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3D Myth Busting

by Gina 12/28/2010

We all know 3DTVs are out there, but for many, it’s still a completely new concept with lots of different messages in the market. In Episode 4 of SGNL by Sony, Anthony and Melody answer some of the most common questions people have when looking to purchase a 3DTV. I’ll be upfront, if you’re a TV buff, then I’m not sure these questions will be helpful but if you’re looking for a TV right now and thinking about getting one with 3D capabilities, I’d definitely recommend checking the video out.

They boiled it down to five key questions.

1) Do Sony’s 3DTVs display everything in 3D all the time?
2) Do I need additional equipment besides a 3D HDTV?
3) Can I watch 3D content on my existing TV if I just wear the glasses?”
4) Why do most 3D capable TVs require you to wear glasses?
5) Aren’t 3D TVS more expensive than on 3D HDTVs?

Let me know what you thought of the video and if you have other 3DTV myth busting questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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  1. Ballagh wrote: January 6, 2011 12:54pm

    I think it would be nice to let consumers know that if you run everything through a Home Theater Stero Reciever that you need a reciever that is capable of passing through the 3D signal, and you will also need another 1.4 HDMI cable. Also a recommended room setup guide for beginners would be handy too. ie ideal viewing angles, ideal transmitter height, etc.

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    1. Gina wrote: January 8, 2011 8:48pm

      Hey Ballagh, good suggestion thanks. In terms of HDMI cable, as long as you have a high speed HDMI cable, 3D content viewing should work fine. In terms of audio, if you want to send the 3D signal through your receiver, you’ll need a receiver that supports the signal. But, you could also connect it in a way that can work with a non 3D capable receiver with certain limitations. If the receiver is not 3D capable, you can connect the source directly to the TV, then run the audio back from the TV to the receiver via optical audio out (caveat – this set up can only support up to 5.1 channel audio codecs). Hope that info was helpful and thanks again.

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  2. Anonymous wrote: January 6, 2011 2:26pm

    two words.. SONY RULES.

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    1. Gina wrote: January 8, 2011 8:45pm

      thanks :-)

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  3. Anonymous wrote: January 6, 2011 4:16pm

    I’ve heard that 3D glasses give somepeople headachs? Also is it better to wait to buy 3D as the new tech will be so much better & cheaper.

    Thanks Joan

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