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Colki
12-23-2011, 01:01 AM
Hi!

I bought a G74Sx around 2-3 month ago, because i needed a portable (lol, yes i know :) ...) desktop replacement. I asked the retailer if it got 3D with, wich say yes.
So i bought it for 1799,00 and was happy, because the last time i checked the price was around 2000 on other local stores.

At home, i did wonder why there are no glasses with it, but i didn't care that much because i was the following weeks short on time and had no 3D BD-R at home.
Now with x-mas coming and 3D movies become more popular i want to give it a shot, did some research through the internets (and this forums). I didn't get a really clear answer.

First, there was this guy who bought a g74 without 3D, not knowing it. Then i found an article about the g74 3D and G54sw Naked Eye 3D ( http://www.notebookcheck.com/Asus-stellt-Gamer-Notebooks-ROG-G74Sx-3D-und-G53SX-Naked-Eye-3D-aus.54758.0.html - it's german) through google using the keywords exact same like this topic - but as said, not very clear if it's shipped without glasses, I only can read from that, that you don't need glasses for the G53 (obviously).

I do have a 3D Vision IR Port (left next to the webcam).

Please help me with that mystery.
Did i bought a notebook without 3D, or did i get ripped of (because the glasses were in an extra box)?

Thanks in advance, and please don't judge my grammar/spelling as i am not a native speaker.

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 01:10 AM
If your display can do 120 Hz refresh rate you have a 3d capable notebook.

Colki
12-23-2011, 01:18 AM
thanks for the fast reply
60hz ... and now i'm a bit pi..... should have had cared earlier

But then, why do i have a 3D vision IR Port? lol

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 01:22 AM
You sure there's an IR receptor in there?

You can still watch 3d through HDMI and an external 3d monitor...

A LOT of people made the same mistake.

Colki
12-23-2011, 01:27 AM
You sure there's an IR receptor in there?

You can still watch 3d through HDMI and an external 3d monitor...

A LOT of people made the same mistake.

Yep, according to the picture from the manual and out of the web, it is one. The bar looks exactly the same, and the dot is light grey like around the webcam or the camera indicator.

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 01:29 AM
There's no 120 Hz option?

Colki
12-23-2011, 01:35 AM
No, tried it in windows and in nvidias settings. Just 60hz.

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 01:40 AM
Then it can't do 3d, sorry.

Colki
12-23-2011, 01:43 AM
thanks for your help
so no 3d for me while traveling :(

JRd1st
12-23-2011, 01:47 AM
Seriously, how realistic can 17" 3d look, anyway?

Colki
12-23-2011, 02:21 AM
i do not know, that's because i got one / i thought i will get one ...
don't get me wrong, i'm having a blast while playing new games like BF3 with this "thing", it just lost a lot value to me for it's initial price when i bought it. I do not need an extra 3D hub, as i have a PS3 allready :) but i will give it a shot with 2 extra monitors.

kb0sdq
12-23-2011, 03:27 AM
I think it is a multi use screen case my wife's g74 has the same about 3 inches long and to the left of camera there looks like a ir recepter and hers is not 3d.
Just a thought
Doug

PILGRIM
12-23-2011, 04:04 AM
thanks for the fast reply
60hz ... and now i'm a bit pi..... should have had cared earlier

But then, why do i have a 3D vision IR Port? lol

I'm puzzled.:confused:

You said you have an IR receptor just on the left of camera, but the maximum refresh rate is 60 Hz.

Does your IR receptor have a chrome-colored 3D cube logo on it? (mine has it)

And have you checked under Nvidia Control Panel>Display>Change Resolution if there are multiple choices for Refresh Rates?
The minimum should be 60 Hz and maximum of 120 Hz.

How about enabling 3D vision and testing it? It might really give you an idea if yours is indeed 3D capable or not..