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You Will Need
- 3-D TV
- Shutter glasses
- Blu-ray player
Start with the price of the TV
Start with the price of a 3-D TV: because 3-D works best on a big screen, 3-D TVs are only available in screens 40 inches and larger. The advanced technology means that 3-D TVs cost as much as 40 percent more than their 2-D counterparts.
Factor in the glasses
Factor in the cost of glasses; you can't watch 3-D sets without them, and not all TVs come with them. Glasses cost about $150 a pair. And don't forget glasses for your friends and family.
Throw in a Blu-ray player
Throw in the cost of a new Blu-ray player, too, if yours is outdated. 3-D TVs require HDMI 1.4, and audiovisual equipment sold before 2009 uses version 1.3 or lower.
Consider the cost of content
Consider the cost of content: some cable providers charge extra for 3-D channels.
Weigh the cost of waiting
Weigh the cost of having 3-D right now. Prices are likely to fall in the next few years.