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

Bearcat M. Şandor hometheater at feline-soul.com
Fri May 28 17:21:24 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-28 at 12:22 +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
> Simon Hobson wrote:
> > Douglas Peale wrote:
> > 
> >> 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.
> > 
> > OK, so you wear glasses anyway - but they are your glasses, not glasses 
> > needed by everyone that wants to watch TV. You don't need 10 pairs of 
> > them in case you have some friends round. If any of your friends need 
> > glasses for correction, then they'll have their own - as 3D TV stands at 
> > the moment, some of your friends might have 3D glasses, but they'll 
> > probably be the wrong sort.
> > 
> > Here we go again, V2000 vs Betamax vs VHS all over again !
> > 
> Not to mention, the glasses I wear around the house are mostly transparent - 
> they let through almost all light to both eyes simultaneously. Glasses for 3D 
> can only supply 50% of the light to each eye using the current display methods.
> I'm not a rock star - I /don't/ wear sunglasses indoors.

I seem to remember that there used to be glasses you could wear with
screens in each eye. You'd hook the glasses up to your video card or
portable video device and watch content that way. Wouldn't this be
perfect for 3D tv?


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