Originally Posted by Joseph Dubin
I don't believe most who have invested in good-quality HD monitors would just write-off what they paid for and junk their sets for 3D (even when the cost of equipment drops). Just like most aren't replacing their 60 htz LCDs for newer 120 or 240 htz units or for LEDs or their DVD players and collections for bluray (which still accounts for less than 10% of video sales).
If the technology changes whereas people can just sit down and watch 3D as we do now with regular television, then it would slowly become the norm. And I'm willing to bet a nickel this technology is already in the developmental stage since the current 3D technology was being developed while companies were marketing HD monitors as the only set one would need for the next 20 years.
I sound like a broken record, but I feel that almost all of the animosity toward 3D is from people that have invested a lot of money fairly recently, and they don't want to feel like something would pressure them to junk their current setups. So if 3D wasn't happening, they could go on feeling that they are getting really good value from their investment. I understand that feeling. I bought a Sony XBR last summer for my bedroom, and I had no clue that 3D was coming. I know that I will keep the XBR for years, and it won't ever have 3D capability .But I am in the market to replace my TV in the family room, and it will have the 3D tech. As people buy new TVs for whatever reason, more and more will get 3D capable sets---not necessarily now because now it's only in the top tier sets, but eventually. Also, EVERYONE HERE wants GLASSES FREE 3D TV. I do too. I checked out all of the technology at CES and NAB, and it will be many years before high resolution glasses free 3D is available. There will be some low rez versions available soon, and you will see it in malls for advertising, but I can't imagine anyone on this forum being satisfied with the current quality. There is no way you would want to sit through a movie with the low rez version, and to get higher rez, you need 4K resolution screens that cost lots of money.