Originally Posted by jackal2001
From everything I've read, all 3D TV that are going to be produced will require active shutter glasses, which will require batteries. The glasses will cost about $100 each. TV manufactures will include a pair of glasses with new TVs.
There will be 3D blurays. The Playstation3 for instance will require a firmware upgrade to play them.
I'm not biting until you don't need glasses.
In fact I will bite ONLY if they use the shutter glasses. I hope this is the way they will proceed for most sets. That hope is based on one simple fact. The technology used with the shutter glasses doesn't need to fundamentally change the basic 2D operating principles of the TV. In other words, 3D is just a special mode in which the TV can operate where it alternates the two images and provides a sync pulse the glasses can pick up that causes one or the other eye's shutter to close. So in that mode, a 120 HZ frame rate becomes 60HZ to each eye.
The set does not need to change anything inherent in how the panel is constructed, or any compromises other than the fact that they write the software so that it can go into this alternating frame mode. It will require more bandwidth only capable over HDMI 1.4 for full 1080P resolution (and so will most likely be presented as a 1080i or 720p mode), but I can't think of any way this fundamentally changes how they build the set for 2D.
Undoubtedly they will pour engineering effort into this that could be better used to increase PQ, implemented this way, it shouldn't detract from 2D PQ. I'd be vehemently against any 3D technology that would require them to fundamentally change how the set is built, as that most certainly would come at the expense of PQ.