Buying a 3D TV
3D TV is the next step from the flat screen televisions that one often has as the centre of their home entertainment system. 3D TV or stereoscopic television as it is also known is a way of creating a more realistic experience from the visual information that is projected from the screen. It works by creating depth in the image through the creation of an optical illusion. This is done by wearing 3D glasses. Each eye creates a different dimension to the image which is slightly altered from the other. When both eyes are watching the screen this then aligns and the image becomes three dimensional.
As 3D TV becomes more popular, so are more and more companies choosing to invest in products and services that combine with the 3D TV technology. Sky3D is one such service that can be used to enjoy 3D TV on a streaming service, however there are now a wide selection of other services and devices that can be used in conjunction with a 3D TV.
Choosing which 3D TV to purchase depends on a number of different factors and varies according on what you wish to do with the system. Many individuals now use their TV for a wide range of different things. The most common of those is to watch television and movies either via DVD players, Blu-ray, normal TV or via digital streaming boxes. However, many individuals will also want to use the screen to play computer games via devices such as the Xbox and the PlayStation consoles.
3D TVs vary in price and some are extremely expensive so it is a good idea to think about what you will actually be using the device for before you make the investment. One type of 3-D TV is known as the shutter 3-D TV and these use 3-D glasses that are quite bulky when they are worn. These are also relatively expensive but the price you will pay will result in an extremely high quality experience. Today’s active shutter 3-D TVs are best suited for high-definition imagery such as that from blue ray movies or from gaming consoles. Imagery which moves at a faster rate such as sports are also more effective with these types of 3-D television.
If you are interested in simply watching television via one of the new streaming devices such as sky’s 3D channels, you may then wish to invest in a 3D TV that uses passive 3D technology. This is the same type of technology that is used within modern 3D cinemas. This option is far cheaper than that of shutter 3D TVs and the 3D glasses that are used are also cheaper and can be bought for a couple of pounds each. You can also feel safe in the knowledge that digital gaming will look good on passive 3-D TVs but the screen quality will be rendered into 720p rather than that of the highest definition which is 1080p.
Another thing to consider when purchasing a 3D TV is the size of the screen. The general rule is that the bigger the screen, the more immersive it will be and the more enjoyable the experience will be. The whole point of a 3D TV is to immerse the individual into the action which is taking place on the screen and if any edges are seen then this will become like a barrier to the individual when experiencing the visuals. One of the most popular sizes of 3D TV avail;able is that of 50 inches and these are available by the popular screen building companies such as Panasonic and Sony.
Many different companies are now developing 3D TVs in both the active shutter format as well as the passive formats and both of these styles can be used on a wide variety of 3D streaming devices such as sky 3D, 3-D Blu-ray, 3-D gaming and 3-D virgin. All of these channels will require the 3D glasses as well as the 3D TV screen and these will come with the device when it is purchased but can also be bought separately. If you have purchased and active shutter 3D TV then you will require 3D glasses that are battery-powered. These 3D glasses will need to be synced with the TV beforehand so that the correct images are displayed in conjunction with each other. This is carried out by a polarization of the image into two separate images for both the left and the right eye. This will then be given a slightly different feed from the main screen and this is what will create the sense that there is an illusion coming from the flat image and the sense of depth of which the watcher will become immersed in.
Some users have complained that these 3D glasses are uncomfortable to wear and can easily detect light from outside of the screen which can then become a distraction for the viewer. This design of 3D glasses for the active shutter screens are also relatively expensive and may not suit everyone’s needs.
However, 3D televisions are also now being designed that do not need 3D glasses. There are still problems within this format and technology has some way to go before it will be able to show three-dimensional imagery as a high resolution without the need for 3D glasses.
The experience of watching a 3D television is more focused on the depths that can be achieved rather than the element of objects coming out towards the individual as they are watching. 3D televisions are great for creating an immersive experience for the viewer and should definitely be considered by individuals who have a keen desire to be drawn into the screen as they watch media or play on video games. More and more devices are now seeing the potential of 3D usage within the visual screen and are incorporating it into the latest devices. If you wish to experience the latest viewing experience then a 3D television is a worthy object to invest in.