Are 3-D TVS the wave of the future?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image86
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    Seriously, are they?  i don't think so, as they're not practical.  However, what are you're thoughts on this?

    1. NateSean profile image71
      NateSeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think any technology that entertains people has about a minimum five to ten year run. Look how long the X-box was around until it's successor, the X-box 360 came to town.

      Practicality just doesn't play into it. There's nothing practical about a reality show that takes us inside the world of a guy who writes parking tickets all day, but alas, someone is making money of it so it happens.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image86
        Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I understand where you're coming from, but comparing reality shows to 3-D tvs is hardly a fair comparison.  if you're going by that logic, then ALL TV SHOWS are impractical unless you they're documentaries, news or some form of educational programming.  Therefore, practicality doesn't factor in when it comes to any type of entertainment medium. 

        However, when it comes to technology, practicality does play a huge factor whether or not the item picks up or not.  Take Blue Rays and DVDs. Although there are a few people out there that claim Blue rays are the wave of the future..blah blah.  The reality is they're not.  If that was the case, then why hasn't our society slowly tried to faze out DVDs then like it did with VHS tapes?   

        Blue Rays are impractical, and quite frankly won't be around for more than a few more years.  DVDs on the other hand will be around for a while. Why you may ask? It's practicality.  One, they're not as expensive to make; thus keeping the cost of DVDs down.  Which IS very helpful in a struggling economy.  Secondly, DVD players can not only play DVDs, they can also play CDs too, as well as be played in almost any PC hard drive that allows for DVD playability.

        If that wasn't enough, the USA military uses said DVDs all the time to store information on discs; along with other various corporations using the same methods.  Plus, from talking to various people that own a Blue Ray player and even sales people at Best Buy and others, I've been informed that Blue rays only work well when you have both a HD tv AND a blue ray.  Otherwise, it just comes off looking like regular DVD quality.  Gee, with DVDs, it doesn't matter what TV you have, as it will always work.  Therefore, it's not a big mystery why Blue Rays are struggling so much they're having to be sold in DVD/Blue Ray combo packs these days.  What does this have to do with 3-D tvs?  Well, I'll get to that now. 

        From talking to various people, the 3-D TV only works to play 3-D movies.  As in films that were made and/or converted into 3-D onto DVD formats.  Therefore, that makes it impractical.  One, majority of films ever released are primarily in 2-D.  Therefore, that limits the amount of films you can play on your 3-D TV.  Plus, as far as I know, it doesn't automatically display TV shows and/or non 3-D films automatically in 3-D for it to work.  Of course, I could be wrong on that last part but if I'm right, then that only proves how impractical it is.  As the only way I can see 3-D tvs taking off is unless they do two things.  One do as grimlock said by getting rid of the glasses and IF...(this is a big "IF", I might add too)...IF TV networks like NBC, Fox and whatnot support 3-D tv, then it might work.  What I mean by supporting 3-D tvs is if television networks start to design their programs with 3-d specifically in mind, then yes...3-D tvs will take off.  However, until that happens, I don't see 3-D tvs taking off.

    2. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      An NFL game with 3D would be awesome !

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image86
        Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        it would be, but i'll stick to the 2-D format.  Besides, if i had the kind of money to buy a 3-D tv, then I'd probably just buy a ticket to a real game to watch it live.  Nothing beats watching a live football game in a stadium if you ask me. big_smile

  2. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    I dont't think they are unless they figure out away lose the need for those annoying glasses. I don't see how the age person that spends 5hrs a day infront of the tv putting up with the glasses for that long every day!

    1. NateSean profile image71
      NateSeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Kids will do it.

      Kids can igonre that crick in the neck that comes from staring face down at their gameboy DS's, or whatever they have these days. Of course kids are just as likely to lose and/or damage said glasses, but that's more money for the electronics company who sold it to the parents.

      1. joshhunt83 profile image59
        joshhunt83posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        3D TVs are nearly out of date already. Hologram TVs are going to be the next wave of TV technology because they're actually far more impressive and don't require you to wear stupid looking glasses.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image86
          Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          you know, i heard about those too.  have they announced when those will be released?

          1. joshhunt83 profile image59
            joshhunt83posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Not that I'm aware of. May be a little while.

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image86
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i agree. plus, i think the only other way it would work is if tv networks started producing programs with 3-d in mind.  however, i doubt tv networks would spend the extra money on developing more shows in 3-d.

      1. Joan1 profile image60
        Joan1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ESPN already has a 3d channel. There is one coming for discovery channel.
        And many more on the way.
        Also if you own a ps3, you can play more and more games in 3d.

        Like Gran turismo 5, which is absolutely amazing in 3d.
        Or Killzone 3 in 3d and you can also use the ps move.
        That way you really are in the game. Not just playing it from the couch.

        When lcd and plasma tvs got introduced, there were lots of people saying, just wait for the hologram tvs. The idea has been around for centuries.
        But it will still take a long time before we can actually buy them, and they will be supported.

        It's like saying You will not buy a cell phone, just wait for the implanted chip with calling function.

        3d-tv is going to become more popular.
        Especially because it doesn't force you to watch in 3d, the 3d tv's are also the top of the line 2d tvs.
        And as their costs will drop, it will probably become just an added function like e-mail used to be on phones.


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