Why 3D TV is doomed to fail
The future of TV watching awesomeness is here; are you ready for it?
Over the past the year, major TV manufacturers have been putting their latest and greatest, 3-D televisions, on pedestals for people all around the world to drool over. Heck, CES 2010 was practically dedicated to 3D TVs. But, if you ask me there’s one all important question that still hasn’t been answered: “is the world ready for 3-D?” The unfortunate answer? No.
First, let’s address perhaps the worst part about the whole thing– you’re going to need new hardware. That uber expensive HDTV set you just bought, regrettably can’t handle 3D playback. So, in order to access this cruddy content, you’re going to need to drop a couple Benjamins on a new TV set (~$1600).
So let’s say you cave in and purchase a 3D TV. My next question: what the @#$& are you going to watch!? At the moment, there’s essentially no 3D content out there for you to show off your new set with. Honestly, Blu-Ray hasn’t even picked up yet and that’s 2D technology! Also, to make matters worse, to even experience the 3D effect you have wear the tacky 3D glasses that are going to cost you a heck of a lot of money (~$150) and be a major pain to keep track of. Think about it for a second– it’s difficult enough to find your remote, so how about finding even smaller more and evasive 3D glasses every time you want to watch TV?
As history has taught us, it’s taken about twenty years for HDTVs to become widely available. Plus, HDTVs had the help of the government, who mandated that all stations convert their broadcasts to a digital format (as opposed to analog)! TVs aren’t necessarily my niche, but I just don’t see the government requiring network television companies to start broadcasting in 3D any time soon.
3D television is doomed to fail, don’t you see it? –the only momentum 3D TV has at the moment are the fan boys, those obnoxious techies who need to have the greatest system out there in order to compensate for everything else in their life that sucks (sorry, guys).
If 3D technology is ever going to succeed, companies will have to lower prices and substantially expand the content– good luck early adopters. My advice? Stick with your HDTVs.