3DTV archive

  • 3D TV not dead, says Samsung, still 'a feature consumers like to use'
    Televisions

    3D TV not dead, says Samsung, still 'a feature consumers like to use'

    By 27 January 2014

    Samsung has responded to growing concerns that 3D is no longer an important technology for home entertainment, and claims  it is still an "important part of our TV proposition". At the CES trade show in Las Vegas in January, the biggest technology buzzwords...

  • Sky: F1 to be broadcast in 3D for first time at Circuit de Catalunya
    Home Cinema

    Sky: F1 to be broadcast in 3D for first time at Circuit de Catalunya

    By 6 February 2013

    Almost a year after telling Pocket-lint that it hoped to broadcast some Formula One live coverage in 3D, Sky has announced that the third test from Circuit de Catalunya will be the first to get the three-dimensional treatment. Simultaneously broadcast...

  • Queen's Christmas Speech rumoured to be being delivered in 3D
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    Queen's Christmas Speech rumoured to be being delivered in 3D

    By 10 December 2012

    The Queen's Christmas speech is to be shown in 3D for the first time this year, it's reported. Filmed at Buckingham Palace on Friday, the Queen is expected to speak about the positive impact on the nation of the London Olympics and her Diamond Jubilee...

  • Disney 3D movies head to LG Cinema 3D televisions in US
    Home Cinema

    Disney 3D movies head to LG Cinema 3D televisions in US

    By 5 October 2012

    LG has teamed up with Disney in the US to bring Disney 3D movies directly to your TV without your having to do anything other than press a button on your remote. "LG 3D World app now offers a collection of hit movies for rental, including some of Hollywood's...

  • 3D viewing up, but still small when it comes to the bigger picture
    Home Cinema

    3D viewing up, but still small when it comes to the bigger picture

    By 31 July 2012

    Some 113,000 people watched the London 2013 opening ceremony in 3D, figures confirm, sending mixed messages on whether the format is finally starting to be adopted, or  if it still has a long way to go before it proves itself in UK homes. The audience...

  • 3D Games now available to download to LG Cinema 3D TVs
    Gaming

    3D Games now available to download to LG Cinema 3D TVs

    By 30 July 2012

    3D games are now available to download to LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TVs as the Korean manufacturer expands its multimedia offering. Initially launched with five titles, all the games have been specifically optimised for the 3D platform (with the aid of LG’s...

  • Panasonic TX-L37ET5 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L37ET5 review

    By 20 April 2012

    Firmly in the Smart VIERA LED stable, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Japanese manufacturer's marrying of VIERA Connect, 3D and DLNA home networking make this a classic Panasonic LCD TV. It might shock you to know that the king of plasma TVs has...

  • LG CINEMA Smart TVs get 3D content boost
    Televisions

    LG CINEMA Smart TVs get 3D content boost

    By 16 April 2012

    Owners of LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TV will soon have access to even more three-dimensional content. LG’s 3D World service will offer more programmes in entertainment, sports, documentaries, lifestyle and children’s shows. While LG customers who purchased...

  • London 2012 Olympics in 3D thanks to the BBC
    Home Cinema

    London 2012 Olympics in 3D thanks to the BBC

    By 15 February 2012

    The BBC is to enter the third dimension once again, after the successful 3D trial that took place during the Wimbledon tennis Championships back in June, and will broadcast some of the London 2012 Olympic Games in 3D. And the good news is that, as long...

  • LG Cinema Screen TV reduces horrid black border to just 1mm
    Televisions

    LG Cinema Screen TV reduces horrid black border to just 1mm

    By 8 January 2012

    If you are reading this at home, stop two seconds, look at your TV (if you're on the sofa) and see how large the black frame around your television is. Holed up in our hotel room in Las Vegas writing this and looking at the one we've got, it is a shocking...

  • Galapagos 3D: Attenborough heads to remote island with Sky 3D camera crew
    Home Cinema

    Galapagos 3D: Attenborough heads to remote island with Sky 3D camera crew

    By 15 December 2011

    Sky has announced that it is continuing its partnership with Sir David Attenborough with a new three-part natural history series which tells the story of the remote Galapagos Islands.   Galapagos 3D, which is scheduled to air on Sky 3D in late 2012,...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Samsung 51-inch Full HD 3D plasma
    Televisions

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Samsung 51-inch Full HD 3D plasma

    By 13 December 2011

    Christmas isn't Christmas without a few very important additions. First off, Jesus is pretty much an absolute must, and second a huge amount of TV/movie consumption. The first is easy, as you can simply nip down to your local church for a bit of Christmas...

  • Sony KDL-55EX723  review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sony KDL-55EX723 review

    By 29 November 2011

    How does Sony do it? This flagship TV in the brand’s EX Series is one of the most impressive we’re ever seen. The way the 55EX723 upscales all sources to fit its massive 55-inch panel is clever stuff; it cleans and polishes all kinds of web-based...

  • LG 55LW980T review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    LG 55LW980T review

    By 18 November 2011

    We loved the LG 47LX9900 for its design and 2D picture quality. We also really liked the LG Cinema 3D 47LW550T when it comes to watching 3D movies, so could a television that merges the two together be the best TV LG has ever made? We're about to find...

  • Star Wars 3D trailer... not in 3D (video)
    Home Cinema

    Star Wars 3D trailer... not in 3D (video)

    By 7 November 2011

    Lucasfilm has posted a Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace 3D trailer on YouTube in every format, from 240p up to Full HD 1080p, but not in 3D. Surely that misses the point somewhat? Especially as YouTube is capable of showing 3D in many guises. The...

  • Paul Verhoeven: All science fiction could be converted to 3D
    Home Cinema

    Paul Verhoeven: All science fiction could be converted to 3D

    By 12 October 2011

    Paul Verhoeven, the director of sci-fi fan faves Total Recall, Robocop and Starship Troopers, has stated that all science fiction movies could be converted to 3D. He is a massive proponent of the movie format, and even believes that one day 3D "could...

  • Toy Story writers dismiss 3D as gimmick
    Home Cinema

    Toy Story writers dismiss 3D as gimmick

    By 10 October 2011

    Like Star Wars' Anthony Daniels (C3PO) before them, the original screenwriters of Toy Story, and wordsmiths behind Activision's forthcoming game/toy hybrid Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, have dismissed 3D as being a gimmick. Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow...

  • Sky 3D coming to your 2D TV
    Home Cinema

    Sky 3D coming to your 2D TV

    By 30 September 2011

    Time flies when you’re having fun. And that's exactly what you'll think when we tell you that Sky 3D is now a year old. While Sky has yet to officially confirm how many people have signed up to the three dimensional offering; the biggest problem with...

  • LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on
    Televisions

    LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    With such as aggressive stance against the active shutter 3D system, it came as no surprise when LG’s much-touted flagship flat screen TV was fitted with the brand’s Cinema 3D tech. The IFA announcement sees LG producing only plasma-flavoured active...

  • Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on
    Home Cinema

    Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on

    By 1 September 2011

    There's no doubt that Toshiba is fully committed to the glasses-free 3D revolution. Following the example set by its Qosmio spec-free laptop, the Japanese company used the IFA expo to announce the world’s first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV - the...

  • Toshiba 55-inch ZL2 TV ditches the 3D glasses, tracks your face instead
    Televisions

    Toshiba 55-inch ZL2 TV ditches the 3D glasses, tracks your face instead

    By 1 September 2011

    Toshiba has announced a 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV, called the ZL2, at IFA in Berlin; it should allow users to watch 3D television without faffing with a pair of accompanying glasses. The new model, which Toshiba has confirmed will go on sale in the UK,...

  • Vuzix Wrap 1200 specs get IFA debut
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    Vuzix Wrap 1200 specs get IFA debut

    By 1 September 2011

    Sony is the only one making video glasses. Vuzix who’ve been doing it for some time and supply video glasses to the military have also announced new video eyewear at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new Wrap 1200 offers a 16:9 widescreen display equivalent...

  • Panasonic Lumix twin-lens 3D digital camera on show at IFA
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix twin-lens 3D digital camera on show at IFA

    By 31 August 2011

    There's nothing quite like showing off a nice concept, making people go "ooh" and "aah", in order to kick off a massive trade show - and that's exactly what Panasonic has done over in Berlin at IFA where it has detailed its first twin-lens 3D digital...

  • LG LW980T Cinema 3D TV comes with Nano Full LED tech and super-thin body
    Home Cinema

    LG LW980T Cinema 3D TV comes with Nano Full LED tech and super-thin body

    By 31 August 2011

    LG has used IFA, the consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, to launch its latest 3D television range: the LG LW980T series.  The new telly, which will come in 47- or 55-inch screen sizes, offers the company’s passive 3D tech - Cinema 3D - as well...

  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary 3D confirmed at Halo Fest
    Gaming

    Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary 3D confirmed at Halo Fest

    By 26 August 2011

    Microsoft has announced that it will be letting gamers who buy the anniversary version of Halo Combat Evolved, due out in November, play in 3D on their Xbox 360 consoles.  “For the first time, fans will be able to experience the original Halo campaign...