Over the years, the conventional big black box image of televisions has evolved into thin, shiny, glass objects placed fashionably on your wall. Not just on the outside, televisions have also experienced an internal makeover.
From black and white, to colored, to flat screen plasmas and HD LED TVs, television sets have progressed much like any other technological device: the latest most popular technology being the 3D models released by the top TV manufacturers. Since the 3D technology is a brand new one in TV sets, it is the cause of much hype and also the victim of much skepticism. Following are a few things that you must keep in mind before purchasing 3D TVs.
These battery powered active shutter glasses are the basic requirement of every 3D TV. Even so, not all 3D sets come with these glasses. Moreover, the glasses of one TV manufacturer are incompatible with the TV of another. So a buyer must purchase the glasses of the same company as the TV which cost around $130 to $200 per pair.
The TV Sets:
The 3D technology can be best experienced and enjoyed on a big screen, therefore the TV manufacturers offering this technology are doing so in TVs which have a screen of 40 inches or up. The reason being, that the edge of the TV screen creates the illusion that the content is bursting out of the screen: the wider the screen, the more vivid the experience. However these large sets do cost a lot.
You must consider spending twenty to forty percent more on a 40 inch 3D TV than you would spend on a 40 inch 2D TV. Some TV sets also have what we call the 2D to 3D conversion trick. However many testers and buyers have complained that the 3D result of such TVs are inconsistent and broken. You may like this 3D HDTVs VIZIO M3D651SV.
Apart from the 3D TV set and 3D glasses, you will also require a Blu-ray player. You will also need to replace the old HDMI 1.3 to 1.4 which is a standard updated to support the 3D technology. The HDMI 1.4 will be required to connect the TV to the Blu-ray player or the surround sound system etc.
Over the coming few years many movies and channels will be made available for 3D viewing such as ESPN and the Discovery channel. However the most compelling experience that 3D endows upon us is the experience of video gaming! Many games are produced to cater to the 3D market and are loved by the buyers.
Over the years the 3D technology will be subject to constant progress and change, so will the standards on which this technology is judged. But for now this upcoming technology is has been spreading across the globe like fire in a forest.