In pictures: The history of 3D cinema and 3D television

We look at the evolution of 3D cinema and the rise of 3D TV

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With 3D TVs like Samsung's Series 7 (UA55C7000) hitting the market, we decided to take a look back at where it all began: in the 1890s, when British film pioneer William Friese-Greene filed a patent for a 3D movie process. Two films were projected side by side on screen, with viewers having to look through a stereoscope to unite the two images together.

Image: Lisa Spiro

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