HDMI cables and 3D

The 3D technology, according to many, is still in its infancy and most experts recommend that we wait just a bit longer before buying a 3D TV. Not that there is anything wrong with the 3D models that are already on the market, but buying one right now, when there is not too much 3D content available and they are still quite costly might not be the best choice. In addition, many of these models require purchasing glasses for each user, which glasses are quite expensive as well. However, there are already plans for new-technology 3D sets, which would deliver the same quality picture, would not require glasses, and might bring the prices down.

What do you need in order to watch 3D from a 3D-ready video source? If you want to connect you 3D Vlu-ray player to your 3D TV, then you would need the right cable and the HDMI cables are the ones that most customers use. They are capable of supporting almost all picture and TV formats, including most of the available 3D ones and they could be used regardless of the make and the model of the video source or HDTV (as long as they are HDMI-ready).

Which cables are 3D ready? If you do not know much about these cables, you could be forced to buy an expansive by a fast-talking sales clerk, but the truth is that a ten pounds cable is likely to do the trick. Both the 1.3 and 1.4 HDMI cables support 3D over HDMI and they are likely to work for most setups. When buying a cable, you simply have to choose one, which has been built of good materials and you should not go for the cheapest one since they are almost never durable. A middle of the road 1.3 or 1.4 cable should work and if there are any problems when connecting the source to the TV, then these problems are most likely caused by the equipment rather than the cable itself. In some rare cases the cable could be at fault, especially if it is far too long – even though there is no maximum length specified for the HDMI cables, most experts agree that they should work flawlessly for five and even ten meters. In fact, a fifteen-meter cable could work in some setups and fail in other, and for longer distances, active cables might be necessary or more than one cable could be linked with the help of a repeater.

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