Originally Posted by ORTex
Shopping for a 70" tv....is the 3D thing really worth it? How often do you find yourself really using it? Not sure if I should try to find a comparable set in 2D that is a bit less, or just go "mainstream" with the 3D. How much content is out there in 3D?
With things like DTS-MA (high def audio) or 1080P (high def video) there's no argument: pretty much everyone loves them and agrees they are great. 3D is different as it seems to be a very personal decision. There's really no right or wrong answer.
My wife and I enjoy 3D - a lot
. The immersive experience seems more engaging and enjoyable. We purchase 3D blu-rays as there's no inexpensive source for content (that I've found). We don't have kids, so no worries about 3D glasses getting trashed.
That said, some people find the experience distracting and gimmicky. I've heard that there are even folks who find the 3D nauseating or fatiguing.
Best advice I can give you is see a movie at someone's house. My favorites are Avatar, Life of Pi, Avengers, World War Z, Imax Hubble, Man of Steel, and Gravity.
If you find 3D great/cool/fun/exhilarating - then prioritize 3D in your purchase decision. Anything less, don't prioritize it at all. Why do I say this, given that I love 3D? The lack of content means that you will pay a premium for 3D...that can be an expensive hobby over time.
For us, we're hooked and absolutely love watching 3D in our cozy home theater!