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Petition for reviving LG's OLED 3D TV's

This might be old news, but here is a petition still in circulation asking LG to revive 3D on their OLED TV's. I agree with the many who think that using LG's 4K OLED with passive 3D is among the best ways to view current content (3D Blu-Ray, etc.). If you are like me, and have a huge 3D Blu-Ray collection and an aging 3D TV, please consider adding your name to this petition.

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The petition can be fund at this URL --> chng.it/DKSh4CTZwZ Sorry I can't post the complete link until I get 5+ messages.
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I wonder if its just a software add on, or if they need to include parts to add the feature again...

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Well, both. They used a FPR layer for 3D, so that's gone and so is the built-in software for displaying 3D.

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There were 3 strikes that killed the 3D market.

1. Initially 3DTVs had active shutterglass technology and many bought them, but there was little content available, and using the shutterglasses was a nightmare by many because of the short battery life or need to recharge them. Plus 3D inversion could happen and confuse watchers and give them headaches.

2. The rise of passive 3DTV with polarized glasses helped save the industry, but it wasn't long before many complained of the crosstalk issues and bad alignment of the polarizer barrier on the TV. Many were sent back for realignment, and it became a nightmare for manufacturers to cover the high cost of shipping and replacement of screen technology.

3. TV watching is typically a casual event of watching, talking to others, reading, etc., even during movies, but with glasses on, people have to pay more attention to the screen and lights typically have to be turned down or off to increase the image contrast. And don't get me started about the glasses. People hated them.

Also, especially in the US, people would not go to movies to watch a 3D movie, but wait for it to come out on bluray, and these were mainly projection TV users, but it did start to take money away from theaters. Go to a 3D showing now at a theater, and sometimes there are only 5 or less people watching. That is just not going to make money--AND, it's all about making money. People in Europe, Asia and Russia are still active 3D theater watchers, and that is why you see many releases of movies in 3D in foreign countries and not in the US. I've talked to a few TV reps and they always say, thank god 3D TV died when it did, and with the rise of 4K and 8K, TV sales have finally picked up again and the industry is very strong.

I had an experience at a theater that really drove the problem home to me about the glasses. In the same theater, several young children were there with their parents, and as I looked around, most had their glasses off after 15 minutes of watching. There was also a gaggle of 5 teenage girls sitting down the row from me. 3 refused to put their glasses on. I heard them whisper, that they wouldn't be caught dead wearing the glasses, as some boy might see them and laugh. Yeah, I laughed...

Maybe glassless 3DTV will save the industry, but without money being invested in the technology by the big companies like LG and Samsung, it isn't going to fly. Yes, there are small entrepreneurs investing in it--mostly for advertising, and James Cameron would like to see the next Avatars using glassless technology, but it's just not going to happen anytime soon.
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not again...
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There were 3 strikes that killed the 3D market.
There was also the tech war of Active vs Passive 3D that flares up every so often (still) which didn't help at the time. Earlier versions of the tech (like FHD Passive) had visual artifacts which only really got fixed with 4K Passive 3D; Active tech apparently had flicker/crosstalk issues (and glasses compatibility issues) that also dampened the enthusiasm I expect. Plus 3D TV's came out shortly after the "LED" TV push so they probably had saturated the market a bit by that point (2008 - 2010).

The glasses issue for 3D movies probably drove most people away along with the brightness being lowered due to the glasses + the higher premium cost of tickets over the perceived value of the experience. In Australia we still have the odd movie screened in 3D (Godzilla: King of the Monsters for example) but generally it's dropped off considerably or entire city cinema groups aren't bothering (one group didn't even try with Avengers: Endgame, which was a shame). Though, when I have gone it is still fairly well attended if it's a new release movie in the week or two it's screening. Nowadays they're trying for the new 4DX experience + 3D as a premium offering instead.

Hard to know if glasses-free technology will be able to pick 3D up again; without strong content production it seems unlikely and given companies like Paramount aren't releasing 3D Blu-Rays (along with Disney in most cases) it seems pretty remote at this point in time. For advertising etc it will work fine I expect, just hard to know if it would really reach the home market successfully if there isn't new fresh content available.
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not again...
Yup, here we go again...breathe, come on breathe, we scream, as we push heavily on the heart of 3D, hoping the giant that once was will again push 3D pairs into our eyes once more.
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I would love for this to happen, but don't see it.
It drives me nuts that manufacturers stopped when they did, and that the hard and fast rule of used televisions being cheaper doesn't apply to these. 3D is so terrible, yet the demand is enough that a used television has held or increased in value. 😛
I haven't had a chance to see what LG OLED 3D looks like, but everyone seems to say it converts the 3D haters and is better than the 3D in theaters, so maybe a revival would be profitable/beneficial... *shrugs*
Until then, hoping my PN64D8000 holds out for another few years.
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I haven't had a chance to see what LG OLED 3D looks like, but everyone seems to say it converts the 3D haters and is better than the 3D in theaters, so maybe a revival would be profitable/beneficial... *shrugs*
Assuming it's LG OLED 4K with a properly aligned FPR filter in general it's as good as it gets for a home TV 3D experience overall PQ/3D wise (if it's not 4K it has visual interlacing artifacts from the lower resolution used). I'd expect projectors would beat it for immersion value (since the screen is bigger) but not on contrast unless it's a high grade projector. I'm due to try out a later generation Active 3D TV soon so I'll be interested to see how it compares since it's been a while since I had an opportunity to do so but I'd expect it should match up to OLED 4K except for contrast/PQ quality obviously.
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3D TV has been a good experience for me.

I have a 2012 model year Samsung 60" 3D TV. Yes, it has active shutter glasses that cost me an extra $80 to get 4 pair. Yes, they are powered by a button battery that would die after about 100 hours use. No big deal. The batteries are 50 cents each when bought in bulk off Amazon. And... The 3D quality on some movies made it all worthwhile. Yes, there were also many "fake" converted to 3D Blu-Ray releases, and the only way to know is to watch them. The fake releases seemed to always have the same boring 3D depth regardless of program content. However, the real 3D movies would take your breath away on some scenes.

Ok, enough soap boxing. I get that many don't like 3D. However here we are with over 1000 Blu-Ray releases, tons of players, etc. In the market place. When Laser Disc died, Pioneer kept one high-end model player in production for 10+ years (The DVL-919) and you can still find new-old stock if you look. There is *no* reason for the TV Manufacturers, not to keep 1 old 3d model in production. The demand is obvious in how much an 2016 era 4k OLED LG 3D capable set can fetch new in the box. Try double+ the original store price!!

If my Samsung ever dies, then I'm either buying a used set or one of those commercial projectors that still offer 3D. In my decades in this hobby (and in the business) I've always told my friends and customers the same thing. Hardware is a means to an end. The real value is in the packaged media. I'm not about to orphan my 3D library because the TV makers decided in block to drop 3D.
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I signed, because why not.

I don't understand why there isn't a single major manufacturer making a single, high end model with 3D. That's inexplicable to me. They'd have a competitive advantage by capturing the entire 3D market. People would drop their brand loyalty for that.

I understand and accept that it's a dying market, but surely there is enough interest left to support at least one model with 3D.
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This might be old news, but here is a petition still in circulation asking LG to revive 3D on their OLED TV's. I agree with the many who think that using LG's 4K OLED with passive 3D is among the best ways to view current content (3D Blu-Ray, etc.). If you are like me, and have a huge 3D Blu-Ray collection and an aging 3D TV, please consider adding your name to this petition.

Thank you

The petition can be fund at this URL --> chng.it/DKSh4CTZwZ Sorry I can't post the complete link until I get 5+ messages.

First, glasses-free 3D really is coming as is a 4k 3D standard.


Second, if you want awesome 3D get an Epson with a laser light engine or 5050ub. I have an Epson 9600e laser projector that I use solely for 3D as I have a very nice Sony 4K projector for 2D material. The Epson produces a bright, reference quality picture with very little cross-talk, very little judder, and no flicker. You never get fatigued or get a headache watching on this PJ. In fact, I feel the 3D experience with my Epson is far superior to that with my OLED. The sense of depth is much greater and the popouts really seem to pop out. Unlike most projectors that do bright 3D with little or no cross-talk this Epson has excellent contrast and black levels. They are not as good as an OLED but they are so good that you won't notice unless you are specifically looking and making a comparison. Size also matters. You simply miss out on most of the benefits of 3D on a small screen. Watching from 8 feet away on a 100-inch screen is amazing.
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First, glasses-free 3D really is coming as is a 4k 3D standard.
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