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Topic # 64846 23-Jul-2010 19:05
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OK - slightly provocative. :-)

Have a look at this.... http://www.smarthouse.com.au/TVs_And_Large_Display/3D_TV/U6V4X8N4

Still, Geekzone informed users already told us through my survey on this subject....





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  Reply # 355533 23-Jul-2010 19:29
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Buying a 3D TV for 3D alone doesn't make sense to me... but buying it as a highly spec'd TV that just so happens to display 3D content - well, that's just fine.

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  Reply # 355534 23-Jul-2010 19:30
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...although, I will say.
The article fails to name names - and hasn't backed up sales of 3D TV's with any hard numbers...
And as a counter argument; just because one company is struggling with TV uptake doesn't mean 3D won't take off, just that their TV isn't up to snuff.

My understanding is that 3D Samsungs are in massive demand still.

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  Reply # 355565 23-Jul-2010 21:44
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What a load of rubbish, the technology has only been out for 3 months, the only content to watch is the blu-ray that comes with the TV. Give it a year or 2, People just don't want to pay $5k for something they can't use just yet.

I don't think 3D TV will get big for a few years to come, but I do think 3D Gaming will push the sales of 3D TV's, the same way Sony pushed the blu-ray with the PS3, and sony are doing it again by offering 3D support with their PS3's doing 3D games and 3D Blu-ray. Just go out and play a game in 3D, its amazing and will only get better.

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  Reply # 356705 26-Jul-2010 18:39
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It wont last...

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  Reply # 356999 27-Jul-2010 10:52
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why would you bother to buy a 3D TV in NZ when nobody offers 3D TV channels in NZ yet?


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  Reply # 357000 27-Jul-2010 10:54
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There was an article in yesterday's paper that said the studios had noticed a sharp decline in 3D movie ticket sales as opposed the their cheaper 2D counterparts.

THis could all be coming from this particular data.

If I can find the article I'll link to it.




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  Reply # 357016 27-Jul-2010 11:13
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allstarnz: why would you bother to buy a 3D TV in NZ when nobody offers 3D TV channels in NZ yet?



There are 3D blu rays out + I saw a reasonably effective demo of 2D TV converted to 3D but yes looking at how long it took for us to get most (still not all) TV channels in 16:9 it could be just a little while before we saw any 3D TV here Wink

IMHO although the 3D tech is a lot better this time around I think it is still a fad and will loose momentum.







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  Reply # 357051 27-Jul-2010 12:12
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Handsomedan: There was an article in yesterday's paper that said the studios had noticed a sharp decline in 3D movie ticket sales as opposed the their cheaper 2D counterparts.

THis could all be coming from this particular data.

If I can find the article I'll link to it.


well of course you would.  when you are comparing anything to Avatar, the highest grossing movie of all time,  it is unlikley you will be going anywhere but down.

and as for 3D TVs not selling. Of course they aren;t selling well yet,  there is barely any content available for them and they cost a fortune.  It was the same situation for HD.  When HD TVs were megabucks, and HD content was few and far between, sales of HDTVs were miniscule.

However it is a kind of catch 22 situation.  nobody wants to cough up to broadcast 3D content becaus enobody has 3D TVs, and nobody wants to cough up to get 3D Vs until there is a decent amount of content available.

I suspect that what will tip 3D TVs over the edge and into mainstream acceptance is gaming.

From what I hear, 3D gaming is a great experience (how immersive would a 3D FPS be!).  Not only that but unlike live action movies, the cost to develop a 3D game is barely anymore than doing it now. With most games set in a 3D world already, all you need to do is add a second virtual camera and bingo.

Plus, unlike movies, existing games could easily be patched to enable it meaning you don't need to re-buy your whole catalogue to play them in 3D
http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/49901-ps3-3d-patches-will-be-free


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  Reply # 357057 27-Jul-2010 12:26
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langi27: What a load of rubbish, the technology has only been out for 3 months, the only content to watch is the blu-ray that comes with the TV. Give it a year or 2, People just don't want to pay $5k for something they can't use just yet.

I don't think 3D TV will get big for a few years to come, but I do think 3D Gaming will push the sales of 3D TV's, the same way Sony pushed the blu-ray with the PS3, and sony are doing it again by offering 3D support with their PS3's doing 3D games and 3D Blu-ray. Just go out and play a game in 3D, its amazing and will only get better.


Umm the technology has been out since 1950-1960.... This is its second trip to the rodeo.

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  Reply # 357072 27-Jul-2010 12:55
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MikeyPI:
langi27: What a load of rubbish, the technology has only been out for 3 months, the only content to watch is the blu-ray that comes with the TV. Give it a year or 2, People just don't want to pay $5k for something they can't use just yet.

I don't think 3D TV will get big for a few years to come, but I do think 3D Gaming will push the sales of 3D TV's, the same way Sony pushed the blu-ray with the PS3, and sony are doing it again by offering 3D support with their PS3's doing 3D games and 3D Blu-ray. Just go out and play a game in 3D, its amazing and will only get better.


Umm the technology has been out since 1950-1960.... This is its second trip to the rodeo.


some movies have been 3D since the 50s,  but 3D TV has only been available for a few months.

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  Reply # 357143 27-Jul-2010 15:00
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NonprayingMantis:
some movies have been 3D since the 50s,  but 3D TV has only been available for a few months.


Ah not quite. I remember watching a 3D movie on our Telly when I was still a young boy (a long time ago..). Via Red and Blue glasses 3D TV has been available since colour TV's.
However the "new" version of 3D TV have only been out for a few months although the same tech has been available for PC's for years.

http://www.sensio.tv/en/3d/3d_history/default.3d








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  Reply # 357770 28-Jul-2010 15:29
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There won't be any serious uptake until the retail price is with a few $$$ of the current tv sets. Then salesman can easily upsell and pitch it as "your standard tv with an additional 3D feature." If I were shopping for a new TV (and I most likely never will having settled with projectors) I would pay another $100 or $200 for the addition of 3D, but not another $1000+ with little disc content, let alone broadcast content available currently. Will be interesting to see how the NZ TV Networks move with this in the next 12-24 months.




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  Reply # 357818 28-Jul-2010 16:47
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What completely puts me off the concept of 3D TV is the fact that the new technology requires expensive and power-hungry glasses (yup - batteries are required).

At a few hundy a pair, you're sort of stuffed if you have a large family or some friends that want to view the 3d goodness.

At least the older tech (which incidentally is still being used to good effect in cinemas) is compatble with cheap and easily obtainable glasses (we own about 5 pairs from various trips to the flicks).




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  Reply # 357912 28-Jul-2010 19:30
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Some 3D glasses from Samsung are rechargeable via USB. They look to be better made than the battery operated versions too.

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  Reply # 357951 28-Jul-2010 20:57
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I remember playing descent on my friends PC with 3d googles that used LCD screens to constantly switch between each eye. This was around 1997.




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