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There’s no doubt that 3DTV is creating a lot of buzz, but it’s also creating a lot of confusion. Do you need special 3D glasses to see the images? Can you get 3D on both plasma and LCD HDTVs? How does the 3D effect happen? Thousands of words have been written to answer these questions, but Amazon apparently feels that a video is worth at least a thousand words. The company has posted a collection of ten short videos on its Web site — www.amazon.com/3d — that answer some of these questions and more.

Now, I can find a few nits to pick with some of the content, but the information is accurate and helpful for the most part without getting too technical for most people. (I’d single out the segment on no-glasses 3DTV as being misleadingly optimistic, but that’s a small quibble overall.) While the overall tone is positive, it does not stray over the line into hype.

So if you’re interested in learning more about how 3DTV works and what you need to enjoy it, check out the Amazon videos.

Posted by Alfred Poor, April 29, 2010 6:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.