A Beginners Guide to Setting up the 3D Movie Experience at Home

by Guest Author on March 1, 2018

in Articles, Guest Posts

Nothing beats a three-dimensional play on reality, which is an experience like no other. Things pop out from the screen and soar about in your reach. It’s a mind-befuddling illusion of sorts, not to miss out on.

If last week you HAD to go a movie theatre just to enjoy a 3D movie, this week you can totally duplicate that exact same experience at home, by meeting a few technical requirements. Check them off your list as you go.

Visual Requirements

The first thing you need is a video setup to enable the 3D experience in your living room. There are certain elements which complete the visual aspect, some of which are highlighted below.

  • The TV: If you have a 3D-enabled HDTV like the Xfinity TV, all you need to do is tune it to the required settings, which are pretty easy to locate.
  • The Projector: If TV is not an option for you, then you could always go for a high-quality projector, like Optoma GT1080, which allows for wonderful 3D viewing. Set-up a matte-white projection screen, connect the HDMI, cut the lights, and enjoy the cost-effective experience.
  • The Disc-Player: If you wish to watch a stellar movie on a 3D Blu-Ray, then you would obviously need a Blu-Ray player which supports the 3D format, like Sony’s BDP-S5500. Plop the disk, connect it to the TV or the projector, make sure the audio is intact, and immerse yourself in a 3D reality.
  • The Stream: If a Blu-Ray is hard to get, then you can stream 3D content online over Vudu and Netflix, which both offer an adequate number of films and shows in 3D. Sync it with the 3D-enabled TV, projector, or disk player through your WiFi to start watching!
  • The Glasses: There’s an important accessory which comprises a vital part of the 3D visual infrastructure. It’s the glasses, polarized to materialize the 3D succession of images for the brain to assess. There are two kinds of glasses: active shutter ones or dark passive ones. The kind you need depends on the sort of a TV setup you have. Some need active, some require a passive 3D viewing. Choose what suits you best.

Audio Requirements

Sight is always accompanied by sound. It’s just the way it goes. After ticking the visual requisites off your checklist, it’s time to focus on the audio requirements, mentioned below.

  • The Theatre Effect: You cannot watch a 3D movie in just any room and appreciate the experience fully. You need to make an effort to recreate the theatre effect at home. Fiberglass roof, carpeted walls and floor, darkened windows, dimmed lights, and contracted space are just a few ways to amplify the acoustics.
  • The Sound System: To match the 3D visuals, the sound system needs to be on par with it. Consider WiFi and Bluetooth connected tallboy speakers with HDMI receivers, like the ones offered by Sony. They’re sure to create a home theatre effect like no other.

Content Requirements

As for the actual 3D content, there are more than 500 movie titles offered in 3D, along with many sitcoms and other shows, either online or in DVD form. You can get a hold of them, plug them in and have a fantastic movie night. If I was to suggest a 3D movie or two for your night, I’d recommend Titanic, Avatar, The Walk, and Gravity.

So there’s no need to head over to your nearest cinema to watch a movie in 3D, when you can recreate that same experience at home, maybe even a better one, by following the aforementioned pointers.

Get your popcorn ready, wear your cool glasses, sit on the couch, and step out of your boring reality!

Guest article written by: Robert James is an MIS with a vast experience and research on personal and home security tech and gadgets. He also write on Comcast Xfinity Packages MMA Fighter and Technology enthusiast with a will to act. Tech Writer and Researcher with a flare to review the latest security tech and gadgets.

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