Originally Posted by Jimmy
Yes, I agree these are very real issues. I'm just saying there is not any widespread input yet that the glasses are the "main" complaint. There is a perception by a probably small number of enthusiast that the glasses are going to be a problem. There is acknowledgment by an even smaller group of "hands on" reviewers, CES and such, the glasses "could be" a problem. We keep saying that the glasses are/is a big problem but we don't know that yet. I'm just saying glasses may not be the main complaint that keeps people from falling all over 3D. It could be other issues like "it really doesn't look like the 3D in movies, content or I have to have a 65" TV to see it. You know what I mean? I hope this doesn't sound like nit-picking. Glasses may end up being the main complaint.
As I mentioned, watrching 3D video is going to be a totally different experience than any other before. That doesn't hold true when watching a 3D movie in a theater.
In a theater, the lights go down, we sit in the dark and all we do is sit there and experience the movie. No real difference then watching a 2D movie other than the glasses we have to wear.
But at home, we can:
1. Read something while watching TV
2. Make a meal/snack while watching TV
3. Check the program guide while watching TV
4. Watching two different programs at the same time (PIP)
It doesn't make a difference if the content is SD or HD. It's all 2D
You aren't going to be able to any of those things while watching 3D. You will have to pause the program.
The only way to experience high quality 3D today is to don the glasses
And home S3D will look just like the 3D people see in the theaters so that issue is a non-issue. It may even be better because of seating arrangements in the home versus catch as catch can in the theaters, unless you are willing to go real early to get a sweet spot seat. If you don't get one, the 3D experience may not be the best for you.
The size issue may also be a non-issue. Everyone knows that the larger your display, the more enjoyable the experience is - whether they are willing to admit that is another story. There will always be the WAF, wallet and room limitations to factor in.
The glasses become the main complaint because we have never had to wear special glasses to watch TV before. Only with 3D. And the media is aware that there is a technology that can display 3D in the home without glasses so they will highlight the glasses as a negative.
But they rarely ask or report which 3D looks better? Auto 3D or S3D.