ViewSonic has released a new 3D processing box that converts 3D content from Blu-ray, TV and PlayStation 3 so it can be played on its 3D DLP projectors.

The VPD31 processor has a pair of HDMI v1.4a inputs and one HDMI v1.3 output that connect to the company’s range of 3D ready DLP Link 3D/120Hz projectors, allowing a scalable 3D projection without losing visual quality.

ViewSonic, which specialises in computing, electronics and communications solutions, claims its VPD31, teamed with its PDG-250 3D glasses, delivers advanced 3D gaming and enhanced 3D viewing.

To improve the 3D experience further, the glasses have been revamped, with battery life extended to 44 hours and recharging via a mini USB port on the arm. They are foldable, lightweight, resistant to ambient light and have an effective range of 12 metres.

Trevor Holt, ViewSonic's European product manager for projectors, said, "After a slow start in 2010, Ovum has predicted that 2011 will see sales of 3D hardware rapidly grow as prices drop due to increased competition.

"Unlike a television, the VPD31 and projector solution is scalable allowing users to enlarge a 3D image to any size they choose without losing any quality at all.

"Following its preview at CES, the solution has been given great reviews from the gaming community making it one of the most sought after 3D solutions on the market."