The Best 3D TVs to Buy in 2018

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What felt like a new era in TV- and movie-watching has all too quickly come to an end. These days, the 3D TV market has mostly been abandoned. There are no new models being made (most manufacturers discontinued their 3D TVs back in 2016), so if you're set on getting a set, you'll most likely have to settle for older stock or a refurbished TV.

Why get a 3D TV in 2018? Well, despite the lack of new models, lots of 3D Blu-ray disc titles are still available on the U.S. market, as well as several online 3D content sources like Vudu. So if you need a new TV to watch the 3D movies you already have — or you just want to take advantage of the streaming content out there — see below for our (ever-dwindling) list of 3D TVs still available today.

Note: If you're feeling discouraged by the lack of 3D options but still want that immersive screen experience, check out our guides to the best 4K Ultra HD TVs and the best curved TVs. We also have a list of the best virtual reality headsets if you want to get a jump on the future.

Our Top Picks

Sony Z9D Series

Sony Z9D Series
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Featuring 4K ultra-HD images, the Sony Z9D Series Smart TV is intended to be a visual feast. Measuring 64.5 inches, the TV’s 2160p resolution delivers vibrant colors and the screen boasts sixteen times the contrast of conventional LED TVs for a more vivid entertainment experience. The HDR Remaster technology individually analyzes each image in order to adjust the contrast accordingly, creating a sharp, crisp image intended to be as lifelike as possible. The TV is primed to offer hyper-realistic viewing for full immersion thanks to Motionflow XR1440, Sony’s refresh-rate technology, which captures fast-moving sports and action sequences. The 3D capabilities are available in 4K UHD resolution for increased realism, and the TV includes two pairs of 3D glasses.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa, the TV comes with built-in Google Assistant, Chromecast, and Wi-Fi, giving you on-demand access to whatever shows, films, or games you want to stream. The three USB inputs mean you can conveniently connect to all of your USB devices, including cameras and camcorders, or create a full 3D home theater system. 

Sony XBR-X930D 4K Ultra HD TVs With 3D and HDR

Sony XBR X930D - X940D Series 4K Ultra HD TV
Sony XBR X930D - X940D Series 4K Ultra HD TV. Image provided by Sony Electronics

The Sony XBR-X930D series 4K Ultra HD TVs come both 55 and 65-inch sizes and offer up 3D viewing capability using the Active Shutter Glasses option (TDG-BT500A glasses require additional purchase - Buy from Amazon).

In addition to 3D viewing, the X930 series incorporates Sony's Triluminos Color enhancement technology, and are HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 compliant.

Ethernet/LAN and built-in Wifi is also provided for network/internet connection convenience featuring the Google's Android TV internet streaming platform, as well as Google Cast. Also, the sets are Miracast enabled, which allows direct streaming from compatible portable devices.

However, there are some additional features to check out, including built-in access to PlayStation Now (game controller required) and even more significant, the incorporation of Extended Dynamic Range capability (HDR).

Samsung JU7100 Series UHD 3D Smart TVs

Samsung JU7100 Series 3D Smart UHD TV
Samsung JU7100 Series 3D Smart UHD TV. Image provided by Samsung

Watching 3D on a 4k Ultra HD TV is quite an experience. Although, currently, the 3D source material is primarily 1080p, taking advantage of the Samsung JU7100 Series set's upscaling and video processing capabilities really adds to the 3D viewing experience, in terms of both detail and motion tracking.

The Samsung JU7100 enables you to watch 3D Blu-ray Discs from a 3D-enabled Blu-ray Disc player and other 3D sources, as well as built-in real-time 2D-to-3D conversion. Although not as precise as content specifically produced in 3D, the conversion process does add depth to 2D images. On the downside, 3D glasses are an optional purchase - they are not included with the TV. Samsung uses the Active Shutter glasses system.

On the other hand, in addition to 3D, the JU7100 series sets are top notch TVs that can display excellent 4K native or upscaled images supported by Samsung's Clear Motion Rate 240 which combines screen refresh rate (120Hz), image processing (including enhanced black level capability), and LED lighting with local dimming technology to produce detailed and smooth motion images.

The JU7100 series also provides extensive Smart TV capabilities supported by Quad Core Processing (just like a PC) and built-in WiFi, that provides you with access to an abundance internet and home network-based content via the Tizen operating system, including a full web browser.

Also, an added bonus is that screen mirroring (Miracast) functionality is also included with allows you to display content on your TV from a compatible portable device, such as Smartphone or tablet.

Samsung also provides a Smart Touch Remote that also allows the TV to be controlled by voice. If you are planning to make the jump to 4K and/or 3D, this is definitely one TV to consider.

This TV is offered in the 40, 50, 55, 65, and 75-inch screen sizes.