Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
I tend to agree.
Again, no one is forced to upgrade anything if they don't want 3D. But let's be realistic... any videophile on this forum is hardly going to wait 10-15 years before replacing his/her current projector... And when that inevitable upgrade comes (probably within 5 years for most folks here) that latest and greatest true-black, high-contrast, laser/LED lamp-free PJ will more than likely be 3D capable...
I was alluding to replacing my projector simply in order to accommodate 3D
Will I replace my PJ within 5-10 years? Probably, IF the improvement is substantially better than what I have now, which it isn't (much higher lumens, much sharper picture, LED lit, etc..., otherwise what is the point?) and I do not have to mortgage my house to do it. But I refuse to be led around by the nose and manipulated into blowing out perfectly outstanding A/V gear and becoming their free 3D beta tester by the latest A/V 3D FAD to come along.
One more thing; if anyone here thinks they are going to even begin to have/reproduce the same 3D visual experience viewing AVATAR in your existing home theater that you had at the multi million dollar
IMAX 3D theater in the near future or in the future without spending thousands, upon thousands of dollars, upgrading their equipment, there is a bridge in Brookline I can sell you real cheap.
As I said in my initial post: someone feel free to call me in 10 to 15 years when GLASSLESS 3D
is fully developed and fully comes into it's own and those nasty "bugs" have been worked out and it is available at a reasonable price. Until then, have fun all you "early adopter, beta testing, Guinea Pigs". But before you take the 3d plunge, I would advise you to remember the lessons of the HD/Bluray format war when many of you lost small and large fortunes after the powers that be decided that HD was worthless and they pulled their entire support for the format in behalf of Bluray, after they had sold you all that stuff, leaving all of you suckers (in their eyes) holding the bag.
I can envision 3 to 8 years from now, the same thing taking place regarding 3D; many AVS members sitting around, like they did with their HD equipment and software, with utter dismay on their faces and anger, realizing they have been pawned once again looking at all of their formerly new and improved, latest 3D technology equipment, and glasses that have suddenly been declared outdated and relegated to the dust bin by the electronics corporations who are ready to sell you on their latest fad.
They will have draws upon draws FULL of different kinds of 3D glasses: polarized, shutter, red, green, etc because there will not be just one way the electronics powers that be will decide upon for you to watch 3D Why? All the better to sell you stuff my dear.
There will be low end 3D glasses for the masses and then there will be high end, scam videophile 3D glasses that will cost you a fortune (Oh, joy, think MONSTER CABLES only for 3D glasses!). Most of this stuff purchased with your hard-earned money will end up in land fills or being blown out on Craigslist for pennies on the dollar because they will say: "Those things are useless and no longer needed because this is the new and improoved way we are going to do 3D from now on
As for me, and others here on AVS who have seen this script/scam/game before; no thanks
, we will sit this 3D FAD
out (like many of us wisely did during the HD/Bluray format mess.) and when the war is all over (contrary to popular opinion here on AVS, there will be a 3D war because their are billions of dollars at stake.) and things finally shake out, then and only then will we bite the bullet and upgrade our A/V equipment to accommodate 3D.