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DTI's Virtual Window 3D LCD Display

DTI 2015XLS Setup

Setup for the 2015XLS is relatively simple. The only difference from a normal display is that you have an extra RS-232 connector in the box that connects the display to an available COM port on your computer. The serial connection is required to activate the stereoscopic view, syncing and activating the illumination plane. Without the serial connection, or communications on your COM port with the DTI software, you won't get 3D.

Another expectation the 2015XLS has is that you use the ELSA 3D Revelator generic driver for boards based on the Nvidia TNT/TNT2, GeForce and GeForce 2 GTS. Primarily the reason for using the ELSA drivers is that DTI has tested them and ELSA supports stereoscopic displays. I couldn't get any more reasoning out of the company. I didn't use the ELSA drivers initially, and didn't have any problems on my Diamond Viper 770 Ultra using Nvidia's own D3 driver. I wouldn't expect much support from DTI on this one. The company's Web site is not very well designed, and lacks any real technical information.

However, the most important expectation that the 2015XLS places on the user is that it requires you to keep an eye on a small red light positioned on the bottom right hand corner of the display. This light cues you whether you are sitting in the right position for 3D viewing or not. If you can see the light then you are not, and the most frustrating thing about the display is constantly having to be aware of this.

DTI includes a CD with demo images, and a couple of applications that let you manipulate images for 3D display. There's something called TextureEyes which reads DirectX models and let's you view them in stereo. If you want to import other file formats you have to convert them using an external utility. More for fun, I guess.