Monday ViewSonic announced the upcoming release of a 24-inch 3D, full HD (1920 x 1080) LED monitor called the V3D245. Set to hit store shelves in mid-to-late August, it will include a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision wireless emitter and Nvidia 3D Vision specs, all for $499.
"Set-up is quick and easy," said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at Nvidia. "Simply connect the monitor to your NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, put on the included NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses, and start enjoying games, videos and photos in a whole new way."
On the hardware front, the monitor will feature a 120 Hz frame refresh rate, a 2-ms video response time, 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 nits high brightness and HDMI 1.4 input, the latter which can be used to connect to a Blu-Ry 3D player or a PlayStation 3 console. The monitor will also sport integrated two-watt SRS Premium Sound audio speakers, rounding out the "ultimate multimedia entertainment display."
"Whether for work, play or media enjoyment, our new V3D245 monitor offers the highest level of compatibility with both PC- and console-based 3D content, and is ideal for delivering an incredible 3D experience," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing manager, ViewSonic.
So far there's no specific release date or retailer list, so stay tuned.
They are getting better at NOT creating superficial scenes just to show off some 3D effects. I just took my daughter to see the new Harry Potter film and it was a better experience than previous 3D movies, like "How to Train Your Dragon".
Well if you spend $2000 on the display (assuming 100% markup over 2D), then another $2000 for 4 gpu's should be no problemo :D hehehe
Most other games the 3D has been more of a distraction or irritation to me than a positive addition.
From my experience with Crysis 2 I'd say 3D can definitely add to a game (especially an FPS game) but the developer has to really want 3D from the start. The UI has to be made so that it fits in the 3D depth properly, most games fail at this and the UI becomes such a distraction you end up turning off the 3D.