OK, riddle me this - who really wants to put on those stupid glasses just to watch TV?
Isn't this just an obvious cash grab by the entire industry? Just as HDTV's and Blu Ray players are making serious inroads into the market they announce 3D? Really???
Do they really expect people to wear those glasses on a regular basis at home? I mean, they're talking about doing sports in 3D!
And what about people who have to wear regular glasses for their vision? The 3D glasses don't exactly fit real well over those, and if you do wear the 3D glasses over your regular eyeglasses you can count on the lenses getting seriously scratched up, shortening the life of your eyeglasses and costing hundreds of dollars every few years. Is that really practical?
I don't know, I just find this whole thing to be a gimmick for the TV and Blu Ray manufacturers - as well as the movie/TV studios - to make more money. It wasn't something that was needed, it wasn't even wanted by very many people. But these companies put their hype machines into overdrive and convinced a fair number of people that 3D was the coolest thing since DVD. The marketing of this niche product has been amazing. They're clearly trying to make this a product that everyone who has a TV will own.
I don't know about you, but I have ZERO interest in 3D. I hate those stupid glasses, and 3D is harder on the eyes than 2D. I'm not buying in.
3D is where it's at. It amazes me that people don't like it. I was on some other board and there were a bunch of guys on there that had the same feeling. 3D is the ONLY reason I'll go to a movie theater anymore. Once there's better penetration in the market with 3D, I'll be buying it. For me, it really adds another dimension to TV. HD makes it crisp, and 3D makes it real. The glasses don't bother me, and I haven't noticed any issues with my eyes when wearing them.
Oh, and the line out the door for Avatar 3-D tells me there's plenty of people who want 3D...For me its just the natural extension of HD.