Originally Posted by dfa973
Originally Posted by MagnumX
Sorry, but that's not an explanation. They didn't remove support for 720p because it was unpopular....
You compare apples with oranges...
And you wax philosophic. It's not an explanation.
There's only been ONE so-called "cycle". A cycle requires something to repeat and it requires intervals. I addressed both already, but apparently some don't catch on.
50s + 80s supposes a cycle and one that lasts about 5 years each time. Neither had a home format. You suppose "this cycle" but 3D movies haven't disappeared from theaters. Other than IMAX in the US alone, I see no signs of 3D disappearing from theaters. To presuppose the home market (which they seem to want to purposely kill off) represents the theatrical is an error, IMO. At the very least, if there is a cycle, it has already gone nearly twice the length of the previous ones and perhaps 30x the movies combined.
Nope, just the balance between the demand and the offer was unsustainable. Since very, very, very few customers requested 3D TV's, the offer was lower and lower, and during the 2015-2016 years the 3D TV's were gone. The same for curved TV's.
I disagree. Some of us were waiting for prices to come down and/or 4K combined sets or projectors. I didn't buy my projector until last year for that reason. Hell, Bluray didn't even saturate before 4K came out. No, its obvious they purposely killed 3D to push the failing 4K format that no one asked for and few wanted. HDR was added after the fact specifically because 4K by itself is utterly pointless on 55-65" sets. They sell 4K sets because that's all there is above tiny sizes, but the Ultra discs are another story.
A friend of mine can't tell 2K from SD DVDs even on his 55" 4K set. He couldn't care less about Blurays, let alone Ultra ones. No one had trouble telling 3D from 2D by comparison, but they priced the players and discs out of the stratosphere early on and made them separate from 2D players, etc. That put people off. If there's a cycle this time, its because they made one. Cinema itself is in danger now. I go twice a year on average. I'd rather watch at home for reasons that should be obvious (high prices, rude patrons, etc.)