We can see a scary mass of information on 3D televisions. HDTV alone presented enough of a problem to understand in detail about. Now we have to contend with 3D TV too. So should you acquire a 3D model now and do away with the old set or wait until later on? We’ll check out what the main points are when considering whether get a 3D tv.
Things have come a long way in terms of home 3D technology – it is actually at a superior level now. The real problem lies with the limited content available in 3D. The word on the street is that we will all soon be awash with a huge number of movie and game titles in 3D. Is it ready right now? No, not quite, however we’re getting there.
Two cable television stations at the vanguard of offering 3D channels are Discovery and ESPN. 3D television is cheaper in general to produce when compared to 3D movies. The natural progression will be for more 3D tv shows to be made eventually making it commonplace.
Not wanting to be left behind the gaming industry is investing a large amount of money to create new platforms and games that support 3D viewabilty. The games industry speed of acceptance was pretty quick, for example the PS3’s firmware now supports 3D. In addition, expect to see a new 3D PS3 Sony gaming platform on the market later this year.
PC games are already ahead of the curve in this regard. This is largely due to built in support of 3D television’s for technologies such as DirectX. All you need is a 3D television and voila – you can play 3D PC games straight out of the box.
Blu-ray movie discs hold the title of having the largest amount of 3D content right now instead of TV etc. Further to that according to the news in Hollywood we can expect to see a flood of new 3D movie releases coming soon.
So in terms of the amount of 3D content out there overall I’d say we’re on the way, but it would be rash to say that 3D is part of the mainstream already.
That’s all well and good, but do I get one now or not?
Regarding the 2D picture quality on 3D tv sets it’s already on par with the best regular 2D HDTV sets have to offer (1080p). Different makers have their own standards and models so the results vary from TV to TV, however what remains constant is that the 3D image quality on all of them is undeniably impressive. The defacto standard will soon shift from just being HDTV to 3D tv (that also happens to be HDTV) in much the same way that we saw non-HD TV’s shift quickly to HD. 3D models already have the best quality 2D picture quality (i.e. 1080p) but you also can view 3D content. This is for around the same price as just a regular 2D HDTV.
Purchasing a 3D television has never been more low-priced as now – the cost has come down dramatically so getting one now has never been so accessible or affordable.