3D technology for HDTVs emerged somewhere in late 2009, when the movie Avatar was released to theaters worldwide. Several 3D HDTV manufacturers showed their products at CES 2010 in Las Vegas, when many electronics companies, studios, and consumers anticipated a rush of 3D home entertainment products. Since then, several technologies have been developed with the most significant being “active” or “shutter” 3D technology. Read more about 3D technology here.