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JVC Bows 46-inch 3-D Monitor

14 Apr, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel


For home entertainment connoisseurs not impacted by the recession, JVC in May will launch a 46-inch LCD high-definition (1.5-inch) monitor capable of playing 3-D videos in 1080p resolution.

The Japanese-based consumer electronics manufacturer April 18 will display the GD-463D10 (which includes three HDMI inputs, two integrated speakers (10 watts each) and headphone output) at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.

Three-dimensional formatting is experiencing a renaissance in Hollywood with about 17 theatrical releases slated this year. Another 28 movies in 3-D are due to be released in 2010, spearheaded by animation releases from The Walt Disney Co. and DreamWorks, which together account for more than half of the 3-D film release slate.

The market for 3-D home entertainment is predicated on the development of an autostereoscopic-based standard that can be piggybacked on Blu-ray Disc due to the format’s expanded data-storage capacity.

Autostereoscopy is a way of displaying three-dimensional images that can be viewed without the use of special glasses. This method produces depth perception even though the image is displayed on a flat screen device. Three dimension visuals require twice the broadcast bandwidth of two-dimensional (standard-DVD) viewing.

Until then, the 60-pound JVC unit, which is intended for business or commercial use and reportedly will retail for about $7,000, includes two pairs of polarized glasses.

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