I find this post, the comments and especially Barbarah's view very humorious and true.
However, i still think 3D has the potential to grow.
first of all 3DTV can be viewed without the glasses, although the most common design is with the glasses. pocharie gives a link to one such Toshiba design
if the glasses doesn't seam to suite the majority then the manufactureres will be forced to develop the autostereoscopic design which requres no lens.
Secondly, there are 3DTVs that can be viewed in HD as well, meaning that it can function as a normal HDTV but when a the viewer wishes to view a 3D movie or anything, a switch is made to 3D.
I think if we were all able to let go of our CRT for LCD, we can also soon allow 3D take the place of regular LCD or even HD.
As for danger to the eyes, i remember one of the advantages of LCD marketed to the world was that it was more friendly on the eye as opposed to CRT, so now they blamd LCD for affecting the eyes? Well i don't know. After all the noise about mobile phone causing harmful radiation, has the sales droped in any way?
So i don't see any medical issue stoping the rise of 3D.
I'm with you Barbara. Though there are some nice features of a 3DTV, I'm content with my current HDTV and am not going to go out and buy a new flat screen just for 3D. I'm happy that more channels are coming in HD right now. The thought of not only having to wear glasses for viewing and paying for additional glasses based on the size of your household, but having to keep track of these expensive glasses will also help keep 3DTV out of our household.
Pocharle, we can expect some good 3D developmental news in coming days. Last week Intel announced that, it had again found a way to make chips that could process information more quickly and with less power in less space. The transistors on chips — whether for PCs/TVs or smartphones — have been designed in essentially the same way first integrated circuits that became the basic building block of electronic devices in the information age.
Company has already begun making its microprocessors using a new 3D transistor design, called a Finfet , which is based around a remarkably small pillar, or fin, of silicon that rises above the surface of the chip. The company’s engineers said that they now felt confident that they would be able to solve the challenges of making chips through at least the 10-nanometer generation, which is likely to happen in 2015.
I think it is legit. The only thing I'm concerned about is the potential damage to the eyes. Research has already shown that rolonged exposure to LCD screens has a negative affect on eyesight long-term. I can only imagine what glasses-less 3D viewing can do?
@ pocharle, There are several systems without glasses and Philips has one also which is used at airports and train-stations.
With glasses the 3D effect has a very good quality. The systems without glasses have only a few depths (the best has 8) and picture detail resolution goes down about 1/3. Also there is a limit on viewing angle.
Some years back a 3D TV was developed in a lab using Laser technology. This TV would create the 3D images in the viewing room in the air using the laser technique. This is similar to some open air laser shows now seen often in some trade shows. I am wondering whether such technology can give a much better viewing experince compared to the current 3D Tvs requiring special glasses to view the content.
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