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3D Channels Bring a New Dimension of Entertainment to Your Home

You don’t have to go to the movie theater to see 3D entertainment anymore. With new 3D TV technology, you can watch movies, shows and even channels in three dimensions. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to 24/7 3D networks, there is a ton of 3D entertainment to enjoy.


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What Do I Need to Watch 3D TV?

In order to experience the incredible benefits of 3D television, you will need a few pieces of equipment.

  • 3D Television
  • 3D Glasses
  • HDMI Cable
  • Advanced HD receiver service

Most 3D TVs will include two pairs of 3D glasses while extra pairs can be purchased separately. 3D TVs are available from brands like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and VIZIO. HDMI cables are currently 3D compatible but must be linked directly from your 3D television to your receiver or player. Certain devices and television may also require a firmware upgrade. For full details, check with your manufacturer.
 
 


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What are the Most Popular 3D TVs?

There are several different brands of 3D TVs to choose from. Most offer 1080p HD resolution and can connect to the Internet wirelessly for streaming video. Here are five of the top rated 3D televisions available:

  • LG 3D LED TV
  • Sony Bravia XBR TV
  • Panasonic Viera Plasma TV
  • Samsung 8000 TV
  • Sony Bravia W TV

 

How Do 3D TVs Work?

3D TVs create a sense of depth in what you are viewing by showing slightly different images to your right and left eye. There are two types of 3D technology: active and passive 3D.

Active 3D TVs use battery-operated glasses that rapidly open and close an opaque shutter over either eye to block out the images meant for the other eye. A 3D TV then must have a fast enough refresh rate to show each eye at least 60 frames per second.

Passive 3D is the kind that you experience when you go see a 3D movie at the theater. The 3D TV uses a special filter to polarize each line of pixels on the screen. When wearing a pair of polarized 3D glasses, the odd lines of pixels are visible to the left eye while the even lines are visible to the right.


What Kind of 3D Programming is Available?

There are two different kinds of 3D programming available from providers like DIRECTV: 3D channels and movies.1

DIRECTV 3D Channels

DIRECTV offers 3net, a 24/7 3D network brought to you by the Discovery Channel, Sony and IMAX. 3net offers a variety of shows and programs that the entire family can enjoy, all in dazzling 3D. You can trust 3net to deliver the very best in 3D entertainment, from educational shows, animated movies, sports and even musical programming.

DIRECTV 3D Movies

Forget the long lines and stale popcorn. You can enjoy the latest 3D blockbusters right from home with DIRECTV CINEMA.2 Find your favorite movies in stunning 3D with the press of a button and watch them on your schedule. Make your movie night a big-screen experience with DIRECTV 3D.

In addition to DIRECTV 3D channels, you can also order select new releases from DIRECTV CINEMA in 3D. Get access to a huge selection of the hottest new Hollywood releases from DIRECTV CINEMA that you can watch anytime you want. Certain titles are also available in Blu-ray™ format 1080p HD.3 3D movies typically cost more to order than regular movie titles.


See More of Your Favorite Shows and Movies in 3D with DIRECTV

If you want to learn more about DIRECTV 3D channels or movies, call today!