Originally Posted by knobby
it sure is getting crazy the way they are doing the 3d thing.i think the way they are doing the glasses, pricing, compatibility between different companies, movie bundles etc. will actually turn people off of 3d.
Today, and until June 11th, the only source of 3D (excluding PC generated 3D content) will be 3D BD. The CEMs need to sell 3DTV's and 3D BD players. They want to sell both at the same time. Some of the studios have joined in with the CEMs to give exclusives on newly created 3D BD titles.
This is contrary to the way HDM launched in June of 2006. And so far, only 3 studios are supporting 3D BD - Dreamworks Animation (4 titles), Fox (1 title) and Sony Pictures (1 title). Personally, I would have expected many more 3D titles than that.
The issue of the glasses is an age old issue. If you can create a proprietary product, then people have to come to you if they want it. They are IMO, high margin products. This will eventually be sorted out in time.
Until Mits releases it's 3DC-1000 3D converter, buying a 3D BD player doesn't get you anything. You can't watch a 3D BD on your 3D ready DLP RPTV without one. You need a new 3DTV. Hence the bundle. Plus with Samsung, you buy a bundle and you get the 3D starter kit free - a $349 value, which includes 2 pair of ASGs and the M v A 3D BD. Buy the Panasonic bundle - you get a single pair of ASGs and they will mail you a copy of Ice Age 3 3D in April.
Obviously, they will eventually start selling 3D BD's to anyone who wants one. When? My guesstimate is June.