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Taking Advantage of 3D TV Service

One of the most exciting developments in television has been the recent integration of three-dimensional programming into homes. Viewers are able to enjoy their favorite shows, movies, music videos and sports like never before. With a few simple steps, you too can join millions and take full advantage of your 3D TV.

What is 3D TV?

Three dimensional television— also known as 3D TV, 3D HDTV or 3DTV — conveys depth perception to viewers by using 3D display. High-definition televisions with this capability allow specialized content to be seen with the aid of accessories like 3D glasses or a specialized source device. This technology allows viewers to experience a whole new dimension on a daily basis.

It should be noted that all 3D TVs are technically also 2D televisions, and the quality of 2D standard-def and high-definition (HD) TV programming is not adversely affected by the three dimensional capabilities of these devices. It is common for 3D compatibility to be recognized as a feature of televisions, along with Internet streaming, DVR, apps and more.

What Do I Need to Watch 3D TV?

In order to view your preferred television shows, movies, sports events and music videos in 3D, you need to first purchase, update or set up a digital video cable box with three-dimensional programming capabilities. A number of HD set-top boxes automatically receive 3D TV programming. If you already have the required digital video box, you may be able to contact your cable service provider to receive immediate access to an array of thrilling 3D channels. In some instances, there may be no charge for this additional programming.

You will also need a pair of 3D glasses that are compatible with your set-top box. Most 3D TVs include 3D glasses with your order as part of a package deal. “Active 3D” display requires that the glasses be powered in some way –perhaps by battery or a USB port. Passive 3D, on the other hand, employs the use of glasses without a battery or cable component. If you need additional glasses for your family or friends, you can simply purchase additional pairs online or in-store.

Lastly and most importantly, you will need to choose a reliable TV service provider in order to access 3D TV content. Some of the qualities you should look for in a provider include a great selection of channels, easy-to-navigate services, personalized account options and flexible billing plans. Now that you are ready to get started, be sure to read the instruction manual to correctly set up your 3D TV. Contact your TV or cable service provider by phone or online chat if you have any questions.

Benefits of 3D Television Programming

There are countless benefits associated with 3D television and premium programming. No viewing experience truly lets you be a part of all the action like 3D. You can experience your favorite television shows, sports games, movies and music videos in a whole new way by moving beyond 2D TV. Enjoy stunning 3D films in high-definition from the comfort of your home.

In addition, some cable TV service providers offer access to a digital library of free 3D movies and exclusive channels that air only 3D content. Impress your family and friends by hosting 3D TV viewing parties to showcase the capabilities of your entertainment operating system.

Easy access to 3D games for your favorite gaming systems is another great benefit. You may wish to consider upgrading your cable and Internet package for faster speeds and more reliable connections while gaming. Cable service providers often offer bundle deals or packages that include television with 3D programming and Internet service.

What’s the next best thing in television? It’s here, and it’s 3D TV! There’s more to television than simply watching your favorite programs, so make sure you pursue the benefits of a dynamic three-dimensional television experience. Familiarize yourself with 3D channel lineups and showtimes to continue enjoying 3D TV programming to the fullest.

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