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With 3D HDTV still very much a developing technology there are quite a few myths circulating around cyber space in regards to 3D HDTVs and the technology that is associated with these TVs. Many of these myths are not true or are based on incorrect information about the technology or about the 3D HDTVs. The following are some of the more common myths that have been circulating about 3D TV.
The first myth is that the viewers of 3D TVs need to always wear the 3D glasses when watching the TV. This is incorrect as a 3D TV can also pick 2D content which can be viewed without the use of 3D glasses just like a normal 2D TV. The 3D glasses need only to be worn while viewing 3D enabled content.
The next myth surrounding 3D HDTV is that this technology will dramatically increase the price of new televisions. This has so far proven to be untrue as most of the 3D HDTVs on the market have the 3D part as a feature and it is not a dedicated 3D TV. The price of the current 3D HDTVs is high as the technology is being included on TVs that are in the high price range already due to other features such as having a thin design, high refresh rate or faster processor.
The third myth involves the 3D glasses that need to be worn to enjoy the 3D features of the television and that they are all the same. This is also not correct as different manufacturers have chosen to create the 3D images on the screen in different ways which means that the glasses are different for each of different TV brands. Some of the manufacturers have chosen to include 3D glasses with their TVs while others require that you purchase them separately (at some expense as they are generally between $100 – $150 each). The main down fall of this is if you have a different brand 3D HDTV than your mate you won’t be able to use your 3D glasses to watch 3D content on his or her 3DTV.
The last of these myths is that 3D TV technology is a brand new feature. This is also untrue as 3D effects where first created over 50 years ago and have long been available at the theatre when you use to wear the cardboard 3D glasses. The 3D concept is not new however the technology used on currently available 3D HDTVs has been vastly improved.Read More
Are you planning to buy the latest Samsung TV but have no idea if this is the best choice for you? Do you want to know the difference among the various LED TVs out in the market? If your answer to these questions is a yes, then you have definitely come to the right place. Here, you will find useful reviews and articles that will definitely equip you with the right information and facts about these TVs.
With more and more interest in 3D TVs and the technology that produces the 3D effect the following is a consumer’s guide which looks at the two front runners in this category – the Panasonic TC-P50VT20 and the Samsung UN55C7000. Both of these 3D TVs are currently on the market and the following is a comparison of the various features available on the two models.
The Panasonic and the Samsung TVs both use 3D technology that requires the viewer to wear a pair of 3D glasses. These glasses make it possible to see the 3D effect as they contain LCD shutters which turn on and off at an impressive speed of 60 times a second. Both sets of glasses are bulky and take some getting used to and they are quite expensive at more than $100 a pair. The Panasonic glasses are slightly better than the Samsung as they are able to be adjusted to sit properly on your face. The Samsung glasses have no adjustments which can be a problem for children with smaller faces.
When it comes to comparing the quality of the 3D picture for both of these 3DTVs they are very similar and both produce quite a good 3D effect. Both of the 3DTVs had a great depth feel on still images however the 3D effect was limited when viewing fast moving action which appeared a little blurry. The Samsung model did display some ghosting around the image which was slightly distracting as did the Panasonic however the ghosting for this model was much less.
The Panasonic and the Samsung 3D TVs are not cheap, with price tags at the high end of the scale. Both of these 3D TVs also require the purchase of other accessories such as the 3D glasses and also a Blu-ray player or Play station with inbuilt Blu-ray player which can be quite expensive. The Panasonic TV comes with one pair of 3D glasses where as the Samsung doesn’t come with any and at $150 a pair it can be quite expensive when buying enough 3D glasses for the whole family. The other accessories such as the Blu-ray player are also quite expensive to buy and currently there is not a large amount of content available which is in 3D.
While there is very little to separate these two 3D TVs, the Panasonic wins just as the 3D picture is slightly better and you also receive a pair of 3D glasses with the TV.
With so many advancements and developments in the technology surrounding 3D TVs, HD TVs and widescreen TVs it is important to keep up to date with these developments especially if you are looking to invest some hard earned cash and buy yourself a new TV. New 3D HDTVs can be quite expensive so it is important that you know a little about the product before you purchase it. Don’t rely on the sales person at your local electrical store to have all the answers as many stores have incentives for sales people to sell certain items so you may not get really what you need. So where then is a good place to get information on 3D HDTVs that is relevant and up-to-date? The answer to that is to search for reviews of the products that you are interested in on the internet in forums and review web pages, in relevant magazines and also reviews in the newspaper.
Doing a little research on a particular item or particular technology can save you both money and disappointment. The best place to find reviews and information on things such as 3D TVs is the internet. The information that you can access on the internet has the distinct advantage of being as up to date as possible. As a new item or new technology is released information about this can be published straight away for all to access on the internet. Another great source of information is forums where people who have tried a product or service give a review and let people know whether the product or technology in question is great or no good. Reviews such as can be a great source of information on a product such as 3D HDTV however you need to remember that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet so check out more than one or two sites when gathering information.
Magazines and newspapers are also a great source for reviews of things such as 3D HDTV and can provide you with a great source of information about the topic. As with information gathered from the internet it is important that you read more than one review on a topic or item so as to limit any bias by the source. Sourcing and reading many different reviews of a product can help you purchase the best 3D HDTV for your situation and may even save you some money on features that you don’t really need.Read More
Over the last 2 years 3D technology has made its presence known first through recent movies such as Avatar and also as an option on some of the more expensive widescreen plasma and LCD televisions. This technology is not new as 3D movies have been around for some years however many of the larger electronic companies such as Panasonic and Samsung have refined and developed this technology to suit HD content and also make this technology suitable for use in the home.
There are several different methods that are used to generate a 3D effect each with their own advantages and disadvantages. This article will look at the 3D technology that is currently being used by manufacturers for application in the home.
One of the more common ways of generating a 3D image on a plasma or LCD television is the Passive Glass System which is being used by many companies such as Panasonic and Samsung. This 3D technology can easily be identified by the glasses that a viewer has to wear to generate the 3D effect. The effect works by displaying an overlapping image on the screen and when viewed through the polarised glasses which can only see one of the two overlapping images the 3D effect is created. This technology is the most widely used 3D technology and works well with plasma and LCD televisions.
3D effects can also be generated using Lenticular technology which allows the viewer to have the 3D effect without the need for the 3D glasses. With this technology the television does all of the work such as sending different images to each eye to generate the 3D effect. This technology is still being developed as its main limitation is that the viewer has to sit and watch the screen from a very specific position for the 3D image to be visible which is not very practical for the home theatre setup.
The 3D effect is also generated using a method called active glass system which is similar to the passive glass system only the 3D glasses are doing all of the work rather than the screen. The main advantage of using this technology is that people can be watching a movie that has a clear picture in 2D while others using the 3D glasses can be watching in 3D. This technology is still being developed and the main disadvantage is that the active 3D glasses are quite expensive to purchase.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