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3DTV? A complete non-starter

David Blaza
1/25/2011 03:30 PM EST

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phoenixdave   1/31/2011 6:37:31 PM
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When TV's can display standard HD TV and with a push of a button convert to a 3D TV and be viewed without glasses, the market will explode. People want simplicity and will pay extra for the technology if it's easy to use. Apple's products are a good example.

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Silicon_Smith   1/31/2011 6:22:54 PM
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I still think, it will not be able to take off. TV technologies need to be very well targeted in the market.Similar for the convergence with TV as the center. Dud.

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woodchan   1/31/2011 2:46:04 PM
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The success of 3D TV relies not on how it attract you to watch it, but how to make you a part of the scene. Think this is super-bowl, we couch potatoes feel like sitting in the stadium, or even run along with Payton Manning, that's fantastic!

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HereBeDragons   1/30/2011 11:42:39 PM
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Dunno what all the fuss is about. The forensic crime labs have had true 3d for ages, to the extent that they can even rotate the image in all directions. Just watch shows like CSI. What? It's not real? But it's on TV, it must be real

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David.Bastow   1/30/2011 5:22:31 AM
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This company from Perth, Western Australia has been working on 2D to 3D conversion for years: http://www.ddd.com/technology/tech_tridefrealtime.html (In case the forum removes that link, search for "DDD" and their "Tridef Realtime 3D".)

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daleste   1/29/2011 8:21:48 PM
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Can existing movies be converted to 3D even though they weren't filmed with two lenses? If so, that is an opportunity for a company.

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docdivakar   1/29/2011 12:26:09 AM
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@BicycleBill: if one is barred from the future CES shows, there is always the blackjack table! (:0 I think many posters have pointed rightfully the lack of content that elevate consumer experience. I would add lack of standards to the top of the list. There are already a multitude of 3D TV versions that are popping up that make it confusing to the customer. Ergonomics and consumer safety is another concern that needs to be addressed (see @iniewski's post). I suppose I will grow old waiting for that holographic projection TV! That to me is truly 3D. My kids genuinely believe experiencing a star-trek like holodeck isn't that far off! Dr. MP Divakar

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WKetel   1/28/2011 9:26:42 PM
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The big fault of 3D TV is that it offers very little advantage to any except the sellers of 3D equipment. It is a fairly useless product desperately hoping to find a market, which will be a bunch of people fast-talked into purchasing "the latest thing". Most of those who tell us how wonderful it is are those who will profit from it, that is what I see presently. Not to forget that the lack of content is quite a drag, as well. Really, it is a waste of talent, effort, and materials. We just don't need it.

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Dave2020   1/28/2011 7:52:25 PM
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I must agree with DutchUncle. This article is quite pessimistic. The industry obvious sees that the market is viable, and to say that there is too little content is definitely not very forward-thinking. I believe there were many saying that about HDTV not so long ago. What appears to drive the market (at least from my observation) for new technologies is the cost to the buyer. The cost for a 3D television has dropped significantly over the past year and the broadcast content (what little there currently is available) is being included in the HD packages from the service providers. If that trend continues as more content (channels) are offered, then the adding 3D capability for the buyer can be done with an incremental added cost. Many manufacturers are creating package deals with 3D Blu-ray players and movies (and extra 3D glasses) in an attempt to move more 3D televisions. Several movies are being released for 3D Blu-ray too. The content is starting to grow at a quick pace. It's just a matter of momentum and a little time.

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ljp93105   1/28/2011 7:28:11 PM
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The comparison to Quadraphonic sound is apt. Yes, it did come back as Surround Sound 20 years later, but our music CDs are still not in surround sound, and even though I just purchased a 55" TV, I have no plans to wire my living room for rear channel sound. I think compression artifacts will sabotage the 3D material for years to come, and for many people the "focus distance versus perception distance" will cause strain when viewing. As since I wear strong eyeglasses, sticking active 3D viewing glasses on top will not be comfortable enough to "just immerse myself and forget the technology".

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