How to choose a 3D HDTV or 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

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Are you thinking about taking your in home entertainment experience to the next level -- or another dimension? Technology guru Veronica Belmont explains the 3D experience and why you should consider making a 3D HDTV or 3D Blu-ray Disc Player the next addition to your home.

How to choose a 3D HDTV or 3D Blu-ray Disc Player Are you thinking about taking your in home entertainment experience to the next level -- or another dimension? Technology guru Veronica Belmont explains the 3D experience and why you should consider making a 3D HDTV or 3D Blu-ray Disc Player the next addition to your home.
  • 3D entertainment make you feel more like you're right in the middle of the action of movies, sports, and video games. In other words, you experience will be more realistic than standard TV provides.
  • To make the switch to 3D entertainment, start with an HDTV with 3D capabilities. Remember though, not all content is going to be in 3D. You will watch regular programming in 2D still. Viewing content in 3D is just an added bonus.
  • You'll need to add a 3D Blu-ray disc player, gaming system, or other 3D capable device, to be ready for movies, high-octane video games, and more in full HD 3D.
  • Complete your 3D entertainment system with a surround sound system, featuring 3D. This is very important to ensure you're getting optimal sound quality.
  • Use a high-speed HDMI cable to connect to all of your 3D-capable products. You'll need 1 cable per device.
  • Lastly, make sure you have active glasses. They actually sync precisely with the HDTV to make sure you don't see any weird, ghosted images.
Transcript VERONICA BELMONT: Hi, there. I'm Veronica Belmont. Today, we're going to talk about how to bring 3D entertainment home. Today's digital 3D effects are more realistic and dramatic than ever, and many consumer electronics manufacturers have made it possible to let you enjoy 3D right at home.
From products loaded with 3D capabilities to 3D entertainment, it's all ready for you to enjoy from the comfort of your couch.
With high-definition 3D, you're not just sitting in front of a TV.
You'll feel more like you're right in the middle of the action of movies, sports, and video games.
To be able to view 3D at home, you'll need a few things first.
Start with an HDTV with 3D capabilities.
3D is a feature available on select HDTVs and home audio/video products.
To avoid confusion, let me be clear.
This means you can watch 3D entertainment on your HDTV, but it doesn't mean that all content is going to be in 3D.
You can still watch all of your regular 2D programming.
Viewing content in 3D is an added bonus.
3D capable HDTVs are loaded with advanced technologies required for viewing 3D entertainment.
This HDTV combines advanced frame-ray technology with active glasses to deliver full HD 1080p images to both eyes, for a clear, precise HD picture.
You'll need to add a 3D Blu-ray disc player, gaming system, or other 3D capable device, and you're ready for movies, high-octane video games, and more in full HD 3D.
Now, if you want a real 3D experience, you'll need to complete your 3D entertainment system with a surround sound system, featuring 3D.
This is very important to ensure you're getting optimal sound quality.
Speaking of all these connections, because there's so much data that needs to pass through, be sure you're using high-speed HDMI cables to connect to all of your 3D-capable products.
High-speed HDMI cables will accommodate both the 3D audio and video signals without any problems.
You'll need 1 cable per device.
And lastly, make sure you have active glasses.
They actually sync precisely with the HDTV to make sure you don't see any weird, ghosted images.
So put on your active glasses, sit back, and get ready to be transported into the action.
Follow these steps and you'll see your movies and games like never before.
It truly is the future of home entertainment.
I'm Veronica Belmont with Sony for howdini.
For more great tips and ideas, go to sony.com/howdini
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  • Veronica Belmont

    Veronica Belmont Technology Guru Veronica Belmont is a self-proclaimed gamer and social networking junkie. Veronica made her mark as a producer and on-air talent, leaving to host the eclectic video show Mahalo Daily, which was named one of the top new podcasts in 2008 on iTunes. more about this expert »

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