15 Looks At 3-D Technology From CES 2010

Many manufacturers, big and small, talked up 3-D technology at the show, particularly the new 3-D standard for Blu-ray.

...that Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has to wear shades. Huang dons a pair of 3-D glasses during a press conference to show off Nvidia's 3-D Vision, a combination of high-tech 3-D glasses and compatible software that delivers full stereoscopic 3-D imagery for PC games.

Intel's booth at CES was full of 3-D-related technology, and as a result there were scores of 3-D glasses lying around. Some were the old-school paper kind, while others were more sturdy plastic versions.

3-D gaming was all around the show floor. Intel's booth showed a PC running its new i7-870 Core processor with a 3-D version of a current racing game.

Some CES attendees play around with one of Intel's 3-D gaming demo stations. No seatbelts were required, but the paper 3-D glasses unfortunately were.

LG's 72-inch Slim LCD TV provides 3-D HD video. In fact, the LG TV is so thin, you could argue it has less depth than the 3-D images on the screen.

Microsoft offered up some colorful, foldable, old-school 3-D glasses to enjoy some Xbox 360 games in 3-D. While the traditional paper, red-lens-blue-lens 3-D glasses are no longer en vogue, it brought some nostalgia to the show for all those "Jaws 3-D" fans.

Panasonic jumped out in front of other HD TV makers with its TC-PVT25 series 3-D screen, thanks in large part to the slick TVs coming with comfortable and even fashionable 3-D goggles. A Panasonic representative modeled the snazzy 3-D glasses at Panasonic's booth.

A closer look at Panasonic's companion 3-D glasses for its new HD LCD TVs, which are scheduled to start shipping in the spring.

Panasonic also showed off its new 3-D HD home theater setup, which -- along with the TV and glasses -- includes a prototype Blu-ray player that offers full 1080p 3-D video.

CES attendees try out Panasonic's 3-D glasses and watch DirecTV's HD-3D live broadcast in Panasonic's home theater booth.

James Cameron's 3-D blockbuster "Avatar" was seemingly everywhere at CES, with clips and trailers of the film littering 3-D displays all over Las Vegas. "Avatar" has currently earned more than $1.3 billion worldwide since the film premiered in mid-December.

Not every display showing 3-D video at CES was a giant, 70-inch plasma. Samsung showed off some smaller, more compact displays that also supported high-definition 3-D video.

Country music pop star Taylor Swift made an appearance at Sony's press conference, along with Sony Chief Howard Stringer (right). Swift performed a song live on stage, and attendees were urged to wear 3-D glasses during the performance to watch the accompanying simulcast video of Swift's performance -- which is strange, since there was no need to watch the video with Swift performing live 30 feet away. But regardless, the contrast offered an interesting comparison.

A 3-D camera setup from 3ality Digital is shown at Sony's booth. 3ality cameras and production were used to shoot Sony's 3-D concert film "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" as well as a live broadcast of the college football BCS national championship.