3D TV – The Next “Big Thing”?

Normally we watch any on-screen entertainment in flat two dimensional images. When special stereoscopic cameras are used for the filming process, in conjunction with glasses that trick our brain into taking in two separate images – one for the left eye and one for the right eye, the slightly blurry on screen effect is transformed into crystal sharp images that appear to leap out at us.

There are various techniques used in creating the crucial 3D glasses and some technology analysts are pointing out the failings (to say nothing of the £100 price tag) of the lithium battery powered liquid crystal specs which are necessary for viewing the new 3D televisions.

Despite the images being astonishing, there are clearly some teething problems still to be overcome before we can enjoy the 3D experience in the comfort of our own home.

The glasses can cause headaches and reportedly take a few moments of flickering to “warm up”. In addition there is currently only a limited repertoire of films available in 3D. I understand that if you are not interested in sport, action films or the ballet you are going to be somewhat disappointed by the lack of choice.

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