Mitsubishi promoting 3D video gaming
It’s been around for a while, but it’s now being pushed to retail with much more resources behind it. 3D gaming had originally been relegated to funky virtual reality booths at the country fair. More recently NVIDIA had developed the GeForce FX Go graphics processor to bring 3D gaming to PCs at home.
Unfortunately this hadn’t caught on with gamers. Very few monitors were compatible with the stereoscopic technology.
With the recent advent of Mitsubishi’s 3D capable DLP displays, there is now a newfound push for 3D gaming. Mitsubishi is teaming up with NVIDIA and Aspen Media Products to display 3D games at Fry’s Electronics and other A/V specialty retailers.
The display will feature a Mitsubishi DLP HDTV with an Aspen Media Products Windows Media Center with a 2.4GHz AMD dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 1.5TB hard drive storage, and the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX video processor. This Media Center retails for about $1,999. It run on the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system to make use of DirectX 10 features.
Because every GeForce series 7 or higher video cards support NVIDIA’s stereophonic technology, Mitsubishi is aiming at the existing market to proliferate 3D gaming.
This may be a last-ditched effort to save DLP technology, or it may just be the future of home entertainment.
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