Although many in the industry are quick to get behind the 3D stereoscopic gaming trend, one analyst feels meaningful adoption is still a few years away.
I doubt one to two years try one to two games. Once you try it you won't wanna go back.
i think it will end up like HDTV Once you see it you will want more of it I am guessing it will have a slow start and then once they start pushing really hard with advertisment and getting it out more to the public to test it will begin to have that effect of the transition between TV
Yes and it has to start somewhere. I looking more forward to gaming in 3D. Than using motion controls.
But just like with blu-ray back then, if Sony would wait, until more people would buy HDTV, blu-ray just wouldn`t be as popular as it is today. =) The earlier you start, the more common technology will become later.)
I saw my first 3DTV today it was a 37" Sony 200hz TV and they were playing a 3D Demo which went through Motorstorm as well and it looked amazing. I talked with the guy at the store and he agreed that 3DTVs will have a slow start like HDTVs and they will boom afterwards. The guys that I also passed the glasses around to were gob smacked especially when the football part came on. I am sure when those guys can afford it they will buy it right away.
My local best buy had a set-up in the entertainment room where they allowed you to try out their 3d tvs with the glasses. They showed the menu and a demo film in 3d. It was definitely amazing, but, just like films in imax 3d, some of the visual quality had to be sacrificed. In other words, it was kinda blurry. If games in 3d are going to suffer from that same blurry look, then I'd rather play without the feature, or at least until they improve upon it. I'll shell out the cash when they work that out. edit** @guntrol I guess your experience was different from mine. For me, it was like looking through a filter.
i think gaming will help with the 3D movement...but the catalyst that i believe will push consumers to buy 3D TVs are movie companies....when they begin to mass advertise Blu-Ray having the capability of 3D, then more people will be exposed to the tech, and when they realize that games will have the same ability....it will only give added value towards the purchase of the TV's
I don't know maybe it was the awesome salesman that made everyone come near to orgasm by talking about the technology... But I loved it and I have complete faith in it.
Well, I don't doubt you. Heck, maybe I was looking at a shi**y tv. :l I know 3d will improve with time, so I haven't really marked it off my list just yet. Edit** I wonder if the glasses I had were in need of recharging.
I had the same issue as Giant Chibi. The visual quality is definitely sacrificed. I was watching it on a 3,000 dollar Samsung. The thing is still a bit blurry and the tech isn't at its peak. It will get better, but it'll take a few years. 3D could certainly turn out to be a gimmick kind of thing like motion controls. It's too early to tell.
i dont know about you guys.but i dont look to buying a new tv until my current tv breaks.and at that point ill examine the option of 3dtv. but its not the same as 4 or 5 years ago when hdtv launched.for starters i didnt need £120 glasses per person per tv. for the time being..3d is for the cinema,watching niche films like alice in wonderland.high def is fantastic no matter wot film you watch.but im not goin to the movies or renting a chick flick in 3d. but if you guys want to see tears in 3d..then thats your choice.porn could be good tho.but imagine gettin caught jerkin with those glasses on.everyone would know you were watchin smut..anyone with glasses will tell u,sweatin while wearing glasses leaves a dent around your nose. if you dont wear glasses and you come out of your room just cum flushed..thats suspect.if you come out of your room..cum flushed and a glasses dent around your nose..thats just fvckin obvious! lmao
I've always said that 3D is the future og gaming and I'm so proud of Sony supporting it... but most of us bought an HDTV only a few years ago and simply can't afford buying a new 3D TV :( @Wrathman wtf dude, already planning your future 3D porn endeavours? -_-
I agree. The difference in watching a 3D movie at a theater and playing an HD game like Killzone 3 on your own 3DHDTV set up is that you occasionally watch 3D movies at theaters not all the time so it has become your new standard but owning your own 3D HDTV will well not set the standard for game playing or movie watching but it will always be the first thing you think when considering what mode you want to play a game/watch a movie on.
#d tv won't be great until they make one where you don't need glasses. I like the idea of #d tv, but the glasses cost to much, are too easy to break and feel stupid and gimmicky to me!
I keep telling people that 3D gaming won't have enough of an install base to be meaningful until the next generation of consoles. 3D televisions don't make up a huge part of the market yet because they're still too expensive. 3D gaming is great for that small percentage that can take advantage of it and it's a good idea that Sony is jumping on the train early, but it wont make a difference until the next generation of consoles. EDIT: I also agree with AAACE5. The glasses are easy to break and 3D still feels a bit gimmicky. I've seen 3D in action on a super expensive Samsung and it's cool, but not all it could be yet.
The only reason I am getting one is for gaming. I think gaming in 3D is going to being incredible. Do you guys remember the 1st time you went from analog video to S-Video (PSone for me)? The 1st time you played a game on a Hi Def flat panel using component or HDMI? The 1st time you have a decent (5.1) surround sound system cranked playing a well written game in Dolby Digital? Did any of you try the VGA adapter for the Dreamcast on a PC monitor? Awesome! With each and every new upgrade I was hooked! All of it adds to the immersion while gaming. My favorite was playing a survival horror game in my theater on a 10' screen in my basement when the family was away on vacation. All the lights out, playing after dark in a room with no windows, sound system cranked, 5000 watt sub cooking, in a dark and dreary basement (muhahaha)! Freaky awesome! I think 3D gaming might possibly be the best addition to gaming in a long time. Personally I cant wait for it. The first must have game in 3D and I will purchase a display the day I pick up that game if not sooner. I am in the process of setting up a room just for 3D. I am actually posting this message from that very room. I'm so pumped for 3D! *giggles like a school girl*
3d also needs 5-9 years before consumers even begin to get interested.
until they make it available without those f'ing glasses which is simple. Costs too much too so I'll let the beta-testers give their money and their headaches. And to hell with motion controls
Only because it will take about 2 years before 3DTVs are in more homes like it took time to make the transition to HDTVs. Doesn't mean some lucky rich folk won't adopt it early and be ahead of the curve. FUTURE PROOF
meaningful to HOME THEATERS. I refuse to believe that people will buy 3D TVs just because of gaming. If they are to succeed with this they need just as much movie support as they needed with Bluray.
This is also true for 3D to be the 'Standard Family Enjoyment' there needs to be more support for Blu-ray movies and let's face it in reality the only people who are going to enjoy 3D gaming is Hardcore gamers, imo.
1-2 years sounds ok. Good thing is the games will be there waiting for you 3DTV set.
million 3d players already in homes
Hate to say it yet again. Who is 3-D going after? Teenagers cant afford it. Parents wont want to buy it for their kids. Parents and grandparents wont want to wear glasses to enjoy a movie or television. 3-D is and always has been a fad that comes and goes. This is nothing more then that. Everyone pretty much can enjoy HDTV, it's a clearer picture. Where as close to 30% of the population can have physical ailments from 3-D and prolonged exposure can have permanent effects. It's so far off from what the majority of people will want in their homes. Can anyone out their honestly say they can see their grandparents, great grandparents or even parents wanting to wear silly glasses to watch television? I don't think so. *Edit* Check history, 3-D was pushed heavily in the 1950's and the 1980's and even the 1990's. It comes and goes. I have been to one 3-D movie and I didn't like it, I had a headache after about 10 minutes of it. I wasn't the only one either.
I like your name. ;)
I don't see grandparents because the average grandparents are really not going to be this whole 3D thing but as for parents yea I see besides 3D IMAX Theaters are still popular. 3D isn't a fad. If 3D was a fad, then these companies who advertise 3D movies should have stopped a long time ago. Also, look at Avatar. I'll also say this the fact of 3D tvs being in ones home may not get frequent movie watching but it will be enjoyed by Parents and kids. And gamers will really enjoy this.
If there was ever a definition of a troll you sir are it,A very fitting name too I might add.
But they were not the high quality stereoscopic 3D systems we are seeing now. They were differentiated with bicoloured glasses that most certainly do not resemble the quality of 3D now. It will be a revolution especially as all future HD tv's will have 3d capability built in. My 80 year old mother loves new tech she has an iphone and a ds and would love 3D tv. I will buy it for myself and my kids and the most important thing to remember is if you have it cool and if you don't want to use it that's also cool as you can turn it off or play the game/Blu ray in 2D if that's what you prefer.
3D can come and go, yes but this time it looks like it is well planned this time (before it had been rushed in the hope that it will succeed) and it looks as though we have the appropriate technology to make 3D consumer friendly and given the amount of backing it gets now compared to before, it looks there is a general conscious that it is here to stay this time
about hd sets and blu ray
Blu ray is still not mainstream, DVD is. Blu Ray has quite a way to go yet.
I agree and I love Blu ray. But it is not being taken up very quickly, especially in Europe, as DVD did. I read a report that at this time in Dvd's life cycle it was at approximately 40%-60% (60 being video sales) whereas in Europe right now Blu ray is about 20%-80% dvd as over here the discs cost approximately twice as much whereas in America the take up is greater but the price differential is a lot less. I think this may change as prices fall and we are getting our first affordable Blu ray recorders (panasonic are advertising now). I just wish that people that bought HDTV's actually start to use them as such and that the prices for Blu ray movies drops to a more affordable level.
And to keep the proper perspective, HD sets didn't become mainstream until they pretty much quit producing SD CRT's. Blu-ray has dropped in price enough where adoption has picked up, but it was the PS3 that drove the initial popularity.
it will all dependent on the cost and accessibility, perhaps at present 3D may sound expensive due to the launch 3DTV and the glasses, however this is expected in any new tech and predictably the price will lower gradually through 2nd gen models and third party glass, however the main success of 3D in gaming is dependent on the how easy it is to access, I think this is where the sony will use the PS3 as the main focal point to showcase the 3D through games (killzone 3) and movie (3D blu-ray), and the fact that the firmware are for both of these are in place can only increase the likelihood of gamers adopting 3D in the near future ; )
Try 5-10 years.
you mean for 4D lol
It takes a long time to get everyone on board. For even a very small percentage of gamers to get onboard will require a long period of time. I don't think there will be much of a percentage in 1-2 years gaming 3d. EDIT:Besides, it took years for motion control to become the in-thing.
If, like HDMI and 1080p, 3-D becomes a standard/included feature in MOST TVs....and as a result, the cost continues to come way down...people will be trying out 3-D, just out of curiosity. But for me....and I'm sure a LOT of people...it really has more to do with the (currently) required glasses. I have perfect vision (and I'm 39), and HATE watching movies in 3-D, because of the shltty Elvis Costello glasses...or worse...they require you to wear. I can never get accustomed to them, because I can't make myself look beyond the frames...and I end up with a headache. 3-D, as it is, sucks. If/when they develop a single-lense visor, with only a split in the middle, to divide the sides...or the alternate 3-D tech that uses NO GLASSES becomes mainstream....then I, and those like me could jump on board with 3-D....maybe. Until then, it's just a fad ; and like all fads, it's more of an annoyance than anything.
ill do 3D gaming when i get some cash together, it takes a minimum of 2k - 5k to be able to knock one off these sweet 3D-LCD Screens down, but its not impossible. People are to critical about 3D and Move , its like they think they will live another day, the way i see it is enjoy life and all the fun stuff in it cus you never know when its time.
Oh well, just have to sell the misses ;)
haha or just save up i bet you if you at least save $200 a month you would get it in 10 months and probably with a discount or bundle. that's what i do with some games i save $100 or 200 and then i wait for greatest hits and i knock down 3 birds with one stone or 6 and it works great! EDIT :or look you can do payments of $73.50 a month not bad. http://www.sonystyle.com/we...
Can't I just sell the misses?
I think I'm going to wait for the 2nd generation of 3D.
In this day and age 1 to 2 years is the equivalent of 10 to 12.. I say within just a couple of months, tech these days are simply progressing so much quicker.
hollywood and sony are pushing 3D into the mainstream market...
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