Back To The Future: 3D Home Theater Basics

As the technology that drives 3D home theater systems begins to mature — becoming less “bleeding edge” and more mainstream by the day — it’s quickly turning into the most popular segment of home theater clients of ours are interested in. To help them (and you) out, we thought it would be worth a moment or two to go over the basics — what you need to get going into the third dimension in your home theater.

Your biggest investment will be in your 3D-enabled television or video projector. The monitor is often the most pricey part of any home theater system, but be ready to spend even more for the ability to handle 3D standards. The good news is that there is a standard — which means you won’t be locked into any single source of content.

Speaking of content, you’ll need a way to translate 3D signals for your monitor, whatever style you choose. That means you’ll need to replace your current players with 3D-enabled Blu-ray players, which again might cost more than standard boxes. If you’ve found 3D content on cable or satellite, you’re probably going to need a receiver there that can handle it as well — open the wallet yet again.

Finally, there’s the delicate matter of glasses. No one’s found an effective way to create 3D without them, but the good news is you won’t be sitting with goody red and blue paper masks on — you’ll need either passive polarized glasses or active shutter glasses. The former are relatively inexpensive, and come in a variety of fits; the latter can run upwards of $150. Regardless, many monitors come with proprietary glasses that may suit you just fine.

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For help designing and installing a 3D home theater system, or to speak with the experts in home theater that Palm Beach County trusts most, contact us today!

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