Originally Posted by oni222
I agree with both of you. It was bad enough that the last OLED 4k tv I got did not have 3D (previous one did but it is curved).
At the very least they should give it some thought before removing features.
I’ve wondered many times why it seems like the industry is almost putting thought and effort into killing off 3D. The choice to omit 3D from the UHD format, and most consumer displays, as well as not selling UHD/3D combo disks (like the did with standard blu ray) begs the question; Is there financial incentive? My answer is Yes. Given how costly theaters have become, the trend in larger theaters with a lower percentage of seats with good viewing angles, and the affordability of large tv’s and projectors what draw is left for movie goers? First, obviously is early access to the movie, however myself and many others would prefer to wait and own the movie for less than the cost of tickets for a couple or family. This is where 3D comes in. If you like 3D and are like most people who have upgraded to a non 3D 4K TV, then theaters are suddenly the only option for watching a big blockbuster in 3D. I know this sounds like a far fetched conspiracy; but hey, what’s the internet and especially forums meant for right?
I took a look at the MPAA website and found this:
Now that’s a very sizable market share, especially in the largest consumer market(Asia).
Theaters, the movie industry, and manufacturers need to offer something that home theaters and televisions can’t in order to stay relevant. They can do this by investing money and time in making the theaters a better experience than home. Or, they can spend no money by limiting the options for home content while at the same time increasing the value of theaters.
Now, I know this would take a lot of coordination by the MPAA, Theaters, and Electronics Manufacturers. However, I’ve seen entire industries break the law put peoples lives at risk to save costs and increase profits many, many, times in my life (Boeing and Perdue Pharma being the most recent to pop in my head). So is it too far fetched to think a few companies might omit features legally to help sales? I don’t think it is.
That’s why I love this forum, it can be helpful when trying to exploring truth in an increasingly opaque consumer market.
Sorry for the rant, I lost my aluminum helmet and am feeling a little strange.