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3D TV Is…


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3D technology has been around for several years now and has undergone significant changes during that time. Ryan called from the UK asking my thoughts on 3D TV in general, and whether I feel it is a “fad” or not.

I would say that 3D isn’t a fad – it’s a feature that will be over-used in the near future. I expect we’ll see 3D in places that it should never be found. I’m sure that the adult entertainment industry is chomping at the bit. I don’t even want to think about that possibility, seriously. If anything drives technology forward, it’s them. Look at the history of their excessive use of tech that no one else really ever caught on to.

The idea of 3D in the home is long overdue. Having seen various movies in 3D, it was a seamless experience. I would welcome the ability to experience it in the comfort of my own home. It’s tricky because right now, 3D requires too many processes. You need the right signal, the right glasses and the right hardware. There’s too much that can impede the process.

At some point, most of the content distributed online (or from regular TV distribution channels) will cull a groundswell of support for 3D TV. With the proliferation of HD television, we’re still seeing media produced in the plain old format. There is still hardware being produced that doesn’t stack up and give you an HD experience.

It’s going to take awhile before 3D in the home catches on.

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Do You Want a 3D Television?


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Is it time to get a 3D TV? Only you can answer that question (for yourself). The content is certainly coming, and Comcast recently hosted an event in the Seattle area for tech enthusiasts to come and enjoy the three dimensionality of this next-gen form of entertainment.

Having tried the glasses myself, I can tell you that I CAN’T WAIT to see 3D in the home.

Given that I don’t yet have a 3D TV, I can’t really provide an in-depth review of one. However, I expect that the next HDTV I get will be 3D-capable. If you’re going to check out this next picture, make sure you grab your 3D glasses first!

Oh, and do you remember the first 3D movie / TV show you saw?

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These are the Coolest Glasses on the Planet Earth

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I’m watching a movie in 3D playing in the screens within the glasses. It’s like I’m sitting a few feet away from a huge screen. The movie is running through my iPod. The Zeiss Cinemizer is quite possibly one of the coolest inventions ever. The new video eye wear from Carl Zeiss is your take-along personal video screen. In the future, you’ll be able to watch any movie stored on your iPod anywhere. You can watch movies from any model iPod, all the way down to the iPod Nano.

I have the newer version of the Cinemizer. The new update addresses some of the issues that the original version had. One thing in particular is that you can now plug in external headphones if you wish. Some people may not like the ones that are built in to the Cinemizer, so this would be a good feature for them.

Another plus, of course, is the lens. If you’ve ever had a camera that had a Carl Zeiss lens, you know what I mean. You get what you pay for when it comes to things like this, and Zeiss is nearly the best there is.

If you’re planning to get something like this, glasses to watch movies on, this is the one you want. I definitely want a set, but I sadly have to give these glasses back. I borrowed these from the show floor at Macworld, and have to give them back. They sell for about $450.00, but remember to email me before buying them. I may be able to come up with a coupon for you, as always.

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