Originally Posted by Ghpr13
You're comparing apples to oranges...Yes, there were 3D movies before Avatar and a lot were badly made, but until Avatar came out, there had been no real "campaign" for 3D to expand and be taken seriously. Movies like Friday the 13th Part 3, were made for fun and for the "gimmick" part of 3D, with similar 3D movies popping up now and then.
Again with 3DTVs you comparing apples & oranges. You're comparing HDTVs of old with today's HDTVs and 3DTVs. Yes, as we all know, consumer electronics is probably the only consumer product that actually has newer and better models come out at a lower cost than models that were out before. I agree with you on comparing your HDTV costs, mine is similar. My Samsung 40" was $1400.00 when I bought it in 2008. Now you can pick up a Samsung 40" for about $600 or so. I was comparing 3DTVs to 2DTVs pricing in 2009-2010. 3DTVs, be it bundled with glasses and 3DBD player, were about $1500 to $2000 more then a comparable 2DTV. Today things are different. In just 3 years the cost of a current 3DTV is much more closer to the cost of a current 2DTV. But I have notice that there seems to be less bundling out there except for still including the 3D glasses. Of course when you can now buy a 3D BD player for under $100.00 now, it's not really necessary to "bundle" one as an incentive to buy the 3DTV.
then I guess my question would be
Why did you make the reference to today's crappy 3D movies...since you agree that they were always available?
I also find it interesting that you comment on the quality of Avatar( and others) ..but have yet to see it in your own home viewing environment?
In regard to pricing..you are comparing apples and oranges
You are not accurate on several points...
I didn't buy mine with a bundle. Bundles were on again off again last year depending on brand and time of the year
I am the case in point that broad assumptions about bundle buying is not accurate
and $1500-2000 more for 3D?..not really
Apples and oranges..because you could not get the same quality 2D and 3D television in the same manufacturers line
So..how can you even compare the two?
Give me some model numbers..please?..you like to paint these broad statements with no details
Perhaps what you should have said was that last year 3D, for the most part, was only available in the manufacturers top models and not available in mid line models
The prices that prevailed , in those models, was commensurate with the difference in quality in panels of the same size
Excluding Samsung's C590( 50" 720P 3D) from last year..you had to buy a manufacturers top model to get 3D availability
Go back and look at what the differences were in the the Panasonic V10 and the brands mid line models...as well as the Samsung B860 and do the same comparison
Both of those were their respective manufacturers top models from 2009
See what the differences in pricing was...and you will say that 3D was a free item on the 2010 models..based on comparative pricing
For instance the Samsung B860 was a more expensive TV than my C8000...and the B860( from 2009) was not 3D capable
Samsung had a much lower cost 3D blu ray player last year, as well..the BDC-5900...minimal frills...and 3D capable
2011 is a new game...you can now buy a mid line LG with with 3D...I have seen an $89 3D capable blu rayplayer
We haven't even gotten to black Friday yet..my understanding is that there will be sub $300 40" TV's
Lastly...you said you paid $1400 for a Samsung 40A550?
Interesting..I paid about that same price for a model that was 2 steps up..the A750