Sony and LG have announced their plans to discontinue the production of 3D TV sets.
This comes as no surprise really. More of a fad if anything.
Just too limiting and the effect is nowhere near as good as VR. Nobody wants to wear $100 glasses that cause headaches in some due to the flickering just to have a slight sense of depth added to the image.
I bought into it early with a LG passive 3D tv. Glasses you get from the movie theatre worked with it and you wouldn't get headaches. It also had a 2 player mode that black ops 2 actually had an option for, or else the tv itself would convert it. It was 2 sets of glasses (one set would be the equivalent to 2 left eye lenses the other would be 2 right eye lenses) and the tv would output one players screen full size with the left eye lines and vice versa. It worked great for full screen split screen gaming, but if I was in a dark area and my wife was in a bright area it would ghost the bright through to my view
It was pretty cool, jus not supported enough
VR has worse side effects than a headache.
Everything is going to be in Holographic 3D in the future whether you like it or not, but yeah, stereoscopy was never going to last.
Now that Trump wants Apple to make TVs we can really see what the market will have to offer
Over priced junk probably
not to mention lawsuits coz tvs will be rectangles.
And shows that you can only buy from the Apple Store, you also cannot connect any non Apple product to it as that would invalidate the warranty.
Which is actually illegal but the government doesn't enforce its own laws against corporations. You have to sue them to get anywhere. It falls under the same laws the regulate unauthorized repairs that companies like to keep pretending invalidate the warranty, hoping the average person is dumb enough to fall for it and not do anything.
Put simply, anything that cannot be proven to be the direct cause of the damages a product is warrantied for, cannot invalidate the warranty.
Hurray!!! 3dtv gimmick finally dead!!! we got better and its call VR!!!!! I have Vive and i love it so so so much and everytime i play, it gives me immersion!!
VR does do better 3D movies...
Just like how you like VR some liked 3d. If enough people dont buy into VR just like they didnt into 3d then say bye bye to VR.
I guess this means 3d movies won't be released for home viewing anymore. That's a shame. They look really great in VR. I like my 3d tv too.
I have a 3D 55" LG OLED, I love my 3D.
Such a shame honestly, whether passive or active 3D worked fine and delivered what's in the box.
Think "some" of the problem is in the film industry - a small number out there did not know how to fully utilize the tech.
The wearing of glasses ( so many choices and so cheap nowadays ) or distance wasn't the issue.
Honestly loved 3D but the price of a 3D bluray is absolute madness, at least here in Canada
$40-$50 for one movie? Nope
Called this a long time ago. VR is next to die off.
I think so too.
the thing is, 3d hit a wall years ago with no room to evolve.
vr is a different beast, eventually it will be indiscernible from reality, as small as a contract lens.
right now vr is at the briefcase cell phone stage, 10 years from now you'll be humbled.
well it was quite limited in its applications.
neither games nor movies knew exactly what to do with it really.
throwing things at the screen for the sake of 3D just shows exactly how out of ideas creators were when it came to 3D.
I preferred passive tech.
It's all OLED now.
I actually sold my 65" 3D tv last week off Craigslist, since I upgraded to a 4K a few weeks ago. It was nice, but I almost never watched anything in 3D.
VR is better, its like you are there. 3d tv stuff is a complement of depth, not experience. Experience is better
VR and AR will take over.
All you paupers speak for yourself. 3D tech - if you actually all KNEW anything - was incredible in Passive technology. Still go to see the 3D movies in theaters? Then you're a lying and hypocritical POS. The passive technology was the SAME used in cinemas - and that isn't going ANYWHERE. This is just a capitalist market that has decided to give the cinemas more of an "angle" and profit margin by restricting home consumer usage. Nothing more, nothing less.
You people claiming VR is here to stay? Are you mental? It has more side effects than 3D passive technology (motion sickness, jitter, uhm MOTION SICKNESS!).
"and those wanting the full experience needed to sit directly in the center."
Not true if you had a big enough screen dumbasses
It's not my fault you all invested in crappy active shutter glasses with small 3D TVs and got rekt. Because people didn't know which 3D to get and which one was proper - we ALL suffer as a result of a DIVIDED market. Manufacturers see this. Know what else is a divided market? VR. Be ready...because just like PS Move controllers, those stupidly horribly 3D Sony PlayStation TVs....your PS VR is next.
all the side effects to vr are due to costs.. 😶
if everyone had 100k to invest in a vr headset, you'd have an unbelievable experience.
have some patience, the tech, it's in it's infancy.
in a decade or so you'll be the guy that laughed at the first cell phones, saying they'd never take off.. 😶 🔫
vr's natural evolution is the fucking holodeck, so just calm your tits and learn how to witness the birth of something big.
it's too bad you didn't have the Internet when pong came out, what a joke of a technology games turned out to be eh 🍁
Speaking of 'isn't going anywhere' VR isn't just gaming. Research is being done on VR and also AR in many frields and it is already being used in areas such as architecture and design, retail, education, film, health and more.
It's being used in freaking space.
Motion sickness, so good you named it twice, is partly down to the person and partly down to how an experience is coded. There are all sorts of ways to combat it, many very effective. Yes, it is an issue and will continue to be so but developers are learning all the time. They're re-learning what they can do. It's an exciting time.
I doubt there would be films implementing in VR.. tech is more in-tune with interactivity/gaming or ( AR - advertising would be it's best application ) With films you just chill out take a seat and enjoy.
Good, time to get those 12k 21:9 OLEDs down to <$1000.
Not suprised, it didn't go major mainstream and only known one person with a 3DTV. Everyone else is on the 4K bandwagon.
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