Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC

With the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be announced soon, Nvidia is pushing its tech that will enable 3D to branch out from the cinema to your lounge.

Nvidia has been demoing a complete 3D movie solution, made up of a PC equipped with a GeForce GPU and Nvidia 3D Vision active-shutter 3D glasses in conjunction with new 1080p, 3D LCD displays from Acer.

With all things 3D expected to really kick off at the CES event in January, Nvidia is working with Arcsoft, Corel, Cyberlink, and Sonic, to "ensure seamless support" for 3D Blu-ray titles when they are ready to ship next year.
 
Nvidia has shown off playback of AVC-MVC 3D content, the codec expected to become the foundation for 3D Blu-ray, using current GeForce CPUs, while its "Fermi"-based GPUs, due in Q1 2010 will also support the tech.

Nvidia estimates that consumers will be able to "build" 3D-enabled entertainment centre desktop PCs for under $1000, that, along with its 3D Vision active shutter glasses (and a 3D Vision-compatible TV) will become a viable home platform for watching Blu-ray 3D movies, viewing 3D photographs, or playing 3D PC games.

Acer will be first to market with such a television set, due to offer the 3D-Vision-ready, 1920 x 1080, 120Hz LCDs in 2010, with the GD245HQ and GD235HZ models all set to work with such a set-up.

We will bring you more on Acer's TVs, 3D Blu-ray, Nvidia's solution, and in fact all things 3D, from CES, if not before.



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