Three reasons not to choose between 2D and 3D on the Planar UltraRes UR8450-3D

Although 3D has gone mainstream in the television and home cinema markets, so much so that it is taken for granted and hardly used in so many homes, the world of 3D visualization is growing strongly in commercial segments.

The use cases for 3D vary from computational chemistry to geospatial engineering, from collaborative product visualization to design reviews of architectural projects.

The best 3D experiences work with your body’s own visual system to create the 3D effect. It is, after all, an optical illusion. A trick to get each eye to think they are seeing stereo. Some systems use LCD shutter glasses and others, like Planar’s new UR8450-3D model uses passive glasses. These are lightweight, relatively inexpensive and include no electronic or moving parts. They are very durable and always at the ready.

The benefits of the Planar® UltraRes UR82450-3D extend beyond 3D playback, as the display can beautiful display 2D content as well. The ability to switch between the two means several things to our customers:

1. Better utilization of the rooms and displays: When you install a Planar UltraRes UR8450-3D, you are not limited to just 3D viewing, which makes it highly flexible to a range of applications. This means more people can use the room and you achieve better utilization and return for your investment.

2. Meeting productivity improvements: Even meetings that rely heavily on 3D content are often not exclusively so. An architect might walk a client through a 3D fly through of a proposed building and then switch to 2D presentation content to review the project schedule. The ability to switch between the two means a more productive meetings enabled by technology.

3. Resolution and brightness to spare: Because of the structure of the display components and related electronics, this particular model in the Planar UltraRes family delivers 420 nits of brightness (higher than the standard model UR8450LX, see comparison chart) and a whopping 8.2 million pixels across the 3840 x 2160 resolution display. This resolution makes 3D look incredible, even though each eye is only receiving half that resolution. In 3D mode, the right and left eye are both seeing twice the resolution of full HD. But in 2D, all of those pixels are utilized delivering stunning realism that gives a 3D effect, even when not displaying 3D content.

For more information about the UR8450-3D or the use of 3D displays in professional environments, contact Planar or visit the Planar UltraRes product page.

And, don’t forget that Planar has other 3D capable displays including the Clarity® Matrix 3D and a full line of 3D home theater projectors from Runco.