Although I popped for two pair of the LG active glasses ($75.00 ea) I rarely use them, and I'll tell you why.....I simply refuse to pay a $5 to $10 premium for a 3-D Blu Ray. In my humble opinion, the price of a Blu Ray is already obscene. I purchase quite a few of them as I enjoy having a large library of movies on hand, and the price difference adds up.
Last Tuesday I picked up the new Star Trek, not counting DVD I had 3 choices. The 3-D version was $35, the non 3-D was $28. To me, it's just not worth it for the 2 or 3 scenes of space debris or whatever coming at me from the screen.
So perhaps I'm just cheap , but I do have almost 300 Blu Rays and that would add up to quite the premium if they were all 3-D. Of course I'm just extrapolating numbers as there probably aren't even 300 3-D movies released yet, but you get my point.
Your cheapness is such an outlier, the industry can't hope to accommodate you. You actually own Blu Rays, but you won't pay a bit extra for 3-D. You have $6000 or so worth of movies, perhaps 50 of them should be owned in 3-D, which is about $350 extra. It's hard to price a product for someone who won't just accept that small 5% increment to your collection cost. I'm not judging you, I'm just saying it's hard to price for people like you with "irrational" requirements.
As I stated above, I suspect the problem lies in the fact that he owns only 2 glasses. This means that any movie he buys are movies that are effectively good for only watching 2 people at a time and I would myself would be hesitant to buy a movie under that predicate. If he had more glasses (and purchased them better), things might change.
Thanks for your assessment on ST-OOD. I'm totally buying it now.
And when I futilely searched, both Netflix and Redbox were "considering" the 3D thing. I think it's never going to happen, though IIRC someone here said they saw a single title on Netflix. Pathetic all around. I was planning on dumping HBO after The Newsroom Season 2 dries up, but I am loathe to give up one of 2 sources for 3D that I have: Starz & HBO, as limited as they are.