Discussion in 'General Board' started by boxerdog, Aug 14, 2011.
Does anyone here have a 3D TV? is it worth it?
My kids want one, I wouldnt mind but the wife doesnt.
It ruins films (aside from those made primarily for the format such as Avatar), but sport is quite impressive. Though I expect the novelty would wear off quickly.
I think it's one of those things that's not worth thinking about until it comes down massively in price, you don't need glasses, and there are more channels and film options.
Hell, I don't even have an HD subscription yet because I don't think there are enough channels (that and you can watch quite a few for free).
saw some at the gadget show live last year and have to say they were impressive, however at the moment there is very little content and I think wearing the galsses would be annoying long term.
Personally I'll wait until it's available without the glasses then I think it will take off big time.
The glasses are the put off for me.
I've heard getting all the active shutter glasses setup when you have kids can be a pain also if the kids are little theres always the chance they can break them as well starting a £50 a pair this could get expensive.
I've been keeping an eye on the TV's that use passive 3d technology and cinema style glasses at just a few quid a pair much better option when the lads come round to watch the footy.
Theres a few of these on the market may get one when the prices come down a bit.
My missus has taken our son to a couple of 3D films at the cinema and he has refused to wear the glasses, so I won't be wasting my cash on a 3D tv. On the plus side, it does save a few quid going to the cinema and paying for the 2D version of films!
If Nintendo made a glasses-free 3D TV that's the same or better quality than the 3DS, I'd buy it. Especially if the price is as decent.
Haven't the "no-glasses" 3D DS screens caused loads of problems like headaches and eye strains since launch. They only recommend like 30 minutes gaming at a go before you have a good long break... hmmm well that is not going to work!
I can't see the attraction personally - quite happy to just watch an HD 2D version of a film... less stressful and easier on the eye! I think 3D is way too over-rated in current form.
Not entirely convinced it will catch on even when cheap enough - the next big thing I think will be holographic tv... see everything in the middle of your room in 3d and 'in the round' now that would be cool. Not happening any time soon though....not affordable anyways.
3D in the home is a fad.
Happy wife happy life.
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