That is an interesting perspective. I don't know how I would feel about 3D if I didn't have to wear those awful glasses. What exactly give me a headache? The bad glasses or the 3D technology itself? If the technology evolves such that we can enjoy 3D content with the naked eye, ones who were not proponents of 3D, such as myself, may be won over. When/if that happens we may see a public demand for the technology which would justify the price delta.
I will start by saying that I love 3D. Clearly to me it is the future of movies, TV and science. At the same time I cannot stand 3D glasses. I force myself to wear them in movie theaters, which I attend maybe 3 times a year (for 3D movies). There are several technologies, which do not require 3D glasses. One is becoming popular with caring devices. I hope this could evolve and improve faster and video producers have to add content in this technology.
Promoting 3D as a feature is definitely a good move. I could see computer monitors to take a lead over TVs to use one of the 3D technologies. I am estimating more 50% population is watching movies, TV shows and studying science-using computers. Tablet computers (iPad style) have a lot free HD content. Innovating tablets computers to 3D capability would open up huge new market, but certainly glasses are out of question.
I agree with all the comments so far, the world is still trying to accept HDTV which is yet to find it way into the heart of many people. Slashing price and public enlightenment may aid quick circulation of the 3Dtv .
I'll start by saying that I am not a fan of 3D, period. Even if I'm watching a 3D movie in the theater, I always end up with a headache. That being said, the two problems that exist for those who are not as bias as I am are 1) limited content and 2) price. Perhaps content will increase / improve over time. For now, I have watched movies that claim to be 3D, only because there was one or two scenes that were 3D. Those scenes to me were forced and would have been just as interesting to watch in the traditional 2D. Content needs to improve, when you call a movie 3D, that feature has to be integral to the movie watching experience.
As far as price is concerned, even though the price of 3DTV has dropped, I assume that the manufacturers are still charging a premium for the feature. Therein lies the problem! The 3D feature is just not something for which I will pay extra.
I agree that reducing the price is a step in the right direction but I just don't think they are there yet.
I totally agree with you that it's still just a novelty but the predictions are that by 2015, 3D TVs will account for 52 percent of flat-panel shipments. That clearly suggests that this novely feature will become common feature in future.
SP, you’re right purchasing a 3D TV is not particularly important. Consumers are just about settling down to appreciate the quality and features HDTV present. I guess we are going to see further price slashing to encourage the sale of 3DTV.
I agree with you - 3D is still just a novelty, and not one I am willing to pay for yet. I've made the transition to HDTV, but not until it had proven to be accepted in the marketplace - and then only for one TV. I don't see 3D as the primary viewing alternative in my house right now.
Many people still have not upgraded their existing TV sets to HDTV.But the main issue for lack of adoption of 3DTV besides the glasses is that HDTV sets offer some great picture quality already, so there is no real incentive to purchase 3DTV…yet.
Marketing 3DTV is a big challenge as a common man deosnot see any importance in paying extra for 3d tv. A common man just uses TV for normal entertainment and 3d comes in special category, you can enjoy it for few hours but making TV as fundamentally 3d, not everyone is ready for that. thats why the sale is limited.
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