JVC tops the 3D monitor solutions

Posted By Mark L. Pederson on September 13, 2009 12:00 am | Permalink
No surprise that 3D solutions and tools are everywhere at IBC this year. I took a close look at the various 3D monitors and here's what I found:


There was a steady crowd around the ALIOSCOPY display in hall 7. In the Fraunhofer Institute booth they had four different glasses-free 3D monitors side-by-side showing the same material. Phillips, Newsight, Tridelity and the Alioscopy. Phillips looked by far the best - rather ironic since early this year Phillips suddenly stopped their 3D panel program - http://displaydaily.com/2009/03/27/philips-decides-to-shut-down-3d-operation/.

The Alioscopy showed bad aliasing on text - significantly worse than the Newsight and Tridelity - and its image showed the most line artifacting.

In my opinion these panels are great for digital signage - but I think the technology needs to get better before folks will start watching television and films on panels like these. The overall image quality is just compromised too much right now.

3D MONITORS (with polarized glasses):

HYUNDAI, ZALMAN, MIRACUBE and JVC 3D monitors showing 3D content and workflow tools at various booths.

The BEST in my opinion (by a LONG shot) is the new JVC GD-463D10. Not only is it 1.5 inches thick - the color and 3D quality is just fantastic. This is a flicker-free 46-inch 3D LCD monitor that "uses JVC's unique high-quality 3D visual engine to deliver a natural, flicker-free visual experience."

This display uses the Xpol polarizing filter method and passive circular polarizing filter glasses. Video input is compatible with industry standard line-by-line and side-by-side 3D formats.

Three HDMI input terminals are compatible with standard HD video signals, including 1080/24p, 50p, 60p, 50i and 60i. Input signals in line-by-line or side-by-side format can be displayed as 3D images (50i and 60i for side-by-side format only).

The GY-463D10 has a suggested list price of $9,153 and is currently available.

You can see it at IBC in the ElementTechnica booth and the JVC booth.