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07-26-2011, 06:13 PM
....and sales may actually decline in 2011. See the article. (

07-26-2011, 06:23 PM
I honestly feel that once people get real experience with in home 3D it will catch on.
I was one who was skeptical of this new trend until I tried a panny 3D plasma early this year. I was still on the fence about buying one until this past week when I found a good deal on a tv for outside that happened to have 3D (check my thread in the 3D tech forum). Now, I doubt I will buy a new set without the tech built in, and it wont be because alot of them are including it now. There may be a few kinks to work out, and it wont be an everyday viewing experience, but its darn nice done correctly.

07-26-2011, 10:41 PM
The word is FOUNDERING, not floundering. ;)

07-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Yep. I seem to be making more errors lately.

Scott Greczkowski
07-27-2011, 08:35 AM
Yep. I seem to be making more errors lately. Getting old sucks. :D ;)

07-27-2011, 08:52 AM
3D TV is a gimmick and I'm not surprised about this news. In fact, I seem to recall saying it would flop some time ago on this site...

The average person doesn't buy a new TV every 2-3 years just because some new 'technology' has come out and when that average person does need one and is shopping, most will look at a 3D TV and say, we hardly ever watch 3D stuff.

07-27-2011, 09:10 AM
What is this like the 3rd time they've tried it? The 1950, The 1980's , and now today. I'm not surprised by the latest news.

07-27-2011, 10:04 AM
More than that to varying degrees. There was a surge in the late '60s and late '90s as well. Kind of an every 20 years thing.

07-27-2011, 10:34 AM
I could still see it becoming a standard feature on TVs, but you will have to buy the glasses separately. Essentially the sets getting a "3D compatible" checkbox.

It is just not going to be a driving force in new TV sales. Few are going to be compelled to buy a new TV just to get 3D.

07-27-2011, 12:41 PM
Y'all live in the wrong area I guess... I know a lot of people around here with 3D sets & Directv just went with ESPN3D full time... and right now there is only one daily 2D showing at our 3 screen Theater, the rest are 3D...

Reigster at SatelliteGuys