With the introduction of 3DTVs, two new terms have also been introduced; 3D Ready and Full HD 3D. Hereâ€™s an explanation of the two new terms and what you can expect if youâ€™re shopping for a 3DTV.
3D Ready and Full HD 3D
The two new terms relating to 3DTVs might give you associations to the"HD Ready" and"HD ready 1080p" terms that were used a few years back. But the new 3D terms are actually different, and hereâ€™s why.
3D Ready logo
3D Ready basically tells you that a TV is â€śready for 3Dâ€ť. In this context it means"prepared" for external 3D equipment that you have to buy separately. To enjoy 3D movies and 3D games you have to purchase 3D glasses and a 3D transmitter (that has to be connected to the TV) separately.
Full HD 3D means that 3D transmitter is built into the TV. This way you can avoid a separate 3D transmitter and have it integrated in the TV cabinet. However, Full HD 3D does not necessarily mean that the 3D glasses are included. They can be, but itâ€™s not a guarantee.
Full HD 3D logo
So, basically the difference is the 3D equipment and whether or not itâ€™s integrated in the TV. Itâ€™s important to note that the actual 3D picture quality in theory is the same.
Different 3D formats
To support 3D a flat panel TV needs to support 200/240 Hz picture refresh (not the same as frame interpolation 200/240 Hz technologies) and feature a HDMI 1.4 input. This is a part of the 3D Ready certification. On the other hand you canâ€™t be sure that all 3D formats will be supported but 3D Blu-ray playback is always possible.