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Read in-depth articles covering every aspect of 3D TV technology. Comprehensive articles covering debates such as LCD vs Plasma 3D TVs, Active and Passive 3D glasses, Optimal screen sizes, etc.

Panasonic VT25 vs GT25 Differences Explained

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Panasonic released their mid-range GT25 line of 3D TVs shortly after the introduction of their flagship VT25 line. Looking at the specifications of both lines of Plasma TVs, it is a bit difficult to understand what the actual difference between the VT25 and GT25 TVs are. Obviously there has to be some difference to justify More >

What is Over-Under 3D (or Top and Bottom 3D)?

With 3D TVs and 3D content catching on in a big way in 2010 and leading into 2011, consumers have had to familiarize themselves with a lot of new terminology and jargon specific to 3D display technology and 3D content delivery. One area that is extremely confusing for consumers is that of 3D content formats More >

What is Full HD 3D (FHD3D)?

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With the introduction of the HDMI 1.4 specification, various 3D formats were established to enable all 3D ready TVs and home-theater devices to retain compatibility. One of the most important formats that were defined as part of the HDMI 1.4 specification is the Full HD 3D or FHD3D format. The FHD-3D format is the only 3D format that supports 3D content at the full 1080p resolution for each eye. This involves “Frame packing” and has to be supported by all HDMI 1.4 compatible 3D displays. Read on for more details about this format and how it works.

What is Frame Packing 3D?

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As 3D TVs are gaining more traction and becoming popular with consumers, many have been left confused by the variety of 3D formats that have been adopted by manufacturers and the HDMI 1.4 specification. One of the terms floating around is the 3D Frame Packing format. This article will explain everything you need to know More >

What is Frame Compatible 3D?

With the increasing popularity of 3D TVs and 3D Content, many consumers have been left confused by the variety of different 3D formats and specifications that are currently out there. One of the terms floating around is the Frame Compatible 3D format. This article will explain everything you need to know about Frame Compatible 3D. More >

3D HDMI Cable Guide

You have to admit that with the introduction of HDMI 1.4 specifications and all the changes on the hardware side with the release of new 3D TVs and 3D BluRay players every month, it feels more and more like you have to be a rocket scientist to get your 3D home-theater system up and running. More >

3D Home Theater Component Compatibility Guide (HDMI 1.4)

With the introduction of the HDMI 1.4 specification, many consumers have been left confused regarding the compatibility of their 3D TVs and other home-theater components. While the simplest solution would be to recommend replacing your entire home-theater setup with new HDMI 1.4 compliant devices, this is obviously non-ideal for consumers. This article has been written More >

Will my 3D TV work with HDMI 1.3?

A common question for many consumers is whether they should be worried about HDMI 1.4 and what the introduction of this specification means for their 3D TV set up and for compatibility with other components of their 3D home-theater systems. This article will look into the HDMI 1.3 specification, and how your 3D ready TV More >

What is the difference between HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.4?

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The introduction of HDMI 1.4 has left a lot of questions in the minds of consumers. Foremost amongst them is the difference between HDMI 1.3 and 1.4 and what HDMI 1.4 brings to the table when it comes to 3D TVs and 3D contents. This article delves into the various new features of the HDMI 1.4 specification that improve upon the HDMI 1.3 framework and will help educate consumers about whether they need to upgrade to HDMI 1.4 devices and cables for their 3D TVs and 3D home-theater systems.

HDMI 1.4 and 3D Specifications Explained

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With the introduction of 3D HDTVs in 2010, there was a strong need for an industry supported 3D specification that would enable all 3D TVs to play nicely with other 3D capable devices and prevent compatibility issues between multiple devices. Enter HDMI 1.4 – A new specification, largely driven by this need to standardize the format and specification for 3D contents and what formats should be supported by 3D TVs and displays. In addition to the 3D content specification, HDMI 1.4 also brings a number of exciting improvements to the table such as an integrated ethernet channel and a return audio channel integrated into HDMI 1.4 cables. Read more to learn everything you need to know about HDMI 1.4 and what it means for your 3D Hometheater system.

What is Side by Side 3D?

Both DirecTV and ESPN have announced plans to air 3D programming via side-by-side 3D. Read on to learn everything you need to know about side-by-side 3D technology.

What is Frame Sequential 3D?

While the 3D TV market is set to take off in a big way, one of the annoyances at the moment is that there is still no standardized method for transmission and encoding of 3D content. Frame sequential 3D is one of the popular choices for the encoding of 3D content. If you are wondering what Frame Sequential 3D is or if it will work with your 3D TV then this guide will answer all your questions. Read on to learn more.

What is the correct viewing angle for 3D TVs?

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Find out what viewing angles are appropriate for viewing 3D content on your 3D ready HDTVs. This article will help you understand the concept of TV viewing angles and how this affects 3D displays in particular. Read on to learn everything you need to know about 3D Television viewing angles.

10 Reasons Why 3D TVs Will Succeed

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Many have already written off the current 3D renaissance as gimmicky and doomed to instant failure. However, upon closer examination it is evident that there are many factors that are working together to guarantee the success of 3D TVs and their mass adoption in the years ahead. In this article I explore a variety of reasons why I believe that 3D display technology will in fact succeed. Read on to find out why 3D will succeed!