Entertainment Magazine: 3D Home Entertainment
Take home your new 3D home entertainment theater
3D technology is ready
In the wake of the 3D movie explosion of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, the 3D experience is now coming to home theater.
The first full 3D-ready HDTV's, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles are now on store shelves and online catalogs.
3D will change the way we watch
TV. 3D has already perked up the movie theaters. Dozens of new titles
are planned for release this year. Those 3D movies will then be released
for home 3D within weeks of major film releases.
TV manufacturers are now rolling out 3-D enhanced HDTVs. Several television networks will launch 3-D TV channels later this year. To compliment this, 3-D Blu-ray players will bring the large screen popping out from the small screen with 3D Blu-ray movies.
The computer industry is also
getting ready to release 3-D laptops, notebooks, smartphones to help
spur a dwindling gaming market with a slew of 3D video games and accessories.
Upcoming 3D movies in 2010
Several major 3-D blockbuster films are planned for release almost every month this year.
3-D movies were among the top
grossing films in 2009. 3-D movies may be the key to revive the
slumping movie industry. Watch movie trailers, read studio production
notes and get schedules of new 3D movies in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
New 3D TV's in your home
(Photo left: LG E50 3D HDTV)
Over 900 Best Buy stores have
created a Samsung and Panasonic full HD 3D experience and another 250
Magnolia Home Theater stores have a Panasonic full HD 3D experience for
you to demo.
As each manufacturer's 3D
experience will vary to some extent, it's a good idea to view several
demonstrations before making your decision. Before heading in, you'll
probably want to call your local Best Buy store(s) to make sure they are
offering the true Best Buy 3D experience.
watch 3D on a television, a new TV set is needed. New lines of 3-D
HDTV's were introduced at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas in January.
Manufacturers are now releasing some of these 3D capable sets. Read more about new 3D TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic. 3-D TVs.
New 3D Blu-ray players and 3D DVDs
3D films are a hot topic --
they're doing great at the box office -- they make more money for the
studios and moviegoers are more inclined to go to see 3D films than the
New Blu-ray players, from
companies like Mitsubishi and Toshiba will add that extra dimension of
entertainment to 3D-capable TV's. Read more about 3D movies.
The Walt Disney Studios
announced plans to start releasing Disney Digital 3D content for the
home on Blu-ray Disc beginning in 2010 with Disney's A Christmas Carol
and a special 3D Showcase Disc. Disney's new Digital 3D content for the
home on Blu-ray(TM) will be made available in coordination with hardware
manufacturers' upcoming release of new 3D home entertainment systems so
that consumers can experience the magic of Disney 3D in their home upon
installation. Read more about Disney's 2010 line-up of 3D DVDs.
Toshiba America Consumer Products
expands its range of Blu-ray players with the introduction of three new
players. With the recent announcement of the finalized Blu-ray 3D
format specification, Toshiba will also add the new BDX3000 Blu-ray
player with 3D playback to complement the Toshiba 3D television
products. Read more about Toshiba 3D Blu-ray players.
3D Movie Fans Expand Box Office
International 3D Society released a 3D revenue study showing that 3D
movie fans are driving opening weekend box office revenues by
significant margins. Continue reading about upcoming 3D movies.
World's First 3-D Broadcast for All TVs in Full Color
The Rachael Ray Show, along with
3-D Vision, Inc., (both based in New York), are taking a major step
forward in the exploding 3-D TV market. On October 29, 2010 "Rach's
Halloween Bash in 3-D" will be broadcast to millions of viewers with 3-D
Vision's revolutionary new 3-D process called "FullColor 3Dô". Continue
reading about Rachel Ray's 3D Show.
How to get 3D on your TV
Build your own 3D movie
theater experience in your home. To get 3-D images on your TV or
computer monitor you will need several new pieces of electronics. Read
the 3D Home Entertainment FAQ.
1. 3D Televisions: new TV's
- 3D Televisions: to watch 3D, a new 3D TV set is needed.
- 3D TV Network Channels:
ESPN 3D airs weekly special 3D events. Soon, several of the world's
leading media, technology and entertainment companies will run 24/7
dedicated 3D HDTV networks.
- 3D Web: the web
has a lot of 3D content. TV's that can stream the Internet (through the
set directly or connected to a PC), can watch 3D streaming content for
the web. YouTube is available on some TV apps.
2. 3D Players: Watch 3D movies
3. 3D Glasses: Better Quality
- 3D eyewear enables 3D effects. New, lightweight models of 3D glasses provide that 3D experience. But, each TV has its own pair.
What to Do with 3D Entertainment
Some of this new 3D
technology will also include new ways to enjoy entertainment on other
devices like computers and smartphones. But what can you watch on a 3D
3D Programming: What to See in 3D
With very little 3D content,
most people will watch their 3D TV's in 2D and enhanced 3D until new 3D
networks and more 3D Blu-ray movies hit the market during the holidays.
The web is filling with 3D content and the new 3D TVs and Blu-ray can
connect to the Internet through apps.
- 3D Blu-ray movies: new 3D movies at home
- Cable and Satellite 3D TV programming. ESPN 3D and Discovery plan 3D channels later this year or 23011.
- Comcast 3D
is offering very limited 3D programming on two dedicated channels. The
3D events are held at special times and limited. ESPN3D is provided as
part of the digital video subscription package for free.
- Internet: YouTube and other apps
3D Technology at home
- New Panasonic Camcorder Shoots 3D Video Ready to Play Back on 3D-Capable Televisions, Perfect for Creating a 3D Entertainment Ecosystem at Home. Read about Panasonic's 3D camcorder.
3D Gaming on a PC
3D gaming Video games take on a new dimension with new 3D enhanced graphics on your computer monitor.
3D Mobile: Eyewear free 3-D
Mobile devices like smart phones and tablets will be ehanced with 3-D graphics without the need for 3D eyewear.
The launch of Amazon 3D
Amazon 3D has a large
selection of 3D products spanning multiple categories (HDTVs, Blu-ray
players, monitors, movies, and more). Find a large collection of
educational videos to easily understand what 3D is and how it works.
There are also buying guides aimed at helping you to find everything you
need to create the best 3D experience at home.
Best Buy 3D
A complete line of new 3D
TV's, Blu-ray players and DVD's online. Save time by bying online and
picking up at your nearest store- no shipping charges.
3-D video gaming on your PC
video gaming industry is also preparing a vast release of new and
popular games in 3-D mode. There will be 3-D game downloads and web
sites that will offer 3-D games online with no download needed. Read
more about new games and plans for 3-D gaming.
video gaming industry launched The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA), a
non-profit corporation that is 100% focused on making stereoscopic 3D
gaming possible through standards, education, and product adoption.
S3DGAís current members include LG Electronics, Blitz Games Studios,
RealD, Next3D, DDD, Jon Peddie Research, Sensio, TDVision Corp, iZ3D,
and more. Read more about the 3D Gaming Alliance goals and initiatives.
3-D glasses for PCs and Apple Macintosh computers, and monitor screens are already on the market and the price is coming down. Read about the latest 3D glasses for your PC.
Turn your monitor into 3D using WiiRemote. With
the built in infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted
sensor bar (two IR LEDs), the location of your head can be accurately
tracked and viewed on a digital TV or monitor screen. Watch a video and
continue reading about how to make a wii 3D.
APPROVED 3D ONLINE AFFILIATES
Best Buy stocks 3D TVs, Electronics, Movie DVDs
Best Buy now has 3D HDTVs, 3D movies
and 3D Blu-ray players. With the anticipated high demand, order online
and pick it up in-store.
View your video games in
stunning 3D vision with these glasses that feature enhanced optics for
crystal-clear, flicker-free stereoscopic 3D gaming. Buy from Bestbuy.com.
See the new Best Buy line of 3-D TV's and electronics.
Sony Computers & Electronics
Sony 3D the way you want it. Only at Sony Style. Select, personalize
and enjoy hundreds of thousands of products including computers,
electronics, accessories and services you canít find anywhere else. If
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Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22"
3D Gaming LCD Monitor For all you gaming fanatics Samsung has a new
treat. The Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22" 3D Gaming LCD Monitor, with
superior refresh rates, 20000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio, 1680 x 1050
resolution and a maximum pixel clock of 245 MHz. Use the 3D feature,
when uploading included program for the 3D version. You must wear the 3D
glasses by nVidia to enjoy full 3D functions. Having the right graphics
card (video card) will support the 3D feature to enjoy complete 3D
experience. More on 3D Gaming
for any multi-user application, i-glasses PC HR is a portable,
affordable, high resolution, computer monitor in a compact, 7 oz package
that fits comfortably on your head. Big stereo sound through built-in
private speakers completes the experience.
all-new i-glasses PC HR is plug and play compatible with virtually all
computer systems including PC's, laptops and even some popular PDAs.
Images are sharp, clear, rich and vibrant. This one incredible product
provides a single viewing solution for a whole new generation of
computing and PDA devices. i-glasses PC HR, for working on the road or
relaxation, it's a great experience you have got to try. Weight: 7
ounces. Hardware Platform: PC
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