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VirtualFX 3D TV Converter - Coverts 2D to 3D!!

by eDimensional
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  • For use only with CRT Televisions/Monitors (not plasma, LCD or projection screen), NTSC recommended (North American Standard)
  • Use it with DVD player, Video player, Games Consoles
  • Please Note: CRT or "Tube" type regular televisions are highly recommended for use with the 3D Video Viewing Systems. These types of televisions refresh their image in a very consistent manner, which makes it very easy for the 3D system to synchronize to the signal. So if you have a regular television read no further and press buy it now for an amazing 3D experience!
  • This product has worked with most of the DLP projectors on a side by side format at 480i resolution. Although we cannot guarantee this, lot of our customers are enjoying 3D movies and 3D FOOTBALL! via their projectors. Requirements are DLP Projectors (although it has worked with some new LCD projectors as well but again we cannot guarantee this), Side by Side Image format, at 480i resolution.
  • Includes converter box, remote controls, all necessary cables and 1 pair of wireless viewing glasses.
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Best Sellers Rank 620,811 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
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Date First Available9 Dec 2009

Product Description

The Virtual FX receives an ordinary video signal through a wire from your DVD, video player, cable box or Game console. It then sends the converted 3D Video signal through a wire to your TV set. The Converter System performs complicated mathematical algorithms which convert standard 2D video into Real 3D that can be viewed by watching your TV with the included 3D glasses. It does this by creating separate and distinct left eye and right eye images on your TV screen and displaying those images in an alternating format. The wireless 3D glasses included with this system operate by receiving an infrared signal transmitted from the converter box. The lenses of the glasses open and close in sync with the televised images ensuring that your left eye sees only the left eye image and vice versa, thus producing true stereographic 3D! VirtualFX is a plug and play unit so it's easy to hook up, just like a DVD player. However, it does have several buttons that are used to enhance the 3D experience. The Input button is set for the type of signal coming into the converter (Game system, 2D Video or 3D Video). The Output button allows you to switch between seeing a 2D or 3D video image. The Phase Adjust button switches between left-eye-first or right-eye-first video viewing. The Parallax (<>) buttons are used to increase or decrease depth perception and the Program Mode button allows you to choose from 4 video source presets ACTION 1: For DVD and VHS movies, big-screen productions, etc. TALK SHOW: For game shows, sitcoms, newscasts, soap operas, talk shows, etc. ACTION 2: For outdoor field sporting events such as football, baseball, etc. MUSIC VIDEO: For stage productions, music video, live concerts, etc. Technical Specifications Power Requirement: AC 120V, 60Hz Power Consumption: DC 4.5 watts, 9V 800mA Dimensions 7.375" W x 4.50" D x 1.626" H For use only with CRT Televisions/Monitors (not plasma, LCD or projection screen), NTSC recommended (North American Standard)

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36 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Think twice! 8 May 2010
This item is only suitable for use with the old tube type televisions. New LCD or Plasma televisions have too much picture flicker. Go to 1staudiovisual and get a 3d tv instead!
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An average guy 23 Aug 2005
By M. Allen - Published on Amazon.com
To the point...I like electronics and gadgets so I take great pride in my home theater first of all. I bought this 3D Converter after I went to an IMAX Theater and experienced real 3D. I knew what I ordered wouldn't be like the IMAX Theater but I thought it would be something like a smaller version, but it wasn't really. Certain parts of movies and games give off a 3D effect, but for the most part 3D effect is minimal and its pretty hard to see if you wear prescription glasses...I had to put my prescription glasses on over the 3D glasses just so I could see the screen clearly. The video games look ok but they aren't even very 3D. I bought specific 3D movies that were supposedly impressive with this converter and I wasn't impressed at all. Another downside to this converter is that it doesn't work on projector tv's and other new styles that have come out...it only works on tv's with the CRT(cathode ray tube), which is the regular tv's that aren't flat screen or LCD, Plasma, etc. I can't upgrade my television or I'll lose my use of the 3D converter. All together, its a neat gadget but its not worth $130.00 at all, and its definately not an IMAX-like experience for me, but I only own a 29 inch Sony Trinitron. Good luck...
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars VirtualFX 2D to 3D TV Converter Box with Wireless Glasses 8 Mar 2005
By Country26 - Published on Amazon.com
I guess I had to be the first guinea pig on this exciting gadget. First to say on the initial hookup was a little challenge even though its a simple hookup. After I had it hookedup, I tried a regular DVD - Beverly Hillbillies - Movie, changed to ACTION MOVIE MODE and it had a somewhat 3D dimensional, with alot of glass shuttering, making it a little hard to get a good focus on the tv objects. After a few attempts with other movies, it had the same somewhat 3D dimensional as the first movie. I sampled 2 of the 3D movies that was included and had a great improvement, so my thinking is it would have to have 3D movies to get the full 3D Dimensional effect. Which Edimensional claims its for regular movies as well, but I think that is a mis judgement call. After I was done sampling all the movies, I hooked up my XBox game system and "WOW" it was a great improvement, so if you would like VFX for console games, then you may be impressed with this VFX TV converter, but for regular movie maniacs like myself, I feel that you would be dissatisfied as I am with this product. But I feel they are on the right track in bringing a whole new movie experience in the near future, but not at the present or on this product that they claim to have done the impossible. SO the summary of my review is that if you are a gamer and have a CRT 36" or smaller TV you would be impressed with the 3D effects for games, but for movie freaks, wait til they upgrade this product. I'm sure it won't be too long in the near future. I hope this helps...
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, whole new video game experience! 23 Mar 2005
By Nate - Published on Amazon.com
All I have to say is WOW, this product really makes a huge difference when playing need for speed, ghost recon and most of my other XBOX and PS2 titles. The hookup was easy, just uses regular composite cables, and you're gaming in 3D in no time. Some movies were better than others. Star Wars was awesome in 3D, but some of the slower, dramatic movies weren't as great. I recommend turning of the lights in the room, that really minimizes any flicker. The one downside is no projection screen TVs, so I can't use it on my 56". Overall, very glad I made the purchase.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth spending $100 than shelling out $1500 for the same thing. 1 Nov 2010
By -J. NJ - Published on Amazon.com
VirtualFX 2D to 3D Television and Game Console Converter

Here's the ACTUAL description you've been looking for. This is called "Stereoscopic" 3D. The system DOES NOT WORK with any type of HDTV. This is written in the description, so complaints about it not working with their LCD or Plasma Screen just didn't take the time to read all the tech specs first. For "true 3D" with this system, there are a number of dvd's available that work specifically for VirtualFX. "True 3D" usually has Depth in some parts and comes out of the screen in others. As for regular TV, Movies, and Video Games; You will usually get a lot of depth and only a little comes out of the screen.

No matter what you watch, here are a few tips for optimal performance:
1) No Wide-screen or letter box content. For CRT TV's you should only watch full screen.
2) Only watch TV or play games In a dark room or at night. Bright rooms induce a "flicker" effect that is NOT pleasant to watch.
3) You should watch on a TV no smaller than a 27" screen. Personally, I recommend a 32" or larger for best performance.
4) Comparison: The new HDTV's advertising they are in 3D work exactly like VirtualFX. The glasses are the same Stereoscopic Shutter Glasses (a little more modern style, but still the same.) It will be TRUE 3D only with content made for that particular HDTV. For anything else you watch or play, You'll still see mostly depth.
5) Takes minutes to hook up and enjoy!

Bottom line: If you are a 3D enthusiast like I am, this is worth the money. The System comes with presets for movies, talk shows/news, sports, and video games. Yes, it's just depth, but when it looks like you could just stick your head through the screen to get a closer look; well, that alone is worth it.

Hope this helps!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best thing since sliced bread 14 Nov 2007
By Vladislav - Published on Amazon.com
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This system brings your DVDS alive. People say it will not work with HD rear projection-nothing could be further from the truth. I have a Mitsubishi 1080i rear projection.[If you think about it 3D movies & regular movies using special equipment to add depth were shown in theaters by projection.]
It very simple to hook up, but it must be done through S-Video or Imputs-Component connections have three video cables, and this system has one. The directions are EXTREMELY simple, and comes with 2 pair of wireless LCD SHUTTER GLASSES [you can add more because the system can accomodate several people]. If you are using an HDMI hookup, leave it in place and just add this to one of your IMPUTS, that way you can still watch your HD-DVD, or upconvert regular DVDS, though after seeing them in 3D you might not be doing upconversion.
To watch regular DVDS in 3D you must have line imput set to 2D which will
show a red light-all the other lights should be green. Then its just a matter of picking the right mode for a particular movie, and setting the parallax to get the best results. All movies will not be the same as recording techniques differ. BUT IT REALLY DOES WORK.
3D movies are a different thing altogether. When I put "APT.51 ROBOT MONSTER" in, and set the system for 3D I had two extra CREATURES SITTING IN MY LIVING ROOM. With the supplied demo disc I had a "fly" come out of my TV to within a foot of my nose-this disc gives you an idea of the what to expect with true 3D.
Its that simple. Buying a system that was supposed to sell for $750 for only $79 is some kind of DEAL. And if you have questions, just call up Carl-they have excellent customer support.
You'll never want to watch anything BUT in 3D. It also works on VHS, video games, and television programming, but I bought it for DVDS as I have a huge collection.
Don't wait, they only produced a limited number of units.
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