"3D comes to your living room" was supposed to be one of the biggest stories at CES 2010, and indeed it was-the promotional push by Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Sony, and a few smaller panel makers was massive, with multimillion-dollar booth setups intended to awe conference-goers and start the technology off with a bang.
Unfortunately for the billions that have been pumped into R&D and manufacturing for 3D TVs, the normally hype-friendly press has been completely underwhelmed by what its sees after donning the ubiquitous shutter glasses here on the show floor. The collective response from the early adopter crowd at every booth has been, "Meh, I'm not going to buy one of these."
But because of the specific approach that the industry has settled on, consumers don't have to be bowled over for 3D TV to wind up in every living room. Here's a look at the current state of 3D TV, and at why it's coming to a screen near you whether you like it or not.