Learn all about the essential accessories to supplement your 3D TV!
To enjoy the 3D technology, you will first need to purchase to a 3D TV.
You will also need to purchase a Blu-ray player: it is the only format that can support 3D movies.
Blu-ray players can play standard DVD and will optimize the display of your movies (HD 1080p).
The Blu-ray also offers an image quality far superior to conventional DVD players: the image resolution is four times higher than a standard DVD. Thus, the colors are very subtle and realistic (colors, gradients, ...), the textures are almost palpable (grain leather, materials, reflections), details in backgrounds are highly visible and give a real depth to image.
Using the HDMI connection standard, only a single cable is required to transmit video and audio in high definition
The Blu-ray player can also access the disc menu without stopping the movie.
The sound quality is significantly improved through the adoption of Dolby True HD and DTS-HD formats.\
Gaming console - Playstation 3
3D Blu-Ray support was added since version 3.50 of the Playstation 3 firmware.
3D Video Projector
3D HD Video Projectors are an alternative to 3D televisions.
Passive 3D glasses
The passive 3D glasses are a legacy technology (red and blue glasses). Basically, two images superimposed: one through a red filter and the other one through a blue filter. Both images are projected simultaneously on the same screen.
With the new polarization technology, the 3D glasses do not need to be red and blue.
Passive glasses are lighter and cheaper than active glasses.
The rendering of images are very good, however, the image quality is lower than that obtained with active glasses.
3D active glasses
Active 3D glasses contain electronics: a small electronic shutter system that allows the glasses to alternately sync what's being seen by right and the left eye.
The advantage of this technology is that each eye sees a "full image": resolution is therefore better.
Universal 3D Glasses
Xpand has launched Universal 3D glasses, which can be used on all brands of 3D TVs.
The X103 glasses work on DLP, LCD and plasma televisions, desktop and laptop computers.
They are available in different colours and sizes, including a special size for children.