[mythtv-users] OT: Why 3D TV won't work.

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Thu May 27 07:06:48 UTC 2010

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On 05/26/2010 11:08 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Scott Colbeck <scolbeck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> snip
>>> I don't see why there would be some fundamental differences between
>>> looking at a real environment, and looking at a 3D TV
>>> it's all perception...
>> This article from a developer that worked on Sega 3D technology in the
>> 90's explains why people have issues viewing 3D content.  I know I had
>> a headache the first 5 min of watching Avatar in 3D.  Essentially the
>> brain is partially tricked into thinking the content is 3D.
>> http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2813511.htm
> One problem with 3D TV will stop it ever taking off.
> It's the glasses.
> How much will they cost? $10 a pop? $20? Will you shell out for 20
> pairs so you can hold a big BBQ and everyone can watch 3D footy?
> I guarantee at least one idiot will wear the glasses all through the
> house and in the backyard. What a tool.
> Or what if you don't have enough pairs for everyone? Someone has to
> watch a blurry footy game, or you go 2D and you wasted your money.
> Maybe my glasses are compatible with your TV so I can bring them over?
> More likely not.
> What about when you go to watch Avatar 3D on blu-ray for the 12th time
> but you can't find your favourite glasses because they're down the
> couch? It's worst than losing the remove because if that happens you
> can push the buttons on the telly :)
> What if you're in the kitchen, nipping into the lounge every so often
> to catch a few minutes of 3D masterchef? Do you leave the glasses on
> in the (brightly lit) kitchen, unknowingly looking like a 70s nerd,
> then realise you can't see because they got fogged up by the steam
> from your rice cooker?
> Nope. 3D won't sell TVs until they do away with the glasses. Don't ask
> me how they'll do that - maybe they won't!

What are you complaining about? I have to wear glasses to watch 2D TV! Yes it is a nuisance, but I do it anyway because I want
it to be in focus. I don't see 3D glasses as being any worse.
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