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Are 3D televisions a fad?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Gator, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I've seen them and tried them, and I'm not sure I get it on the whole. TVs, and even glasses, are expensive, and while I'm sure they'll come down in price as they get more popular, I don't see this picking up enough steam to become the norm. Then again, I said that about cell phones, too.

    Not to mention I work in an industry that could be finished by the end of the decade.

  2. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I sure hope not. Watching things in 3D makes me sick to my stomach.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure they've even reached the level of fad.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Same here. I got queasy (sp?) watching the Lion King 3D last week.
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Me three. I had to watch most of Avatar with the glasses off.
  6. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I tend to get more of a headache watching it than a sick stomach.
    They are really cool, but I also have to think the production expense has to be a road bump for networks to go widespread with broadcasts. I have no clue as to how much more it costs in terms of equipment, etc., but I'm sure its pretty big.
  7. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    From what I know of it, 3D tv will not be going away. Instead, the technology will get better and you'll be able to watch it without glasses.
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Me too. Guy I know bought one and said it's absolutely awesome. Don't know him well enough to go check it out.
    I'm legally blind in one eye, so the whole 3D experience doesn't quite come through. So I sure hope it doesn't become the norm.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This. I walked out of Avatar after 30 minutes and haven't seen a 3D film since.
  10. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    3D is wasted on me. Near sighted in one eye, far sighted in the other.
  11. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    It's a total fad.

    What I hate is when movies are advertised/shown in 3D but they weren't shot in pure 3D. That is a total waste, although the Harold/Kumar Christmas movie coming out is in 3D.
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I watched Green Lantern (yeah, I know) in 3D but there were scenes that didn't look 3D. However, I have poor depth perception and wasn't sure if that has something to do with it. Like is almost 2D to me anyway.
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