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Stereoscopic is amazing
on May 17, 2013
This has been a pain since the start. I bought everything for 3d from the monitor to the graphics card, and it cost a lot. but the price didn't bother me too much, I was just excited to play games in 3d but right off the bat there were issues, many things were complicated but I ended up figuring it out eventually, and was up and running in 3d.
Stereoscopic is amazing, and if it weren't so expensive, complicated and needy I would recommend it to anyone, however for the past 1 to 2 yrs I have had it, it screws around alot for instance if you minimize a game 1/100 times it will reset the refresh rate in the driver software to 120hz for whatever reason, and for whatever reason that causes significant issues, it will say there is no data being sent, so you just see a black screen, the only way to fix this is to plug in a 60hz non 3d capable monitor, find the 120hz in the driver software and set it back to 60.... makes no sense from many angles. Another thing is any little update can throw this thing off, a small OS update breaks mine every time, and to fix it vary's every time. A reinstall of drivers might fix it, running the setup might fix it, or most recently just unplugging and re-plugging in will fix it... its always different and its always annoying as crap. So after all this time of using it im still not completely turned off to it, but yesterday while playing a game, my glasses died entirely, not just the battery. So at this point, I am starting to hate it.
Annoying things to know about Stereoscopic:
1. It distorts all text to the point of just barely legible.... barely
2. Even games rated excellent for their 3d, there is always something that wont display correctly, and it can really affect gameplay and your eyes. Physically hurts honestly.
3. MOST FPS wont work in 3d. The gun sight depth is an issue, although nVidias software does have a reticle that can be activated ingame to help, its just one more thing.
4. It fatigues your eyes. I play mmos for extensive periods of the day with minimal to no breaks and it does fatigue your eyes, even after years of use. (eyes will crack red often)
5. Minimizing a game is a pain in the BUTT, combined with the distorting text issue and it makes minimizing like cutting off your arm with a spoon.
6. Very high maintenance
7. Expensive, especially everything considered.
But if you don't mind all that, stereoscopic is pretty amazing and makes it feel that much more real. Its just... all that... ^
For this product specifically, I bought it used and it was missing several cables and the glasses have stopped working for no reason after just 1 yr of use.
*Just talked to NVidia about the glasses contained in this kit, they concluded it was an internal hardware malfunction with the battery, but wont replace or fix them, so I have to buy new ones... I absolutely at this point do NOT recommend 3d to anyone and very much wish I had never purchased it myself.