Is 3DTV going to fail?

Aaron62

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#1
I see more and more 3D HDTVs for sale in stores and yet I have yet to demo one that I liked. I've tried both passive and active shutter glasses and I just don't see a big enough "wow factor" to make me want to buy one.

Just curious what anyone elses take is here at the forum.
 

CptlA

DTVUSA Member
#2
I know a few people who have 3D HDTVs and yet prefer to watch movies in regular 1080p resolution over blu-ray vs 3D. I think it's just a fad yet most all of the TV manufactures are pushing the technology into new models.
 

Fringe Reception

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#4
I agree with Aerial, if you want to have the option for 3D in a new set go for it. Personally, I'm satisfied with free over-the-air HD 2D.

Jim
 

Orrymain

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#5
I still believe it's a fad. I don't think that many people are interested in the process. It was pushed by the love of Avatar, even though it's been around somehow for years. I doubt people junk their current TVs for a 3D one unless they have insistent kids.
 

scandiskwindows9x

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#6
The 3d technology on television isn't that outstanding because have to use glasses for see the effects also isn't that wow the effects in fact don't get.impressed by that

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Aaron62

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#7
I think everyone's response on here represents the opinion of the average buyer for new TVs out there. So I guess my question is, why are so many HDTVs sold today with 3D capability? I really wonder how much the cost adds to a new TV. There also has to be some added expense when making Blu-ray DVDs with 3D viewing too.
 

scandiskwindows9x

Moderator of DTV Latino
#8
the 3D technology just gonna fail because althought is contents for 3D but is not convenient because have to spend much money in glasses with active or passive shutter and for an average family watch an show on 3D means tipically just two persons watching the show and the others expectators around the home just can watch the distortioned images from the display.

so that pushing attempts would fail
 

Orrymain

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#9
I have seen news stories talking about 3D and the need for glasses, which are not necessarily cheap. I think maybe they made these TVs in the last couple of years thinking there would be a boom and the boom has not happened. Remember, just because you bought a TV in 2012, doesn't mean it was made in 2012. In fact, it could easily be a 2010 production.
 

rocketsheep

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#10
I don't think 3D TVs are dying at all. If fact, I think it's just starting. As a previous poster mention, the Olympics will be broadcast in 3D, and this fact alone is proof that 3D is just starting to get on its feet. Previously, 3D did not look very good, and there were problems with it, but as all the kinks get ironed out, and it gets cheaper to produce 3D television sets, 3D will be more widespread. Take, for instance, LG's passive 3D TV sets. Watching a 3D movie in last year's set, and comparing it to this year's set is very different (from my own personal experience). So, if you compare the improvements on the 3D technology on last year's sets and this year sets alone... just imagine what it will be like in 5-10 more years!
 

Aaron62

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#11
I don't think 3D TVs are dying at all. If fact, I think it's just starting. As a previous poster mention, the Olympics will be broadcast in 3D, and this fact alone is proof that 3D is just starting to get on its feet. Previously, 3D did not look very good, and there were problems with it, but as all the kinks get ironed out, and it gets cheaper to produce 3D television sets, 3D will be more widespread. Take, for instance, LG's passive 3D TV sets. Watching a 3D movie in last year's set, and comparing it to this year's set is very different (from my own personal experience). So, if you compare the improvements on the 3D technology on last year's sets and this year sets alone... just imagine what it will be like in 5-10 more years!
Welcome to the forum. You have a point, technology is always improving and maybe there will be a day where 3D tech can be used without sacrificing picture quality. BUT I just can't get excited about putting on a pair of glasses and watching something like the Olympics or basketball in 3D. I'd prefer glassless or better yet, holograms but we're probably a ways off for something like that.
 

rocketsheep

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#12
Welcome to the forum. You have a point, technology is always improving and maybe there will be a day where 3D tech can be used without sacrificing picture quality. BUT I just can't get excited about putting on a pair of glasses and watching something like the Olympics or basketball in 3D. I'd prefer glassless or better yet, holograms but we're probably a ways off for something like that.
Thanks!

The way I see it is this: why are more and more movie directors shooting in 3D? For the most part, I would say that if you didn't watch Avatar in 3D, you missed out on a crucial part of the movie. The environments and effects simply had that extra "oomph" with the added stereoscopic 3D. Of course, not all people felt this way, but the fact that so many movie theaters sold out on the 3D version of it (and that the 3D version tickets are much more expensive) shows that there is actually a large interest in 3D. I think the only thing people are afraid of is the extra price tag on the 3D TVs. But as the living rooms become more and more cinema-like (screens get larger and more affordable), the adoption of 3D TV will skyrocket. Personally, I love my LG 3D TV, and I watch at least one 3D movie about every 3-4 days or so.
 
#15
3DTV is still in its early market stages, and will certainly get better. There will certainly be more 3D content available as time goes by, and perhaps soon 3DTV that doesn't require glasses will be mainstream -- this technology already exists.
 

James

DTVUSA Member
#16
I have been reading some professional broadcasting posts. They seem to believe that 3D was "foisted" onto the public by over-eager consumer electronics companies. Sure-they are making 3D for theaters. I see 3D camera gear in my pro video catalogs. It just seems like there is not yet any big demand for it in the home.
 
#17
I tend to think that its a fad. I work around electronics and I see less and less 3D TV's and less people asking about them. I do see Smart TV's becoming more popular. 3D seems more like a niche product.
 
#18
It's upgrade madness. People have been falling for this BS for several years in the home computer bidness, so now it's the model for every electronic gizmo. It's always been with us -- I remember the ads for the "new improved Tide" when I was growing up. But now it's reached a fever pitch. There was actually some justification for maybe the first 15 years of the computer revolution.

But that's a distant memory today, and companies that fall for their own hype are going belly up. Note that Microsoft is getting out of the software business!! :bolt: They were arguably the worst offender for several years.

Rick
 
#19
It will not fail as long as they continue to make awesome 3D movies like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, despicable Me 2, Lego. If you want the "wow" factor there is only one option. Grab and active 3D Tv and watch SPY KIDS 3D right now!
 

SamuelB

DTVUSA Member
#20
I think it's just not their time yet. For example, there were some attempts at using touch screens in many devices many years ago, but I think Nintendo DS was the first touch screen console that had a price&quality good enough to get popular and bought by a lot of people. With smartphones, I think it took even longer. I just think 3dtv will make its grand comeback and amaze us all... But not yet, no.
 

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