Originally Posted by mrtickleuk
Ok, please try and find out - I'd be very interested in knowing the answer? (How many broadcast hours per week of new, non-movie, 3D TV programming are there available to you where you are? More than 2?)
I don't know that we have access to *any* hours of 3D broadcast TV here in Los Angeles.
(...but major movies are still being released in 3D, so it must still be a thing.)
Not really, definitely not for TV manufacturers, and only because it takes months/years to make a movie. Those decisions would have had a very long lead-time.
(The industry won't unite on one "best" standard.)
I agree it won't, for the same reason people can't agree on the best colour or the best car.
One of my friends can't wear the glasses and view the 3D "effect" due to problems with her eyesight. So, when films had 3D showings, we'd always prefer the 2D showings. If that choice was taken away from us and the industry united behind one "best possible", and that happened to be 3D, we'd all just stop going. Simple as that. Sometimes you have to give the consumer a choice, and let the market decide - and in the case of 3D, the market has spoken.
The type of 3D I would like to see in the future would not require glasses - which seems to have been the universal complaint - and would be some kind of solution that would, indeed, be "best" for everyone, including the ability to turn it off.
But, in the meantime, I don’t see any reason other than corporate greed and market place posturing why we can’t have TV sets which feature UHD/3D/DV/HDR10+/DOLBY ATMOS/DTS:X and let the competition be on any proprietary implementations, quality, style and price.
It’s one thing to say my quantum dots are better than yours, but it is quite another to force the consumer to make choices among an alphabet soup of technologies, particularly with the asking prices this year for the higher end models.
Just my attitude, I suppose, gained after my experiences with home theater, and especially of late.
2016 Samsung UN65KS9800, UN55KS8500, UN49KS8000
2016 Samsung K8500 UHD BD Player
2016 Pioneer SC-LX701 Atmos/DTS:X 7.1.4