Originally Posted by aquastorm
See I really personally feel like the whole 3D with glasses thing is a silly gimmick that's going to pass by fairly quickly.
You really need to study history of AV as it will prove you 100% wrong. People will put on glasses for major sporting events, movies and video gaming and there will be a future without glasses at some point as 3D evolves. Born in 1950 I've been around through TV's entire evolution and it's far more exciting now than ever and yet each year we place the bar higher. I remember when CRT tubes were the only thing and for a couple of decades the largest TV was 27" and now we have HT's better than the Movie House - they pooh pooh HD as a gimmick also and guess what? We're in the infancy as Ultra HD will blow away what we view today. Ultra HD broadcast have been tested successfully in Japan for 3 years and they are working on a version for the 2012 Summer Olympics in England the hold back was broadband pipe and speed and that has now been resolved with new technology Cisco has developed that can handle it easily in the future.
Damn have you even seen Video Gaming with the glasses - done right it's amazing and virtually all sporting events will migrate to 3D starting this fall - Sony does most of the camera work and it shall grow far beyond a gimmick because those in control of the source content will make it so. There's money to be made and it is the evolution of the media.
I believe I recall the same thing said about X360, PS3, BD Players et al and they have evolved despite the doubting Thomases. I'd bet within 5 years Ultra HD will be replacing Blu-Ray. Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Vizio et al, are committed to 3D via LCD. "3D models to account for over 86% of total PDP (Plasma) TV shipments in 2013, says Displaybank"
BTW I carefully viewed the HX909 two days ago at our Sonystyle for about 40 minutes and while the focus was 3D - there were about 20 varieties of content and I found most of it to be excellent, especially video gaming is taken to a new level not experienced before in 2D. While it was not perfect throughout I found it quite excellent and the blacks were great, football has great potential with 3D from viewing the USC/Buckeye ESPN 3D Game. I wrote a lengthy review in the 2010 thread. I'd rather trust the actual owners experinces in the weeks ahead. If what your viewing makes you involuntarily verbalize WoW! --- then it works in my book and 3D will only get better. Firmware and wireless makes these panels upgradable and 3D enhancement during ownership we didn't have the ability a few years ago.