When it comes to 3D televisions, The main thing you need to know is that every 3D TV is also perfectly capable of playing 2D content.
Next thing to decide on is how big a TV do you want? Depending on the size of the room you may want a 40” 3D TV or you may want a 70” 3D TV.
When purchasing a 3D TV it is also very important to decide if you want Active or Passive 3D.
Passive vs. Active
Since Passive 3D glasses don’t require a power source or fancy technology, they are lighter and more affordable than Active 3D glasses, so it’s easier to buy extra pairs for your friends and family. Active 3D glasses are battery powered and will require recharging from time to time, and they are generally heavier to wear and more expensive to purchase.
Passive 3D Technology
This is the kind of technology used when you go to the movie theatre. Extra glasses are less expensive to buy extras.
Active 3D Technology
Active 3D uses specially designed glasses that are synchronized with your display using the infrared sync signal transmitter.
You’ll need more than just a television. Here’s a look at some of the 3D TV components you need to buy:
• A 3D TV
• 3D glasses for each viewer.
• 3D content. Such as 3D Blu-Rays
• A 3D player, such as a 3D Blu-ray player for movies
• 3D-capable HDMI cables. Look for cables rated “1.3,” “1.4,” or “high speed” when purchasing to ensure 3D support.