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Cable operators move forward on 3D despite reservations

Competitive pressure from telco TV and satellite video rivals is pushing U.S. cable operators to move forward with deployment of some 3DTV services, despite concerns about the actual size of the market opportunity and questions about which technologies will emerge as the ultimate winners in the 3D sector, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider.

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3D TVs are officially dead as Sony and LG discontinue production this year

Sony and LG have announced their plans to discontinue the production of 3D TV sets.

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Speed-Racer2679d ago

This comes as no surprise really. More of a fad if anything.

fr0sty2679d ago

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.

Kribwalker2679d ago

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

Kribwalker2679d ago

https://youtu.be/bbRG-KfWyV...

It was pretty cool, jus not supported enough

yomfweeee2679d ago

VR has worse side effects than a headache.

filchron2679d ago

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.

Zerg2679d ago

Now that Trump wants Apple to make TVs we can really see what the market will have to offer

KingPin2679d ago

not to mention lawsuits coz tvs will be rectangles.

Lon3wolf2679d ago

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.

Dasteru2678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

@Lon3wolf:

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.

https://www.law.cornell.edu...

ji32002679d ago

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!!

ChrisW2679d ago

VR does do better 3D movies...

nowitzki20042679d ago

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.

Scatpants2679d ago

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.

ASSASSYN2679d ago

I have a 3D 55" LG OLED, I love my 3D.

level 3602679d ago

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.

Amplitude2678d ago

Honestly loved 3D but the price of a 3D bluray is absolute madness, at least here in Canada

$40-$50 for one movie? Nope

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Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer

From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition.

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Is 3D cinema worth the premium cost? - Which?

Don’t be duped into thinking that sky-high ticket prices mean you’re getting the best possible 3D experience when you go to the movies.

Our snapshot test showed the 3D viewing experience to be far inferior to the standard 2D alternative across the majority of seats.

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