Inventor's 3D Vision Could Change TV Viewing Dimensions
One man says he's invented a box that not only turns everything you watch on any screen into 3D, but it also turns any screen into a 3D screen. NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
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Gene Dolgoff of 3-D Vision thinks everything you watch on TV should be in 3D, whether you own one of those new 3D TVs or not, or whether that content was shot in 3D. He also thinks he has a solution as to how to make that possible. It may sound a bit crazy until you realize this is all coming from the guy credited with inventing digital projection and the world's first LCD projector.
"We're solving the problem by making a box that converts all two dimensional content into 3D instantly, immediately," explains Dolgoff. "So now you have unlimited content from your satellite, cable, Bluray player, DVD player, game system. You then connect this to whatever TV you have and you get 3D because it converts your TV into 3D no matter what TV, even if it's an old CRT television."
How the box basically works is it figures out how to shade things, place things, size things the way we see them while watching 3D. For example, objects farther away look smaller, darker, a bit more out of focus, which then appear 3D when seen through special glasses Dolgoff and his team also created.
Developers insist only a small part of the magic happens through the powerful computer, and they're actually relying on an even more powerful, more complex computer -- one I guarantee you already own: The one you were born with the one inside your head.
"Taking all these factors into account allows us to produce stereoscopic pairs that have a lot of correct information but not totally correct. The part that's not correct we discovered the brain has an algorithm that corrects for it," Dolgoff says.
If you're willing to take a bit of a risk on this idea, site unseen, it's raising money right now through the crowdfunding site Fundable.com. The first 100 people willing to pledge $150 will get one of the very first units which Dolgoff says will be about the size of your hand when it goes on sale sometime next year. After those first 100, a $200 pledge will get you one of the first converters.