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Though the format has been around for nearly a century, only now is 3D TV primed to expand permanently into our the homes, with 2011 seeing announcements of improved lines of 3D TVs from all of the leading 3D TV manufacturers. Anyone considering whether to buy a 3D TV in 2011 is going to be faced with a huge choice, not only in the ranges of 3D television models, but in whether to get an LCD 3DTV or a plasma set.
Several companies like LG, Sony, and Toshiba have announced new LCD 3D TV models that are be able to produce color-correct, high definition images in full 3D. It's all thanks to the creation of active shutter 3D glasses. With active shutter glasses, the old type anaglyph images are no longer necessary to create 3D. The blurry, indistinct 3D caused by layering images of slightly different perspectives on top of one another has been replaced.
The new LCD 3D TV models work by alternating the different perspectives in time with the displays' refresh rate. To create the 3D effects, active shutter 3D glasses darken each lens in conjunction with the TV's refresh rate. When the displays are viewed through the glasses, only one image is allowed to enter each eye at a time, and each eye gets a slightly different perspective creating a stunningly crisp 3D image.
Avatar, a recent 3D release, has now become not only the top-grossing movie of all time, but top-selling high-definition DVD. Previously, though, the only way to see that sort of eye-popping excitement was at the movie theater. Now, with the arrival on the scene of more 3D content from 3D Blu Ray and the new 3D TV channels, it's becoming apparent that the industry is going all out to get more TVs off the shelves, with LCD 3D TV models vying with plasma for the honour of becoming the most popular.
LG released its first LCD 3D TV model in early May 2010. The LX9500 provides clear, high-definition images in 3D, but that's not all. It also comes equipped with a USB 2.0 port, a Wireless AV Link, and optional camera for use with Skype. The models start at 47 inches and get progressively bigger! Korea was the first country to get the chance to view 3D content on LG's 3D LCD TVs, but the new models became available in other countries soon after.
Sony arrived a little later on the scene. Its later LCD 3D TV arrival doesn't mean Sony televisions are any less impressive, however. The company has taken the new 3D TV technology and married it with their successful BRAVIA line of televisions. Starting at 46-inch models and growing from there, Sony's LCD 3D TV models are able to provide 3D content in astonishing 1080-pixel resolution. Sony has also been working on creating new forms of 3D content, such as the formation of the new 3net 3D TV channel in partnership with IMAX and Discovery. They're also heavily into gaming as well, with the PS3 likely to become one of the leaders in 3D games consoles.
Fall 2010 saw the arrival of Toshiba's new ZX900 series of Cell TVs. These models can display movies that are already in 3D, but they are also able to act as a 3D TV converter and perform 2D to 3D conversion using built in software. This unique up-conversion process means you needn't buy a 3D Blu-Ray player or subscribe to any 3D TV networks to get content. Even regular content on broadcast TV can be converted to stunning 3D. The ZX900 series has two models to offer: a 55-inch and a 65-inch.
Even Samsung jumped into the 3D pool with their UNC900 series. Models ranging in size up to 65 inches complete the line up of Samsung 3D TV models, each one able to create crystal-clear 3D effects in high definition. Samsung was the very first out of the gate with its LCD TVs being the first on the market.
3D LCD TV models do have one big perk over their plasma 3D TV contenders. With the light-producing LEDs situated behind the LCD screen, the contrast ratio simply can't be beaten. Some models even boast a ratio of 10,000,000:1. Plasma TVs, even in 3D, can't compare to brightness like that.
LCD 3D TV Resources and Quick Links
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You'll find a well written website which carries useful LCD TV general news and information at www.lcdtvs.info.