ViewSonic gives you video games (and a projector) in 3D

by Mark R

Last night, I experienced the thrill of the BCS Championship Live in 3D, and today, I got to play video games in 3D for the first time at ViewSonic’s display in the Bellagio. Yeah, there’s never a dull moment at CES.

Viewsonic showed off not one, but two 3D products with the VX2265WM desktop LCD monitor and the PJD6220-3D lightweight portable projector. Of course, to see the 3-D effect, I had to wear the glasses. They were not the old-school red and blue ones, but NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision glasses.

Somehow, these glasses worked in unison with a special light emitter to create the 3-D effect that we all know and love, and I played a game of Tomb Raider: Underworld that was like no other. Just to let you know, the 3-D glasses have to be charged with a mini-USB cable, but they are good for 40-50 hours of use.

The VX2265WM is a 120Hz desktop LCD monitor with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 HD. Not only can it play over 350 existing video game titles in full 3D, but it is Windows Vista certified and uses SRS WOW HD sound technology with invisible stereo speakers.

As for the PJD6220-3D, it will go down in history as the first 3D projector made for the home. It has an output of 2200 lumens, a 120Hz frame rate, and a resolution of 1024 x 768. The contrast ratio is 2000:1, and an integrated 10W audio system.

It appears that the world of video entertainment is slowly going completely 3D. If you want to be ahead of the game, feel free to lay down about $399 for the VX2265wm when it ships in a few weeks. As for the PJD6220-3D, it will not be available until February for a higher price of $1,499.

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