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What connections should I use for my 3D TV?

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IMPORTANT: Not all Blu-ray Disc® players, Audio/Video (A/V) receivers, home theater systems and TVs have 3D capabilities. To see if your product has the functions described in this solution, check the specifications or supplied operations guide. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

For optimal 3D viewing, connect the TV to the source device using a High-Speed HDMI® cable. Using other types of HDMI cable may not pass 3D signal to the TV successfully.


  • Using a high-speed HDMI cable supports automatic 3D detection of different 3D transmission formats.
  • A DVI-to-HDMI cable does not support automatic 3D signal detection and will require you to activate the 3D function manually. If either of the devices being used supports 3D but only has a DVI input or output, contact the manufacturer of the device for model-specific questions.
  • Make sure that the 3D source device is connected directly to the 3D TV.

Can I use an RF (coaxial) connection?

The transmission of 3D video content for viewing through a terrestrial antenna is currently not available.

Can I use a component cable connection?

Component cables provide an analog signal and do not support 3D digital signal transmissions. The Sony® 3D TVs do not support this type of connection for 3D viewing.

Which 3D formats are supported by Sony 3D devices?

  • Side-by-Side
  • Over-Under
  • Frame Packing

NOTE: The image may appear as a double image if the proper 3D format is not selected. If using a Sony 3D TV, select the appropriate 3D format from the 3D menu.