If they lowered the price of the 3D Blu Ray discs to normal Blu Ray Discs prices, they would sell better. 3D enthusiasts like me and My Husband are selective at what films we buy in 3D due to cost. We use an LG IPS LED 3D Computer Monitor with an LG 3D Blu Ray Player. We have just purchased a PS4 Console which suoports 3D Blu Rays. We would be sad to see the demise of 3D Blu Ray.
3D is such a pointless gimmick. I have a high end 4K 3D SmartTV since they first came out. Wanna know how many 3D movies I've watched on it? ZERO.
I've checked few presentations at store and then never bothered with it later on. I still have the 3D glasses in original sealed wrapping XD And I hear a lot of people having same experience. Why would companies bother with something no one uses anyway.
if their consortium of 4k and led tv makers, just dropped hiked prices. .
LifesGood, 09 Mar 2016yeah in 20616 we all get implemented tv's on our eyes and maybe dont nedd pisical tv's or smrt... moreSpeaking of implementing tvs to our eyes, Samsung owns VR headset self-kill its 3D tv's market. Who need 3D tv when you can buy VR headset that feels 100times more immersive. Self kill I told you!
Pettypete, 09 Mar 2016Year 20616...are they switching to hologram? Lol, I agree
Market saturation has been hit, with consumers wanting this tech already having purchased it.
We have since been voting with our wallets, by purchasing into 4K and UHD type sets.
Their real benefit is in their image processing, which upscales all streams to make use of their enhanced number of pixels.
Up scaling is where it is at.. And having sources with wider colour range and enhanced contrast etc,.. allows for all imagery (not just 3D sourced stuff) to appear 3D.
I have a Sony HMZ-T3W,.. It has no 3D up converter in it (the top tier 3D sets often would allow a processing mode that made use of a cameras 'depth of field' to render images in 3D.
It generally works really well, the main exception being, if you were watching a movie set in a era with no 3D sets, any TVs caught on film, would also have their imagery rendered in 3D (like being caught between a couple of mirrors, and seeing into infinity) it would break immersion.
Anyhow... The HMZ headset has no 2D to 3D converter,.. Yet the amount of users who claim 2D content is 3D is ridiculous.
The truth is good sets with exceptional contrast and colour make things really pop out of the set. Without the hindrance that is glasses on the face.
I am not trying to downplay how cool 3D is,.. I love it.. Have examples of many forms of the tech, from cameras to portables, monitors, TVs and game systems. 3D is cool. Software (movies and TV) is lacking.
In fact, auto converting 2D to 3D was probably the best use for 3D TVs simply due to this lack of content.
I would argue gaming is where 3D vision really shines.
Especially racing games where the sense of depth for predicting correct breaking distance when approaching corners is excellent and a game enhancement.
Games, going forward will be covered with VR headsets...
And as games players are not typically the major decision makers for set purchase for the lounge room set (being ultra res top tier units that the market is now focusing on), the focus is to sell better sets that benefit all 'software'.
I was a little sad to hear that the new disc standard has no interest in 3D. That is a cost cutting decision, that could have been left in for backwards compatibility. (Though likely not in high colour mode)..
It is easy to give a 3D version of the movie that can be reassembled as a higher definition 2D stream, but that wasn't their direction apparently.
Anyhow, good quality 3D sets have done their time. Glad to hear Panasonic are staying with it. I like their method for doing 3D and their ref PHL processors for image are top tier.
Pana 3D is, after all, Real3D.
Shame that most 3D movies are made 3D in post production,.. with only a very few 3D movies having been filmed in stereoscopic vision.
I think they dropped 3D too soon.
It needed to become mainstream, which would have happened if the prices lowered...
But slogging consumers with blurays that cost twice as much for the 3D version was the death of the industry.
Anyhow, they got their money then bailed.
Camera tech has now been developed to film in 3D/48frames.
This would have proved a source of good film, going forward.
Anyhow,.. Cinemas, by the sounds of it,.. will enjoy the extra charge/getting top dollar for screenings and it keeps the experience premium (something more than we will get at home).
In truth, 3D, as an effect, works vastly better the bigger the set size.
(For the record some old projectors from around 2000 era, had a high refresh rate and could be paired up with a PC to display 3D imagery... They would probably set a person back $150 to have a wall of 3D)
Pettypete, 09 Mar 2016Year 20616...are they switching to hologram? Do you really think it will take 18600 years? Or was that a typo? In which case, no, no one will be hologram ready in 2016. No one.
yeah in 20616 we all get implemented tv's on our eyes and maybe dont nedd pisical tv's or smrtphones or anything! kkkkk
I'm glad that I bought my Philips 3d TV already in 2013. It's still much better than any movie theater 3d. My next device needs to be hologramTV.