PG OFFICAL 3D MOVIE / TV THREAD
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THE 3D TV ...WHAT THE HELL IS IT ..
It employs stereoscopic technology by using 3D active shutter glasses. These glasses allow you to see through only one lens at a time and create an image for each of your eyes. Your mind merges these two images and allows you to perceive depth, making the picture on the screen appear 3D.
TYPE OF 3D TV
There are several different methods to create the 3D effect, including anaglyphic, polarization, alternative-frame sequencing, and auto-stereoscopic displays. All but auto-stereoscopic require some type of glasses, whether it is red-cyan, polarized, or active-shutter. Both Panasonic and Sony have developed alternate-frame sequencing 3D TVs, while LG and Philips are working on auto-stereoscopic displays.
ARE 3D GLASSES REQUIRED FOR 3D
Yes, you must wear 3D active shutter glasses in order to view 3D TV. Philips and LG are developing a 3D TV that doesn’t require glasses to come out in 2011. TCL also just unveiled a 3D TV that has a rippled screen instead of requiring glasses at the CES that will be available in 2011.
COMPUER GAMES IN 3D
Yes, the Open-GL and DirectX systems are compatible for displaying 3D on the 3D TV screen so you can play games such as Counter Strike.
3D BLU RAY PLAYERS
If you have a HDMI 1.3 and BD-Live (Profile 2.0) compatible Blu-Ray Disc player, there is downloadable software to update rather than having to buy a new Blu-Ray player. However, the image is not as sharp as the new HDMI 1.4.
Ghosting is when the left eye perceives some of what the right eye should be seeing or vice versa. This is very similar to cross talk and it usually creates a double image on the screen.
TOP 3D TV
LG 47LW6500 (47-inch LCD)
LG 60PZ950 (60-inch plasma)
Panasonic Viera TH-P50VT30S (50-inch plasma)
Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum (58-inch LCD)
Samsung UA55D8000 (55-inch LCD)
Sony Bravia KDL-46NX720 (46-inch LCD)
i think there should be a sticky for this ..dedicated to 3d tv / plasma / led / lcd information / movies and stuff for all -- as its not here i think i should start it off ----
though things will appear hap hazzard but its a start -- so feel free to contribute -- BUT NOTE ITS ONLY -- 3D --- POST ONLY 3D TV / MOVIES REALTED INFO .
TOP 3D MOVIES OF 2010
WHATS AVALIABLE IN THE MARKET AND TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT 3D TV
well this depends on prefrence and the amount of money u want to spend . personally i like size - why -- coz u cant have enough of it ...the bigger the tv the more space u get to play ur fav game or movie -- as i said its a preference .
they are various company offering 3d here some of which are
Please note i prefer geting those tv which have warranty coz u dont want to have any issues - and as these tv are large in size if some thing happens its cumbersome to move them around .
Samsung is offering a promotion on its latest 3d tv - the smart 3d tv with blu ray player 2 sets of glasses and 4 blu rays - its a 40 inch led costing rs.164000/-
Samsung 51 inch plasma with blu ray , 2 glasses and 4 blu rays = rs.155000/-
Samsung 41 Inch plasma with all of the above = rs.110,000/-
sony is the most expensive - and only thee tv will set u back nearly rs.150,000/- and thats not even including any thing with it-- add those costs and u take it above rs.220,000/- to expensive if u ask me .
personally i liked the latest slim plasma - no ghosting no burn in issues etc - its good -
will provide u guys with a detailed analysis on the tv later today or tommorow .
3D MOVIES WHERE TO GET THEM OR DOWNLOAD THEM
well simply it can be downloaded via the net -- all the 3d movies require a 3d tv to play -- as i have downloaded nearly most of them , i can say that all of them work - some of the 3d movies are to good to resist . specially avatar and final destination - the 3d is to to real to watch .
also can help you if you need any help downloading the 3d demos /movies etc.
THE BEST OF 2011 --PLASMA 3D TV COMPARISION
SAMSUNG SERIES 7 PLASMA 3D
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Plasma Television Best Sellers
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Plasma Technology History
Plasma screens first entered the US market towards the end of 1999, but the concept has been around since its inception in July of 1964 at the University of Illinois. The first displays were nothing more than points of light created in laboratory experiments. The technology was developed and improved, and by the late 60's, it had become advanced enough to allow the scientists to construct geometric shapes. Today the progression in high speed digital processing, materials, and advanced manufacturing technology has made full color, bright plasma displays possible.
Digital television is now a reality—but you're not going to see it the way it was meant to be seen using yesterday's TV sets. Today, we're in the midst of a digital video revolution, thanks to HDTV, DTV, DVD-Video, digital satellite broadcasts and computer video. Plasma display technology is one way to fully enjoy the dramatically improved image quality of all these digital video source
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Advantages of Plasma TVs
Some of the advantages of plasma technology include:
Plasma Televisions have higher resolution than most conventional TV sets, and are capable of displaying full HDTV and DTV signals as well as XGA, SVGA, all the way up to UWXGA (1920 X 1080) signals from a computer. For example, a plasma display with a 1366 x 768 native resolution can display images from 1080i and 720p HDTV resolution, as well as 480i, 480p, 1080i and 720p DVD video signals.
No Scan Lines
Conventional CRTs use an electron beam to scan the picture tube from top to bottom at regular intervals, lighting the phosphors to create the image. With standard (NTSC) TV, visible scan lines can be seen. Plasma screens have no scan lines due to the fact that each and every pixel cell has its own transistor electrode. This creates a smooth, evenly lit image across the entire surface of the display. Most current plasma displays also include built-in line doubling to improve image quality from low resolution analog video signals.
Exceptional Color Accuracy
Due to advances in both plasma panel technology and digital video processing, today's top-of-the-line plasma televisions can display billions of colors, resulting in smooth gradations between even very subtle shades, and an overall picture quality that is extremely lifelike and realistic. Plasma TVs in general boast the best color reproduction of any flat panel TV technology, and advances are made with each new model year in plasma production. For color accuracy, Plasma televisions are simply without compare (with the exception of the new OLED TV technology).
Wide Screen Aspect Ratio
Plasma televisions have a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, which was originally designed to match the natural field of view of the human eye. Of course you're familiar with the wide screen aspect from watching movies in the theater—and a widescreen plasma TV allows you to watch movies in the format the director intended. The 16:9 aspect ratio is also the chosen format for HDTV content, whether it's broadcast over the air or through digital cable or satellite TV.
But what happens when you watch a standard (4:3) TV program or a computer image? Choosing a plasma TV that scales images appropriately will give you the most enjoyment from your plasma, as well as extending its life. There are several algorithms used to scale incoming video signals to match the plasma's native 16:9 aspect ratio. All plasma screens can show the image in its original 4:3 format with bars (either black or gray) on the sides of the image, but there can be some variation among plasma screens in how well they convert a 4:3 image to the widescreen monitor. Manufacturing engineers accomplish a "best of both worlds" approach by limiting the stretching in the center of the screen, or by enlarging the entire image to larger than the screen size, and "cropping" the edges. This scaling technique allows the most stretching to be located on the edges of the image, thus reducing visible distortion.
So basically there are a number of ways to display an incoming "standard" 4:3 picture from satellite, VCR, or cable TV, and some plasma televisions do it better than others. It can be displayed as is, with the bars on the sides. In "Zoom" mode, the image will have very little distortion or stretching and will fill the entire screen area. However, this mode often cuts off too much of the picture around the edges, and can cause motion artifacts and pixelation—resulting in a "grainy" or jagged appearance.
Typically the best option for converting a 4:3 NTSC TV signal is the "Just" or "Full" mode—you'll see the same idea called different names by different plasma manufacturers. This aspect ratio option converts the 4:3 image with specially designed algorithms, which reduce the visible "stretching" as much as possible by using a combination of techniques, cropping very little of the image and situating any stretching or distortion to the outer edges where it will be less noticiable. If it's done well, you'll hardly notice any difference at all.
Perfectly Flat Screen
Plasma HDTVs have screens that are perfectly flat, with no curvature whatsoever. This eliminates the edge distortion that can occur in CRT displays and also assists in allowing the wide viewing angles that are a trademark of plasma displays. The glass-encased plasma display element is most often protected by a Plexiglas layer; some of the better plasma TVs incorporate anti-glare coatings and special color filters to further enhance the picture quality and viewability of the flat screen.
Uniform Screen Brightness
Unlike some rear and front projection televisions that suffer from uneven screen brightness—seen as "hot spots" in the middle of the screen or a darkening near the corners of the image—plasma displays illuminate all pixels evenly across the screen. This gives plasma displays their "smooth" appearance, and ultimately a more accurate picture.
Slim, Space-saving Design
Plasma display monitors are only a few inches in depth, providing installation options never before possible. Depth is usually measured at around 3.5 inches on 42" displays and 4" for 50" screens. In addition to table stand mounting, they can be hung on a wall or from a ceiling, allowing you to enjoy big-screen impact from a component that doesn't dominate floor space. Conventional CRT's, DLP TVs, and rear projection TVs take up far more space and are much more limited in placement flexibility.
Plasma TVs are constructed with a bezel that's not much wider than the actual display screen, giving the monitors an elegant, understated "picture frame" appearance that blends inconspicuously with any décor.
Because they eliminate the need for a front projection unit and a projection screen, commercial style plasma displays are also ideal for use in a wide variety of business and commercial applications where the use of a front projector would not be feasible.
Wide Viewing Angle
Today's plasma screen TVs offer viewing angles approaching—sometimes even exceeding—170°, much better than rear-projection TVs and LCD displays. Coupled with the perfectly flat plasma screen, a good plasma TV even rivals a CRT TV in viewing angles. This allows a bright, clear picture for anyone in the room—no matter where they're sitting.
Universal Input Capability
Nearly all plasma monitors will accept standard video signals via composite video and s-video inputs, as well as higher-quality component video terminals. An important consideration in choosing the right screen for you, however, lies in what other inputs you may need. Many of the newer plasma TVs on the market include digital inputs such as HDMI or DVI, which can accept HDTV signals from your cable box or satellite—even some DVD players—in an all-digital format. Some plasma TVs also include a VGA or DVI PC input, allowing your plasma television to pull double-duty as a PC monitor.
And don't overlook some of the excellent plasma televisions aimed at commercial broadcast installations, such as the Panasonics, Samsung and Pioneer commercial models. Many of these models are equipped with interchangeable input boards, allowing you to configure your plasma display to meet your needs exactly.
See Step 10 for more information on Connecting Your Plasma TV.
Immunity From Magnetic Fields
Components such as loudspeakers that contain strong magnets can distort the picture if placed too close a standard TV. However, because plasma displays do not use electron beams, as conventional CRT displays do, they are immune to the effects of magnetic fields. Plasma TVs can be placed in close proximity to any type of loudspeaker and not experience image distortion. This is also the case when crossing into the Southern Hemisphere. Boats may use plasma displays as they are not sensitive to the earth's magnetic fields.
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How 3D TV Technology Works; The principles behind 3-D HDTVs explained
We all know that a television, any television, displays 2 dimensional images so how does a 3D TV create the illusion of 3 dimensions? Read on to find out.
Creating the illusion of 3 dimensions relies entirely on the fact that we have two eyes separated by a particular distance. If each eye is shown the same image shot from slightly different angles then when your brain combines the image it will appear three dimensional. This is the principle that all 3D effects use, from your old red viewmaster to Avatar shown at IMAX. The viewmaster showed a completely separate image image to each eye, 3D movies and television rely on two different methods.
In the first the two images needed to create the effect are combined into one image. Each image can be altered by a color filter or a polarized filter. With the color filter the viewer will wear 3D glasses with two different colored lenses, the glasses then block out one of the two combined images so each eye sees a different angle of the same shot producing a 3D effect. Orginially this method, called Anaglyph, required 3D to be created without a color picture but modern advances have allowed 3D to be done in color with this method although color quality still suffers. Polarization uses the same princliple but rather than altering the color of an image it alters the waves of light the viewer sees. The glasses the viewer wears have differently polarized lenses which only show one image to each eye, picture quality is better with this method and it is what is used in most 3D movie theaters.
The second method involves powered 3D glasses that have LCD screens for lenses. The glasses are synced to the display via infrared or another method and the two different angles of each frame are shown sequentially to the viewer. The lenses alternately open and shut so each eye sees a complete version of each angle rather than parts of a combined version. This actually works similarly to the old viewmaster mentioned above but rather than showing each eye a different image at the same time, the images are seen in rapid sequence. This is a very effective method of creating the 3D effect but it halves the frame rate of the content. Video normally runs at 30 frames per second (29.97 to be exact) so with this method of 3D each eye is only seeing 15 frames per second, this lessens the apparent smoothness of the content.
Even though 3D viewing has been around for more than century in one form or another is really is still in it's infancy. Expect more 3D breakthroughs in the years to come as it's popularity is on the rise again.
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Myths about 3D TVs
Myth #1: 3D TVs will increase the price of my new TV dramatically.
Actually, 3D compatibility will just be a new feature of many of the HDTVs entering the market place in 2010. As such, it will not necessarily increase the cost of production of the TVs any more than another feature such as 120Hz rate in LCD TVs would. However, the feature is being included on the higher end models offered by manufacturers which also include a host of other top features such as super thin design, increased black levels, better processing engines, high Hz rate, and others. For this reason, the TVs with 3D compatibility will appear more expensive, but it's not because of the 3D enabled feature.
Mitsubishi has been making3D TVs since 2007
Myth #2: 3-D TV technology is a new feature for 2010.
Actually Mitsubishi has had 3D enabled DLP televisions on the market since 2007. The feature is not new, but it has been improved.
Myth #3: 3D TV owners must always wear the 3-D glasses.
3D glasses will only need to be worn when viewing 3D programming. 3-D is just another feature of the TV. The TV will operate as a normal 2D TV with all but your 3-D content - sans glasses.
Myth #4: 3D Glasses will not be necessary with the new 3-D TVs.
This is true of a small test sample subset of smaller LCD monitors in the 15" to 20" size range. It's possible to view 3D content when viewing these specialized monitors from directly front and center with little movement. This will not be the case for 3-D TVs available in stores to consumers. They will all need 3-D glasses to be able to view the 3D content.
Myth #5: 3-D Content will always be viewable in full high definition.
"Many of the new LCDs with 3D capability will only be able to display 600 to 800 effective lines of resolution"
Strangely enough with many of the new LCD 3D TVs you will not see full high definition 1080p. Many of the new LCDs with 3D capability will only be able to display 600 to 800 effective lines of resolution. While this is a good resolution it is not close to 1080p. There are exceptions such as a special line of LCDs developed by Sony (LX900 series and HX900) and good ole plasma. Panasonics 3D plasma TVs will show you a full HD picture.
Myth #6: All 3-D Glasses are the same and the glasses come with the TVs.
Unfortunately 3-D glasses in most cases must be purchased seperately. They will cost around $50 to $100. There are anaglyph 3-D glasses with different colored lenses, linear polarized, and circular polarized glasses. There are also 3-D shutter glasses. The TV manual that comes with your 3-D TV will let you know what type of glasses you will need.
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We were pleased to be able to review a couple of 3D TVs lately. This provided us with an idea of what kind of value 3D would offer as we sat and actually viewed a couple of hours of programming. One obvious point to note up front. There are differences between these TV technologies when viewing 3D movies and other content.
Some some simple interpolation we can see that most LCD/LED TVs will not be able to produce full 1080p HD viewing through both eyes. In fact one is likely to see something in the nature of 700 to 900 lines of effective resolution in a 240Hz specification LCD/LED TV. Plasma TV technology has the processing speed to produce all 1080p lines of resolution to each eye.
Why does this matter with 3D TV viewing? For the simple reason that LCD TVs will typically not be able to show 3D content in full HDTV 1080p. Through some light math and experimentation, our best estimates come in at about 600 lines of effective resolution capability for a 120Hz LCD HDTV, and 700 to 800 lines of effective resolution for a true 240Hz LCD TV. Plasma technology has the speed to delivery the full 1080 lines of resolution to each eye.
Does this really matter? Not too much since 750 lines of resolution still wallups that old best 480p resolution (think of progressive scan DVD).
Instead the more important issues surrounding the viewing experience such as judder, glasses comfort, motion artifacts, clarity of the delivery, and picture depth. Of course processing speed can have an impact on these and thus we will be watching closely for them.
We even noticed some differences in 3D delivery recently when reviewing two plasma TVs side by side with the same animated movie. One had a clearer picture to me. See our Best 3D TV Shootout here.
As far as LCD TV, there is currently only one 3D LCD TV series available in the Samsung C750 series. The prices are very good for this impressive model.
LED TVs have superior brightness to plasma and LCD TVs, however I'm not sure how this translates to a better 3D TV picture since the viewing is through 3D glasses.
Overall I think plasma technology is going to be the best for 3D picture quality and picture depth and this view coexists well with my initial impressions and limited viewing thus far. Prices for 3D plasma TVs are not too inflated either.
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