HDMI Cable for 3D
While many consumers are reluctant to spend two thousand pounds or more on a 3D TV, plus another one hundred on the 3D glasses, the technology is expected to improve and as more content becomes available in 3D its popularity will definitely grow. If you have purchased or are about to purchase a 3D TV, then you would need a cable to connect your 3D Blu-ray player to the TV, and this is where you can easily get lost in the myriad of cable versions and types.
The HDMI cables come in no less than four different versions, from 1.0 to 1.4, with quite a few series (sub-versions) as well and not all of them are capable of handling FHD3D signal. What most manufacturers refer to an HDMI Cable for 3D is in fact a 1.4 version cable, which is the only version that comes with 3D over HDMI support. However, if your old HDMI cable has a total TMDS throughput of 10.2 Gbit/s, then it would definitely work with your 3D equipment and be able to handle the Full High Definition 3D signal. The easiest way to find out if the HDMI cable, which you have at home works is to plug it in and see if it does.
On the other hand, if you are willing to or have spent thousands on new 3D TV, then you might as well purchase the latest, 1.4 HDMI Cable for 3D, which has maximum resolution over single links at 24,30, and 36-bit/px if 4096×2160, and maximum resolution over single link at 48-bit/px of 1920x1200. These cables are not expensive and can be found in many electronics’ stores or purchased online, where they are often found at discounted price.
Overall, finding and buying a HDMI Cable for 3D was the least of your worries and it was the unavailability of content, which deterred most consumers from purchasing a 3D TV. However, the situation is slowly changing and with the growing popularity of the 3D Blu-ray players increasing and the release of the Nintendo 3DS, more movies and games are expected to be created in the next few years. In the United states, Comcast and 3net are broadcasting 3D content 24/7, and in the UK, Sky 3D has been broadcasting 3D content since last year. In addition, there are quite a few 3D-ready digital cameras and Sony has released a 3D camcorder, which allows you to shoot your own 3D movies.