Philips is all set for this year’s Fifa World Cup with the announcement of a series of LCD TVs that are 3D ready. For the very first time, the football world cup will be broadcasted in 3D and different TV manufacturers are aiming to capitalise on the latest broadcast technology by providing customers with TV sets that can decode the 3D format.
Philips have said that the entire 9000 range of TVs will be Full HD 3D Ready, whereas its flagship 8000 series will also support 3D viewing. The 9000 series TV sets will provide 1080p viewing and will also boast a contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1, Philips’ Pixel Perfect HD Engine and Ambilight Spectra 3 backlighting will also be incorporated 400MHz LCD panels.
Initially, Philips showcased its 3D screens at CeBIT in 2004. The prototype lenticular displays can be easily viewed without the need to wear 3D glasses. However, it creates disorientating effects. So, the 3D TVs in the 8000 and 9000 ranges are specially designed to be viewed with a pair of shutter glasses.
These TV sets will not only be for football viewing, but also for high-definition video content and 3D films. Moreover, these TV sets can also be used for web access. They have a built-in wireless receiver which means that the screens can be a part of your Wi-Fi home media network, and can be used to stream and play photos, music or videos that are stored on the connected device. So, if you are planning to purchase a flat screen 3DTV, it will be a wise decision to get a TV bracket to mount it on the wall safely and securely.