Which? Conversation writes: "3DTV is an exciting proposition for home cinema buffs, yet the technology comes with a hell of a lot of baggage. It demands our attention and the emptying of our wallets, but TV shouldn’t be this hard to watch."
I have personally tried the new 3D tv's in Japan recently in Japan and I must say, If I had the $6,000 for the tv and glasses they were offering, I would have one in my living room today. The details and "WOW" that it displays will throw you into amazement. Sadly its still expensive and a newer technology. They have to work the bugs out and until they do, things will be a bit off before it is "good enough" for the general public. Keep in mind that gamers view graphics and technology differently that just simple movie goers. Gamers look into the finest detail. I think in time, it will be something everyone has. Let them work out the kinks and then make a judgment. Who knew we would ever even be this far? I mean, NASA can take better HD pictures of the sun than we can take of regualar movies. Technology I believe will continue to shock us. I agree than there isn't much for 3D material out there yet to even view, but look how fact Blu-Ray came into the picture. Good entry Jordan
I'm actually saving up for one :-)
I pretty much just want it for gaming. I don't think I can be the only one.
No 2560x1440 will be what HD is to SD... 3D is like the swine flu vaccine...no one knows just what it will do to you, but they sure are marketing it like a miracle cure...
"3D is set to fail....because I don't like glasses." What? That's it? That's the entire article? Well, holy hell. It's not because you experience eye strain, or the couple hundred more the TV's cost, or the current lack of content which are all legitimate concerns to 3D. It's because your poor, delicate shnause is too precious to deal with the pressure of those nasty ole glasses. You might as well write an article saying 3D will fail because you don't like the colors of the sets. 3D needs glasses. Deal with it or miss out. For me, adding depth is the most important thing to happen to TV's since color was added. So forgive me if I scoff a bit when you claim the technology is due to fail because of the glasses. Avatar brought in $2 billion dollars just fine with users needing glasses. Obviously the general public isn't as sensitive about their noses as the author seems to be.
@dchalfont lol it's funny cuz it's true. Sony's even trying to say it'll give gamers a "competitive edge" while trying to ignore the 9000lb gorilla named FoV sitting in the room. wonder who's gonna buy into 3d.
Its not like going from black and white to color. Or SD to HD. Its a PART of HDTVs. The funny thing is when people try to say 3DTVs will cost you $6000. Nooooo. The Samsung 60+inch 3DTV may cost you $6000, but any 40-50 inch 3DTV will cost you about the same as the 2D version. Btw, how can 3D fail if every manufacturer that is backing HD is backing 3D? Then you also got certain television channels, movies, games, cameras, etc supporting 3D.
You 3d tv haters aren't too bright. But then again it seems most of you are also Sony hater and 360 fans so I am not surprised. Listen carefully. In the very very near future you WILL NOT be able to by an hdtv without 3d capability. These new 3d hdtvs are 240 hz tvs and are head and shoulders above the current crop of hdtv the last couple of years. All hdtv in the future will be 3d ready, not 3d so unless you plan of never upgrading your tv and playing on a sdtv or an old hdtv then you will HAVE to buy a 3d hdtv in the future. Now you don't have to use it for 3d, which is fine, but if you had a Ps3 wouldn't you want to try it since it's free? I don't get want all the hate is about? No one is forcing you to use it. Stop being so angry and just enjoy the new stuff coming are way.
1. Piracy - There was NO large scale piracy in the days of previous 3d attempts. Studios are looking to increase seat tickets, as well as at home experiences. 2. Technology - The technology is DIRT cheap to film these movies now. Thanks to AVATAR & James Cameron's magic cam. 3. Good 3d that actually enhances the experience. Not a gimmick of a floating twinkie coming at you. Go see that Dreamworks film, How to train dragons or what not. You'll see exactly what I mean. People complaining about the prices are the same people complaining about HDTV prices(360 owners). Its a luxury item, its not supposed to be widescale initially, but its a large enough tech-demographic that will buy the technology to ensure that it gets cheaper and cheaper . This same conversation happened for: Tapes CD's HD-DV...oh wait. Bluray etc..
ive played killzone3 in 3d and its the greatest thing ive seen in my life. media wise.
I got to see GT5 in 3d. Seriously incredible. Beyond peers. There is no other desire left, except for the desire to own a 3DTV and play GT5 for at least a month straight. This will be the first GT to get trophies ya know! :)
Oh why did you have to mention trophies for GT5, now I'm even more impatient. Better practice getting all gold in 'S' license till release lol.
Just like Bluray, and just like the PS3 right? LMAO, remember all those people saying the PS3 wouldn't last past it's first year and that bluray was dead on arrival? they got owned hard, and these new haters will as well.
I'm also saving up for 1! can't wait to experience everything in 3D!
Like the NBA and the NFL!!!!!! COMING THIS FALL!
Cool story bro!
No clue if 3D will take off like the HD scene, but this guy's article is fairly lackluster in logic and overall reasons.
Does the PS3 3D capability work with other 3DTV/Monitor? Like the Samsung or LG TV or the NVidia 3D-powered monitors? I've seen a Hyundai (yes, Hyundai) TV which have hardware-based 3D capabilities, which can turn any 2D movies/media to 3D. But I don't know if PS3 supports that TV. @edit: And also the 3D capable projectors like the Optoma, does PS3 support those?
It doesn't support my Samsung dlp 3dtv that I bought 2 years ago :( Its too slow. You need a 120hz refresh rate.
Agreed on gamers loving our toys! The major obstacle that 3-D faces is the requirement of wearing glasses. This prevents early adoption for the non-hardcore IMO. The prices aren't really that bad compared to what HDTV was when it first came out. Once they iron out any glitches and make sure that everything from SD to 3-D runs fine, there really won't be a reason not to go 3-D even if you don't really intend to use it. It'll kinda be there if you want it, but priced so that you don't have to use it if you don't want to. For example, I have several friends with HDTVs that don't have HD Cable or Blu-Ray. It's there for them, but they don't use it. However, they enjoy the effect that the widescreen allows on DVD and zoomed SD broadcast. To each his own. I like options though.
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Thats why all the developers and everyone thats tried it absolutely love it. :rolls eyes: I'm tired of this 3D will fail bs. NO IT WONT!! Everyone and their mom thinks its amazing. The ones that are against it are either A) have never tried it, or B) is jealous they don't have the money for it. If you say "but I saw Avatar lalala" stfu. 3D in a cinema is nothing like Stereoscopic 3D on a TV. The only similarity is the two letters 3 and D.
Focker it won't fail in the long run, but it won't become mainsteam near as fast as you think. Its going to be an extremely long time before 3DTV's become mainstream. Were talking 6 or 7 years.
I give it 5 years to be the norm. I know it won't take off immediately, but whats great is when it does Sony will already have a massive library of content ripe for the picking. And by that time they'll have the tech perfected.
anything that has the name SONY related to it is going to fall flat on its face if you ask the media. 3D is not mandatory in games or movies, is just an option. Why everyone complain over another option is beyond my understanding. I know you have to pay for a 3d TV and the glasses but if you dont want you can still enjoy HD gaming and movies without the 3D. ITS that simple. PEACE AND GAMING!!
I'm not sure if it will fall flat on it's face, but I don't know if everyone will want it.
kinda like you don't want HD?
This is what they all said about BLU Ray,now look where BLU Ray is at today .
If you are a poor fella,that doesn't the future technology well fail.
3d is the new LaserDisc!! NOBODY NEEDS IT!! NOBODY REALLY WANTS IT NOW!!
leave laser disc out of this, there is nothing wrong with them even if they are gigantic cd's
There is alot of rich people and they will probaly all own 3dtvs.
I purchased the new sony 3dtv with two pair of glasses, emitter, 3d blu-ray, and surround sound speakers from bestbuy for $2900. The media and other people really want the 3dtv to fail.
I want to come over your house.
that was a good ass deal i saw that in bestbuy.com and on sony.com a while back.....i wish i can jump on that but i bought a 73inch mitsubishi 3dtv in april fa 1200 wit the stand free at costco
73"????? that's like the fccking holodeck dude!
3D is here to stay and all the haters just need to accept
Unfortunately, there is always going to be people that are armed with a computer, mouse and keyboard who think they know better than people with experience in the market.
The article writer is partly correct - a lot of the 3D stuff being thrown around atm is just tacked on for sales, and you can easily tell the difference between something that was made for 3D and something where 3D was added as an afterthought. When it's done right it is good though. 3D technology is the way forward, but the current technology is like playing with matchbox cars or micro machines before driving a real car. When the technology sitting on the backburner becomes more financially viable, i'll be investing in it, but atm, it's just a waste of money, as the technology will become obsolete very quickly. edit - and yes, I am able to afford it. I just don't want to throw money away on something that is only halfway to where it should be.
I distinctly remember the same being said about "BLU-RAY"
Same goes for the PS3, too, lol.. Any new technology that no one is used to is "doomed to fail" because people are comfortable with what they have, until the "I want more then this" factor arises, and people go out on a spending spree and go oooooow :P
Something tells me that the technology, for now, is directed more towards the gaming industry. Especially due to how much attention is required..
False. give this a read - 3D broadcasting is already here http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
what people said about blu-ray falling flat on it's face. look where it's at now format dominance over hddvd and then dvd period.
I don't really understand why there are haters of a technology. Every major television and electronics designer has or is making a 3DTV. So hating 3D because of Sony is baseless. Major networks are starting to hop on, namely ESPN. This isn't a little niche thing, millions of people a day are seeing 3DTV advertised by many different companies. I don't know how big it will get or when it will really take off, but its def here to stay
Let me know when 3d TV's DOESNT require glasses.
I can't wait until I can enjoy 3D at home!!!
The way I see it is 3D will just be like the switch from black n white to colour. Soon all Tvs will have it already in there.
.................. . In 3-5 years all TV's in retail will have 3D support built in. . So wether you want 3D or not, your TV will have the capability. . .................
then they will know that no way in hell will this fail. It adds a terrific new flavor to movies and I can only imagine the same for games. Having watched a movie in regular high def than watching it in 3d I know for a fact that this will be the standard later on. It makes everything just a bit more fun to watch and as a society always looking to be entertained we usually willingly pay for that little bit better of an experience. And as it does become the norm we will find tvs that don't support full 3d won't be available. And prices of glasses and media and tvs will come down.
" Why 3DTV is destined to fall flat on its face " Yeah....just like how the Blu-Ray technology fell on its face right...???!!!! 3DTV will change how we watch movies,play games,animations....etc,and you think its gonna fail!!!!!! No way its gonna Fail....No Way
Why the next article that has "Why *** is destined to fail" is destined to fail. Because I'm sick of them, get some real news on here for **** sake. Instead of all the articles on some persons opinion on what the next tech will be that soars or sinks. You have no idea so go back to saving up your money and then maybe you can comment on how well your 3D TV is going :)
3d tv will be probably be a standard by 2012, even if you dont use it all the new tv will support it.
I believe everyone knows by now that 3DTV is very awesome.. but I also think the problem lies with all of *us wanting both a normal 2D and 3D in one screen right? Why because most of *us really can't afford buying another TV set ( let alone a very expensive one ), plus if ever we do have an extra TV it'll be something old and small that we'd put in the kitchen or somewhere.. a just in case. At the moment buying a 3D screen is just something to brag about, a title, like owning an expensive Euro-car. It's not like we really need it but do absolutely want.. also can't spend on right now. Correct?
Just purchased a 46 inch Samsung LED 3-D TV and got a 3-D Samsung blu-ray player, 2 3-D glasses, and a 3-D movie thrown in for free from Amazon for a total of $1,899. In comparison, Fry's electronics and best buy were charging about $3,500 (including tax) for the same items. The price is really coming down.
because at the moment watching monsters vs aliens over and over doesnt seem to tempting.
Sorry people, I realize it's expensive and awkward to use but so was the first TV, computer, phone, etc. The third dimension IS NOT a fad. Seriously you all sound like a bunch of old timers. "I'll tell you one thing sonny, this TV thing will never catch on, radio is all we need." Except replace TV with 3D and radio with 2D. Stop whining. "Waaahh it's expensive!" So was color TV at first, but I guess that thing never caught on huh? It never got better and cheaper with time I suppose. Oh wait.
I dont remeber people having to wear glasses for color tv.
3D is less like a step forward, and more a step to the side. Where's my smellovision?
Nope, because within 3 years, we won't be able anymore to buy a tv without 3D.
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