This is a guest post from Shannen Doherty. Shannen is a technical content writer associated with the broadbandexpert group. She likes to writes on various topics related to cutting edge technology like internet, time warner cable deals, mobile broadband deals, Internet providers, 3D technology and internet guides. She is keen to help people to know more about updated technology.
If you’re already enjoying Time Warner Cable deals you’re probably wondering how long before you can start watching 3D in your own home. So let’s bust a few myths about new 3D technology and find you the answer.
Top 10 Myths About New 3D Technology Including Internet
1. 3D technology is expensive
It was, but like everything else it is coming down in price. If you bought your 3D TV a couple of years ago you probably feel a little bit ill now, but that’s the price you pay, as it were, for paying the price too early. Learn patience, Padawan!
2. Just having a 3D TV is enough to view your entertainment in 3D
This is not the case. Your HDTV doesn’t play anything in HD unless the source (i.e. the channel) is transmitted in HD – and even then you have to have a HDMI cable otherwise it won’t work properly. A HDMI cable transits much more data than a SCART – without the capability to move all the data from your source to your TV, you won’t notice a thing (except maybe that the picture looks horrible).
3. All content transmitted to a 3D TV is in 3D
Not at all. Your current Time Warner Cable deals probably include around 200 HD TV channels. And you know that when you watch a non HD channel it is not in HD. 3D is no different.
4. A 3D TV can’t do 2D very well
Again untrue. You can turn off the 3D facility and watch in 2D without using the glasses. The picture quality will be the same as a normal digital TV.
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5. I can use any 3D glasses I like, right?
Wrong. Each manufacturer has made its active 3D glasses proprietary to its TV (come on, did you expect anything else?!). So a Sony 3D TV only works with active Sony 3D glasses. Active, by the way, refers to the fact that the glasses work by switching between two frequencies in the lens. Right in front of your eyes. Er –
6. Doesn’t that mean my 3D glasses will give me a headache?
Can do, yes. This one actually isn’t so much a myth as a possibility. Some 3D content appears to be hard to watch, which manufacturers claim is because the content itself is “poor” – i.e. badly transferred into 3D. Movies are usually best transferred, so test a couple out. If you get a headache don’t buy 3D.
7. There are lots of 3D channels to watch
There aren’t, unless you are into sports. The basic problem at the moment is this: there’s a massive difference between filing in 3D and transferring something to 3D later. With the technology emergent it is unclear how many channels will offer genuine 3D.
8. There’s no point in 3D. Not true if you like movies
Your Time Warner Cable deals probably already include a 3D movie channel. Unlike cinema, which is experiencing a slump in 3D popularity, home movies tend to look really good in 3D – because you can adjust the brightness for yourself.
9. 3D is too dark
True in cinemas, not true at home – see previous myth!
10: 3D glasses are free
Unfortunately they aren’t. You need to buy sets for each viewer.