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- Now you can do more than just play games -- you can ENTER them and experience them in full 3D
- In just a few minutes you'll turn your PC or TV into a 3D viewing machine
- Installation is easy -- just three simple steps and you'll have a full virtual reality experience
- Test your new 3D equipment with the included tour of the Seven Wonders Of The World
- Requires PC with Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP, CRT monitor, 32X CD-ROM drive or 400 MB available storage recommended. For 3D Gaming - A video card with NVIDIA chipset is also required
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I've owned this 3D shutter glasses system for several years now. It has worked great. Since then I have used lots of other 3D hardware. Some of the HMDs available are pretty good, but cost a ton of money. Most of the other similar 3D shutter glasses systems work well too but cost more. I don't recommend using those old fashioned red and blue anaglyph glasses; they cause loss of true color and tend to cause eye strain. If you want true color eye popping 3D effects at a low cost, this is the only 3D shutter glasses system you should buy for your PC.
For a truly amazing 3D experience, try riding one of the roller coaster rides in the Rollercoaster Tycoon game (not included in this system) using this 3D system connected to an InFocus X1A, X1, X2, or X3 DLP projector with a 10 foot screen. There is a little bit of blue ghosting, but on a 10 foot screen the 3D experience is beyond belief! REALLY FUN! WOW!
The only disadvantage I found to this system was that it requires an nVidia graphics card if you want to play games in 3D. For years I only had an ATI graphics card so I could not play games with the system. This did not matter to me because I bought the 3D system to view 3D photos using the JPSViewer software package (not included in this system) which works on any graphics card with this 3D system. After a few years I bought an nVidia based graphics card and was able to play all my games in 3D.
For a good 3D experience you need a good CRT monitor with a refresh rate of at least 100 Hz, some people recommend 120 Hz. This is NOT the default in Windows; you need to set this refresh rate yourself. If the refresh rate is too low the screen will flicker and cause eye strain.Read more ›
1) nvidia graphics card. If you're into classic games (lower performance) this needn't be a new expensive card. $20 will get you a GeForce FX5200 on eBay.
2) CRT monitor capable of doing 100Hz. There are LCD monitors now sold that are fast enough, but if you are paying for one of those, you should get a 3D dongle that does better than VGA! You can often find CRTs for free discarded at recycling centers. Companies leave them next to dumpsters as they replace them with LCDs. I found a discarded Sony that looks good at 1280x800 100Hz. It will go higher, but VGA gets fuzzy at high data rates.
3) nvidia stereo drivers. You install these on top of your existing nvidia driver. While freely available from nvidia's site -- I had installation problems. I couldn't get them working with the latest nvidia driver, so had to back up to a version that had the same date as the stereo driver. But then, I'm on Win98...
4) e-d.exe (E-D Activator) available from the edimensional website. This small .exe file enables the dongle and is so much simpler than installing all the junk (including possibly bogus old drivers) on the supplied CD.
While my setup is OK, there's a 20% chance that the game starts up with the right and left eyes reversed. I'm thinking that this is the stereo drivers, but it could be the X3D.
Something I noticed right away with shutter glasses is the darkness. They are shut off half the time so of course the screen is going to be dimmer. You'll have to dim the room lights to see the game well.
I couldn't make it work at all: Not all CRT monitors are supported. Part of them requires a spacial power adapter, which the manual sais: "Will be supplied (sent) free of charge" upon request.
I have called the company several times, and sent many emails.
I even talked with someone called "Ray Murph" who promised me few times over the phone "I'll get that in the mail to you shortly". He didn't. They just ignored me.
The company doesn't exist anymore. It changed its name to "Technical Opticallity" and moved to NY.
Now it's June 2006 and I have no power adapter and no X3D gaming system to play. I have wasted my money. J&R took no responsibility.
Don't buy this stuff!!! Don't repeat the same mistake I have made!
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