Microsoft and Samsung announce illumiroom - Finally a good use for Kinect!

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Post by Killswitchmad on Wed 9 Jan 2013 - 22:40

Microsoft and Samsung apparently think that your TV—no matter how big it is—isn't big enough. That's the only possible explanation for the two companies' partnership on IllumiRoom project, which projects images and colors across the space that you're playing video games in.

Shown off at CES during Samsung's keynote today, IllumiRoom pairs up a Kinect camera with a projector to accomplish its very cool-looking feats. The Kinect apparently takes geometrical data of the physical space, which gets fed to a projector that blasts expanded imagery on the walls and furniture where you are. It's a bit reminiscent of Philips' amBX technology but way, way more ambitious than just changing colors.

IllumiRoom looks a lot like the concepts teased out in the Immersive Display Experience patent that Microsoft recently filed. The possible applications of this tech—hinted at in the video above—are mind-blowing. And, man, that part where the room looks like it's vibrating is really frickin' cool. Here's hoping that something like this winds up in the next Xbox and that we all get giant living spaces to play with this stuff in.

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Post by N1NJA FWG on Thu 10 Jan 2013 - 8:44

Pass, the concept is cool and whatnot but it all just looks a bit too distracting.

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Post by Pais on Thu 10 Jan 2013 - 17:55

Like the concept but how the fuck it would work in my little gaming corner i do not know. Would much rather see this implemented in films.

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Post by bal on Fri 11 Jan 2013 - 1:16

Agree with Pais, It wouldn't be any use to me but would be intrigue to see a movie like this

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Post by N1NJA FWG on Fri 11 Jan 2013 - 8:39

If you wanted to see movies in this kind scale and had the wall space, surely you could just get a HD projector.....

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Post by Pais on Fri 11 Jan 2013 - 16:40

N1NJA FWG wrote:If you wanted to see movies in this kind scale and had the wall space, surely you could just get a HD projector.....

True. But couldnt the same be said about this anyway? so whats the frigging point? oh yes i remember M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

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Post by FWG Plod on Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 12:15

I agree, that would be massively annoying.
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