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About Cox 3DTV

Last Updated: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 > Related Articles

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This article provides an overview of Cox 3DTV.


Setup for 3DTV

Here's what you need to view 3DTV programs:

  • A 3DTV set that supports the HDMI 1.4 specification (these 3DTVs are dated February 2010 or newer).

    Note: A “3D-Ready” TV purchased before February 2010 will not work with current 3D programming.
  • Subscription to Cox Advanced TV service
  • Cox HD or HD/DVR receiver connected to the 3DTV via an HDMI cable
  • The TV manufacturer's specified 3D glasses to view programming
  • The Cox HD signal

Note: Some 3D programming may not be accessible on CableCARD devices. Other conditions may apply.

3DTV Manufacturers

The following manufactures offer 3D televisions that are compatible with the HDMI 1.4 specification. 


ManufacturerModel #SizeType
Indications are that retail pricing for the 3DTVs mentioned above range from $2400 to $3000 and include the 3D glasses.

Additional Resources

Setting the 3DTV to 3D Mode
For information on setting up 3D-enabled TV sets to 3D mode, see:

Troubleshooting the 3DTV Setup

Frequently Asked Questions

I purchased a "3D-Ready" TV a year or two ago. Will it work with the today's 3D technology?

Your "3D-Ready" TV purchased before February 2010 will not be compatible with HDMI 1.4 and therefore will not work with our current 3D programming. Manufacturers of those previously sold "3D-Ready" TV sets have indicated that they will be offering a piece of equipment to make those "3D-Ready" TV sets capable of receiving the new content; however, that equipment is not yet available.

Specifically look for "HDMI 1.4" on your TV to determine whether or not it is compatible. Any "3D-Ready" TV purchased before February 2010 will not be compatible with HDMI 1.4 and therefore will not work.

What equipment do I need for watching 3DTV?

You will need a 3DTV and a Cox HD or HD/DVR receiver. The receiver must be connected to your 3DTV via the HDMI 1.4 cable. You'll need to tune to a specified channel location and change the setting on your 3DTV to 3D format. Your TV manufacturer's specified 3D glasses also will be required to view the programming in 3D.

What are the model numbers of 3DTVs for viewing 3D programming?

See the list of current manufacturers in the section above title 3DTV Manufacturers, or visit www.cox.com/3d.

What are the model numbers of compatible 3D glasses?

Samsung SSG-2100 or SSG-2200, and Panasonic TY-EW3D10.

Where do I purchase these new 3D glasses?

The same retailer who sells the 3DTV should have the compatible 3D glasses available. Since no industry standards for glasses have been adopted, you will need to purchase the 3D glasses specified by the 3DTV manufacturer; likely the same brand as your 3DTV.

What steps do I take to set up my new 3DTV?

  1. Confirm that your new TV is 3D-capable and includes the HDMI 1.4 specification for today's 3D broadcasts.
  2. Confirm that your Cox HD or HD/DVR receiver has an HDMI output connection; and that the receiver is connected to your 3DTV's HDMI input via any HDMI cable. 
  3. Tune to the advertised Cox 3D channel number.
  4. Manually switch your 3DTV to 3D mode using the remote that came with the 3DTV. See:
    • How to: Switch the Samsung 7000 Series 3DTV to 3D Mode
    • How to: Switch the Panasonic VT20 Series 3DTV to 3D Mode
  5. Put on your 3D glasses, sit back, and enjoy!

Note: The Program Guide is not 3D. After changing your TV setting to 3D mode, the Cox on-screen programming guide will become distorted and illegible. After you have finished viewing in 3D, switch your TV back to 2D (also called HDTV mode) and the on-screen guide will be restored.

What will I see if I tune to the Cox3D channel and don't have a 3DTV?

You will see a double side-by-side image on that channel similar to this one:


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