3D TV isn't a thing of the future: it's here right now, and available to have in your home in time for Christmas. But what is it, how does it work, what is there to watch, and above all, is it worth it? All very valid questions, and by sheer coincidence, all answered right here in our in depth 3D TV guide. Read on for everything you need to know.
3D TV explained! Everything you were too afraid to ask
If you've yet to experience the joys of high def, 3D home entertainment, this guide should be your jumping off point. It explains how 3D images are delivered to both your eyes at the same time, what the different types of 3D specs do, as well as outlining all the 3D gear available to buy right now, plug in and play. Once you've got this mastered, you're ready to meet the essential kit for your 3D TV set up.
The tech you need
Right now in the UK, there are no free to air 3D channels, so to start pumping out juicy stereoscopic video to your living room main screen, you're going to need the right set top box, games console, 3D Blu-ray player or equipped laptop. Don't worry if that sounds like a tall order: our 3D TV: Essential 3D Kit To get you Started guide explains all your options, with links to all the must have models on sale now.
Meet your 3D TV
Now you know how it works and what will work with it, it's time to meet our first 3D TV out there right now: the Toshiba REGZA WL768 series. It comes in a range of sizes to fit your living room, but each model in the line serves up beautiful images filled with depth through its active 3D, LED backlit display.
The REGZA WL768 is jammed pack with features, including some unique ones essential for 3D TV viewing, which we've gone into in great detail. First up, there's 3D Resolution+, which takes 3D TV broadcasts, and uses advanced processing to boost the quality up to near 3D Blu-ray standard. Then there's Intelligent 3D, which corrects 3D TV's one drawback, reduced brightness, by adjusting the amount of light based on what's being shown on screen. You can read more about both of them in our 3D upscaling guide.
What to watch
If you're armed with the right kit, there's plenty of 3D content to tuck into, from games to HD movies. Plug a 3D friendly laptop into your 3D TV however, and there are lots more interactive options for you too. From 3D compatible websites and internet video to stereoscopic drawing applications, the world is your oyster in yet another dimension, and with a 3D TV, it's all available to view from the comfort of your sofa.