While the Modulator could find its way into home theater setups, or high end 3D gaming setups, we suspect that commercial applications – and perhaps university scientific research will be the primary use. Another good application would be game developer systems. On that note, the Modulator is NVIDIA 3D Vision certified. That covers a lot of stuff, and also includes compatibility with PC played Blu-ray discs.
It should be noted that DepthQ also offers software. There are 3D players supporting different resolutions, and also HD 3D capture solutions.
Also of note, and a strength of using the DepthQ modulator is that it uses the full resolution for both eyes. That means 1280×720 per eye for 720p, and 1920×1080 for Full 1080p HD. Thus no loss of resolution, as is found in some other projector systems.
All considered, the Modulator is also an alternative to using two (stacked) 3LCD, LCoS or 3 chip DLP projectors to create a passive glasses system. When compared to using a pair of projectors, especially if you are going higher brightness, the modulator’s cost is partially or completely offset by needing one less projector.
Above, projected image through the DepthQ polarizer, captured as a still, with both channels visible.
Lightspeed also assists customers in developing full 3D visualization solutions for custom applications. They also offer specialized stereoscopic medical solutions for 3D visualization of surgical procedures.
We can definitely see higher end gaming projection solutions where the DepthQ Modulator would make sense, both for performance, and price. On the home theater front, I suspect it would pair beautifully with the soon to be released Runco LS10 their “entry level” 1080p 3 chip DLP projector. We’re talking a $25K plus price tag for the two, so its not for most of us. It just seems to be a price point where the Modulator really makes sense. Pairing it with a particularly bright lower cost projector would likely still create one of few affordable solutions that can tackle medium and larger screens. I point this out, because only the 2500 lumen LG (not really a home theater projector), claims much more than 1500 lumens. The new Sharp XV-Z17000 claims 1600 lumens.