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It's official: 3D is dead

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-Mezzo-1235d ago

It indeed has, it was almost nonexistent at this year CES.

Brawler1235d ago

Its all about 4K resolution now.

HappyGaming1235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

And it will spring back to life again 10-20 years from now when the 3D tech makes another leap into glass free HD.

EDIT: Anaglyphic 3D died and everyone forgot about until Avatar.

Speed-Racer1235d ago

Yes, the only booth we saw really covering 3D was LG. It's awesome, but I don't ever see it catching on in the future. 4K is looking really awesome.

-Mezzo-1235d ago

Did you catch any flying words about the Prices of 4K Televisions.

I mean they'll fail just like 3D, if theiy're not appropriately priced.

Speed-Racer1235d ago

@Mezzo - I'll check that out today but I suspect it's gonna be ridiculously priced. I might hold off a few years before getting one myself since most TV and movie resolutions don't support it either.

fatstarr1235d ago

4k will not fail, its the evolutionary natural next step

like from 480 to 730 to "true hd" 4k will be the next step
this year $10k 4k resolution capable tvs
next year $5k 4k resolution capable tvs
year after $2k 4k resolution tvs with a bandwagon market ex cable boxes from Verizon and cablevision are now marketed towards 4k

then we have 200$ 4k capable resolution tvs and maybe some 4k ready consoles. Just a repeat of this 1080p LCD generation but replace everything 1080 with 4k...

jony_dols1235d ago

3D in the living room may be dead, but 3D in cinemas is going from strength to strength.

With directors like Ang Lee & Martin Scorsese choosing the tech over standard 2D & 5 of the US's highest grossing films of 2012 being 3D; don't expect it die anytime soon.

KingPin1235d ago

"...5 of the US's highest grossing films of 2012 being 3D"

i dont think it was in the top 5 because it was in 3D. i think if Avengers was in 2D it would have still grossed as much. look at dark knight rises for example, its one of the highest grossing movies of 2012 and isnt remotely associated with 3D.

my point being that 3D isnt the selling point of the movie. i doubt anyone went to the cinema and said "dark knight rises, wtf, its in 2D. lets go watch the lorax coz its in 3D so it must be better."

jony_dols1235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

No, but the 3D tickets cost around a third more than their 2D compatriots, adding to the box office of the films. The Avenger's eventual gross of $1.5B would have been around 30% less had it only been shown in 2D. Unsurprisingly studios like an extra half a billion(!) in their coffers & they call the shots.

Actually ALL 5 of the top grossing films of ALL-time were presented in 3D (including Titanic's theatrical re-release). So for this article to declare that '3D is dead' is incorrect, the format is actually expanding because more films & directors are using the tech.

fatstarr1235d ago

and the 3ds is gonna keep 3D on the handheld front alive and well.

fei-hung1235d ago

people seem to forget that all 4k TV's will most likely be 3D ready just like how most new OLEDS, backlit LED and SMART TV's are.

Everyone I know who has bought a new TV recently (from old aunties and uncles to gamer friends and family), has bought a SMART TV which has come with active 3D glasses.

Most of these people are now using the 3D when ever the optio is available for games and films.

fatstarr1235d ago

exactly that 4k is the new bandwagon

3d was only a .5 thing ex In DBZ there was super saiyan 1.5 but it went out the window once super saiyan 2 came.

3D was just a place holder to make money off of 1st adapters being hip, trendy and cool.

expect to see a 4k 3.D band wagon in the next 1-4 years.

Anon19741235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

This would be interesting, if it were true. There was a tonne of 3d gadgets and what not at CES this year, from 3D 4k televisions to 3D cameras and camcorders to announcements regarding a tonne of movies receiving 3D makeovers. Just google "CES" and "3D" and you'll find article after article written about the 3D offerings from this year's CES. 3D isn't going anywhere except millions of living rooms and movie theatres.

The focus might not of been as strong on 3d as it has been in recent years, but they're not going to show the same tech year after year. That's not the point of CES. Saying 3D was absent though makes me wonder what CES show did this guy go to?

GuyThatPlaysGames1234d ago

3D is still big in homes. I have a 3D tv and a bunch of others I know have it as well. In my house we always watch everything in 3D. It might have a limited appeal to a certain audience but we sure do enjoy it.

badz1491234d ago

seriously, what are u people talking about? it's far from dead. of course 4k is the focus this year but almost all if not all those crazy 4k sets are 3D capable - it's not sloppy either, they were talking full 1080p 3D!

phillips went so far as to show the working 60" glasses-free set too and Sony said that they are working on active 3D 4k TV. so...dead? nah...it just becomes the standard feature for all future TVs!

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krazykombatant1235d ago

Good i didn't understand why it came back all of the sudden. waste of money for R&D

nikrel1235d ago

4K won't matter till 5-10years from now, when prices are where they are now. I'm not spending more than 1k on a tv just to have 4k res, not only that but i'm sure 4k tvs will be in the range of 5-15 thousand dollars.

abzdine1235d ago (Edited 1235d ago )

i have a BRAVIA 3DTV and i'm very happy for it!
Playing games in 3D add more value, same as 3D movies.

3D rocks the world, the negative thing is that it costs money nothing to do with glasses it's just an excuse cause try to price a 3DTV the same as a normal one and see what happens. The technology is still expensive it needs time before it's affordable.

This is like people who say: I hate Lamborghini cars. Doesn't make sense cause it's not made for everybody.

solid_warlord1235d ago

3D is only good for watching porn

KingPin1235d ago

so when the cum shot is coming at you, do you duck out the way or say aaaaaaaaaa :P

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