TCO Development Studies Passive and Active 3D - Finds No Preference

Posted Wed May 4, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The study confirms much of what we already know about 3D, with each tech winning out in different categories.

TCO Development is a company dedicated to certifying office and IT products for both quality and durability. With the increased popularity of 3D, they've decided to take a look at both passive and active sets and weigh in.

The results are mixed, as you might expect. TCO determined that while cross-talk was essentially the same when viewed straight-on, the sets using passive technology started failing at a 15 degree vertical angle. Placing the TV or monitor at an appropriate viewing position is an essential.

Active glasses lose a few points when it comes to luminance. They block more light, resulting in a less desirable picture.

The other big point is that passive technology doesn't yet offer the same resolution as active tech. They say that people tend to perceive 3D pictures as being more detailed than 2D pictures of the same resolution, which may mean that a 1080p resolution isn't necessarily required.

Source: Engadget

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