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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Are You 3D Ready?

3D technology has been around since the early 1920's and it's finally starting to pick up for home use in 2010. People everywhere are learning the joys of watching 3D movies in big IMAX theatres. Just recently the movie, Avatar has shown the world just how powerful the 3D technology is, and we are paying the money to see it again and again. Going out to the movies is a good time, but what if you could see it all from the comfort of your own couch?

3D-Ready TVs are already available in local home theatre stores just waiting to be brought home. You'll want to be careful that your buying a newer model as you want to be sure your TV can handle full 1080P in 3D. Multiple networks and private companies have already started development of 3D-only channels. Imagine being able to watch a high definition nature, sports or news program completely in 3D. The technology is complex but the ability to own it is quite simple. You need a 3D-Ready TV and a device that can supply the 3D content. Most of the high quality 3D sets require the use of special 3D glasses. Not those paper red/blue ones that used to come in cereal boxes, but ones that have electronic shutters or special filters built in. A source could include a 3D capable satellite box, Cable box, blu-ray player or gaming console. The Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) recently announced that it has been 3D game and movie ready since day one, it just needs a software update. I bet the Xbox and the Wii shit their pants on that one.

Of course the most of the world is still adapting to simple high definition, so it will take some time for everyone to get on board but you can bet it's only a matter of time. Hmmm I wonder if the PS3 will be updated in time for Avatars release on 3D-Blu-Ray!? For more information on the 3D PS3 take a look here.

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