"For the last time, we don't want 3D TVs" say consumers

   15/10/2010 at 07:59       Phil May       0 COMMENTS.
Source - Wired
 - 3D, TV, No, Ta, Homey

3D is a passing fad, and consumer interest buoyed by Hollywood's new fascination with making stuff leap out of your screen, could already be fading according to leading electronics companies.

3.2 Million 3D TVs are expected to ship this year worldwide. Sounds like a lot but when you consider the mass uptake of High Definition when it first floated for reasonable prices, 3D TV is a damp squib in comparison.

A lack of quality 3D content, and the high price for the equipment are two reasons manufacturers are taking a long hard look at their 3D strategy for the coming years.

Consumers still aren't sure that they want to buy into a technology that exacerbates eyestrain, fatigue and feelings of nausea, involves wearing a pair of stupid glasses, has a confusing and dizzying array of alternative technologies and is ultimately ridiculously expensive.

In the games industry, both Nintendo and Sony are pinning their hopes on a 3D revolution, Nintendo with the 3DS and Sony with disjointed and scrappy updates to its Playstation 3 system and various game titles. Microsoft has been slower on the uptake but perhaps it's a shrewd move by MS to see just how the market pans out before leaping into the 3D abyss.

 

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