This year it seems that there are more and more movie titles being offered in 3D. No, this is not the red and blue, plastic glasses 3D of yesteryear but rather a newer generation that uses polarization to separate the right and left eye images. From a slew of CGI animated children’s movies to action and even a horror movie, in 2009 there seemed to be no slowing down our appetite for 3D cinema.
The entertainment industry and consumer electronics are hoping consumers will want to bring 3D movie technology into their homes too and soon (they need the money!). Last week, the Blu-ray Disc Association announced a finalization and release of “Blu-ray 3D” specification. Look for the first HD 3D systems from Sony and Panasonic to be released in 2010.
So by now you must be asking: “what will I need to run 3D on my home system?” The first item you’ll need is a 3D capable HDTV (due out next year) Your current Blu-ray player will also need to be upgraded to a 3D capable version. But what about the cables? The good news is that we already offer the right A/V cable for the job. Our new HDMI v1.4 cables are fully 3D capable, in addition to offering 4k x 2k resolution and deep color capability. Since they are backward compatible, they will work with your current and future equipment equally well.
We will have to wait and see if 3D lives up to its hype as the next big thing for TV. But at least you know you’re good to go from the cable point of view.