Do You Want a 3D TV?


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Someone recently asked if I thought it was a good idea for them to buy 3D monitors at this point in time. Honestly… no, I don’t. There simply isn’t enough content out there to justify spending the money on these. Yes, they’re cool. But wait a year or two until the rest of the world catches up to the technology.

When you have money to burn, go ahead and splurge. In my estimation, I just don’t feel the timing is right yet. We’ll likely see new 3D monitor technology prototype at CES next spring. They’re sure to make many of you drool, of course. I don’t have a 3D television and I certainly don’t have a 3D monitor.

Heck, it took me a while to switch over to HDTV. There still isn’t enough content to keep up with that technology… so you can imagine that it will take a few years for the content to be fully ready for 3D.

What are your thoughts?

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3 thoughts on “Do You Want a 3D TV?”

  1. In my experience a television usually lasts at least 10 years. In the next few years there will be many good 3D movies to watch at home, so I want to be prepared. If I buy a new television in the next six month, it will be capable of 3D. Hopefully, the cost of the glasses will come down as more sets are sold.

  2. I agree entirely.

    The first 3D screen I plan on looking at is a 3DS. I know there is going to be software exclusively for it, so it will be entirely worth it.

    One 3D fully comes to computers (like even the OSs adopt it) then I would probably be forced to pick up an appropriate monitor. However, that coincides perfectly with when I would want to buy one. So it’s all good. ^_^

  3. In the early 1980s a friend of mine who was very good at programming computers bought a program that produced 3-D on his computer. It was exactly the same process as what is being sold as modern technology — shutter 3-D. He paid less than $100 for the program and the glasses. Today, the television manufacturers are selling a 30 year old technology for a modern inflated price. At that time high definition (Blue Ray) wasn’t needed nor was a high definition monitor. There are other 3-D systems that don’t need the shutter glasses — and I’m not referring to that terrible anaglyphic (red/blue) 3-D — that are much less expensive. Soon you will be able to purchase a 3-D player for high-def TVs.

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