HTC EVO 3D Review

Myriam Joire at Engadget:

Sadly, whether monitoring the live view in 3D or watching at stereoscopic content, the EVO 3D’s qHD touchscreen is a mixed bag. In addition to washing out in direct sunlight, many people have problems seeing the 3D effect on the display even after being coached to slowly pan sideways until the 3D photos or videos “pop” into place. To make matters worse, the 3D effect looks blurry at the left and right edges of the screen, and pinch-to-zoom switches the display back to 2D. MPO files and 3D videos were handled properly by the Sharp 3D TV we tried, but none of our 3D content worked on the Nintendo 3DS. We were able to convert the original JPS files into the anaglyph images shown in our sample gallery by using a simple 3-step Photoshop process. We were also able to upload and watch 3D videos on YouTube by tweaking a few simple settings to generate anaglyph videos. Old-school red / cyan 3D glasses are required to view this type of content. But ultimately, while 3D is fun and whimsical, we can’t help but think it’s just a gimmick. As it is today, the EVO 3D’s dual cameras suffer from too many compromises that affect the quality of both 2D and 3D imaging.

At the end of what seems like a very complex process, the 3D isn’t even that good.

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