These days everyone seems to be flocking to 3D movies at the theater. You get to wear those funny red and blue glasses, and if you are lucky, it looks like the images on the screen are shooting out at you or sitting right next to your seat.
Now, it seems that all the electronic manufacturers are starting a new trend to bring 3D technology to the home user in the form of options for TVs, smart phones, hand held games, etc. There is even a trend going that some of these manufacturers are trying to develop a version of 3D where you don’t have to wear those annoying 3D glasses in the form of the newest version of the hand held game system for the Nintento DS.
Many new TVs on the market are touting the 3D experience but they require the users to wear the glasses. These TVs are a bit pricier than regular HD models, perhaps as much as a thousand dollars more. If you have noticed that LED TVs seem to be getting a lot cheaper, it is probably because the newer models are coming out with things like Internet and 3D, so the older ones are on their way out and thus cheaper.
So, what’s the difference between 3D and 2D in a TV? It’s not quite the same as the movie screen 3D experience, but it is still a much different experience than regular TV. It is a depth perception thing instead of the jumping out at you type of experience you get at the theater. One problem is that if you aren’t sitting at the right angle, you may not get the full experience, but then, this technology hasn’t been out that long. There are also people who can’t see the 3D the way it shows up in TVs, as they don’t have the proper depth perception needed. It’s sort of like when a person is color blind, except it’s not color, it’s depth of layers that a person can’t see properly.
Another problem is that several companies are putting out TVs with the 3D installed, but the technology has yet to be standardized, which means everyone’s system is different and you get different results. Some people don’t like the way it is done now, as it makes them feel closed in due to the way the special glasses work, and it can even cause some people to be sick to their stomach.
All in all, once the bugs get worked out, 3D or even 4D technology will more than likely become standard on many electronic devices.