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The compatibility of consumer DLP projectors with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualisation
Author(s): Andrew J. Woods; Tegan Rourke
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Paper Abstract

A range of advertised "Stereo-Ready" DLP projectors are now available in the market which allow high-quality flickerfree stereoscopic 3D visualization using the time-sequential stereoscopic display method. The ability to use a single projector for stereoscopic viewing offers a range of advantages, including extremely good stereoscopic alignment, and in some cases, portability. It has also recently become known that some consumer DLP projectors can be used for timesequential stereoscopic visualization, however it was not well understood which projectors are compatible and incompatible, what display modes (frequency and resolution) are compatible, and what stereoscopic display quality attributes are important. We conducted a study to test a wide range of projectors for stereoscopic compatibility. This paper reports on the testing of 45 consumer DLP projectors of widely different specifications (brand, resolution, brightness, etc). The projectors were tested for stereoscopic compatibility with various video formats (PAL, NTSC, 480P, 576P, and various VGA resolutions) and video input connections (composite, SVideo, component, and VGA). Fifteen projectors were found to work well at up to 85Hz stereo in VGA mode. Twenty three projectors would work at 60Hz stereo in VGA mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6490, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIV, 64900V (5 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706243
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew J. Woods, Curtin Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Tegan Rourke, Curtin Univ. of Technology (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6490:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIV
Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; Ian E. McDowall; Neil A. Dodgson; John O. Merritt; Nicolas S. Holliman, Editor(s)

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