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1. Viewing 3D Movies, Sports, TV shows, and Video/PC games in 3D 3-Dimentional movie viewing was introduced to the public in the form of film presentations back in 1952, and has reappeared in various forms several times since then. Seeing 3D in the movie theater is one thing, but being able to view 3D movies, TV programs, and 3D Video/PC games is quite an attraction for many, especially the Sports and Video/PC game experience. 3D, if done well, can provide and immersive viewing experience for movies, games. Consumer 3D technology is actually more advanced then what you would experience in the movie theatre. The use of “Active Shutter Glasses” provides a much more accurate and compelling experience than the throwaway “passive” ones used in theatres. 2. 3D TVs are excellent 2D TVs Even if you aren't interested in 3D now (or ever), it turns out that 3D TVs are also excellent 2D TVs. Do to the extra processing (good contrast, black level, and motion response) needed to make 3D look good on a TV, this spills over into the 2D environment, making for an excellent 2D viewing experience. 3. Some 3D TVs perform real-time 2D to 3D conversion Here is an interesting twist on some higher-end 3D TVs. Even if your TV program or movie isn't being played or transferred in 3D, some 3D TVs have real-time 2D-to-3D real time conversion. OK, admittedly, this is not as good an experience as watching originally produced or transmitted 3D content, but it can add a sense of depth and perspective if used appropriately, such as with viewing live sporting events. 4. There is probably more 3D content then you think! More and more 3D Blu-Ray titles are being release weekly along aide their non-3D counterparts (A 3D capable player will be required). Also, check with your local service provider for availability of 3D broadcasts as offerings have expanded in many markets. Some, such as Directv now offer dedicated 3D channels with a variety of programming. Also, many major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, are being broadcast in stunning 3D! Another growing market is 3D Gaming. Look for an increased focus on compelling video game formats and titles! 5. To 3D or Not to 3D?! 3D isn't for everyone. Some people might have trouble seeing 3D images or find that they develop headaches or eyestrain from watching 3D. As such it is recommended for consumers to heed any warnings from the TV manufacturer as the potential effects of long-term 3D viewing are still being studied. 6. Buy or Wait? Buying a 3D TV right now makes the most sense for early adopters who want to experience 3D in their homes, or for someone who's currently in the market for a new TV and thinks they'd like to have 3D capability in the near future. Those who wait will have more models to choose from, possibly at lower prices, and more 3D content to watch.

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