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    3d glasses are they as good as multiple monitors?

    See the specs below. I was considering these instead of multiple monitors some time in the future if the experience is as good or better than multiple monitors.
    Has anyone tried these? The resolution is lower than the monitors but it is cheaper and 3d. Move your head in any direction and the view displays that
    direction. Sounds great But is it ??? Support for Windows 7 is coming I am told.



    Experience virtual reality gaming with the VR920 video eye wear by Vuzix.

    Now shipping from both our US and UK warehouse locations! Compatible with any PC and powered by USB.

    This head mounted display offers built-in lenses so you no longer require a separate monitor. The iWear VR920 allows you to enter virtual worlds and communicate with others as if you are really there.

    Experience cyberspace gaming and video like never before.
    Step inside with the Vuzix iWear VR920, the world's first communication and gaming solution that incorporates immersive big-screen 3D, head tracking, microphone and audio. You can move, look around, listen, and communicate with others - almost like being in the 'real' world.

    Connects to PCs and laptops.
    Just plug in and view extraordinary high resolution video on a virtual display equivalent to a 62-inch screen at 9 feet. iWear 3D and integrated 3 Degree of Freedom (DOF) tracker and built-in microphone deliver the ultimate interactive online experience.

    Supported Media:

    Plug and play video with virtually all PC applications

    Thousands of pre-existing applications in full 3D

    Game Compatibility:
    Aces High II
    Age of Conan
    AirXoniX
    AssaultCube
    AxySnake
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare*
    Counter Strike: Source
    Crysis*
    Cube 1*
    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic*
    Dystopia*
    Enemy Territories: Quake Wars
    F.E.A.R. (v1.0
    Garry's Mod (Source mod)*
    GT Legends
    GTR2 Racing Sim
    Goliath
    Half Life 2: Deathmatch
    Half Life 2: Episode One*
    Half Life 2: Episode Two*
    Half Life 2: Single Player*
    Hypercube: Source (HL2 Deathmatchmod)*
    IL2 Sturmovik
    IL2 Sturmovik 1946
    Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat*
    Lock On: Flight Sim
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat
    Madden NFL 2007 and 2008
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3*
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    NBA Live 2007
    Pacific Fighters
    Portal*
    Quake 4 (v1.4.2)
    Quake Wars - E.T. (1.2)
    rFactor Racing Sim
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (Gold & Platinum Release)*
    Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2) Assassin Edition*
    Second Life
    SourceForts v1.9.2 (HL2 Deathmatch mod)*
    Supreme Commander
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
    Team Fortress 2*
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion*
    The Hidden: Source beta 4b*
    The Ship (single player, multi player & tutorial)*
    Toblo
    Tomb Raider Anniversary
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    WarBirds
    War�‚┬žow*
    World of Padman*
    World of Warcraft
    X Plane Flight Sim
    ( * with only 3D Stereoscopic video support, or with only head tracking support)
    Features:

    6-foot slim single-cable design with USB and VGA connectors
    Large field-of-view optics to allow a fully immersive experience
    iWear 3D enabled for automatic 2D/3D control; no buttons required
    Built-in microphone allows users to communicate from anywhere in the world as if they are standing next to each other
    Integrated 3 DOF head-tracker lets users look around inside of virtual worlds as if they are actually there

    User Adjustable:
    Removable, integrated speakers (no clumsy uncomfortable earbuds) can be upgraded or removed to allow the user to plug in their own headsets
    AccuTilt viewer pivots up to 15 degrees for comfortable viewing angle
    Soft, comfortable, hypo-allergenic nosepiece extends up to 3/8"
    Custom fit head strap for extra secure fit

    Advanced Optics:
    32-degree field of view
    3/4" eye relief and 5/16" eye box
    2-3/8" intraocular distance (IOD)
    Color corrected 10th order aspherical lens with diffractive surface

    Technical Specifications:
    Twin high-resolution 640x480 (920,000 pixels) LCD displays
    Equivalent to a 62" screen viewed at 9 feet
    24-bit true color (16 million colors)
    Visor weighs 3.2 ounces
    60 Hz progressive scan display update rates
    Fully iWear 3D compliant and supports NVIDIA stereo drivers
    Built-in noise-canceling microphone for internet VOIP communications
    Built-in 3 degree of freedom head-tracker
    USB connectivity for power, tracking and full duplex audio
    Analog VGA monitor input
    Support for up to 1024x768 VGA video formats
    Box Contents:
    iWear VR920
    Headstrap
    Lens cleaning carrying pouch
    Drivers, manual and software disc - Supports Windows XP and Vista
    Quickstart guide with warranty and safety instructions

    Windows XP & Vista (all versions) compatible**

    ( ** Degree of compatibility may vary by application title)

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    Re: 3d glasses are they as good as multiple monitors?

    I had these for a few weeks and sold them.

    They do work as described and it's very cool at first then you realize that the screen looks to be the size of a 17" monitor. (62" but at 9' or 17" at a few feet)

    Small text is hard to read, I couldn't see the taxiway signs and had to use the zoom function to see the gauges.

    Also totally useless for cockpit builders because what would be the point of building all these pretty panels with lights and knobs if you can't see them?

    Overall it's cool for the casual gamer but not good for the serious simmer.

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    Re: 3d glasses are they as good as multiple monitors?

    As Twisted said, they are no good.
    If its for financial reasons , you are better off to find second hand TFT s in your local ads

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    Re: 3d glasses are they as good as multiple monitors?

    Quote Originally Posted by twisted8 View Post
    I had these for a few weeks and sold them.

    They do work as described and it's very cool at first then you realize that the screen looks to be the size of a 17" monitor. (62" but at 9' or 17" at a few feet)

    Small text is hard to read, I couldn't see the taxiway signs and had to use the zoom function to see the gauges.

    Also totally useless for cockpit builders because what would be the point of building all these pretty panels with lights and knobs if you can't see them?

    Overall it's cool for the casual gamer but not good for the serious simmer.
    Thanks guys, I kind of figured that is the case. I'll stick to what I have for the moment then.

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    Angry Re: 3d glasses are they as good as multiple monitors?

    Hi had these for a couple of years. They do what is printed on the box When you can get them set up!? Used them a few times then put them back in the box
    I wouldn't bother buying them Get Track ir and triplehead2go Much better set up
    Regards mickrick

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