lighting in your viewing room. Basements are ideal, as daylight is the DLP projector's greatest enemy. Windows in the viewing room will severely detriment the display quality of a projector during the day, even if you have the blinds closed. We can assume the wall is free, but if you really want a pull-down screen, you can get a 100" screen for about $150 on-line.

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    Anonymous , May 24, 2011 7:23 AM
    but does it play crysis?
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    myrsati , January 19, 2012 1:35 PM
    I bought the Acer P1303W its awsome for the price. You do have to go through a computer to get the 3D to work. I have a AMD FX 6 core proccesor and ATI 6770HD card that supports 3D. I then bought a Blu Ray 3d Internal Burner from LG for 77 bucks which is really nice. I got the Expand x102 Active glasses they are price well and look great. I thought i was screwed when the 3d didnt work when i put a blu ray 3d movie in and played it thru my Projector. My resolution was correct and at 120hz. I found out after messing around for about an hour that the software that came with my Blue Ray 3d player didnt work with my projector which is POWER DVD 9. I found a program called TotalMedia Theatre 5! As soon as i installed it and played the blu ray 3d movie and turned the glasses on everything worked!!! I had to adjust a few settings but nothing major. Dont forget not all projectors have to go thru a computer to work but you will prob pay more for them.