We have been getting a number of questions regarding 3D, I thought a quick article might clarify (ha!) the situation.
Many of you have seen Avatar in 3D in a commercial movie theatre, and Beyond Audio can reproduce this in your home theatre, but getting 3D to work effectively on a typical “3D TV” is an entirely different matter. 3D, as designed for a huge screen, might not actually work well on smaller displays, plus extended viewing longer than the typical 2 hours at a movie theatre may have detrimental health effects. No one has done any testing that we can find.
3D glasses, not the inexpensive plastic colored glasses, but battery-powered shutter glasses must be used, and glasses from say Sony will not work with Samsung or any other brand of TV, and are not cheap – the glasses could end up costing as much as the TV if you want the entire gang to take in the show.
As usual, with any new technology, it continues to evolve quickly but there are a lot of issues still to be worked out. 3D glasses that will work with any TV brand, a holographic style 3D is in the works, and the various broadcast standards still need refinement… still early days to be sure.
If you have a room for a big screen, say at least 80”, and have the budget for a really good projector and the 3D equipment to make it all work, we would be glad to put together a system for you. For now however 3D is not quite ready for prime time.