Started by SGOS, May 25, 2017, 08:32:07 AM
Quotehttps://www.cnet.com/news/shambling-corpse-of-3d-tv-finally-falls-down-dead/It's been a walking corpse for the last couple of years, and now 3D TV finally looks dead.LG and Sony, the last two major TV makers to support the 3D feature in their TVs, will stop doing so in 2017. None of their sets, not even high-end models such as their new OLED TVs, will be able to show 3D movies and TV shows. Samsung dropped 3D support in 2016; Vizio hasn't offered it since 2013. Other smaller names, like Sharp, TCL and Hisense, also failed to announce any 3D-capable TVs at CES 2017.
Quote from: Baruch on May 25, 2017, 01:04:56 PMLaser disk TV obsolete! Old news from 2001-sh. It was around for about 10 years, and I never bought one. Never beat VHS or DVD. Now it is all streaming ... so unless you can get 3D projection TV from a PC monitor ... you can forget 3D.
Quote from: Munch on May 25, 2017, 03:26:06 PMNever found the appeal of 3D. Always felt like a theme park gimmick, and really only was a mild benefit to movies designed around them, like the polar express or Jim carrys Christmas carol.
Quote from: SGOS on May 25, 2017, 08:23:36 PMIn my lifetime, there was a surge of 3D movies in the early 1950s, but then as now, it didn't catch on. That was followed by 50 years before the latest resurgence, which is fizzling also.
Quote from: Hydra009 on May 25, 2017, 11:27:58 PMThere was a pretty decent boom in the 80s.
Quote from: SGOS on May 26, 2017, 05:15:57 AMI can't remember a single 3D movie being shown in my area during the 80s, although I was living in a very small town in the empty corner of Montana, and I didn't leave the area much back then. Missing out on a 3D resurgence would have been like a minor part of what I was unaware of back then.
Quote from: Hydra009 on May 26, 2017, 10:28:20 AMI saw Captain EO in 3D back then.