Originally Posted by NOOBZ1LLA
It came to my attention today after visiting my local Sony Style store that 3D TV's are the most pointless mainstream technology ever.
How did this happen? When did consumers get on top of rooftops and start screaming for 3D capable TV's in their living room? I don't think that ever actually happened.
It was like one day a bunch of major corporations got together and were like hey we are going to tell the American sheeple they want 3D Tv's. But even the most greedy CEO has to be scratching his head trying to understand how a person would want to willingly wear a heavy pair of heavy glasses for hours at a time. Do you really think you can make it through Lord of the Rings with those things on?
First of all the technology itself is flawed. Have you watched 3D TV demos on LCD's? Were you blown away? Did you feel a revolution on the horizon in how people receive visual media?
My biggest complaint really is that the 3D effect itself looks dinky and cheap. It reminds me of this toy I had when I was a kid. You know the one it was red and you put it up to your face and looked into it. It came with those circular paper discs with slides in them. You put the disc in the top and it had a lever you pull on that would switch to the next image. The 3D effect produced by the top LCD's today is similar to a childs toy from the 1980s.
I really don't understand what everyone is so excited about. I'd rather have a local dimming LED/LCD TV without having to pay a premium for 3D ready, since as far as I know there is no 2010 flagship model minus 3D capability.
3D TV is nothing more than a blatantly engineered marketing gimmick.
Am I wrong?
Look! I have seen Samsung 3D display, Sony 3D (?) Display in Sony style and i also saw Panasonic 3D display.
Check all of them first and please make sure when you go to your local BestBuy store is to make sure you check for pop out factor and depth in the picture. SOME BESTBUYS have the wrong setup!! I have witnessed that my experience seeing both Samsung and Panasonic 3D display for first time i had terrible experience because the glasses weren't working properly so make sure that both 3D glasses are turned on and check with BB salesman to see if the 3D material that being displayed in TV that are in 3D mode, because it could be 2D - 3D conversion that is going on and that ruin your experience!!! Because it will NOT BE true 3D experience anyway.
Now to the important point, I have visited Sony Style store and they had a demo of a game and Soccer match in 3D but here is the thing, they had the TV hooked up to ps3 slim so i asked the salesman, I told him is that the updated ps3 slim? Because we all know that right after the update the ps3 slim/phat should be 3D player or able to play 3D just fine. To my surprise he said no, IT'S NOT UPDATED and therefore they're using ps3 slim 2D blu ray player to play 3D blu ray disc so what you're seeing is 2D - 3D conversion and not a true 3D because the blu ray have to be 3D player as well and trust me i didn't like what i seen, conversion is fine but i felt that Samsung and Panasonic had a better or a true 3D experience. Samsung 3D TV were hooked to 3D blu ray player running 3D blu ray player disc and movie was MONSTERS VS. ALIENS in the demo and trust me, there are 3D effects, there were some scenes that they were popping out of the screen, like the gun scene!! I never seen any popping out effect in Sony 3D in Sony style store.
So again, try to give another try to see a demo in a proper way and come back and tell us if the experience remains the same. I have helped some folks in the forum and some made claimed that they didn't notice any 3D effect and how 3D truly sucks, i suggested to them to go back and check it again and they had positive feedback in the 2nd try.
3D is new tech, just like anything comes new, it has it's problems but in couple years it should get better, just like Blu rays now. We can't attack a new tech when it is the true 1st year in production and broadcasting are going in 3D for people to watch at home, like ESPN 3D and another channel in the way too.