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3D Prescription Glasses

British company Prescription3D (Lutterworth, UK) solves the problem of wearing two pairs of glasses at the movies by making passive circular polarized glasses (RealD compatible) at your view. Ordering a pair of Prescription 3D glasses is very simple, just click on a button on their web site and follow the instructions; your glasses will arrive by post in a few days.

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XPAND 3D New Home Theater Division

In a significant and strategic move to address the growth of the home theater 3D market, XPAND 3D, the world leader in consumer and professional cinema 3D stereoscopic solutions, today announced that it has established a new Home Theater Division to better serve the needs of systems integrators and customers in home theater. The division is led by Philippe Coissac, Head of Global Home Theater Sales.

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London IMAX reopens with a new screen and digital 3D

After 13 years of operation on the London, UK South Bank, the huge IMAX screen measuring 26 metres wide and 20 metres high (85x65ft, as high as five double-decker red buses), is replaced with a brand new silver screen. The screen weights 800 Kg and is silver spray-painted on location with a purpose made robot, a mandatory step for passive glasses 3D stereoscopic projection...

The BFI IMAX was closed from Friday 22 June until Thursday 5 July, reopening today (July 6, 2012) with The Amazing Spider-Man in stereoscopic 3D. During these two weeks, they installed an IMAX 3D Digital projector alongside the IMAX film-based 3D projector, so that the BFI IMAX now has the option to present all IMAX DMR films. The BFI IMAX policy will be to show 70mm film prints whenever available until IMAX unveil their brand new laser-based projection system that can fully take the place of 70 film.

Behind the screen, you can see part of the (protected during works) surround loudspeakers. The BFI IMAX has a 11,600 Watts digital surround sound setup. Lapm power during a 3D projection as 15,000 Watts, enough to fry eggs in under one minute (but cooking and eating are prohibited in the projection booth).

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New T.I. 3D DLP Chipset

Texas Instruments (USA) unveiled last month a new family of image processing chips designed for front projectors, which enable broader standardization of 3D and interactive technologies. Projectors with the new chipset design, which will be incorporated in shipping units starting late summer 2012, will seamlessly display content from common 3D-formats supported by HDMI 1.4, from virtually any mobile device including tablets, smart phones, laptops and Blu-ray players.

Panasonic offers the first product with this new chip.

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A microscopic close up of the switching mirrors. Millions of these sit on one 20 x 20mm HD Projector chip.

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TITAN 800-3D from Digital Projection

At InfoComm 2012 from June 13 - 15 in Las Vegas, NV, USA, Digital Projection (Manchester, UK) demonstrated its all-new product platform: the TITAN 800 series. With its 12,000 lumens brigthness, the TITAN 800-3D series extends DPI's powerful TITAN product line, the most capable and efficient 3-chip DLP displays available.

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