As 3D televisions (and eventually our first 3D documentary) make their way into living rooms near you, it’s time to lay down some helpful tips I found online to ensure you are getting the most out of your in-house 3D experience.
In order to create the optimal 3D experience, you first have to create the environment for it to happen.
Dim the lights, cover the windows–black them out if possible. Essentially create yourself a tiny black hole.
By reducing ambient light you will eliminate ghosting and double vision that often botch the 3D experience.
When in doubt, darkness is always best.
Until 3D televisions become 360 degrees of polarized celluloid, we’ll have to make due with flat screens that are better viewed head-on rather than from an angle.
Best then to keep the family or group of friends small so everyone gets a piece of the 3D pie.
Because 3D glasses are tinted, they’ll dim the movie if viewed in default settings made for 2D. So make sure to customize your settings and increase screen brightness.
3D is not normal television viewing—don’t forget it.
This goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway: 3D is a viewing format that belongs on an ample-sized, high-def screen.
The bigger the screen the richer your experience of the imagery—think GIANT pop-up book vs. OK pop-up card.
The only other thing I’ll demand from here on in when it comes to 3D screens is they be dust and fingerprint free.
–Ian Herring, President