3D Flat Screens Due By Year End 2003

Posters Name: Kagato
Posters Email: kagato@mwgl.org
Subject: 3D Flat Screens Due By Year End 2003

Will be curious to see how many of these things start showing up at the LAN parties. Anyhow, for those of you that just have to have the coolest, newest hardware, this article over at C|Net may be just the cure for those with $3,000 burning in their pocket. Apparently Sharp is working on a 3D Flat Screen monitor which they hope will become available by the end of this year. Read on my brethren:

"The 3D monitor should be launched commercially before the end of this year, priced at around 3,000 euros (around $3,190)," a Sharp spokesman said.

The prototype on display was a 15-inch flat screen. Sharp explained that the screen contains a "parallax barrier" thin-film transistor (TFT) panel that splits the light generated by the monitor such that alternate columns of pixels are seen by each eye, so that each sees a slightly different image.

For this to work, the user has to be positioned directly in front of the monitor and at the correct distance away--which appears to be around 15 to 20 inches.

Sharp demonstrated how the 3D monitor could be used to improve game play, by showing a demo of "Quake" where the terrain, monsters and other items appeared in three dimensions. The company also believes that its new system could have applications in sectors such as medical imaging and molecular modeling.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, enough about games and all, you know the question on most guys' minds is "What about pr0n?".
Source: C|Net (http://rss.com.com/2100-1041-993053.html?type=pt&part=rss&tag=feed&subj=news)

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