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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (June, 2011)

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Streaming Inflation

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 20 2011, 2:17pm

A recent report compared streamed image quality to Blu-ray, as it was tested by several viewers with different abilities. The report provided some interesting points. I few months ago I drafted my own research on the subject but I postponed the publishing of the article because other articles required prompt attention. I still plan to publish the article, hopefully soon.

The matter of comparing streaming vs. pre-recorded media in terms of quality, convenience, number of viewers reported by research companies, features, etc. has appeared on the press many times. A common denominator in most cases is that usually the whole picture is not analyzed.

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Auto-Stereoscopic 3DTV (Glasses-Free) - One Company's "picture perfect" Solution, How Does it Work?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 8 2011, 2:00pm

On my first pair of installments on the subject I covered 3DFusion and their demoed 42” auto-stereoscopic 3DTV panel (AS3DTV) at CES 2011, which to my eyes was the best of its kind at the show.

A recent article covered how 3DFusion managed to create this product, which is not simply a 3DTV.

This article offers further details about how the product actually works, and how can be used for what purpose...


Auto-Stereoscopic 3DTV (Glasses-Free) - Who Made it Work Right - and Now

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 6 2011, 2:34pm

As introduced on my previous installments on the subject, 3DFusion demoed a 42” auto-stereoscopic 3DTV panel (AS-3DTV) at CES 2011 that to my eyes was the best of its kind at the show and the best of what I have seen so far in glasses-free 3D panels, including Sony’s and Toshiba’s prototypes of the same technology demoed at CES 2011, and including other screens shown at the 2010 Display Taiwan Show I attended in Taipei a few months ago.

This article describes how this company managed to create this product, and the product is not only a 3DTV. The next article covers how the product actually works.

The primary reason 3DFusion’s panel stands out of the crowd is due to...


3D Technology Damaging HD Viewing

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 1 2011, 2:50pm

Two months ago I cautioned consumers about the possibility that some new passive 3DTVs could affect the quality of 3D side-by-side images but also the quality of HD viewing, which is what most viewers would still watch because most content is not available in 3D.

Some viewers may prefer to convert to 3D all content if the set is capable to do that, and although some 2D content may show an interesting improvement with the touch of some 3D depth, I would not recommend on-the-fly 3D conversions of all content because some may be difficult to watch when converted to 3D, and abusing of that practice could even hurt the general acceptance of 3D if viewers become disappointed with the results and think all 3D is the same, when actually is not.

Recent events that happened when several 3D public theaters projected 2D movies may bring to surface the potential of possibly affecting 2D viewing on some 3DTVs at home...