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3D Television--Tomorrow's Dead Technology

HawtWired:

"Ubisoft set me off, this time, when they claimed earlier this week that they expect to see 3D televisions in every home by 2013. First off, a year after the apocalypse, 3D television is going to take a severe back seat to survival and zombie slaying. Secondly, since the 3D television is the stupidest, most inelegant backwards-ass item of engineering on the planet, such a claim is, at best, somewhere between DJ Hero and Kid Rock on the retardation scale.

Hopefully, I’m riling up the 3D believers right now, because by the end of this article I’m going to shatter their fragile little world."

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Darkstorn2657d ago

I just don't see the glasses staying relevant four years out. Technology WILL come along that will make it obsolete, and cost considerably less in the long run.

For that matter, the vast majority of people I know don't even own HDTVs yet, so as normal HDTV prices go down, the late adopters will buy the lower priced technology. Until then, gaming is the only place the tech will be significantly pushed.

Donny2657d ago

i do not believe 3d technology will be dead tomorrow, if you do not agree with me so be it.

Anon19742657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

For me, full color 3D was something I thought I'd never see in my adult life. Then it came along, and now we affordable, full color 3D available in our homes brining depth to our movies, games and tv shows. This has the potential to be the biggest move since the color tv was released.

"and we’ll all be picking a third-world country to make into a landfill for our old discarded 3D televisions."

Nonsense. Even if 3D fails, people aren't going to rush out and throw out perfectly good televisions.

This is just a sample of how moronic and out of touch this article is. Why does the author think 3D is doomed to fail? He claims it's because people don't want to wear glasses to watch 3D.

I think the 2 billion, yes billion, dollars that Avatar grossed in the theaters shows a strong consumer appetite for 3D. Every new technology has it's detractors and although 3D isn't exactly new, we're certainly seeing the trolls coming out from under their bridges to bash this particular tech.

Donny2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

why a dissagree? did you not like that i liked 3d technology? did you not like my avatar? speak up! show your face coward.

edit, can someone bubble me up? gettin debubbled by morons here.thanks.

tplarkin72657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

There are two huge obstacles to 3D in the home: price and glasses

HDTV is new and now we're supposed to get rid of them and buy a 3DTV?

Glasses are simply too impractical.

It's not far fetched to see 3DTV dying tomorrow.

raztad2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

The idea of 3D dying is just moronic. 3DTVset = TV working at 240Hz, which happen to provide a clearer/better picture. 3D is moving forward to become a standard feature in every TV in the market, so at some point to buy a one without 3D will be considered retarded.

Clearly if up to everyone to actually use the functionality, but with more available content I dont see why people wouldnt want to enjoy it.

beardpapa2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

they said the same thing about bluray. what happened there?

besides, even if u get a 3dtv with glasses, if that set gets outdated because there are glasses-less 3dtv sets available, your 'old' set is still capable of 3d display.

GrandTheftZamboni2656d ago

Even if 3d dies tomorrow, why would anyone discard the TV that can also display HD 2D?

Lich1202656d ago

Bluray is just a disk technology though, if it failed it was purely due to low adoption rates or a different, more adopted standard. 3d however, is something new (after all the difference between a bluray and a DVD is pretty much storage capacity) is something that not everyone cares for, and there are some of us who get sick watching it. That said, I don't care if it does or doesn't fail. As long as I don't have to buy a 3dTV to play my games than I say have fun with it for all those who do adopt it.

shoddy2656d ago

The glassless 3d tv only can be view at 45 degree angle that's why all the major company think glasses is the best way right now.

If you so smart then please invent a 3d tv that is affordable and can be view at all angles.

Blacktric2656d ago

What's with that "Gay Fish" picture as thumbnail?

orakga2656d ago

Thank god that not everyone on the internet is as stupid as the writer of this article.

Like someone else already stated, a 3DTV is just an HDTV capable of running at 240hz. But "240hz HDTV" just isn't a marketable term so they instead choose to say "3DTV".

Yes, the units are still outrageously expensive.
But then again so were the 480p Plasma TVs 5 years ago.

So, perhaps what Ubisoft should have said was "3D-Capable HDTVs", but in the end it means the exact same thing.

Shutter glasses will come down to about $50-70 in a couple of years. Most cable providers will offer ESPN 3D (hell, they ALREADY DO!). And Blu-Ray will be standard equipment for most middle-class households. So, by that point the only question is whether consumers want to lash out a few extra bucks for the glasses.

... and we'll all be laughing at morons like these, ONCE AGAIN.

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kratos1232657d ago

wow you know people how still dont own a hdtv in wich country do you live at

come on guys this isnt the year 2000
embrace the tech

Jazz41082657d ago

If MS was making 3d tvs and pushing it you would be all over this article ans agreeing with it.

Ju2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

There won't be much "lower priced" technology available in a 1 or 2 years from now. It just doesn't cost the world to make current TVs 3D. That is the whole point of that technology. I can be used with current manufacturing technologies. A bit more electronics and proper refresh rate. Sooner or later, even the cheapest China imports will support 3D. Even if you don't want to watch 3D, you will buy a 3D (ready) TV in the near future.

Its the same like 1080p TVs were expensive. I still have a 720p 42" TV. And yet, you can't buy that anymore today.

JsonHenry2657d ago

I am still on the fence about it. Not because I don't like 3D (been enjoying it on my PC for a while now) but because I don't want to invest in any more 3D related items until I know it is here to stay.

Boody-Bandit2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

This just in:
Water is wet.
The sky is blue.
Humans are mortal.

I would write a long winded reply but realize there is no reason trying to argue with that level of intellect. The Darkstorns of the world are right. I give up and I am going to sell all my electronics and go back to a rotary phone and a black and white crt running on rabbit ears.

C0MPUT3R2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

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Home Theatre & AV Heads are adopting heavier, then PS3 gamers will start to adopt after GT5 & KZ3 come out.
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ji32002656d ago

LISTEN PEOPLE!!! 3D IS NOT ALL ABOUT POPING OUT OF THE SCREEN!! ITS A FIELD OF DEPTH OF THE SCREEN WHICH MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN THE EVIROMENT OF THE WORLD!! I WENT TO E3 2010 AND I DID TRIED GRAN TURISMO 5 ON 3D AND IT REALLY HELP ME PICK UP BRAKING MARKS FROM THE DISTANCE WHICH I ALWAYS HAD A TROUBLE WITH!! I PLAYED LOW SCORED AVATAR PS3 GAME IN 3D AND I WAS JUST A AMAZED THAT EVEN SHITTY GAME MAKES ME PLAY!! 3D TV IS THE FUTURE AND THEY WILL IMPROVE BETTER IN TIME!!!! GO TO BEST BUY AND WATCH THE DEMO OF MOSTER VS ALIEN!!! ITS MUCH BETTER THAN THEATER 3D PICTURE!!!

rareairtone2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

I don't think he's dissing 3D imaging as a staple in our viewing experience.

I think he's saying that tvs with flat screens to produce a 3d effect is going to be dead technology.

Think about it. We already have people studying how to make holograms. I'm willing to bet he's saying that we're going to uphold the likes of technology that eventually gets rid of a screen as it's currently defined

orakga2656d ago

You're giving him the benefit of the doubt, obviously.
And yes, that's exactly what he's saying.

But this isn't like holding off on the iPhone 4 because you know something better will come out in 6 months.

He's talking about skipping flatscreen 3DTVs altogether because somebody will eventually invent some new technology that noone has heard of. I mean, when is THAT going to come out at a REASONABLE PRICE? 4 years? 5 years? That's like an entire generation in terms of console tech!

=D

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ballsofsteel2657d ago

who ever wrote this article is a stuck up twit who thinks he knows everything because he has a degree. 3D tv's are the future but until they become glassless and cheap they won't really take off. it's vary similar to HDtv's people for get that HDTV's were offered as early is 2000 to consumers but it's the last 2 years that HDTV's have really taken off. this is because hdtv's are new very cheap to make and there is a lot of content to support hdtv's

morganfell2657d ago

I laughed when he said Kid Rock. And by that I mean I laughed at the idiot that wrote this article. Kid Rock personifies a success story that flew in the face of naysayers.

It's quite humorous when moronic attempts at journalism result in sophomoric incidents of self pwnage.

HaVoK3082657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

Lets see...an educated man speaks on the fact that history is destine to repeat itself. List scientific and statistical facts to back up his opinion coupled with his experience. And you...Joe Gamer the fanboy is going to dispute that with what? On the spot made up facts? LOL...son, you are blinded by your undeniable ignorance. You kids astonish me daily with your pathetic rhetoric and propaganda. Comparing HDTVS to 3DTVs is a piss poor attempt to sound somewhat intelligent. There is no correlation between the two. Zero. None whatsoever. Keep reaching...its amusing.

shoddy2656d ago

All the smartass hater dare to doubt those billion dollers tv manufacterer.

pinkyxyz2657d ago

when the glasses aren't necessary anymore, i will definately buy one.

Montrealien2657d ago

same for me, the glasses are a huge crutch for the home market, as they where in the 80s. Count me in when the glasses are out.

talltony2656d ago

Only getting disagrees because seems like alot of people already have their little hopes set on 3d tvs with glasses. Boo hoo.

Sprud2656d ago

I think you will have to wait a very long time for glassless TVs for the living room. Todays tech isn't even close to achieving that with any good 3D effect. There are some big obstacles in the way, which have to do with how humans are able to see in 3D at all. That is, when the left and right eye see different images. There is no getting around that, and if you think about it that's a pretty hard thing to get working without any headgear.

Now you're probably going to argue that the 3DS does it. That's why I said "glassless TVs for the living room" up there. The tech which the 3DS uses is autostereoscopy using a parallax barrier. Read about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

It's a smart way to do it, but check out the disadvantage mentioned in the wiki. That sweet spot is very small and close to the screen for the 3DS. At longer distances it gets even more troublesome. That also means the 3D effect will only work for one person, and only if that person is not moving his head at all.

What you haters need to do is to check out the active shutter glasses effect yourself. I don't know a single person who isn't very impressed after seeing it for themselves. Wearing those glasses is a small price to pay. What's the problem anyway? Some people wear glasses constantly with no hassle at all.

ActionBastard2657d ago

I love how people act like they have to put on a fucking 60lb helmet to watch 3D content. While active shutter glasses are currently expensive, they will drop in price. Like all things.

Montrealien2657d ago

you are correct, and by the time the prices go down on the glasses, they won't be needed anymore since glasse free #d will be the new thing.

MysticStrummer2657d ago

Sorry to shatter your fragile little world, but I've never heard of your website. Because of the ridiculous way you spell "hot", I can't possibly care about your opinion and will never look at your website. Good day.