One of the big hits at the Bristol Sound & Vision show is 3D TV. Unsurprising as it is something of a buzzword at the moment.
We had a good look at the What Hi-Fi? 3DTV demonstration. And while it is impressive, and certainly different – although maybe more like layered 2D than actual 3D – whether people will rush to buy it in the same way they did with high definition television remains to be seen.
What is certain though, is whether its 3D or HD, modern day TV viewing is about more than just high-resolution images: there’s also been a massive leap forward in terms of audio quality, with Blu-ray discs in particular packing in amazing high-resolution audio soundtracks.
And to get the most out of their TV viewing, people really need to invest in a sound package that makes the most of it. Otherwise, they really are only seeing half the picture. It doesn’t have to cost the world either, and a system such as the award-winning MT-25 would be a fantastic addition to a TV set up, while larger systems such as ones using the stylish and capable XT range of speakers are great additions to a home theatre.
You can also check out our discussion on whether surround sound is worth it in The Lab