Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
“Our company is here in Westbury and we’re a high-tech development company and we have a very exciting product. It is an electronic box called the Instant 3-D Converter. It converts your TV into a 3DTV and you have unlimited 3-D content,” Dolgoff said.
Dolgoff, who hails from in Manhattan and has lived in Westbury for 26 years, is the man behind the LCD projector, digital high-definition television (HDTV) standards in the United States, holographic printing technology and more.
“I invented digital projection, so all the digital projectors in the world are my invention. I also came up with the idea for using digital technology for our HDTV system in the US and I was on the standards committee in Washington to develop the HDTV standards.
“I also invented the technique for printing holograms, which you find on your credit cards. I am also the one who worked with Gene Roddenberry who inspired the Holodeck on Star Trek,” Dolgoff explained.
The Instant 3-D Converter, which works for nearly any type of video source (video games, computers, handheld devices, old and new televisions, DVDs, Blu-Rays, VCRs and more), will retail for $299 and will include two types of 3-D glasses in the box.
Dolgoff notes that modern 3-D technology presents two challenges to the consumer: the scarcity of available 3-D content to watch and the cost of pre-equipped 3-D televisions or computers. The Instant 3-D Converter offers a remedy for those two hurdles, Dolgoff claims.
“People love 3-D movie entertainment because it’s so much more real looking, making you feel like you are there in the action. The next logical step, of course, is 3DTV, computers and handheld devices at home,” Dolgoff noted.
Fundable.com, a “crowdfunding” website dedicated to helping entrepreneurs present their ideas and raise money, hosted Dolgoff’s 3-D converter idea, which was able to raise $24,256 (as of press time) to go toward product development and the reward for the winning case design.
“The technology works, but we need a design for the case. We will give you $10,000 if your design is the one we choose for the actual product when it comes out,” Dolgoff said.