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Looks like 3D TVs are dead

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 21st January 2017, 16:31

For now anyway...
https://www.cnet.com/news/shambling-corpse-of-3d-tv-finally-falls-down-dead/

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LG and Sony, the last two major TV makers to support the 3D feature in their TVs, will stop doing so in 2017. None of their sets, not even high-end models such as their new OLED TVs, will be able to show 3D movies and TV shows.

So if you want 3D in your home and don't want to buy an old set, you'll have to get a projector.

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RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 21st January 2017, 17:11

Good.

Hopefully the cinemas will follow suit.



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admars (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 21st January 2017, 17:59

yeh, and get rid of surround sound, and colour while you're at it, actually no, get rid of talkies altogether, why stop there, maybe lets go back to the wireless, or reading, or cave drawings ;)

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RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 21st January 2017, 19:14

I think what Gareth is meaning is that 3D in cinema has been an expensive gimmick, and only useful in most films for things jumping out at you for a few seconds.

The last film I saw where it did look real good and used a lot of 3D to good effect was Avatar, but since then I have only paid to see 2D films as basically it is cheaper for a ticket than the 3D equivalent.

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Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 21st January 2017, 22:00

It was a pointless exercise, with the manufacturer seeming to forget that not everyone sits down in from of their TV every time to watch the same movie more than once. I like to put a film on but not necessarily watch it from start to finish. 3D movies pin you down, and there's only so many times you can watch the same film without losing interest. An expensive gimmick that only certain sections of society can afford

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RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Saturday, 21st January 2017, 23:44

Never liked 3D, never understood why it became de rigeur...

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RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 02:49

Ooh! I can wear glasses on top of glasses and pay more for the privilege.

Where do I sign up. 

Had a brief watch a couple of times at an in store demo. 
No ta.


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RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

admars (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 05:50

I've seen films where it's done well, I've seen films where it's done badly, given the choice at the cinema, I see the 3d version, a lot of other ppl do the same.

However, I'm not sure if I'd embrace it at home, when I bought this TV (42" Panasonic plasma, cost about £1000!!!), the closest quality set, but with 3d, was a Sony which was nearly twice the price, I wasn't allowed to spend that, which on retrospect is probably a good thing ;)

I can accept that it hasn't caught on at home, I guess everyone is waiting for glasses-less 3d at home.

Funny things is, I may never see the handful of 3d DVDs and Blu Rays I've got in 3d at home now!


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RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 07:58

last time i watched a 3d film on the box i think was in the 80's and probably when Channel4 started up, i made my glasses usuing quality street wrappers the Blue Peter way...

And just for admars, i actually find myself listenening tothe radio more now that watching the tv, and as i use the intereb at work all day, i use that less at home... with the wife and kids constantly plugged in, i am am contemplating closing Wifi down at 5pm, they might actually talk then?

RE: Looks like 3D TVs are dead

Mikeonfreeserve (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 08:25

I think you'll find that closing wifi at 5pm is child abuse nowadays, just sayin' 

So good luck with that 

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