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4K 3D Movies, Possible? How to Play 3D Movies on 4K Ultra HD TVs?

Q: Where Can I Watch 4K 3D Movies? Are There Some 3D Movies in 4K Ultra HD Resolution? How to Play 3D Movies on 4K UHD TVs?

When 4K resolution meets 3D, what the video quality will be? Have you ever imagined what the feeling is if you can watch 4K 3D movies at home? The video quality of 4K Ultra HD 3D movies must be superior to theater screen. Furthermore, can anyone suggest some best 4K 3D TVs in market? I'm planning to equip my living room with a big screen 4K 3D TV.

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To be honest, 4K 3D movies don't exist at present and there's no mention that any 3D movie is in Ultra HD resolution. Most 3D movies showed in theaters now are in 2K (Full HD 1080p), even the Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens movie you saw in IMAX 3D from 4K projectors is upconverted from 2K. But still, we calculate some information related to Ultra HD 3D movies for you to better understand.

4K 3D Movies - What is 4K, 2K and 1080p? Comparison of 4K, 2K and 1080p

4K Ultra HD (4K UHD) video itself refers to the video of a pixel resolution of 4096x2160 (4,000 pixels, 8.8 megapixels, 17:9 aspect ratio) mainly for digital cinema, or of a resolution of 3840× 2160 (8.3 megapixels, 16:9 aspect ratio) mainly for Ultra HD television.

2K resolution has horizontal resolution of approximately 2,000 pixels. Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) defines 2K resolution standard as 2048×1080. Occasionally, 1080p (Full HD or FHD) has been included into the 2K resolution definition. Although 1920x1080 has a horizontal resolution of approximately 2,000 pixels, most media defines 1080p and 2K resolutions as separate definitions and not the same.

4K UHD TV has four times the resolution of Full HD (1080p) TV. If in the future, 4K UHD 3D movies are produced, then you can play 4K 3D movies on big screen 4K TV which will deliver an authentic 4K 3D movie image quality not possible with a common 3D HDTV.

4K 3D Movies - What is 3D and 2D?

A 3D stereoscopic film (also known as three-dimensional film) is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception, hence adding a third dimension. The most common approach to produce 3D films is derived from stereoscopic photography. Watching 3D movies requires 3D glasses. While 2D is "flat", using the horizontal and vertical two dimensions and no glasses required when watching 2D movies. Some 3D TVs have the settings to convert 2D movie to 3D.

4K 3D Movies - How to Play 3D Movies on 4K TVs with Sharp Quality?

If you'd like to watch 3D movies/4K movies, videos on 4K TV/3D TV at home, a powerful movie video converter and downloader could be helpful. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe enables users to free download any 3D movies/4K movies from 300+ video sites with original quality. And you can also use it to convert any movie video to 4K TV/3D TV/HD TV compatible video formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MPEG, MTS, M2TS, etc. at fastest speed thanks to its built-in multi-core CPU and Hardware Acceleration tech like Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, etc.

4K 3D Movies - Hit 4K 3D TVs in Market

  • Samsung 65" LED RU7300 Series 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV UN65RU7300FXZA 2019
  • Samsung - 65" Class - LED - 7 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR
  • Samsung UN75JU7100 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)
  • TCL - 55" Class - LED - 6 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR - Roku TV
  • Samsung - 55" Class - LED - NU6900 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR
  • TCL - 75" Class - LED - 6 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR - Roku TV
  • Sony KDL-50R550A 50-Inch 120Hz 1080p 3D Internet LED HDTV (Black)
  • Sharp LC-80UQ17U 80-inch Aquos Q+ 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV
  • Samsung UN78JS9500 Curved 78-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)


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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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