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Saturday October 1st, 2011
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Autostereoscopic 3D Games On Your Toshiba Qosmio F750 F755 or F775

You bought the Toshiba Qosmio F750 to be the first on your block to play your favourite game in true, glasses-free 3D. Only after a few hours of frustration did you discover that Toshiba offers no way for you to use the autostereoscopic display for much more than Blu Ray discs.

With these 3 easy steps, you will have a full-screen 1920×1080 stereoscopic display for your 3D games and applications:

iZ3D stereoscopic drivers

Download: www.iz3d.com

Install.

If the iZ3D Control Panel doesn’t appear automatically, go to:

Start Menu > All Programs > iZ3D Driver and click on that.

When the panel appears, go to:

Simple > Status & Methods

First drop-down: Side by Side (trial)

Second drop-down: Left/Right

Click Apply

NOTE: Use Shift-F1 to bring up the hotkeys for the 3D setup page that appears when you start any 3D application. Use Shift-* (on the num pad) to hide the setup kit. iZ3D has plenty of game profiles, as well. Spend lots of time fine tuning your video and you will be well rewarded.

Kevin Cox’s Screen Mode Changer

Downoad: coxcoppes.nl/screenmodechanger/

Install it. Sorry, I forget exactly how the process goes, but when you press F12, you will see a bar across the screen with a red box around one of the four icons. Use the mouse to select the icon on the second from the left.

(The first is 2D, the second is white-box 3D with a black-box white-3D on the right)

So, it’s the second one we want.

One of these asks you to update to the latest Direct X drivers and may require a reboot. Go with the flow.

nVidia Video Drivers

For some reason, Toshiba cannot get it together to release the latest versions of drivers for their equipments’ OEM hardware. This has been going on, back into the 1990’s, so I am not surprised. The solution, now, is to grab nVidia’s BETA drivers.

Download: www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

Install it. I used 285.38 at the time I wrote this and it works great. Hopefully your experience will be the same.

Enjoy!

Saturday September 24th, 2011
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You can buy the Toshiba Qosmio glasses-free stereoscopic 3D laptop now!

Note: If you found this by searching for a review of the Toshiba Qosmio glasses-free display F750, F770 or F775 laptop, you’re in luck – I actually own and use one! This is not another of the endless “coming soon” copy and paste reviews you’ve been sifting through.

UPDATE: I now have posted instructions on how to solve the Qosmio’s key problem using third party software. Please visit my page here:

www.sibbet.com/index.php/2011/10/01/autostereoscopic-games-on-your-toshiba-qosmio-f750/

Only by pressuring the General Manager of the downtown Future Shop did I manage to convince them to let me buy the one demo unit on display. Being the stereoscopic 3D enthusiast that I am, the Toshiba Qosmio F750 (Canadian version) represents to me the holy grail! Why?

It is the first laptop to go on sale with a glasses-free 3D stereoscopic display!

Yes, that’s right. No shutter glasses. No polarized glasses. No glasses at all, unless you happen to wear prescription ones.. or sunglasses I suppose.

Let’s get to the point.

First question: What’s it like?

At first, it seemed a bit complicated and not particularly easy to watch. Fortunately, by the end of the most recent round of driver updating and fiddling, the effect became much cleaner. The laptop uses the webcam to track where your face is, which dynamically adjusts the image so you don’t have to lock your head in one place to see it. I think that the updated software runs faster than the older version that comes with it, out of the box, because the tracking improved significantly after updated. The four people who looked at it so far were impressed that yes, there is a real stereoscopic image on the screen and the tracking works very well.

Second question: Why shouldn’t I buy one?

As of September 24th, 2011, the “Stereoscopic 3D” panel in the nVidia drivers ONLY shows up when I have connected the laptop to an external 3D monitor! Yes, that’s right! The 3D movies play just fine, but for some reason that I have been unable to discern, the autostereoscopic display is not recognized by nVidia as a valid 3D device. So, essentially, it’s a $1899 video player.

I still have confidence that the functionality will become available, this kind of thing is something I am used to after 30+ years of nerdliness. You buy the bleeding edge, sometimes that blood is your own!

Once I have learned more, I will report back! Until then, if you purchased a Toshiba Qosmio with an autostereoscopic, 3D glasses-free display (can’t we get a better name for this?) or have more questions and information, please contact me!

Tuesday September 20th, 2011
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Westjet 737 takes off @ YVR in stereoscopic 3D

This is my first test output of a SBS video with source material from my Sony HDR-TD10 stereoscopic 3D camcorder.

You will need to go Full Screen to see it properly. If you don’t have a stereoscopic TV, there are cross-eye and anaglyph options available by pressing the red “3D” button on the YouTube page for the video, then selecting your viewing method.

More to come soon!