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3D HDMI Specification Is Set Free 100

An anonymous reader writes "The licenser of the HDMI specification has announced the intent to 'secure the application of 3D' by making the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 Specification available for public download, as well as extracts from the upcoming HDMI 1.4a. While the spec includes a 3D component, apparently not everyone has decided to sign up to adopt it. Given the developments happening in DisplayPort v1.2, the next year in displays looks like it will be an interesting one."
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3D HDMI Specification Is Set Free

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  • Set free (Score:3, Interesting)

    by PCM2 ( 4486 ) on Monday February 08, 2010 @06:53AM (#31059352) Homepage

    Slashdot editing is so inconsistent. Is that set free as in "turned loose"? Or set free as in "nobody owns one"?

  • by Twinbee ( 767046 ) on Monday February 08, 2010 @07:11AM (#31059442) Homepage

    Although patents can be bad, isn't adding a HDMI port to a device very cheap for manufacturers to do?

  • by G3ckoG33k ( 647276 ) on Monday February 08, 2010 @07:42AM (#31059526)
    Despite the success of Avatar, this may be more important for gaming than Hollywood, or? Didn't gaming bypass Hollywood in turnover some time ago?
  • by aflag ( 941367 ) on Monday February 08, 2010 @08:17AM (#31059618)

    Let's see how this "3D hype" goes. I remember when VR was the hype. It was the future of the game! Heck, the future period. I'm in the future, where's my virtual world where I can live a better life along with my virtual friends without ever leaving home? Where's that world of wonder where everything is possible and I'm a superman? Where's -- oh, wait, nevermind.

  • Re:Truly (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 08, 2010 @08:55AM (#31059730)

    Don't forget that the 23" widescreen will consume significantly more power than the 17" monitor.

    I worked at one place where they somehow got a deal on converting 4000 or so 15" LCD monitors to 20" LCD monitors. So a bunch of us spent a long weekend switching everyone to the new 20" monitors. A month later, the company's power bill had fucking skyrocketed. They had us transition back some users to the old 15" screens, to save money...

    The difference in energy consumption is probably quite minimal for a typical home or small business user with a couple of monitors, but it can become a huge burden when you're dealing with thousands at a single location.

  • by HockeyPuck ( 141947 ) on Monday February 08, 2010 @11:18AM (#31060672)

    I just want displayport implementations in laptops to transfer audio as well? Even the current Lenovo W500 laptop, which comes with a displayport, does not transfer audio over it. Even if you buy the bluray option for the laptop. It just pisses me off that there's no way to get high quality audio out of this laptop. Even lenovo admits [] this.

    I'm just sick of these ever evolving home theater standards. There was a time when most home receivers didn't support DTS and dolby digital and so if you had a DVD which was only encoded in one, and your receiver didn't support it, you were out of luck.

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