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What you need to watch TV in 3D at home?

Friday, June 17, 2011

To see something in 3D you'll need a 3D capable TV and a source capable of delivering 3D content for television - usually a 3D Blu-ray, but maybe a cable box or satellite devices, game consoles or video streaming . For some settings you'll want a home theater system or an AV receiver that can switch HDMI sources 3D. On the other hand, probably do not need to buy new HDMI cables. Oh yeah: you also need a pair of 3D glasses for each viewer.

Yes, with the exception of the 3D simulation, you need specialized, new 3D content to view in 3D. The most common content, today takes the form of 3D Blu-ray, which appeared in 2010, adhering to a specific standard and lead the 3D logo, 3D Blu-ray. Television and video games also need to be in a specific format to provide 3D 3D effect.

Logo for new 3D technology

As a 3D Blu-ray discs are already available?
Very little. The first 3D Blu-ray Discs with the logo above and be available for sale in stores was "loudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Since its release June 22, 2010, a handful of other titles are now available in stores and online, Blu-ray.com has 39 U.S. titles available now, with another 21 announced the arrival of the end-year.

Many of them are documentaries, IMAX films and entertainment for children. Many, including Avatar, are exclusive only available as part of a package when you buy a 3D TV or other gear. Other important titles coming this year include "Tron: Legacy" (April), "The Green Hornet" and "Bolt" (2011). We expect the network to continue in 2011 in the same direction. High Definition Digest has published a list of good, with links to reviews, release notes and the list of previous anaglyph releases Blu-ray 3D, in January 2011.

Avatar is new 3D technology Blu-ray disc

What about older 3D DVDs and Blu-ray discs?
Many Blu-ray and DVD, as "Coraline" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth", contains versions of the film, and often pairs with a pair of colored glasses, anaglyph old style, and therefore able to provide a complete high-resolution color 3D. Even more disturbing is that some titles, like "Coraline" is also available in the "new" 3D Blu-ray . The best way to distinguish between new ("full HD") and old ("anaglyphs") Blue 3D-ray is to look for the official logo 3D Blu-ray.

That television programs and networks are in 3D now?
Not much. Besides sports, television programming is not produced in 3D non-conventional, large networks Discovery Channel and ESPN announced 3D. Most played ESPN channel is 3D, available on DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T U-verse and Time Warner Cable. Launched in June 2010 with the football World Cup and went to 24 hours format February 14, 2011. It shows some live events like the 2010 Home Run Derby and a couple of college football and NBA games, but most of the content is prerecorded.

DirecTV has also launched in n3D, the first 24 hours of the 3D channel and a joint venture with Panasonic, exclusive last year. It shows the 3D occasional event, like the 2010 Baseball All-Star Game, and U.S. Open tennis tournament, and expenses documentary.

On February 13, 2011, DirecTV began carrying 3Net, an additional 24 hours of Discovery Channel in 3D, IMAX 3D, and Sony, which will specialize in nature documentaries. Unlike n3D is not exclusive, although other carriers have collected from the time of press.

Other cable and satellite offers the occasional event and/or have some 3D available on request, but when the content of DirecTV offers 3D TV from further away.

There are a couple of video games in 3D?
Once again, the spoils are scarce. Among the Sony PS3 supports the largest selection of games, including Gran Turismo 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops, and provides a complete set of 2011, including news Uncharted Killzone 3 and 3 (complete list). 360 Xbos some media as well, including COD: BO and Batman: Arkham Asylum, but do not offer nearly as much as the PS3. Nintendo Wii is no 3D games, but the company will launch the 3DS, a glass without a mobile gaming platform in March 2011.

With the help of tools such as 3D Kit Nvidia, PCs have been able to offer 3D games, 2D converted several versions, for the last year of some compatible televisions and monitors.

Some 3D Internet offers streaming services?
With 3D glasses for TV providers and Blu-ray, we expect that the streaming services on the Internet to help bridge the gap for 3D content. Vudu is the first offering of 3D movies side-by-side format to select televisions and Blu-ray players, including Sony's PlayStation 3. Samsung offers a separate TV "App", a movie trailer in 3D. Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand does not even 3D, but it's only a matter of time, in our view, front, with YouTube and other video services, join the club.