Understanding the basics of 3D TV (3D models only)

3D models have [3D settings] in [Settings] — [Display & Sound].

Recommended viewing distance for a 3D image

If the viewing distance is not appropriate, a double image may appear. Sit at a distance of at least 3 times the height of the screen away from the TV. For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you sit directly in front of the TV.

Illustration of the best distance to watch TV


  • There are two types of 3D Glasses: Passive and Active. Refer to the specifications in the Reference Guide to see which type of 3D Glasses the TV supports.

TV and Active 3D Glasses communication range

Active 3D glasses communicate with the TV to show you images in 3D.

Your viewing position needs to be within the proper range. See the following diagrams. The working distance depends on obstacles (people, metal, walls, etc.) and/or electromagnetic interference.

  • Overhead view
    Illustration of the communication range from an overhead view
    1. 120°
    2. 1-6 m (3-20 ft.)
  • Side view
    Illustration of the communication range from a side view
    1. 45°
    2. 1-6 m (3-20 ft.)
    3. 30°


  • Recommended viewing angle and distance may vary depending on the TV’s location and room conditions.

Caring for your glasses

  • Wipe the glasses gently with a soft cloth.
  • Stubborn stains may be removed with a cloth slightly moistened with a solution of mild soap and warm water.
  • If using a chemically pretreated cloth, be sure to follow the instructions provided on the package.
  • Never use strong solvents such as a thinner, alcohol, or benzene for cleaning.