Originally Posted by dargor42
It's not selling, if it was selling you'd still see LG, Sony, Samsung, and Vizio still including it in their lineup. Companies don't just suddenly stop supporting things that are still selling, it makes no business sense to do this.
I agree! Sales of 3D Blu-rays have been on a downward curve in the last few years. There's no denying that.
there has been next to zero marketing for the format. Manufacturers, stores, websites, and the media in general, haven't put any effort at all in marketing and "selling" 3D in the past few years.
When's the last time you saw a 3D demo being "showcased" in stores? When's the last time a sales person even mentioned the 3D feature to you - or mentioned how great 3D looks on the new 4K OLED TVs for instance?
When is the last time you read a pro-3D article from a major Tech website?
There were a lot of different factors that hindered a wider adoption of 3D in the home - such as the uncomfortable glasses, the whole active vs. passive, a lot of terrible 3D movies/transfers, TV's that did not display it very well, etc. There's no denying that.
both 3D TVs and 3D content have gotten a lot better in the last few years. Plus, as several other members have mentioned above, passive 3D on an OLED TV is awesome
. And given the chance, 4K 3D would have been exceptional!
Would proper marketing have made that much of a difference? I have no idea - but it certainly would have helped.
Just look at the whole HDR thing (not to mention 4K/UHD). It's been marketed to death these last couple of years. And now people are just flocking to purchase a new UHD HDR TV. Many of them don't even know what HDR even is or why they "need" it. And yet, they just know they WANT it. Why? MARKETING!!!