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The glasses are confirmed as dead end technology, known years ago but kept in the running by those able to capitalise on the gullibility of the public.

Last month, US sports network ESPN announced it was to close its 3D channel in the US due to a lack of uptake.

Recent figures from the US suggest no more than 120,000 people are watching 3D channels at any one time.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23195479

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I remember, in the 1970s, I think the Hifi- industry tried to push quadraphonic sound. Didn't take off. 2000s saw the push for surround sound ( did that die too? )

3D TV? it was always going to die the same way.

IMO these "enhancements" surpasse the accepitbility of the law of diminishing returms to polish the turds released as media ( Films/songs/programmes ).


Even the good stuff like Doctor Who is still great in 2D.

Great songs are great in stereo. Heck they are great in mono. Most gig PA systems are run in Mono

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3D effects can be very startling sometimes, you can get the appearance objects floating in the middle of the room for example. Which is good as a 'party trick' and it can work well on action movies or wildlife subjects. Maybe it makes porn 'better' too - and they do make it in 3D - but I haven't seen any to comment. :)

I generally prefer well-written, well-acted films in 2D. Content being more important than presentation. Most of the 3D stuff available is IMO largely crap anyway. :):

Though 3D TVs are nearly as cheap to make as 2D these days so I can't see it going away anytime soon. The big swap-over will be when they can make really good glasses-free 3D sets.

Surround sound for films though is well established and well worth it for some films. I have a standard TV with separate stereo speakers for most viewing but I save some things (like Tuesday's episode of Luther for example) to watch on my big-screen projector system, where the speaker system cost several times more than the projector. It has 7 surround speakers plus a hefty subwoofer which adds plenty of dramatic effect to any well made content. :) The big system also works for music as well - but I use it in stereo for that.

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The 3D effect on screens can be produced in a number of ways, the 'goggles' design was just one that ticked the boxes of the provider at the time, owing to meetings behind closed doors and some quick return for the venture of being 'first' on the block.

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