Can I watch 3D blu-ray movies on my Laptop?

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv7-4080us note...
December 22, 2010 at 07:32:42
Specs: Windows 7, 2.699 GHz / 759 MB
I asked this same question on Yahoo answers, and people misunderstood my question as saying as long as I have a 3d graphics card, I can (which basically all new computers have one these days, and BTW I do too). I am not talking about 3D gaming and graphics, or turning a regular movie to 3D, but asking if there is a hardware/software package I can get to view those 3D bluray movies just as if I were to purchase a new 3D TV with sterophonic shutter glasses. Is it possible to use those setrophonic 3d glasses to watch 3D movies on my PC, and if so, where can I find ones that will work with my laptop.

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#1
December 22, 2010 at 10:07:11
All systems may be equiped with 3D graphics these days, but there are 100s of different graphics "card" models (integrated graphics is not a card), all with different performance levels.

Something seems very odd with your system specs. In one area you list a Core i7 @ 1.6GHz & in another you list "2.699 GHz / 759 MB". If the 2nd listing is correct, the RAM amount is awfully low for a Windows 7 machine. I'm going to assume you're asking about the Pavilion DV7-4080US. The graphics are "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650". You'll have no problem. Here's the graphics review:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mo...


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#2
December 22, 2010 at 11:24:24
Yes the computer in question here is a HP Pavilion DV7 entertainment laptop. (I am posting from my work PC and I guess those settings were saved for this computer. So if you are saying that the garphics adapter is just fine for this, then where do I get the 3D shutter glasses to view my 3D movies? I have Cyberlink power DVD 10 which can handle the 3d Blurays and rendering, etc., but no glasses to view them with. Where do I go from here?

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#3
December 22, 2010 at 11:30:47
try a google search, best way to get thye information you are asking about

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#4
December 22, 2010 at 14:37:09
I think what may be a problem is finding glasses that will work with the laptop's screen refresh rate. I found the following glasses but they requires 70Hz minimum refresh, some glasses require much higher. Were you planning on connecting your laptop to an external screen?

http://www.3dstereo.com/viewmaster/...


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#5
December 22, 2010 at 15:18:16
Informative article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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#6
December 22, 2010 at 18:39:22
Well I was essentially planning on viewing the movies on my (Non-3D) LCD TV. My laptop screen only has a 60Hz refresh rate, but my tv has 120Hz. After skimming through that article on toms hardware, I kind of understand the workings slightly better, but still have a few questions. I have cyberlink power DVD 10, like Toms Hardware suggested, but my graphics adapter is an AMD Radeon HD 4200. If I purchased the Nvidia "Package" with the shutter glasses, will it work with my AMD adapter? And since 120Hz display is suggested, will my TV work as the right display being that it is NOT a 3D TV?

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#7
December 22, 2010 at 19:37:00
You are dealing with a laptop that has ATI graphics onboard. It cannot run NVIDIA drivers. I'm not certain how the system works but the 120hz graphics ( 60hz to each eye) has to be synchronized with the 3D glasses. You would need to know how the IR emitter is controlled. Whether that is done from within the Power DVD programming & Video codecs or is something linked to the graphics drivers. The technology seems to still be in early development and it might not be possible to use the Nvidia peripheral hardware without Nvidia graphics.

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#8
December 23, 2010 at 05:40:41
Yeah that's what I figured. Ok then, lets say just for a minute the Nvidia driver DID work (or I had a Nvidia card), and the whole 3D viewing did work on my laptop. Once I connected to my HDTV (again, NON 3D) via HDMI cable, would the 3D viewing work on that too?

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