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Old 03-01-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Why are TV Manufacturers Ditching 3D?

Am I the only one who likes 3D Movies at Home? I understand it causes motion sickness for some, but how silly is it for ALL of them to drop 3D movies considering they still make 3D movies in the theatres and 3D capable 4K Blu Ray players?

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Old 03-02-2017, 06:38 AM   #2
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Why are TV Manufacturers Ditching 3D?

Yes, a very valid question, two years back.. they were selling 3D enabled TVs everywhere, now there are very few (and expensive) models left in the market, most of the TV's now are only android TVs without 3D. I wonder why ?

I have some great 3D Blurays and a 3D Bluray player but cannot get a 3D TV within my budget.

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Old 03-02-2017, 03:24 PM   #3
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Why? Because fads don't last and 3D is still a fad. No one was buying them, they required glasses to view them and they just aren't there yet for the mass market in making 3D viable.

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Old 03-17-2017, 07:42 PM   #4
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I just bought a 4K, 3D-capable OLED from LG. It's kind of ridiculous that they are dropping it. James Cameron's 4 Avatar films will all be in 3D, as well as re-release of Terminator 2 in 3D. Furthermore, most action movies have a 3D option when watching in the theatre. I love 3D.

Dr. Strange in 3D was one of the best 3D movies I've seen!

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:32 AM   #5
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Yeah but a tiny handful of movies does not justify the cost.

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Old 03-19-2017, 10:13 AM   #6
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The technology has been out for 7 years now, I doubt the cost of 3D capability has risen, in fact, it should go down.

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:22 PM   #7
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There are not enough movies for it I mean. The list of movies that benefit from 3D just isn't high enough for it to go past the gimmick stage. How many people will sit through a movie multiple times in 3D, wearing 3D glasses or some other extra requirement when a traditional viewing is just as good most of the time?

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:01 AM   #8
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People wanted Ultra-HD and thought of 3D as a gimmick probably because you needed all the other stuff (3D player, 3D compatible movie) to make it work. You couldn't just pop in a normal movie and have it be 3D.

Or you could go with it's a conspiracy to keep theaters relevant.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: Why are TV Manufacturers Ditching 3D?

3D Bluray players are available, most of them are not that expensive either, also, 3D movies are not a rare thing nowadays.

So, why are TV manufacturers moving away from giving buyers a choice ?

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Bc they never made it the standard. It was an extra more expensive feature that consumers abandoned and therefore manufacturers had no choice but to as well

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They gave consumers a chance and most of them passed on it. Short of forcing people into it exclusively (which would be marketing suicide) there was no way to get people to adopt it.

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They gave consumers a chance and most of them passed on it. Short of forcing people into it exclusively (which would be marketing suicide) there was no way to get people to adopt it.
no it wouldnt. If every TV produced had 3D, it would be more adopted. Smart functionality became standard and now we are seeing it with 4K. People have this not neccesarily bc they want it, but bc they have no choice as the options without are rather limited. That never happened with 3D.

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Making every television 3D would incur more costs per television (not to mention those awful glasses) meaning people would have to pay more for one and that leaves open the market to someone who doesn't force 3D onto the consumers and they would profit, not the 3D market.

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Making every television 3D would incur more costs per television (not to mention those awful glasses) meaning people would have to pay more for one and that leaves open the market to someone who doesn't force 3D onto the consumers and they would profit, not the 3D market.
hence why it never took off. In 2017, the cost should negligible. I bought a 3DTV in 2013 and it was actually cheaper than the equivalent SmartTV model (which I wish I had gone with at the time). Those Smart TVs have gone down considerably since then. Every piece of tech goes down in price over time, just as 3D would if they were still manufactured. Including 3D now wouldnt result in TVs much more expensive. Its just not worth it bc consumers didnt flock to it.

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And thus there is the answer: No money in 3D because consumers did not want it.

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