Nvidia Upgrades 3D Vision to HDMI 1.4 with 3DTV Play
A free software upgrade for 3D Vision owners will be available to support 3D video decoding and output over the latest HDMI spec.
March 15, 2010 by Stephen Hopkins

Sink a couple of Benjamins into an Nvidia 3D Vision system in the last year? Getting a little worried whether it would play nice with the new 3D Blu-ray spec and HDMI 1.4? 

Turns out you’re in luck, as all 3D Vision owners will receive a free upgrade to the new 3DTV Play software supporting full hardware decoding of 3D video and output over HDMI 1.4 in 1080p24, 720p60 (gaming spec), and 720p50. 

Didn’t invest in 3D Vision but have a compatible Nvidia video card? You can grab the 3DTV Play software for $40 and use your display’s glasses. 

Nvidia is partnering with Panasonic’s 2010 Touch the Future tour to demo Nvidia and Panasonic 3D technology and products in 15 cities across the nation between now and mid-April. Check dates and venues below to see if video will be flying past your head in a city near you.

Tour dates and locations:
3/15 - 3/17 New York Penn Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St
3/15 - 3/17 Chicago Tribune 445, 445 S. Michigan Avenue
3/15 - 3/17 Los Angeles Hollywood and Highland, 801 Hollywood Boulevard
3/20 - 3/22 Boston Copley Place, 2 Copley Place
3/22 - 3/24 Detroit Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway
3/22 - 3/24 Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, 7014 East Camelback Road
3/25 - 3/27 Philadelphia King of Prussia Mall, North Gulph Road
3/29 - 3/31 Minneapolis IDS Tower, 80 8th Street South
3/29 - 3/31 San Francisco One Market Plaza, 1 Market Street
3/31 - 4/2 Washington, DC Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE
4/6 - 4/8 Dallas Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
4/6 - 4/8 Seattle Top of the Market, 93 Pike Street, Suite 307
4/7 - 4/9 Atlanta 595 North, 595 North Ave, NW Atlanta
4/12 - 4/14 Houston The Warehouse, 4108 Dupont Street
4/15 - 4/17 Miami Ice Palace, 59 Northwest 14th Street

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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.

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