ViewSonic showed a prototype 120Hz 22” LCD display at nVidia's NVISION event last week. The word on the street is that this display, coupled with active shutterglasses, rocked out a darn-close-to-flawless 3D image.
One advantage of this “page-flipping” display approach over polarized filter overlays and passive glasses is that the full image resolution is presented to each eye (60 times per second). With the overlays, only half the horizontal resolution arrives at each eye (note that this isn’t as noticeable as it might sound as each eye does receive unique spatial information). Additionally, the ViewSonic won't suffer from restrictive viewing sweet spots like filter-based LCD displays do.
While the product stats are great, the brand might be the story here. Having a mainstream display manufacturer such as ViewSonic heat-check the market is another good sign for the stereo 3D industry. It is also notable that ViewSonic seems to be in bed with nVidia, so driver support should be in the bag when this beauty ships later this year. We’ll keep tabs on pricing and availability.