What do I need to watch 3D?


3D has evolved over many years in cinemas, and is now growing in the Home Theatre market. So what do you need in your Home Theatre to be able to watch 3D?

1. First you will need a 3D-capable TV or projector. These are now widely available, and if you’re in the market for a new TV, it may be worth buying a 3D capable system, even if you’re not ready to go all the way to full 3D just yet. Over time when you upgrade components in your Home Theatre, you will find that you are ready to go.

2. Next you will need a 3D capable Blu-ray player or 3D capable Satellite Box (Pay TV).

3. It’s all well and good to have all these 3D capable devices, now you need to get some 3D content. It has been difficult in the recent past to find anything worthwhile on 3D as the industry waited to see whether the technology would be adopted. 3D seems to have cleared the initial hurdles, and there have been many film studios who have remastered previous titles, and are now creating new films with the 3D home theatre in mind.

4. To view 3D content, you will need a pair of 3D glasses, and because you don’t want to be the only one watching, you’ll need a few pairs. 3D glasses have also come a long way from the cardboard cut-outs with red and blue cellophane, now made of plastic they are now more like wearing a pair of sunglasses.

5. If you run your home entertainment centre through a receiver, then your receiver also needs to be 3D compatible.

6. HDMI Cable: To connect all your 3D devices, you will need 3D capable HDMI cables. At the very least, you will need a High Speed HDMI cable, but ideally you will need a v1.4a HDMI cable. Read more about HDMI version numbers

How can you watch 3D if your receiver is not 3D compatible?

If you need any advice on your 3D system, feel free to call our Selby Techs on 1800 69 2225