How To Watch 3D Movie On Plasma TV
How to watch 3D
To watch 3D you need a 3D display (3D plasma, 3D DLP, 3D LCD or 3D LED television), passive or active type 3D glasses that are compatible to your 3D display and also compatible 3D show. It can’t be done on a regular TV with special glasses or anything else.
If you want to playback a 3D movie with a non-3 D Blu ray DVD player and some cheap 3D red/ blue glasses you CAN get some what a cool look on a regular TV but not the real 3D image. It’s only a very subtle effect, but it DOES have an effect nonetheless.
How To Find Out If My TV Can Play 3D Movies
It doesn’t matter if you have Pioneer, Philips, Samsung or Panasonic. If you have bought your plasma or LCD TV before 2010, unfortunately your TV isn’t 3D capable and you can’t play real 3D movies out of the box. But there is a chance that your TV is 3D ready, that’s why you need to find your TV manual now.
Currently in 2010 it’s Samsung, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, LG, Philips and Sony that make 3D TVs. There are 10 different Samsung 3D HDTVs now (in June 2010) available on Amazon, Sony is promised soon to come.
Also there is not much real 3D content out yet, only few animated movies. So, see if you are interest in spending thousands of dollars now to replace everything you have already if you have a good plasma TV.
Understanding 3D Technology And 3D Movie Glasses
To watch 3D you should learn about 3D TV and 3D movie glasses! This is simple explanation regarding the technology playing 3D. Without ones it is just impossible to have the 3D experience.
Anaglyph 3D glasses
It has to do with how the different 3D formats work. The universal 3D format is anaglyph which uses those red and blue or green and red glasses. A 3D movie has two images of everything. One for the right eye and one for the left. In anaglyph all the left eye images are one color and all the right the other color which are red and blue as well. Then the red lens blends in with the red images and only the blue can get throw. Same with the blue lens, you can only see the red images. Since this 3D format uses color all color displays can use it.
Required 3D red/blue glasses for watching this video, it’s Fly Me To The Moon 3D
The 3D glasses that you get from the cinema will not work here. This video requires red and blue cyan lenses – Anaglyph glasses. Not the black polarized ones like what you get from cinemas.
Polarized/ Passive 3D glasses
Now with other 3D formats you have a problem. Polarized 3D that they use in the theater has one polarized light wave for the left eye images and a different polarized light wave for all right eye images. Then the lenses block one light wave but not the other, so each eye only gets one image. In theaters they may have just one projector but it has two lenses with one projecting the left eye and one the right eye images at the same time. Then you have to have a special screen that can reflect the light back with the same polarization. Since 2011 several TV brands use this passive 3D format, read more about 2011 LG passive 3D glasses that are cheap and high quality eye wear.
Polarized 3D Glasses Demonstration Video
Active 3D glasses
The other 3D format is field sequential which uses 3D active shutter glasses that open and close. The one lens opens will the other one closes and they do this back and forth. When a lens opens the image for that eye will flash on screen. If the refresh rate of the television is under 100 hz (refreshing 100 time per second) then you will notice a flickering effect. Old plasma lcd television are 60 hz, rather slow. The flickering is bad. Now they can make them higher than that like 120 hz, even 600 hz. You just need a tv that can flash the images for each eye alternately at a fast enough rate and sync that up with the lenses.
See it is not as simple as just plopping a 3D DVD in any old DVD player on any old television and watching it.
Shutter 3D Glasses Demonstration Video
How To Make Your Own 3D Red/ Blue Glasses
You can watch 3D if you buy or make 3D glasses. Don’t want to spend $1 or $2 for the 3D red/blue movie glasses then follow the instructions on this video how to make ones by themselves! They promise that that works. After you have made ones check out the first video above again.