More 3D Content Boost Demand For 3D TVs

More 3D Content Boosts 3D TV Demand Digital television transmission has many reasons for its penetration, other than mere customer demand for high quality audio and video content. The television broadcasters themselves like the capability of this form of transmission which allows for more channels in the same spectrum. This also leads to lowering of cost and therefore higher profits for the broadcasters. There is also the pressure been mandated by government administrati9ve bodies to move over to digitized TV transmission at the earliest. This report has been penned by GIA. 3D TV therefore has also made rapid progress given the high degree of digitization that is creeping into television transmission. However, with 3D format gaining fast popularity and progress, there still exists one major issue to be addressed at all times — compatibility of the 3D format amongst different makes of TV. Brand names like Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic though have launched their individual products with 3D capability in them but all of them yet lack compatibility which is a severe shortcoming. With 3D production process being cost intensive given the high degree of complexity in technology that is involved, this compatibility factor plays an important role in the acceptability of 3D format in the television sector. The future of 3D TV is predicted to be very bright given the major players of the industry backing this format. Progress has been made in the form of direct lit LED panel and ultra slim design of the panels too. These changes are expected to enhance demand of the technology and product in the coming days. The other area...

Wired Review – The LG Cinema 3D TV

LG Cinema 3D TV If you love the depth and realism that 3D delivers in the theater, you’ll love having it at home with the LG Cinema 3D TV. Allie is Wired was given the opportunity of test-driving one of these very smart televisions and I must say, I’m quite impressed!   The first thing that people will immediately notice about the 55 inch LG Cinema LED 3D TV (model, 55LM7600) is that its bezel is very thin. In addition, this television has the sharpest picture I’ve ever seen! But beware, if you’re watching something of poor production quality, don’t expect this television to do it any favors. On the other hand, if its something of great quality (like the movie GREASE), it will be like watching it for the first time. You’ll notice things you’ve never seen before, regardless of how many times you’ve seen it. Outstanding Connectivity With a bevy of connectivity options from USB, HDMI, as well as Wi-Fi, the 55 inch 3D LED TV from LG has made a big impression on the people who’ve seen what it can do up close. Plus, the TV is smart, and that means it is revolutionary. You can access a ton of content, a ton of movies, a lot of apps, and videos — all from a simple-to-use interface. Passive 3D Glasses The television comes with SIX (6) pairs of 3D glasses that are just like the ones you get at the movie theater, so there are no batteries required and they don’t need recharging. There are amazing 3D effects, the battery-free glasses are comfortable and lightweight, there...

Second Generation 3D TV For Return From The JEDI Put To Test By Hispasat …

Second Generation 3D TV The MVC format is used for 3D transmission of TV broadcast, and has just got a major fillip with the launch of Hispasat 1E satellite that led to the birth of JEDI (Just Explore EU project dimensions) second generation 3D TV broadcast channel, with the system being an experimental demonstration of its compatibility with the MVC format for the first time. The advantage of the new setup is that the content in both HD and 3D format signals can both now be transmitted via the same signal. Transmission of 3D format in the present scenario requires the 3D signal being modified to be capable of transmitting over the network infrastructure that can handle only HD format. In this process there is loss of resolution thereby rendering the 3D in resolution lower than the original or HD content. The JEDI Project The JEDI project had started up in 2012 and the demo stage of the project had been shown to the world in June 2012. The demo had included even recording the program in 3D using compatible camera and then encoding as well as decoding the transmission and reception of the TV signal over the satellite. The new technology would be able to bridge that gap between HD and 3D format. Advantage being that the receiver end would be able to take out either the HD or 3D data out of this and in case of the MVC technology based receiver the presentation would depend on the TV set that it is connected to. In addition the signal is now going to travel in a composite...

3D TV’s And Its Future

3D TV – The Future   3D TV’s evolution so far has been pretty exciting. For not only the technology itself, or rather the end products are baffling enough for the average consumer, the product too has not been without its share of ups and downs. That 3D TV’s provide for an amazing TV viewing experience is an established fact though the one thing that has not been liked by consumers is the need for them to wear special glasses to experience the 3D effect. Researchers has been quick on that and soon there emerged a segment comprising of 3D TVs based on passive 3D technology that required viewers to wear glasses that didn’t carry any battery of its own and hence were a lot lighter and easy to wear. Further development in this field led to the emergence of glasses free 3D TVs that provided with real life 3D images even when viewed with naked eyes. That said, there still is a lot of room for glasses free 3D technology to reach the level of maturity that current gen HD TVs have come to be. 3D Gaining Popularity However, it is also here that 3D TVs continue to amaze. This since 3D TV’s, in spite of all the shortcoming or the lack of adequate programs to watch on it has done remarkably well compared to HD TVs when the latter first came on to the scene. Statistics brings forth this fact more than anything else as HD TVs took almost three years to make it to 3 million homes. In comparison, the 3D TV can be considered to...

3D TV Becomes Mainstream at CES 2012

3D TV Is Now Mainstream By Tony Gunnarsson Helen Davis Jayalath January 31, 2012 In 2011, 3D technology was at the forefront of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but this year, overall, 3D was much less visible. Those 3D announcements that were made tended to focus on new models of existing 3D products rather than new developments in the evolution of the technology. However, the roll-call of manufacturers announcing new 3D models does not suggest the CE sector is losing interest in the technology: Sony will launch two new BD3D players – the BDP-S590 and the BDP-S790 – the latter model also being Sony’s first BD player capable of upscaling HD content to 4K resolution Samsung showed its new compact BD3D player, the BD-ES6000, one of the smaller players on the market Two of Toshiba’s four new BD players for 2012 will be BD3D capable; Panasonic showcased four BD3D players alongside two new 2D-only BD players; While many companies brought new 3D screens to CES, Sharp and LG were responsible for the largest: Sharp’s 80-inch 3D LED-TV and LG’s 84-inch 4k upscaling 3D TV, billed as the world’s largest 3D screen. Sharp also demo’ed an updated version of its existing 3D home theatre projector and a new smart mobile phone with 3D screen (the Galapagos 003SH) while LG showed off its latest home theatre 3D system including a BD3D player and high-end audio system, which the company claimed was capable of delivering not just 3D video but also ‘3D sound’. There were, however, few announcements regarding new 3D content, with Sony the only studio to...

Is 3D TV In Decline?

Is 3D TV In Decline? I was really interested to stumble upon an article from the BBC over in the U.K that suggested the future of 3D TV was not looking so good. And, they came up with some very interesting, if somewhat varied figures to support their case. Now the first thing I will say is that their article suggested it was 3D generically (so including cinema, games and TV) as opposed to just 3D TV. 3D Viewing Is Down Nonetheless, the results were certainly not encouraging! Just two years ago, when Avatar hit the big screens, filmgoers watched 78% of their movies in the U.K in 3D. That has dropped dramatically to just 40% now. Avatar was supposed to be the launching pad for 3D. I only saw it in 3D on a TV and not at the movies, but I was impressed! The BBC also cite the price crash on Nintendo 3DS consoles as further evidence. The price has been reduced by £100 in the U.K. That’s all well and good, but, in my opinion, this is a very different market. I don’t believe you can compare 3DS sales to 3D TV sales in any way shape or form.   3D TV Sales Sluggish in U.K What is worrying though is sluggish sales of 3D TV sets across Great Britain. The same is happening here in the U.S as well. Certainly Europe has major economic problems again with the situation in the Eurozone. That is certainly dragging the U.K down with it. And, of course, we have our own well documented economic problems here as well....

3D Glasses Update

3D Glasses One of the major debating points on 3D TV is the difference between the newer “cinema” 3D TV sets and the older 3D TVs that require active shutter 3D glasses. Most people now know that the cinema TVs don’t need expensive active shutter glasses and work with “cinema style” polarized glasses. But the question remains in most people’s mind…what’s the difference. I did cover this in detail in my article Active Shutter v Polarized 3D Glasses, but I still get asked the question many times over. So, I’ve made a video which I hope will help. Here it is. Fast Tube by Casper Your Thoughts on 3D Glasses If you have any comments or would like to add to the debate, please feel free to use the comments section or contact us page to drop us a line. What 3D do you have at home? Cinema or traditional? What are your experiences with 3D TV and more specifically 3D Glasses. As a wearer of spectacles I am particularly interested to hear any expereinces with Active Shutter Glasses. Are the new lighter versions more comfortable…particularly if you’re watching a lengthy movie, like Avatar. Send us your thoughts and we’ll be happy to publish them. I look foreward to hearing about your experiences in this key area of 3D TV. Topic:- 3D TV Active Shutter Glasses Polarized Glasses 3D Glasses...
Active Shutter v Polarized 3D Glasses

Active Shutter v Polarized 3D Glasses

Active Shutter v Passive 3D Glasses I’ve just got back from the store where I’ve been checking out how polarized 3D glasses (sometimes called passive 3D glasses) stack up against active shutter 3D glasses. Now this is potentially a big issue if you’re thinking about upgrading to 3D TV, so I thought I’d get up to speed on the issue so I could tell you all about it! Let me tell you about Active Shutter v Polarized 3D Glasses! 3D TV Images are a Trick! The first thing you need to understand is that 3D TV images are simply a trick played on your brain by the technology. Remember the actual screen you are watching is only 2 dimensional…so to see a 3D image the screen and the glasses literally trick your brain into seeing a 3 dimensional image. How cool is that? The second thing you need to know is that if you want to use polarized 3D glasses…you will need a 3D TV that is designated “cinema” as it is only these LED TV sets that provide the images in a way that can be used by the polarized glasses. LG have been incredibly quick to “jump” on this technology and their LGxxLW6500 range provides great images for use with polarized glasses…I’m sure the others will follow! Anyway, back to the images produced on the screen. If you have watched a 3D TV without the glasses (come on admit it, you’ve tried it)…you’ll know that there is a split image shown on the screen. This is because to trick the brain into thinking it’s seeing a 3D...