3D Televisions

March 10th, 2010 by The Consumer Geek Leave a reply »

So alot of people have been asking me about the new 3D TV’s. Most people I speak to have the wrong impression and assume that the TV will automatically make the image appear in “3D”. Well the truth is that the latest 3D televisions coming out will try their best to reproduce the image in a “3D format”. Yes the 3D format is what you think it is, a blurry image that you will have to use 3D glasses with. Oh and yes Panasonic is working on coming out with a TV that will not require you to wear glasses but that is not in the immediate future. Please remember if you’re looking to purchase a 3D TV that you will also have to purchase the glasses which will be around $150 each. Additionally the glasses are specific to the manufacture and cannot be used with other “3D” TV’s. So if you buy a 3D TV and plan on having everyone over for a Superbowl Party get ready to charge everyone $150 bucks for their glasses or get ready to dole out some cash for the extra people you’ll be having over.

To summarize:

  1. Will regular 3D glasses work? NO, you need 3D glasses that are rechargeable and can link to a particular tv. Each pair of glasses will be made by their respective TV manufacture and are sold seperately.
  2. 3D capable vs. 3D enabled? 3D capable will require a source to process the image into a 3D format for the TV to display in 3D, currently there will be about 4 TV stations that will broadcast in 3D and are only available on cable or satellite. 3D enabled will attempt to process the image into a 3D format itself.


  1. How often do you write your blogs? I enjoy them a lot 4 7 9

  2. Nick says:

    I post a blog as frequent as I have free time. I plan on posting every Thursday, I promise! :)

  3. Cheers, awesome post.

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