Saturday, 4 June 2011


Such is the prominence of these moving pictures with movie goers is that major television makers have set out to release 3D televisions for the home market.

What used to be a very expensive technology is now offered up at a price which compares well to normal TVs and provides all the usual features such as HD, built in Freeview and Dolby Surround Sound but also enhances the experience with 3D.

There are two main types of 3D, Active and Passive. Passive 3D is that which the cinemas have got and require the blue and red disposable glasses. The 3D experience is ideal but not as good as Active Stereo 3D which wants special battery powered glasses and synchronises the 3D picture on the television by use of a set top infra red emitter which the glasses receive.

The picture on an Active 3D television is far, far superior to passive (red and blue glasses) and if you can spend the money for extra premium in price then you definitely should definitely choose to purchase one of these 3D TVs.

A recent introduction in the world of 3D is glasses free 3D. Now this may sound spectacular, no demand to purchase or have on glasses but at this present time the engineering is far from perfect. To view in true 3D on this kind of television involves the spectator to be immediately in front of the TV - a few degrees either side, or even stand up and the 3D impression is missed. It is not ready for the home market, is very pricey and should not be considered for use in the home. We are holding an eye out on this technology (pardon the pun!) but dont expect anything reasonably priced or watchable without glasses for the next few years.

An additional major point to look for is the guarantee. Try and find a shop that offers an extended guarantee although TV manufacturers such as Samsung and Philips offer a 3 year warranty as standard. For such a large investiture it may be prudent to even actually buy an extended warranty if not provided.

All 3D TVs are now HD as standard but you should opt for the full HD of 1040 as an alternative to 720 which gives a slightly lesser quality picture. To add to that, for the full HD 3D experience you will require a Blu-Ray player. These are very costly when compared to standard DVD players but to enjoy full HD quality then these players are a must, combined of course with Blu-Ray DVDs although they will also play the normal ones. Many manufacturing businesses offer a package of television system and Blu-Ray player often at a very discounted price so you should explore for these when exploring as they can save you a great deal of hard earned cash when compared to buying them separately.

Samsung has by far the lions share in 3D televisions for the home and have a range that suits every pocket. As management in the field of 3D they should be at the top of your list when looking around for and choosing a 3D TV, although other makers such as Panasonic, Philips, Sony and LG also have a estimable range.
Katanga compares prices from over 20 High Street and Net only retailers and produces an easy to view price comparison table to show would be purchasers the lowest priced destination online to choose their new HD 3D TV.

This unit harnesses the power of 3D and brings it right into your own living room, all in real-time. After years of research, a group of scientists and engineers have finally achieved what many have considered to be the impossible: Convert a standard 2D video image into a true, 3D rendering. What this means is that you can now watch virtually all of your favorite TV shows and sporting events, your entire collection of VHS and DVD movies, your entire library of home videos and play every video game you have ever owned - and do it ALL in real 3D!

Customers outside North America, please note NTSC signal is best for use with the VirtualFX.

We recommend an NTSC supported television and DVD player over PAL and no LCD, projection or plasma screens.

The Virtual FX receives an ordinary video signal through a wire from your DVD, video player, cable box or Game console. It then sends the converted 3D Video signal through a wire to your TV set. The Converter System performs complicated mathematical algorithms which convert standard 2D video into Real 3D that can be viewed by watching your TV with the included 3D glasses. It does this by creating separate and distinct left eye and right eye images on your TV screen and displaying those images in an alternating format. The wireless 3D glasses included with this system operate by receiving an infrared signal transmitted from the converter box. The lenses of the glasses open and close in sync with the televised images ensuring that your left eye sees only the left eye image and vice versa, thus producing true stereographic 3D!

VirtualFX is a plug and play unit so it's easy to hook up, just like a DVD player. However, it does have several buttons that are used to enhance the 3D experience. The Input button is set for the type of signal coming into the converter (Game system, 2D Video or 3D Video). The Output button allows you to switch between seeing a 2D or 3D video image. The Phase Adjust button switches between left-eye-first or right-eye-first video viewing.


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