I am frequently asked if a 3D enabled television is worth the purchase, more importantly what it takes to watch 3D on today’s LCD/LED and Plasma displays.
The short answer is it takes a 3D enabled display, active glasses designed for the display and either a 3D enabled blu ray player, or a broadcast source such as DirecTV or TimeWarner that offers 3D programming. While I have never cared for 3D in the theater, the home version offers a truly remarkable experience. Imagine watching the Superbowl in a 3D format, or your favorite movie (must have a 3D version available) such as Avatar in 3D. The resulting experience will absolutely exceed the experience you had in the normal local theater.
The reason: active glasses and high resolution displays. The image at home is dramatically different than what we are accustomed to in a Theater. With brighter images, more saturated colors and a 3D system that is tailored for the home, you will find that the images pop off the screen quite realistically.
The trend hasn’t quite taken off, but for those that received free 3D starter sets with recent display purchases, enjoying 3D at home is affordable and offers a new and growing dimension in entertainment.
Grab your popcorn, pop in that favorite title, put on your glasses and watch your Home Theater come to life!