There are multiple ways to watch 3D movies at home, for those people who pursue for the perfect picture and sound quality, bought a 3D Blu-ray disc together with an expensive 3D Blu-ray player to view on a 3D-capable TV will ensure you the best 3D movie experience. However, the 3D Blu-ray disc resource is very limited, in addition, it will cost you a lot of money to buy 3D Blu-ray disc, 3D Blu-ray player and also a 3D TV. Fortunately, you can choose a more budget and convenient way to watch 3D movies at home: view online 3D movies directly on PC/Laptop.
Where to find 3D movies to watch on Laptop/PC?
Hunting online for the 3D content to enjoy on PC/Laptop? One good news is that you can watch 3D movies through special 3D channels, video store, 3D movie Torrent sites, etc. Another good news is that you can find and watch many 3D movies in 1080p ,720p, 480p, etc directly on YouTube.
How to watch 3D movies on PC/Laptop?
Hardware requirements to watch 3D movies on PC/Laptop
When viewing movies on computer with 3D effect, your computer will need to render everything twice and this process is every essential. And to make your computer support 3D movies, it should at least achieve the following configuration:
* Processor-Intel core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 or higher
* OS Microsoft Windows Vista 32/64 bit or higher
* RAM minimum 1 GB but 2 GB is recommended
* A minimum of 100 MB free Disk Space (any 3D movie will take up much more than it)
* Compatible Graphics Card
* 120 Hz frequency compatible display unit
* 3D vision kit
Besides the basic hardware requirements, you still need to buy a specific 3D glasses, a 3D graphic card and also a new computer that has 3D monitor.
3D glasses: Perhaps 3D glasses is the cheapest accessories among all to be able to watch 3D videos.
LG W2363D, HP 2311gt
3D Graphic card: There are many models that supports 3D viewing with the brands below, a few of them has been listed.
EVGA GTX 460 1GB
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Zotac GeForce GTX 570
Zotac GeForce GTX 580
Asus GeForce GTX 590
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
HIS Radeon HD 6970
Asus Radeon HD 6990
3D monitors: Right now, the big providers in the 3D monitor market seem to be ViewSonic, Acer and Samsung.
ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor
Samsung T27A950 27-Inch HDTV Monitor Combo
BenQ 1ms GTG 27-inch High Performance Gaming Monitor XL2720Z
Software requirements to view 3D movies on PC/Laptop
After all the hardware configuration is done, you still need a 3D video player for you to watch 3D movies on computer, a list of 10 best free 3D video players can be found below:
CyberLink PowerDVD 14 Ultra
VLC Media Player
3D Video Player
Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player 1.7.5
SlySoft AnyDVD HD
Tips: If you want to get the best 3D quality 3D movies to view on PC/Laptop, you can use our best 3D Blu-ray Ripper program - Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac to rip or copy commercial 3D Blu-ray disc/BDMV folder/ISO image file to 3D digital movies with the format of MP4/MKV/MOV/AVI/WMV in 3 different 3D mode: Side by Side, Top and Bottom and Anglyph for viewing on above listed 3D free video players. Besides that, you can also adjust 3D video depth to achieve better 3D effect or switch left right image to change the displaying order for 3D SBS movies.