3-d glasses, are they any good?

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3-d glasses, are they any good?

Postby HairDryer » Mon May 24, 2004 10:35 am

I've seen a lot of these around and tried a few different types and been mostly dissapointed by the results.

http://www.edimensional.com
I've heard that they're good but remain sceptical about buying them as they seem expensive.

Has anyone here tried these and do they work well or are they just another pair of useless junk?
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Postby Darksun » Mon May 24, 2004 10:58 am

I wouldn't go spending a lot of money on 3D glasses personally. How much 3D stuff do you watch/play anyway?
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Postby NeoThermic » Mon May 24, 2004 12:25 pm

I've got a friend who has the glasses, and I can say, the first time that I used them, i was shocked, as they do actually work.
As is noted, however, you do need time to adjust to the view, and it does get better the more you use it.
I've used them to play games sucha s UT and Star Trek Elite Force II, and it definatly helps immerse you in the actual game...

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Postby menancer » Mon May 24, 2004 2:09 pm

don't mind that prick

neothermic : i thought the drinking glasses :shock:
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Postby coolsi » Mon May 24, 2004 10:13 pm

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Postby HairDryer » Tue May 25, 2004 1:30 pm

Neo
Do they get any overlapping images? I have a pair of similar glasses but after using them for around an hour i guess my eyesight adjusts and the images start to overlap.

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I prefer to use the glasses for gaming because i like the feeling of depth it gives you. Especially playing splinter cell, counter strike and flight sims. Flight sims seem to work especially well with the motion tracking mouse enabling you to look around your cockpit as if you were in it.
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Postby Darksun » Tue May 25, 2004 2:14 pm

That last game I playing using 3D was Magic Carpet. It came with a pair of 3D glasses in the box, it was pretty damn cool, I'll admit.
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Postby NeoThermic » Tue May 25, 2004 2:30 pm

HairDryer wrote:Neo
Do they get any overlapping images? I have a pair of similar glasses but after using them for around an hour i guess my eyesight adjusts and the images start to overlap.



The only affect you might get is when you first use them. You will find it very strange to have objects leave your screens physical boundery, and will constantly attempt to dodge them...

You won't get any other affects, as long as you can run a very large refresh rate, remember, the effective rate is half the current rate, due to the way the glasses work, so 120hz is only as affective as normal 60hz.

Its due to the way the glasses work. They contain two very thin filter screens, which are see through when no voltage is there, and then when voltage is applied, block out all light. So, in the first refresh, it shows the screen as if the right eye would see it first, while blanking out the left eye. On the second refresh, it shows the screen as if the left eye was seeing it, and blanks out the right eye. Repeat this for the refresh rate per second, and you will get a 3D effect.

People viewing your screen however, can't really, as the effect to the screen without glasses makes it nearly impossible to use. If you play lots of games, get the glasses, you wont regret it.

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Postby HairDryer » Tue May 25, 2004 3:19 pm

okay you sold it to me thanks neo :wink:
they sound much better than my current ones :P
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Postby Starfyre » Wed May 26, 2004 8:15 am

menancer wrote:

NeoThermic wrote:I've got a friend who has the glasses, and I can say, the first time that I used them, i was shocked, as they do actually work.
As is noted, however, you do need time to adjust to the view, and it does get better the more you use it.
I've used them to play games sucha s UT and Star Trek Elite Force II, and it definatly helps immerse you in the actual game...

NeoThermic


neothermic : i thought the drinking glasses :shock:




:D actually, the text fits perfectly to that as well xD

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