Although TV prices have dropped significantly over the past several years, 3D TVs are still a bit pricey and are still limited to movies and games that have already been converted into 3D. Gene Dolgoff wants to change that.
Gene lives in New York and has been working on an affordable 3D converter for over 20 years. The goal of the 3-D Vision is to convert any image 2D image into 3D, regardless of the device.
He recently showed off his device in action at an event in New York City: N64 games, PS3 games, and 2D television shows all appeared in 3D despite the fact that the TV in use was a standard 2D set. The converter itself was very large, but Gene informed us that it was only the prototype, and the final model should be about the size of a modern video game console.
The 3-D Vision will have HDMI, component, composite, VGA and DVI inputs, along with a mini-USB for software updates and maintenance.
Here's the best part: It should only cost $299. That's only a fraction of the price of a 3D TV and if it works as advertised, it will convert nearly everything you own. Gene plans to ship the 3-D Vision this December, and is currently attempting to secure funding via a Kickstarter project. Be sure to check out the 3-D Vision website for more information about Gene and his converter.