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LG Cinema 3D TV Get Full HD Certification From VDE 71

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i4u writes "LG announced today that the German VDE, one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe, has certified the LG Cinema 3D TVs to be full HD in 3D-mode. LG's Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, used on the CINEMA 3D TVs, creates the perception of 3D depth by delivering two 540 line images, one for each eye, that are then combined via the glasses to create a unified 1080p image. The ruling from the VDE lets LG carry the full HD badge. There is no explanation one how the VDE arrives at this ruling. My personal experience shows a rather big resolution difference between FPR and shutter glass based 3D TVs."
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  • LG announced today that the German VDE, one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe, has certified the LG Cinema 3D TVs to be full HD in 3D-mode. LG's Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, used on the CINEMA 3D TVs, creates the perception of 3D depth by delivering two 540 line images, one for each eye, that are then combined via the glasses to create a unified 1080p image. The ruling from the VDE lets LG carry the full HD badge. There is no explanation one how the VDE arrives at this ruling. My personal experience shows a rather big resolution difference between FPR and shutter glass based 3D TVs

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    Sorry I came to the garbage of this place and realized it, fellow Slashdotters.

    • There is no explanation one how the VDE arrives at this ruling. My personal experience shows a rather big resolution difference between FPR and shutter glass based 3D TVs

      Big deal. In my experience, the difference (if any) is only to the potential for marketing hype and consumer misinformation. 3D TV is a fad which will likely be relegated to special interest pay channels (porn?), and the odd teaser on regular channels for quite a while. Then again, with incompatible systems between manufacturers, not many will have the right viewing equipment. Ask me in another 10 years whether I have a 3D TV; the market might have sorted itself out by then, and either died or picked a com

      • by strack (1051390)
        in 10 years, the price difference between 120hz and 60hz displays will be so small that pretty much every tv and monitor sold will be capable of 3d.
        • by Surt (22457)

          In 2 years ago the price between 120hz and 60hz displays will be so small that the holdup is the 3d circuitry, not the refresh capabilities.

          • there's no 3d "circuitry". its all software. notice how the ps3 became a '3d' blue ray player after a firmware update.

            • by Surt (22457)

              Software isn't magic, it runs on hardware. Hardware that costs more money to have in the tv.

        • by Jaime2 (824950)
          120Hz doesn't fix the major problem; expensive glasses. The interleaved method is used to support passive glasses. Alternating between full-resolution right and left eye images will always require active glasses.
          • by strack (1051390)
            yeah. and the prices of those are dropping too, if youve been taking notice.
          • Wait, that' can't be it. How expensive can the glasses be, really? It's just one big LCD cell, isn't it? Surely 60 hz is not unreasonable here...

            Or do you mean the synchronization? That should be easy too. Just use an extremely narrow-band UHF channel. We just freed up a bunch of UHF and VHF spectrum at no small cost to consumers. Surely we can spare 120 hz to allocate for short-range timing signals...

      • Ask me in another 10 years whether I have a 3D TV

        Maybe you won't have a 3D TV but I will attempt to ask you via your pineal/coax cable

    • Here, let me use Google Translator to translate your post to Russian -> Dutch -> Japanese -> English, and maybe it will make more sense...

      This may not be an astrologer, it has benches along the lines of the log.

      Unfortunately, I came to the location of the trash, I noticed this man in particular Slashdotters.

      Yes, much better, now I understand...

  • a Beowulf cluster of those?

  • by t2t10 (1909766) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @04:39PM (#36714076)

    ... just not at the same time

    • I don't know enough about the technology - and the linked article wasn't informative - but do the right/left eye lines differ by more than just the depth? If they also contain additional detail, then this sort of like 1080i with your brain doing the interleaving, right?
      • by markdavis (642305)

        Even the Wikipedia page is weak on details. But somehow they have every other row polarized opposite so each eye can only see every other line. This will have the effect that one eye will see an entire image one scan line lower that the other. So each eye sees have the resolution of 1080P (like 540p). In a way, it is like 1080i, but with 1080i, each frame is slightly different in time. That is not the case here, where both images are from the exact same point in time.

        I am not sure how it looks, but it

      • by t2t10 (1909766)

        With polarizing or switching glasses for 3D, each eye receives 1080p. With this, it seems that each eye receives 540p, half the resolution. Yes, that's much lower quality and doesn't qualify as "full HD" anymore.

        • I've not RTFA, but if it uses doubled frame-rates a la 1080i, so each eye sees both even and odd row lines over the two frames together, then this would count as HD. Not as good as 1080pHD, maybe, but still HD.

          • by t2t10 (1909766)

            For that they'd have to rapidly switch the optical system that directs light at each eye. If they can do that for each line and do it fast enough, why do it interlaced at all? Why not simply do it a field at a time? That would be much simpler and cheaper hardware.

            • You make a good point... I suppose the ultimate answer lies in optical perception and how each method 'feels' to a user.

    • by neowolf (173735)
      I have a Panasonic 3D HDTV with 1080p "Full HD 3D". I looked at a demo of the LG 3D a couple of weeks ago, because I liked the idea of not paying $150 each for active glasses. The LG was awful. The 3D is clearly in standard definition, regardless of what VDE says. It also has a much narrower field of view than the Panasonic, and the ideal viewing distance is much closer, with the 3D effect getting completely lost at about 8' (for me, anyway). I know this will improve over time, but calling this an "HD" 3D s
  • You know those old people who complain about a commie plot where technological is just a smokescreen to get them to buy "the white album" for the 20th different media format?

    The first thing that comes to mind when I hear about "3D" or "smell-o-vision" or whatever other useless frippery of the week, is "I'm gonna have to download Star Wars ... again?"

    I mean really, the scene in the Death Star's garbage compactor or the Bar Scene on Tattoine isn't really going to be any better, its just... again.

    • by o'reor (581921)

      the Bar Scene on Tattoine isn't really going to be any better, its just... again.

      [troll] Yup, but the 3D version clearly proves that Solo shoots first [/troll]

      • by genner (694963)

        the Bar Scene on Tattoine isn't really going to be any better, its just... again.

        [troll] Yup, but the 3D version clearly proves that Solo shoots first [/troll]

        No the 3d version will mean another remake so now Chewbacca shoots first.

  • Taking self promotion and Press Releases to a new and integrated level!
  • Ah, excellent! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @04:55PM (#36714244) Journal
    Ever since I discovered that the "THX Certified" sticker had fallen off my cheap and nasty set of speakers and stuck it back on, I've been simply astonished at how much more delightsome to the senses a product is when it has a paper cert from some once-authoritative body that is now cashing in on its reputation.

    I suspect that LG's new system will experience similar benefits.
    • by camperslo (704715)

      ..I discovered that the "THX Certified" sticker had fallen off..

      Depending on the programming, I think some television sets might be better shipped with stickers removed from medication packaging; "may cause drowsiness", "do not use while driving or operating machinery", "call for emergency assistance if erections last more than four hours", or "continued use combined with food consumption may be harmfull".

    • by samkass (174571)

      Besides, I'm not sure what the poster's implication is... 1080i is "full HD", isn't it? Isn't this essentially what that is? 1080p split into two interleaved streams...

      • by Surt (22457)

        No, 'full' is 1080p, not 1080i.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p [wikipedia.org]

        • by tlhIngan (30335)

          No, 'full' is 1080p, not 1080i.

          One of the biggest abuses of marketing, these days. Tons of things (especially camcorders) claim "1080p" when they mean 1080p30, but they can also take 1080i60. Depending on how the CCD is clocked, the results can be exactly the same (take 30 frames/second, in one case, you dump it as 30 frames onto storage, in the other, you break it into 2 fields, and dump both. End result is the same).

          Or game consoles, where 1080p often also means 1080p30. At least 1080i tends to consistent

  • The Process (Score:4, Funny)

    by chill (34294) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @05:01PM (#36714308) Journal

    The certification process is simple;

    1. Did check clear?
    2. Profit!
    3. Certification granted

  • Whoever in marketing came up with the name "Film Patterned Retarder" is a film patterned retard for thinking the public wouldn't discover "retard" in the name [teknohive.com].
    • by Hsien-Ko (1090623)
      Yeah, and all those people that do their job in flame retardant suits must be flaming retards, right? Political correctness isn't doing anything good.
      • by drinkypoo (153816)

        This isn't about political correctness, this is about people seeing it and saying "I'm not buying it, because this shit is retarded." IOW, fire the marketdroid who failed hard on this one.

        • by Hsien-Ko (1090623)
          Then it's natural selection then. But still, you know an advocate group will raise a big stink about this sooner or later.
      • by Surt (22457)

        Yeah, and all those people that do their job in flame retardant suits must be flaming retards, right?

        I've always assumed so.

    • by Seumas (6865)

      Agreed. Isn't it supposed to be a Film Patterened Intellectually Disableder?

      Anyway, I think more than one of us missed the point in your link to a specs page where they typo'd the name of the product/feature . . . ?

      As for the word itself . . . "retarded" is word that was chosen in the medical profession as a kinder and more appropriate way to refer to a certain condition than imbecile, moron, or idiot. We no longer use those three words to refer to people with actual mental retardation, and so we are free t

      • by Belial6 (794905)
        I have always marveled at the irony of people being offended by the word "retarded".
  • by Anonymous Coward

    that are then combined via the glasses to create a unified 1080p image

    No! They're combined by the brain, not the glasses! Sheesh.

    Shutter glasses based 3D TVs deliver the better 3D image.

    Great. Can they work on not giving me a headache within 30 seconds of putting on the glasses now, please?

  • by strack (1051390)
    ive had a look at that polarised display in the shop. the ghosting was pretty bad. if they can fix that, and maybe double the horizonal resolution to compensate for using alternate lines, they got a winner. i could use flipdowns on my prescription glasses instead of wearing another full set of expensive specs over the top.
  • by MSRedfox (1043112) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @06:42PM (#36715020)
    The article doesn't mention that LG modified how the TVs display 3D recently to increase the resolution. "Before the Cinema 3D technology worked like this: During a time period of 1/200 seconds the TV showed 2 frames; 540 lines for the left eye and 540 lines for the right eye. The new algorithm shows 4 frames instead of 2 during the 1/200 second time frame. It shows 1080i for the left eye and 1080i for the right eye." from http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1304582822 [flatpanelshd.com]
    • by AmiMoJo (196126)

      I bet it still gives me a headache though.

      • Comments like yours give me a headache also. You might as well complain at the injustice of being left-handed in a right-handed world. I've learned to suck it up and get over it.

        Can't watch 3D? Boo-hoo, don't buy it. If they decided never to make a can opener because it couldn't be used fully by left-handed people, where would we be now?

  • Burns its reputation and ensures that will remain true.

  • First, I feel the need to call out the article as a failure. They couldn't even get us the most elementary information about the TV - that is, what kind of TV is it? They tell us it does 3D HD; great. But is it an LCD? An LED? Plasma? CRT? Something else? Come on, it would have taken a minute fraction of a line to get that information into the article and they couldn't do it.

    Second, fail to the manufacturer themselves. Someone there thought that calling their fancy 3D technology "Film Patterned R
  • Wake me when there's 3D tv without the glasses. Until then, it seems to me just as much as a fad as the red and blue '3d' effects in kids books.
  • I tested a few 3d tv's and liked the LG best. The polarization technique makes for a much more relaxing viewing compared to shutter glasses.
    In Europe incandescent lighting is being phased out. The fluorescent lights that replace them tend to flicker when viewed trough shutter glasses.

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