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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 09 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming Kit
GeForce 3D Vision Features
942-10701-0003 Specifications
First Look: GeForce 3D Vision
3D Stereoscopic Gaming
3D Vision Performance Impact
Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Final Thoughts
GeForce 3D Vision Conclusion

First Look: GeForce 3D Vision

At first glance, the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision wireless active-shutter glasses appear much like regular sunglasses. These glasses are light-weight enough to wear for several hours without discomfort, and large enough to wear over a pair of prescription glasses if required. There really isn't much to the 3D Vision gaming kit, since the glasses only need to pair with an IR transmitter to function properly.


Each 120Hz eye-piece opens and closes the LCD shutters in alternation, creating a view of two separate images. These images are then processed by your brain as they arrive, and become united into one picture. The subconscious mind combines the two images by matching the similarities and then adding in the small differences. The differences between the two images create depth, and deliver a three-dimensional stereo picture.


A power button and USB micro-B connection are built into the left arm of the glasses. Beside the left lens-piece on the wireless active-shutter glasses is an infra-red receiver. This component requires a line-of-sight view of the IR transmitter, pictured below.

NVIDIA includes a very versatile wireless IR emitter unit with the GeForce 3D Vision stereoscopic gaming kit. The large dial allows the user to increase or decrease the amount of 3D field depth in the picture, which will vary over time as the comfort level improves.


The IR emitter unit connects to the computer by a USB micro-B connection, and can interface with DLP projectors or HDTV's by using the included 3-pin VESA stereo cable. NVIDIA also includes a DVI to HDMI converter cable, for connecting to 120Hz HDTV's.

The NVIDIA 942-10701-0003-000 kit comes with everything you see pictured below. Multiple converter cables make it easy to connect your computer to a HDTV or projector. Replacement nose-piece inserts allow your glasses to be comfortable at all times. NVIDIA Even includes a pouch and micro-fiber cleaning cloth for the glasses.


So now you know what's included in the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision kit, we begin the hard part: explaining how it works and describing the experience of 3D stereoscopic gaming.



# Professor of NeurobiologyGerald Westheimer 2011-05-09 16:27
Could you get back to me with suggestions for procedures to program this device (which I have and find great) in clinical application for testing and research in human stereoscopic vision. Thanks.
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# RE: Professor of NeurobiologyOlin Coles 2011-05-09 16:41
You should contact the manufacturer, NVIDIA Corporation, for that information.
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# RE: NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming KitDavid Ramsey 2011-05-09 16:43
We're a review site, not a programming site. Your best bet would be to contact NVIDIA directly; they have the developer's kits and programs you'd need (although I doubt they have anything specifically for the clinical applications you're looking for). You'll need some expertise in the C and C++ programming languages to use NVIDIA's development tools, though.

Start here:
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# Nvidia 3D ripoffpaul 2013-02-05 10:37
First off i have to admit i send this having only read your first page, i was googlein the old Nvidia 3D test logo, AS IT NO LONGER IS IN WITH THE NEW DRIVER PACKS, I also was sold having seen the test demo, thought the logo was unreal the way it came out the screen and then i think turned and went back in, I'm working to low class(but happy) and i spent good money on a new screen the 3d software and 2 pairs of glasses,(and a 3d ready GFX card) and in 2 years never got anything i thought that was 20% as good as the OLD test logo, Int it funny how they dropped the test on the following driver pack update!!!!!!!!, Yes i feel i was ripped off by Nvidia, The test shows the software works but no games come close and most hurt your eyes, due to the fact NO games are fully made for this software and are just adapted to suit and released well before there tested for comfortable viewing, the test also show that Nvidia 3D even with such depth viewing can be kept at a comfortable level for viewing if made properly, I never use the 3d anymore (never really used it) as having spent a s Nvidia need to invest in new software that is MADE for this gear, and stop ripping us of with hand picked adapted games which don't fully work, Thx Paul Sorry for the moan.
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