If you like heading out to the local theatre to catch the latest movies, chances are you’ve seen a 3D movie and experienced how amazing it is when the action leaps off the screen, or you’re drawn into an incredibly deep, immersive scene. Now you can enjoy those same in-your-face visuals with a 3DTV in the comfort of your own home.
Two Types of 3D TV Technology: Active 3D and Passive 3D
Here’s a quick explanation of how 3D technology works in TVs: in order to convey a sense of depth (like something is jumping off the screen or you’re being drawn into the scene), each of your eyes needs to see a slightly different image. 3DTVs can use two different types of technology to achieve this illusion of depth: active 3D or passive 3D.
Active 3D technology requires the use of special glasses with shutters inside the lenses. The glasses communicate with the TV through an infrared sync signal transmitter and the shutters rapidly open or shut, too fast for you to see, to ensure that different images are sent to each eye to create the 3D effect.
The glasses that come with passive 3D TVs are different – they have polarized lenses that work with a filter on the TV, so each eye receives a different set of light signals.Active and passive 3DTVs each have their own advantages and features. Check out the 3DTV Buying Guide for a more in-depth look at the two types of 3D TV technology.
3DTVs Give You a Premium TV Experience
3DTVs not only draw you deep into an amazing 3D experience, they’re also top-quality 2D TVs. Even if you’re not currently enjoying 3D content, these TVs give you the amazing picture, incredibly smooth motion, and razor-sharp clarity you’d expect from the best TVs on the market. Many 3DTVs are even capable of upconverting 2D content into 3D, so you’ll never run out of 3D entertainment options.
Some specially designed 3DTVs are capable of a pretty cool trick – if two people are sitting together, wearing special polarized glasses, each of them can see two completely different full-screen images. It’s perfect for multi-player games, where each player can see their own separate view of the action that fills the entire screen, instead of having to split the screen with their partner or opponent.
3D Entertainment Options
There’s an ever-growing selection of 3D entertainment, including blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports programs, and video games. No matter what you like to watch, chances are you can find some cool 3D entertainment that’ll come to life on your 3DTV.