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Nvidia drops the price of 3D Vision glasses

Despite plenty of promotion, Nvidia's 3D Vision platform can't be said to have been a booming success for the company, but it's one of very few commercially available 3D options for PCs. Now Nvidia has gone and dropped the price of its 3D Vision glasses in the US to try to get more consumers to get on board, but we have a feeling that it's not the cost of the glasses alone that are holding back consumer uptake.

Despite plenty of promotion, Nvidia's 3D Vision platform can't be said to have been a booming success for the company, but it's one of very few commercially available 3D options for PCs. Now Nvidia has gone and dropped the price of its 3D Vision glasses in the US to try to get more consumers to get on board, but we have a feeling that it's not the cost of the glasses alone that are holding back consumer uptake.

For one, the 120Hz screens that are required for Nvidia's 3D Vision glasses to work as intended are still scarce and on top of that, expensive. Software support isn't really an issue as there are plenty of game titles that supports 3D Vision and 3D video, be it software converted from 2D sources or actual 3D Blu-ray discs is readily available.

The 3D Vision glasses with a bundled transmitter now retail for $149 (S$191) which is a saving of $50. Nvidia has also lowered the price on additional glasses which now cost $119 per pair. That said, we can think of better things to spending our money on, although if you have a large enough TV that works with 3D Vision, then this seems like a pretty decent deal as long as you have the prerequisite HTPC with a suitable Nvidia graphics card hooked up to it, at least as long as Nvidia's solution is cheaper than that offered by the TV maker.

Source: Nvidia

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