Tech Radar: Of course, if we're talking PC gaming, then the term 3D is a little confusing. On PC Format, we've been soaking up the 3D gaming groove for nearly two decades, but that's 3D graphics painted onto a 2D screen.
No, it is already pretty much dead in theaters. No one is really buying the 3d tvs (See Sony's impending bankruptcy). So... Nope, this is dead.
God let's hope 3D isn't here to stay... I mean, sure it's kinda cool for a little bit, but I hate the fact it's spilling into the gaming community. That and motion controls, they do have their place, but I definitely don't want them to take over.
Yeah, let's stick to standard gamepads and 2D visuals and only improve graphic quality for years and years. This is I love people like Richard Branson and companies like Google who actually push forward in the world, for innovation, new technology, new experiences and creativity. I don't understand why so many people object to progress in the world.
I didn't say don't innovate... I just don't want something gimmicky to be honest. When it comes to 3D, you need freaking glasses to see it. Yeah, there's the 3DS, which hurts some people's eyes to look at, so that's absolutely no better. Motion controls do not work well on most games. There are a few exceptions, also it makes you look like an idiot trying to use them. I am simply saying, don't put something out there until it's done well. Come back with a 3D tv that requires no glasses, and LOOKS good. Come back with motion controls that actually work at least 99% of the time flawlessly and then I'll be on board, but until then, no...
Many people also "couldnt tell the difference between standard and high def". I and many others who have given 3d a chance think its awsome. Arkham City is sweet. Also dont forget were currently stuck in an obsolet console generation. 3D requires everything to be rendered twice. Wait till you see what next gen can do with 3D.
do you know that sony tv's fall far behind those of LG, samsung, sharp, an even almost panasonic...that great sony quality just aint what it use to be..an LG now has passive 3D which use the same 3d glasses used in the theater an they cost about 10 dollars a pair..so that was actually an extra boost to 3D sales...so dead it is not..
+bubble well said. Sony constantly overcharging for thier products is what led them to current financial crisis. Why would people pay an extra thousand dollars for the sony tv?
Passive 3d is crap for gaming though because you have to halve the resolution. Some games have suffered from it this gen too. Uncharted 3 and Killzone 3 would have been much better graphically if they didn't bother with 3D.
Honestly I wish TV companies would shift their focus to better tech instead of wasting time and money on 3d gimmicks. What about HD amoled/holed displays for an affordable price?? Amoled tech won't get cheap unless all major companies started competing on this field. I rather take superior contrast. Black as night black colors. Vivid colors. Superior refresh rate and speed which is perfect for gaming. I would prefer this over 3d gimmicks. Come on Samsung and LG, you are the biggest oled manufacturers in the world! Start making 32 inch and above oled displays for the mainstream market.
You do realize that every major TV manufacturer markets and sells 3D television, right? Its certainly not dead in threaters, 3D movies are the highest grossing. Sorry to disappoint you, but its not dead. Much like HD, its going to take some time to make major consumer penetration. HDTVs first hit the market in the late 90s, but it took almost 10 years for HD to overtake SD in retail sales.
Don't compare 3d to HD. Everybody want better display quality but not everybody wants 3D.
Only if it came in the tv that I already was buying. I would not pay extra for it.
3D died down A LOT in the past couple of months. It's great to be back to the good ole 2D.
Well it is the way forward I guess. I can't see another way of advancement without using this as a stepping-stone. But as soon as the next big thing comes out, I'm sure this will be dropped pretty quickly in favour of it.
The problem with 3D tvs is the high cost. In the beginning, you were looking to pay nearly $200 for a pair of glasses. Now it's as low as $49, but that still doesn't help. The current/next wave of tvs are Smart TVs, which Samsung are rolling out soon.
What are you talking about? Smart TV's have been around for at least a year now, what do you mean rolling out soon?
Ok you got me there. My research has let me down. At least I said "current".
I may be the minority here then, but in the past few months alone I have played UC3, Batman AC, GOW Origins, Sonic Generations, Resistance 3, and movies like UP, Harold and Kumar, Final Destination, The Three Musketeers, among others in 3D and loved every minute of it.
Right there with you. As with everything else, it costs money to be an early adopter and at the onset of any tech it will improve quickly and drop in price. It's definitely here to stay.
I still don't see why people hate on 3D. I just got a 51" Samsung plasma 3DTV for $898 at Sears. It came with two pairs of active shutter glasses (which is better than passive IMO). I am very pleased with gaming on it. Before people start hating, plasma is a lot better than people give it credit for, and IMO, the only thing that beats a plasma is an OLED screen. These so-called LED TV's which are just edge lit or backlit with LED's are not true LED TV's. When the actual pixels are LED's, like the OLED TV's, then they will be real LED TV's. Also, I was quite surprised that this plasma is about an inch thick and only weighs 45lbs. My last plasma weighed over a hundred pounds at the same screen size and was several inches thick. I even have a bum eye that cannot see too well, but the 3D still works great for me. Sonic Generations looks absolutely amazing in 3D. Arkham City looks pretty good, Halo CE Anniversary looks great, and so did UC3. Also, the TV I got can render any 2D image in 3D, which is pretty sweet also. Battlefield in 3D is amazing. I hope that developers continue to support 3D as the games that are actually made for 3D look a little better than forcing 2D games to 3D.
3d is here to stay..i have 2 3d tv's(60 in samsung pnd59550d an a 55 in samsumg lw5600 an those tv's are amazing...the amount of 3d content thats coming out is great...80% of the movies in the theaters now are 3d so what makes you think 3d is DYING...
As long it gets cheaper i wont complain about it.
3d sucks, always hated it, always knew it was a fad and im so glad its dying off. its retarded on games (Stupid 3ds) retarded on movies, its only cool when your a kid with those 3d glasses and pictures. otherwise lets get back to making things look nice, crisp, colorful, and cheap!
Apparently you're unaware of how there's cheap 3D and 3D done well. If you watch something post-process it looks bad. Like a pop up book that gives you a migraine. If you watch something filmed natively it looks "nice, crisp, and colorful". There's huge differences between games and how they render their 3D images as well.
Biggest problem with 3D is the cost of content. Cinema - more expensive to watch 3D movie Blu Ray - more expensive to buy 3D version Why? If it's to be more accessible then why the rip off pricing. As for gaming, until the hardware can do 2x 1080p output then the quality loss isn't very encouraging and as saleable as it could be.
There are barely any games that do native 1080p (on consoles) without 3D, and you are complaining that it is not done in 3D? That shit just doesn't make sense.
Is the only way I see 3D becoming mainstream.
3D is just expensive because it is still new, it'll become cheaper overtime just like what happened with HD TV's. Anyone remember when articles were claiming that HD-DVD would win the format war and once HD-DVD lost they said Blu-ray will lose to DVD? 3D is hear to stay as well it's just hated by two groups, those that cannot see 3D and those that hate Sony since Sony has been a main driver.
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