3D TV is not a household name to all since it comes to people’s life all of a sudden and disappears even faster. Though 3D TV does not see widespread popularity and it fades out gradually from the tech world, it still plays a great part in some people’s life. It is not surprising to see regardless of the fact that a considerable amount of opinions showing 3D TV is dead, there are still several outstanding brands of 3D TVs available on the market. Today we will talk about 3D TV, blu-ray players that are able to play 3D Blu-rays, and how to backup blu-rays with 3D effects so that we can enjoy 3D movies/TV/etc all the way.

Introduction to 3D TV

The release of James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009 has changed so much of our life, including the way we see the world and the ultra real movie experience in 3D movies. It is by all means a game changer for 3D TV as well. Thanks to this, leading TV makers like Panasonic and LG spend huge investment and efforts to 3D TVs and bring them to our life ever since. These make 3D available for home viewing.

Technically, a 3D television unit employs a 3D screen for displaying its images. A 3D display is a unique device for viewing that showcases images in a three dimensional field, making them appear closer to life. It conveys depth perception to the viewer by employing techniques such as stereoscopic display, multi-view display, 2D-plus-depth, or any other form of 3D display. Most modern 3D television sets use an active shutter 3D system or a polarized 3D system, and some are autostereoscopic without the need of glasses. As of now, most 3D TV sets and services are no longer available. That is why so many people believe 3D TV is dead.

3D TV

What happened to 3D TVs

It is a little bit over stressing that 3D TV is dead already though frankly, it is going down and fading away from our life. What happened to 3D TVs? What did we do to this new 3D home-viewing facility? To explain the situation here, we must first understand why and how it emerges to our life at the very beginning. It came to people’s life in 2010 and suddenly attracted global interests for home-viewing 3D TV experience, which means you can enjoy 3D movies at home with your family and friends. However, you have to wear special glasses if you want to view 3D movies on TV, which utilizes polarization to provide the 3D effect. It is not cheap if you have to buy glasses for all viewers for example, a family of four will need 4 pairs of glasses which may cost a few hundred dollars. These extra costs are absolutely obstacles for the popularity of 3D TVs. Secondly, 3D TVs of different brands may require different 3D glasses, and may have compatibility issues, for example, glasses for Panasonic 3D TVs might not work with a Samsung 3D TV as the sync requirements were different. This is crazy and it is naturally not welcome by people especially those under a budget. Last but not least, the 3D TV technology is not powerful enough to tackle existing problems well. It is lacking capability of 3D TVs to perform real-time 2D-to-3D conversion smoothly, and 3D is very difficult to implement for live TV. All in all, 3D TV suffered a short-lived popularity and is doomed to fading out from people’s life. Fortunately, for 3D TV fans, there are still several brands that are providing 3D TVs for the good of its fans.

3 recommended 3D TVs in 2018

If you insist on getting a 3D TV, check out the list below for top 3 picks of trending 3D TVs nowadays.

Sony Z9D Series

The Sony Z9D boasts to enhance the latest generation of 4K HDR pictures and deliver unprecedented picture quality for everything you watch, upscaling content from any source nearer to 4K HDR quality. This series is intended to be a visual feast. Measuring 64.5, 74.5 and 99.5 inches, the TV’s 2160p resolution delivers vibrant colors and the screen boasts sixteen times the contrast of conventional LED TVs for a more vivid entertainment experience. It adopts the HDR Remaster technology to individually analyze each image so as to adjust the contrast accordingly, creating a sharp, crisp image as lifelike as possible. Sony’s refresh-rate technology has scaled up to offer hyper-realistic viewing for full immersion, which captures fast-moving sports and action sequences. The 3D capabilities are available in 4K UHD resolution for increased realism, and the TV includes two pairs of 3D glasses.

Sony Z9D Series 3D TV

Samsung JU7100 4K UHD Smart TV

This advanced UHD TV has allowed people to enjoy incredible picture crispness and dramatic detail, no matter how big the screen, with 4X the resolution of full HD. It provides the 3D function that allows people to watch their 3D movie collection at ease. Moreover, the upscaling and video processing capabilities really add to the 3D viewing experience, in terms of both detail and motion tracking. It offers quite an experience for 3D TV fans.

Samsung JU7100 4K UHD Smart TV

LG 9000 Series

LG provides its 3D TVs across the globe and it adopts OLED 4K and 4K Ultra HD 3D televisions to give audiences crystal-clear images that virtually leap off the screen, plus deep blacks and vibrant colors that will make 2D programming look better than ever.

LG 9000 Series 3D TV

3D Blu-ray players you can buy now

If you feel not buying a 3D TV especially when many manufacturers claim that they have discontinued the production of 3D TVs, blu-ray players that are equipped with 3D functions can be your choice. It is true some blu-ray players are even compatible with 3D, so you can bring a unique theater experience into your home. Here are my recommendations for you.

LG UP870

The LG UP870 is a popular 3D blu-ray player on the internet. Just Google 3D blu-ray player, it will pop up immediately. This 4K ultra HD blu-ray disc player with HDR compatibility features 3D blu-ray functions, which allows people to enjoy 3D movies with maximum joy and immersive experience.

LG UP870

Sony UBP-X800

Boasting to bring the real theater experience home, this 3D blu-ray player gives you the big screen picture, while Dolby Atmos and DTS:X create the authentic theater atmosphere. Sony prides itself on superb audio tracks and lets you hear every breath, every drumbeat, every note. The 3D effects are fantastic indeed.

Sony UBP-X800

How to back up 3D Blu-rays with 3D effects retained

You can enjoy 3D movies on a 3D TV, stream 3D blu-ray via blu-ray players, and what if you want to back up a 3D blu-ray losslessly? What program can be used to achieve this? For various reasons, 3D blu-ray backup is highly demanded. To back up blu-rays, Leawo Blu-ray Copy will be of great help to you. This program offers you the best solution to copy Blu-ray movie and copy DVD movie without quality loss. it is capable of retaining any element in source Blu-ray/DVD files, including video dot frame, subtitle, audio channel, 3D effects and so on. Conversion of different disc types like BD50 to BD25, BD25 to DVD-9, DVD-9 to DVD-5 are all supported. It can also remove Blu-ray region code for region-locked Blu-rays. You can follow the step-by-step guide here to see how it works to back up blu-ray with 3D effects retained losslessly.

Blu-ray Copy

Leawo Blu-ray Copy 

☉ Copies Blu-ray/DVDs losslessly.
☉ Removes Blu-ray/DVD region codes and copy protections.
☉ Copies Blu-ray/DVD to computer hard drive and blank Blu-ray/DVD discs directly.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Blu-ray Copy.

First thing you should know about Leawo Blu-ray Copy is that it’s not an independent program. Leawo had packed it inside a program called Leawo Prof.Media along with 7 other modules. So to open Leawo Blu-ray Copy, First open Prof.Media and then click the Blu-ray Copy icon from the main interface.

Launch Leawo Blu-ray Copy

Step 2: Add blu-ray.

Click Add Blu-ray/DVD to import the blu-ray. To make it easier, you can directly drag and drop the source files here.

Add blu-ray

Step 3: Set the mode for blu-ray backup.

First specify the disc type from the bottom disc type box. To retain the 3D effect, choose the same disc type as the original 3D Blu-ray disc. And then select one copy mode from the three options: full movie, main movie, and custom mode, which allow you to select different content of the disc to save and discard the unnecessary part.

Set the mode for blu-ray backup

Step 4: Set a directory to save the output file.

Click the green button Copy and a sidebar would pop up. Specify a directory to save the backup if you choose to copy the Blu-ray to your hard drive. To copy Blu-ray to your hard drive,check Folder or ISO on the top. The program will then save the Blu-ray folder to your hard drive or convert the Blu-ray content to an ISO file. If you have another Blu-ray drive capable of burning Blu-rays, you can put a rewritable Blu-ray disc in it and select it as the target from the third option next to ISO file to directly copy the original disc to the blank disc. Upon completion, click the round button Copy to kick off the process for blu-ray backup.

Copy settings

Step 5: Track down the progress for blu-ray backup.

Track down the progress via the green progress bar, which indicates the real time completion status. Once the green bar shows 100%, it suggests that you have successfully backed up the blu-ray in your drive.

Start copying

Leawo Blu-ray Copy video tutorial.

3D TV is getting less and less popular due to immature technology development, relatively high costs, and incompatibility between different brands. All of these lead to the doom of 3D TV. This is sad for 3D TV fans and fortunately, some 3D TV brands are still on the market, such as Samsung and Sony. Another good thing is blu-ray players are trending these days and many of them are capable of handling 3D blu-rays. However, most of the popular 3D blu-ray players are not cheap, usually 200 to 300 dollars. Unlike these expensive blu-ray players, Leawo Blu-ray Player is 100% free and it is one of the most popular blu-ray players in the world. In the end of the this post, we introduce a cost-effective way to back up blu-rays with 3D effects retained. This one-stop solution will be highly recommended for people who have the need to copy and back up blu-rays to their drive or disc, even for encrypted blu-rays because Leawo Blu-ray Copy can decrypt and remove region codes for original blu-rays while retaining the quality in tact. Hope this post helps.