Originally Posted by browela86
$150 is an absolute outrage for these cheap pieces of garbage.
Unfortunately, this is one of those situations in which the manufacturers are really going to stick it to the early adopters, and try to squeeze them for every nickel. Right now, the glasses are cheaply made, and way overpriced. Over time, the glasses will be made better, and get cheaper. A double whammy to the peeps paying $150 a pair for these things right now.
The thing I'm worried about, is that this whole 3D thing isn't necessarily a slam dunk, and I think the TV manufacturers could be making a short sighted mistake, that could end up biting them in the arse when it's all said and done. The old adage "screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice, shame on me", might apply in the this situation. You could end up having people dropping 3 grand, 4 grand, even 5 grand on 3D bundles, and then ultimately the experience is ruined with cheapo, crappy glasses that aren't built well enough. The consumer is going to say the hell with 3D, if this is a common experience. Nobody wants to deal with this kind of service. The CE companies need 3D to become a factor, because it will be a revenue driver for the next 5 to 7 years, but if they get too greedy, and try to over-milk the early customers, it's going to come back to haunt them when 3D doesn't catch on because of these dirty tactics.