What Are The Best 3D Glasses On The Market?
3D films have been shot as such by Hollywood directors for since 1915, but it is not until recently that the 3D format has truly been a feature of modern cinemas in the western world, with the format seen as the natural successor to the standard definition cinema viewing experience and no longer a niche luxury enjoyed by the few.
The challenge now is to re-create that feeling of intense depth perception in movies such as Avatar, which gave the impressive illusion of true immersion in the luscious fictional jungle environment depicted on-screen, into an equally enjoyable format on the inevitably smaller scale 3D television sets currently being rolled out to satisfy demand for the technology.
3D televisions are yet to replace HD TV’s in terms of commercial sales partly due to pricing of the technology, although those lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of 3D games, films and TV viewing in the comfort of the home will be aware that getting the right 3D glasses can make or break the experience.
What Are the Best Options For 3D Eyewear?
The unfashionably dated 3D specs occasionally worn in the 80’s and 90’s with their combined green and red colour hue seem a thing of the past, with current 3D glasses able to provide a much more pleasurable viewing experience in the cinema or at home.
Despite them being the least expensive purchase of the 3D television set, they are perhaps the most vital, as a poor quality pair of glasses can detract from the overall experience considerably.
For home use, there is now much competition from brands fighting for the right to be labelled as the go to hardware for families looking to get the most out of their 3D television sets. Some of the key features to consider when looking for a good set of 3D glasses include:
• Brand – It makes sense to purchase glasses based on the brand of the 3D TV, with the likelihood of increased compatibility between a matching set.
While a limited amount of glasses are likely to be available out of the initial TV box, friends and family wishing to use the technology properly will need to purchase separate headsets.
Don’t settle for poorer quality glasses than those which come with the TV set, as these are likely to be the specs which will work best in terms of quality and durability.
• Rechargeable glasses – It’s advised to purchases glasses which don’t require battery changes of frustrating regularity, particularly if intending to use the TV set regularly.
This only adds unnecessary cost to the overall purchase, while further environmentally friendly features include the ability of the specs to turn off during extended periods of downtime.
• Carefully check include items – The glasses package should contain everything needed to get going from the off, such as cleaning products or a storage container, while warranty periods can also vary considerably.
Before making the final decision it may prove worthwhile to check for compatibility at a local electronics store which may have relevant demos of the specs you are after, which allows you to crucially test whether the desired glasses will stand up to the test of lengthy DVD marathons, as if they don’t feel comfortable after ten minutes, ten hours certainly won’t feel a whole lot better!
Jamie blogs about technology and eyewear for www.directsight.co.uk.