Archive for August, 2011
When looking around for a good quality plasma 3DTV it is hard to go past the Panasonic 50″ Plasma 3DTV for its sleek look and long list of features. The 3D plasma TV category has grown in recent times with more manufacturers introducing their products to the market. Currently the offerings from Panasonic are a great choice for adding that 3D touch to your home entertainment setup.
The design of the Panasonic 50″ 3DTV is sleek and metallic with Panasonic moving away from its traditional offerings of a black finish to give these TVs a metallic look by using brushed aluminium as the finish. These TVs are also much lighter than previous offerings and the design has kept the TV as slim as possible. The TV unit is solidly built and comes with a stand that allows the screen to be swivelled around to optimise viewing angles.
The main feature of this Panasonic 3D TV is the 3D capabilities of the unit. These televisions feature all the modes of 3D such as top – bottom and side-by-side and can also convert 3D content to 2D which is great when you are watching TV and doing other tasks and don’t want to wear the 3D glasses. Converting 3D content to 2D is also useful when there are more people than 3D glasses so that everyone can watch the content.
Apart from the 3D capabilities of this TV, the Panasonic plasma has a long list of other great features. This plasma TV has a glassless screen which reduces the annoying reflections that are often present when watching these TVs at various times of the day. The screen has a 1080p picture resolution which provides a sharp crisp picture in both 3D and 2D. Moving to the back of the Panasonic 3DTV, this unit features USB ports which can be used to playback media files and pictures in JPEG file format and can also be used to record free-to-air content to a USB Drive. Panasonic also has a variety of jacks and ports for many other equipment needs such as connection of DVD and home theatre equipment.
As a whole the Panasonic Plasma ticks most of the boxes when it comes to the 3D aspects and also performs great as a 2D television. If you are looking for a great 3D TV and have a bit of cash to spend then defiantly check out this plasma TV.Read More
The technology that brought us the first black and white TVs with a grainy and fuzzy picture has come a long way and now offers the consumer a wide selection of TV options from widescreen to 3D enabled. While widescreen and digital TVs have been around for a few years, the 3D technology available now is quite new to the consumer and for those who have the money there are some great features that come with the purchase of a 3D LED TV.
The first of these features is of course the 3D effect that you experience while viewing the TV through the 3D glasses. For those people who have seen 3D movies at the cinema the effects with these new televisions and the glasses is nothing short of brilliant. The 3D images almost look as though they are coming out of the screen and the clarity of the picture excellent.
When it comes to choosing a 3D LED HDTV it is important to know that you have a choice when it comes to the mode of 3D you wish to use. Different manufacturers have chosen to use several different ways of producing the 3D image so it is important to do a little research on this and remember to try several different 3D TVs before you decide to buy one. Some of the 3D modes that are used for these 3D LED TVs include side by side mode, vertical stripe and checker board mode.
Another great feature of these new 3D LED TVs is that new technology such Blu-ray players are compatible without having to be an electronics expert to connect everything up to the television. Adding a Blu-ray player to your home entertainment equipment is an excellent complement to the 3D TV as there are a few new release 3D movies that you can play on this equipment and watch the movie in 3D on your television.
3D LED TVs also come with a host of other features such as USB slots, PVR, wireless connections and compatibility with Freeview HD. Most of these features are designed to make life easy when connecting up peripheral equipment to the television and some features are included to take into account the connection of future technology. These are some of the best features of a 3D LED TV so remember to look for these and other important features when you are looking over the various brands and models of 3D TV.Read More
At this point in time 3D HDTV is very much in its infancy and according to many companies is going to be the next big thing in home entertainment. With any new technology on the market it is necessary to do some research before heading off to your local electrical retailer with cash in hand. There are both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to 3D HDTVs and it is important to remember that over the next couple of years this technology will develop and improve.
Viewing 3D movies and 3D TV content was originally only available at the movie theatre (and you had to wear those cardboard glasses with the coloured cellophane). Now it is possible to view 3D content on your home television providing that the TV you have is 3D enabled. To view the 3D effect on your 3D enabled TV requires that everyone wear 3D glasses which today look more like sun glasses and are no longer made of cardboard.
Apart from the positive aspects of 3D television such as the great visual effect from the 3D image there are however a few negative aspects in regards to 3D HDTV. One of these problems is that not everyone can perceive the 3D image even while wearing the 3D glasses. This problem affects around 7% of the population so if you are thinking of purchasing a 3D HDTV it might pay to go to your local retailer and check that you can see the 3D image on the screen.
Much of the negative feedback relating to 3D HDTVs is about the wearing of the 3D glasses. Many people don’t like wearing the glasses and have been hesitant to take up the technology. The glasses for many models of 3D TVs are quite expensive, over the $100 mark and this adds up especially for a household of 5 or more people. Another thing to note with the 3D glasses is that you cannot use the 3D glasses from another brand with a different TV as manufacturers have used different methods to create the 3D image on the screen.
Lastly the problem with 3D TV and the reason for the slow take up is that there is very limited content that can be used and viewed on a 3D HDTV. The choice of 3D content to watch is limited to a few 3D DVD movie releases, a few programs on Foxtel and free to air TV and the occasional sporting event such as the football grand final.Read More