Originally Posted by Sisyphus
Except Avatar 3D will likely be another exclusive title, which means you CAN'T purchase it separately without also buying a TV. That's the problem, and source of uncertainty right now. Does all this exclusivity merely limit which manufacturers can bundle the disc, but the disc is still available separately? Or does it mean the disc can only be purchased with a bundle?
So far, the announced 3D BD titles are not available for general sale. They are being used as promotional items so people buy the 3D equipment. How long this continues is unknown. To promote 3D they do have to sell 3DTV's and 3D BD players. And seeing as there is zero 3D content and won't be any (not counting PC stuff) until June, when ESPN starts broadcasting ESPN 3D, 3D BD's are it.
Buying just a 3D BD player today doesn't get you 3D. The existing DLP 3D ready RPTV's need the Mits 3DC-1000 converter which will not be available for another couple of months.
Avatar is going to be re-released again (summer?) in an extended version with additional footage - up to 40 minutes. Panasonic had a lot to do with Avatar so if a CEM gets an exclusive - it will be them - maybe for Black Friday or the week before Xmas.
Offerring bundle deals, a 3DTV and a 3D BD player not only helps 3D but also BD.
When they start releasing 3D BD's for general sale is anyones guess.