Originally Posted by padlock
I think it's actually based more on how recently they upgraded their TVs. Those that bought a new expensive set within the last couple of years are most likely expressing sour grapes at the thought of buying a new set, whereas those looking to upgrade anyway are saying 'bring it on'.
Well personally I am about to be in the market for a new TV and in my mid 30s yet I may or may not get a 3dTV this buying time. If I end up with a 3dTV it will be because its the best fit for me and the 3d is just gravy.
I am typically an early adopter of technology but 3D seems to be half baked and TV content seems to come so slow that in reality it will be 5 years before their is a boatload of content(if there ever is) and by that time it could be time to replace the set I have yet to buy (much less the RPTV I have now that is acting up)
I don't think its a fad in that TV manufactures are going to be looking for all sorts of "nerd knobs" in the future to differentiate their TV from the others on the wall and 3D is a checkbox just like 120MHZ LCD, 1080P, Netflix, LED, LED local dimming, etc. This tech will move down the food chain to upper mid and eventually to lower mid tiers of TVs
You can only make these things so cheap, thin, and bright.. after that you need more gadgets to get people in the door and unfortunately picture quality doesn't seem to matter to the general public.
All that being said, I think if anybody really gets an advantage from this tech it will be the gamers, but it might be the next version of the xbox/playstation that will do anything to really take 3d anywhere and those boxes aren't going to be out for years.