Originally Posted by rogo
So when I meant they'd be able to enjoy it, I meant via buying 3-D BluRay to be honest...
Netflix is probably going to skip renewing most of their 3D films (reading between the lines, don't quote me)...
YouTube/Hulu/Amazon are unlikely to add any 3D
I suspect the cable-based offerings will stick around for awhile since nothing is competing for the bandwidth -- yet.
And when you add that to BluRay offerings, I'd say 3D fans should be able to enjoy it in the home for a while, yes.
Fair enough. The Netflix thing doesn't concern me much. Netflix streaming of 2D outside of TV shows is a joke. Of the 100ish movie titles in my queue, 12 are available instantly most are not new releases. That's less than 12%. That means 88% of my movie watching already has to come from another source. I'm sure everyone's % depends on taste, but what's best case? 50%? 3D and UHD will just exacerbate this issue as their selection will be more scarce.
4K Netflix is a joke to me until I can actually stream their service at their currently advertised resolutions during prime time viewing and provide 4k content people want to see. They cannot always do that for me with my 50 mps down 10 mps up internet at home. What will even be available in 4k? Not tv shows, those are lucky to be 1080P. So at best 12% of the movies I want to see. I don't think Netflix represents the future of movie distribution. They should spend their money on the servers ability to deliver the content, and the selection of titles available to stream. I hardly thing Netlix has proven through their history to understand the marketplace and make intelligent business decisions. I know you weren't arguing for Netflix, but I'm glad I got that off my chest
Anyway . . .
Back on topic, I don't like the Vizio news as a fan of 3D. I would find the Vizio news more upsetting if they were not still pursuing glasses-free 3D. It may still be an indictment on the 3D market, but at least they still have a foot in 3D. I always pictured the future of 3D to be projectors, as small screens and 3D don't mix. I think the home theater market is pretty specialized, as is many top of the line technologies. (How many people outside this community own $3k receivers?) I think they only way 3D makes it into the living room is glasses free 3D that makes 3D no more effort than 2D. Face it, a lot of us here are movie lovers, or music lovers. The vast majority of Americans watch Food network and jersey shore as 80% of their viewing. So the majority of content people watch isnt 3D, so the equipment they view this on won't have 3D as a priority. 3D is for movies.
Right now people don't know how good 3D at home can be. Best buy doesn't have a 100" screen with crosstalk free bright 3D on display. The 3D I watch at home is better than any 3D theater, and I have only $5K into my system. My system is active and I am surprised how many people here bash active. I have crosstalk free 3D at adequate brightness in a light controlled environment. My estar glasses are close in comfort and size to passive glasses, if not 15% heavier. Plus they charge from the usb on my PS3 just like any ps3 controller. I have a smaller screen, so maybe that's why.Edited by jvh4 - 1/10/14 at 8:50am