Although 3D display for computer gaming enthusiasts has been around for a while, the release of Avatar in 3D at the theatres was a key event that highlighted the introduction of stereo viewing into the entertainment industry for the general public. During this time, a rapid development and marketing of 3D ready TV’s and BluRay DVD players by the major electronic manufacturing companies into the home entertainment market was occurring. This technology has evolved to a stage where 3D content is now available not only on DVD but over cable, satellite as well as the internet via services such as the popular YouTube! The widespread acceptance of the technology by the public and competition within the equipment manufacturing industry has led to significant price drops of stereo ready TV’s in the past several months making the technology affordable.
Can we use this technology in research on campus?