Originally Posted by tomtastic
AVS is full of so called experts and knowledgable people, yet they don't see 3D as a benefit? Seems contradictory to me. I really can see a time when 3D is the only option for viewing, then if you can't view both, you just view with whichever eye you can. 3D has evolved so much over the past 100 something years, it keeps getting resurrected after a technological hurdle is jumped, then it rests for awhile until the next revolution.
Tom- There are lots of self proclaimed experts here on AVS. In reality, not really experts on anything other than how they feel about their hobby. Most of them have more knowledge about our hobby than the average TV watcher.
But, while many at AVS are outspoken about 3D is is nothing new. AVS members are mostly in fear of the new technology in general. I never did quite understand that mindset but would have to believe that most here want to believe that the big bucks they just spent on the latest stuff will never become obsolete. So when a new technology is announced, they automatically claim it stinks. They don't know if the community will accept it and hope they don't. When the community or a large part of it does accept it ( I'm including a much larger community than just those who post here) they deny the statistics, searching endlessly for evidence it is unpopular. From my own beginning in the hobby in 1973 I recall this rejection with surround sound, vs stereo. I can't think of any technology that was accepted as great for the hobby in it's history. Few here will recall the huge debate about tubes vs transistors for hifi equipment. AVS began at the beginning of the HDTV, and the digital projector. Anyone who owned a CRT back then considered you a fool if you switched to a digital projector.
I'm different in that I can't wait to get the new tech stuff. I had a 3/4 Umatic VCR before most people knew you could record a TV program. I had a 72" Kloss Novabeam projector when most people thought a 25" color CRT was as big as you could see TV. And I went through all the iterations of surround sound. I'm no different with other technology. I'm not an early adopter much anymore but I never put down the new tech I don't yet have. Last early adopter was my smart watch I'm had for over a year. Even with all the hype Apple watch is getting now, most don't even know this exists and when I answer my phone from my wrist, people stare at me like I'm Dick Tracy in disguise.
I just understand the mindset of the AVS forum posters who hate anything new. There is no point in debating the subject as they are experts. I just know that one day they will come around when they are ready, just as the guy who would never have a transistor in his home theater because they sound awful and not real, like tubes. 3D and 4K is just the latest new and different offering. When most people were saying we don't need anything more than 1080p, today we have cell phone makers striving to offer that in small 5" cell phone screens. Will we have 4K cell phone screens in another 5 years? Probably sooner than that.
I don't see everyone getting stereo 3D because there are physical limitations preventing some people from seeing it. However, I do see ALL Hollywood movies, maybe extend that to all media entertainment, being offered in 3D one day as a choice for us to decide.
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