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phoenixdave
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re: Bigger, thinner, smarter 3-D screens define the future for LG
phoenixdave   1/10/2012 4:49:23 PM
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Maybe we should take the next step and design a refrigerator that automatically scans the bar codes of all products in your refrigerator and than displays on the 3D screen what recipes options you have based upon those products?

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zeeglen   1/10/2012 4:44:48 PM
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Or an all-in-one automated fridgestove with mechanically linked freezer, fridge, microwave, heat oven, and burner areas. Oh yeah, and a dishwasher section with an automatic dish stacker for loading and return to the clean dish storage area for automated re-use at the next meal. The blast chiller sounds like a nice feature. Presumably it turns off when the beer is cold enough. While most of today's beer drinkers can plan ahead, kids often put their immediate-need soda pop cans into the freezer - then forget about them. Pop, pop, pop... (that's why it's called soda pop) "The kitchen of tomorrow" - I'll pass. Some folks still enjoy cooking.

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pixies   1/10/2012 3:05:56 PM
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"the meal that the refigerator has planned for family dinner" That is a useful technology, and the meal is in 3-D. :) I can see a lot of business opportunities related to this technology. For example, food packages can be specifically designed for this fridge so they can be automatically transferred to the stove or oven to be cooked.

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Bert22306   1/9/2012 10:16:57 PM
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Indeed, one has to wonder what really matters to the majority of consumers. Since you mention sound, I haven't used the TV's own built-in amp and speaker(s) for TV audio, in any TV I owned, ever. And I was most gratified to see, in the mid 1980s, that TV manufacturers FINALLY began providing baseband audio outputs as a regular feature. So I could avoid the ritual of opening up every new TV set, to grab a line level audio output from inside. Before even setting up the set for the first time. Since audio outs have become standard, presumably more than a few people feel as I do? I know I got my wife hooked on decent audio. She complained about crappy audio when we got a new TV that I couldn't immediately connect to the stereo (it didn't have RCA audio output jacks - I needed an adapter). My take is, HD images wowed consumers, and HDTVs became the standard as soon as they reached a CRT-like price point. But 3D seems to be another matter. It does not seem to respond to any consumer demand.

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phoenixdave   1/9/2012 10:01:23 PM
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I think the change to 3D is a forgone conclusion. It enables the manufacturers to increase the price point of the 2D TV's and by marketing them as 2D and 3D capable, people will just naturally transition to the "new features". Now whether or not people will actually "use" the 3D feature is another thing. I bought a 5.1 audio system and hooked it up to my flat screen a few years ago for that enhanced sound quality. However, I don't think I've actually turned it on more than half a dozen times.

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phoenixdave   1/9/2012 9:55:40 PM
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@Frank... How about a 3D TV in the door of a refrigerator?

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Bert22306   1/9/2012 9:22:41 PM
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I keep reading hyperbole about the increasing sales of 3D TVs. Guys, if most or all of the new TVs the CE vendors sell are 3D capable, it is a foregone conclusion that the sale of 3D TVs will increase sharply. Gimme a break. There's no news in that. According to everything I've read so far, inclusing this article, people buy the new TV because they need one, because they want HD, or for whatever other reason, but NOT because they are specifically looking for the 3D feature. And since you need to wear glasses to see 3D, the question continues to be whether the average joe wants 3D as a steady diet, or only once in awhile at the movies.

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old account Frank Eory   1/9/2012 8:16:27 PM
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Of all the things mentioned in the article, the ones I find most interesting is the refrigerator. I will be a lot more likely to buy one of those than a 3D TV.

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chanj0   1/9/2012 7:39:27 PM
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I am still not convinced that a 3D content provides more information than a 2D content. Nonetheless, as the price of a 3D TV has dropped substantially and the slow fading out of regular TV, I believe consumers might not have an option in the very near future. On the other hands, I am eager to see a glassless 3D TV. I believe it might actually create a thrust to the sales of 3D TV if it happens soon enough.



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