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The end is nigh for 3D televisions


http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/3d-television/46827/the-end-is-nigh-for-3d-televisions

As 3D takings at cinema box offices around the world continue to be ‘challenging’, the modern boom in 3D movies kickstarted by James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009 seems to be petering out still further. For it’s been revealed that more key manufacturers are moving away from making 3D televisions, and that’s likely to spell the end, longer term, for 3D Blu-ray as well.
The news was broken by CNET, who reported that LG and Sony have now confirmed they’re to stop making 3D sets. They follow Samsung and Panasonic, who have already confirmed the same. It’s not the absolute end for 3D televisions, as there are still unsold sets on the market. Furthermore, lower profile and budget manufacturers are set to continue to make them for the foreseeable future. But it seems clear that it’s the beginning of the end for 3D in the home, at least in its current guide.
It’s not the most surprising news, as the proverbial writing has been on the wall for some time. But nonetheless, 3D at home does enjoy niche support, and it’s worrying times for those who’ve invested heavily in the format.

We’ll keep you posted as we here more. Perhaps it’ll take James Cameron and Avatar 2 to reignite mainstream interest in 3D once again…

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Glad I got my LG at Christmas, had a feeling I mightn't be able to get a new 3d tv next Christmas.


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What it will take is better marketing and more material available from broadcast TV. Neither of which will ever happen.
It's sad because whenever I've shown people high quality 3D movies on my TV they've been amazed by how good it is.

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Heres another one.http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38778244
The haters are delighted but we know how good 3D can be. Theres still plenty of us and movies out there.


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These people have probably never seen vintage 3D.
Ironic that this is on the BBC website as their attempts at 3D, apart from the Doctor Who episode, were beyond pathetic.
If a movie like "House of Wax" or "It Came from Outer Space" were shown alongside one of the many contemporary offerings, it would be interesting to see which made the most impact on the audience.

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Shame , ididnt spend more time , here

i love my 3d tv,

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