OCTOBER 28, 2011
With 2D to 3D conversion capabilities, you can now enjoy the big game, your favorite TV shows, and movies in stunning 3D. To ensure you get the most out of your experience, we’ve provided a few pointers but first, here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding 2D to 3D conversion:
How does 2D to 3D conversion work?
With a combination of hardware and software, Samsung 3D TVs are able to convert 2D content in real-time, which is translated by the glasses into a 3D image. By adjusting the number of layers and the depth of those layers, you can transition virtually anything you're watching on TV into an enjoyable 3D experience.
What is the quality of 2D to 3D conversion versus native 3D TV content?
2D to 3D conversion is a step-up from the flat images on a standard picture. You'll see "3D-like" depth but when you step up to native 3D content such as a 3D Blu-ray disc, you will see full depth that is almost life-like. Just remember you'll get a few weird stares if you try to reach out and touch the images.
Ok, I'm interested! Now what?
First, you'll need to purchase a TV that's 3D capable like any of the TVs from our Smart TV lineup. Then you'll need to accessorize with 3D glasses. The specific model of glasses you need is based on the TV you own. You can check out all of our 3D accessories with details on model compatibility.
Once you have your TV set up and are ready to enjoy the 3D functionality, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your settings are ready to go. You can access your 3D menu by pressing the menu button, then navigate to Picture and then to 3D.
Next, select the appropriate 3D mode which will be determined by the source you're using. If you are converting a 2D source to 3D, choose the 2D to 3D mode. If you're unsure of the mode, our customer support team will be happy to assist you. You can locate contact information for your country's customer support team on our Facebook support tab.
Once you've chosen the appropriate mode, it's time to perfect the settings. Here is what you'll need to know to get it just right:
• 3D Perspective – Determines how many layers are shown in 3D mode. Increasing the View Point will increase the 3D Effect. This option can only be selected when you are displaying a true 3D image.
• Depth – Determines how many layers are shown in 3D mode. Increasing the depth will increase the effectiveness of 2D to 3D mode. This option can only be selected when the 3D Mode is set to "2D to 3D."
• L/R Change – 3D glasses change to the left or right eye depending on the option you select. 3D pictures trick your brain into doing what it already does on a daily basis, seeing the depth and dimension in what's around you. The key to 3D imaging lies in simulating a left and right eye.
• 3D to 2D – Converts a 3D source to 2D. This option cannot be selected when the 3D mode is set to 2D to 3D or Off.
• 3D Auto View – When 3D Auto View is set to On the TV will automatically switch to 3D mode if a 3D source is detected.
We've scoured the Internet to see what movies, channels and video games current Samsung 3D TV owners are recommending and have come up with a few suggestions based on their feedback:
• Movies – Avatar, Star Wars, How to Train Your Dragon
• Sports – Football, soccer and tennis are among the favorites
• Games – Resistance 3, The Fight: Lights Out, Call of Duty: Black Ops