What do I need to watch 3D movies?

What is required to watch 3D movies at home? In this article I wanna describe what you need to watch 3D movies. If you wanna watch 3D Movies you need an 3D TV, an 3D Blu-ray player or Playstation 3 and 3D glasses.



Every TV vendor has 3D televisions in his product line. You can find 3D TVs from 600 Dollar until 20.000 Dollar. It depends what quality and configuration do you want. In the list below you can find a few 3D TVs.

LG Electronics 47LA6200 47-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and Four Pairs of 3D Glasses
VIZIO M551d-A2R 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV
Sharp LC-60LE757 60-inch Aquos Quattron 1080p 240Hz Smart LED 3D HDTV
Samsung UN55F6400 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Slim Smart LED HDTV


3D Blu-ray Player

Many vendors offer 3D Blu-ray player for good prices. The 3D Blu-ray players are compatible with 2D Blu-rays and DVDs.

Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi
Samsung BD-F5900 3D Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player
Panasonic DMP-BDT230 Smart Wi-Fi 3D Blu-Ray Player



To connect your 3D TV with the 3D Blu-ray Player or gaming console you need a HDMI Cable. I recommend HDMI 1.4. Maybe older HDMI Cables doesn’t support 3D.

AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable (6.5 Feet/2.0 Meters) – Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return [Newest Standard]


Game Consoles (Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One)

The Playstation 3 fully supports 3D for movies and games. The upcoming Playstation 4 and Xbox One will support 3D for movies and games, too.

Sony Playstation 3 Slim 160GB
PlayStation 4 (PS4): Standard Edition
Xbox One Console- Standard Edition


3D Glasses

There are two different kind of 3D Glasses. Active Shutter and passive Glasses. You have to look which kind of glasses your TV support. The passive glasses are cheaper and same 3D quality like the Active Shutter glasses.

Samsung SSG-5100GB 3D Active Glasses
VIZIO XPG202 Theater 3D Passive 3D Glasses-Pack of 4

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