NVIDIA has created 3DTV Play, software designed to connect GeForce GPU-powered
desktop or notebook computers to new 3D TVs for big-screen, 3D gaming.
For the product launch in the US, NVIDIA and Panasonic will take a coast-to-coast tour titled ‘Panasonic Touch the Future Tour’, when consumers can test drive 3DTV Play-based PCs running on the new Panasonic VIERA Full HD 3D TVs that just launched this month.
According to NVIDIA, GeForce GPUs with 3DTV Play can convert some 400 games to stereoscopic 3D in real time, without the need for special patches. Games include ‘World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King’, ‘Battlefield Bad Company 2’, and James Cameron’s ‘Avatar: The Game’. Users can also watch HD Blu-ray 3D playback with real-time GPU accelerated decoding and playback, view digital 3D photographs and watch streaming 3D movies.
3DTV Play supports HDMI 1.4-compatible 3D TVs, and enables 1080p24, 720p60, and 720p50 3D formats. The active-shutter glasses bundled with each VIERA full HD 3D TV sold work with NVIDIA GPUs and off-the-shelf PC gaming titles and other 3D entertainment content. The software should be available before mid-year. www.nvidia.com/3Dtv