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Old 01-28-2011, 04:56 AM   #31  
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Who cares if there is big market penetration? I think there will be a market for 3D for those that want it and I believe there will be hardware available for those of us wanting it. I think it is cool to have the option of watching 3D or not.. HD or.. not.. VHS or DVD.. all are options available to us today.

For some reason, this bugs some people.. but why? The hardware is there, there is content for it... I don't get the negativity towards it.. don't want it? Don't buy it. I sure as heck am not trying to sell anyone on it.
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Like I said earlier, whatever floats your boat. Guess what I'm really trying to say is if you went HD 8 years back (I did in 2004) and look at the market penetration of HD sets- Do they even sell SD anymore? to where we are in 2011- my crystal ball says 3D won't come anywhere close to that level 8 years down the road. Maybe I'm wrong- but personally, 3D in it's current state leaves me underwhelmed. Not into the occasional eye candy of something apparently floating a foot in front of my nose, and 75% of the rest looking quite 2D-ish.. Wake me up when they perfect holographic projection. Despite Uni's protestations- I did a quick survey at work today, and I'd say the majority of the folks polled have a similar opinion- and a bunch of them certainly have the discretionary income to buy 3D products.

Yeah, I can see if you're a hard-core gamer (I'm not) it would be really cool- that IMHO will certainly drive the market. The lack of standardization is going to scare a lot of people off- unless like some of the posters here- it's gotta have technology, and you don't particularly care how often you're going to be swapping out monitors to keep up.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:55 PM   #33  
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Here's an idea.. I will watch and enjoy 3D, wearing the glasses when I want to watch 3D. When I ant to watch 2D, I won't wear the glasses.

You continue to enjoy watching 2D as you always have...

we are both happy!

Guess it's a cost/benifit thing.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #34  
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Watching 3D content is a highly subjective issue. Those that can watch it (about 10% of the population can't) decide if it is something they want in their home.

The fact that finally, 3D in the home is just as good as 3D in the theater, will sway many to buy a 3DTV. Programming is readily available but like HD programing in it's early years, there is a limited amount.

I have always loved 3D in theaters. That is why I bought my Panny VT25 58" PDP.

If someone doesn't like 3D, then just buy a regular HDTV. But to have an attitude that 3D should go away - well that would deny me and people like me with the same interests.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:43 AM   #35  
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Watching 3D content is a highly subjective issue. Those that can watch it (about 10% of the population can't) decide if it is something they want in their home.

The fact that finally, 3D in the home is just as good as 3D in the theater, will sway many to buy a 3DTV. Programming is readily available but like HD programing in it's early years, there is a limited amount.

I have always loved 3D in theaters. That is why I bought my Panny VT25 58" PDP.

If someone doesn't like 3D, then just buy a regular HDTV. But to have an attitude that 3D should go away - well that would deny me and people like me with the same interests.
Well said. I would think that should be an understood thing. I am somewhat surprised at the number of people that are so outspoken against those that do want to pay for it and watch it...
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #36  
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Well said. I would think that should be an understood thing. I am somewhat surprised at the number of people that are so outspoken against those that do want to pay for it and watch it...
I'm also very surprised by the outspoken opponents of 3D, if they don't want to enjoy it so what?

I like seafood and some people would rather die then eat it, but least they don't actively speak out against people loving it.
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I'm also very surprised by the outspoken opponents of 3D, if they don't want to enjoy it so what?

I like seafood and some people would rather die then eat it, but least they don't actively speak out against people loving it.
I have no concern if you like it or not. I don't care if you watch it or not. I am merely saying that it can not, should not, and will not ever become the primary way TV and Movies in the home will ever be viewed.
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I have no concern if you like it or not. I don't care if you watch it or not. I am merely saying that it can not, should not, and will not ever become the primary way TV and Movies in the home will ever be viewed.
Good for you! It is your proragative to discount/disregard a viable option of viewing. I do not see anyone here saying that you should or need to or that you are wrong in your views. Do you feel that we are trying to force you into buying into it?

As for being a primary way to view TV, I don't see myeself doing that. I expect that I might watch one or 2 3D movies a week... at least for now. Again, it's an OPTION.
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Good for you! It is your proragative to discount/disregard a viable option of viewing. I do not see anyone here saying that you should or need to or that you are wrong in your views. Do you feel that we are trying to force you into buying into it?

As for being a primary way to view TV, I don't see myeself doing that. I expect that I might watch one or 2 3D movies a week... at least for now. Again, it's an OPTION.
No I could care less if you or anyone else watch it. I am merely trying to make sure that noone takes Unotis's opinion that everything will be 3D seriously and run out and gets a 3D set for that reason alone. It will always be an option not a replacement.
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No I could care less if you or anyone else watch it. I am merely trying to make sure that noone takes Unotis's opinion that everything will be 3D seriously and run out and gets a 3D set for that reason alone. It will always be an option not a replacement.
We are on the same page then
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I never said that everything will be 3D, I still think it will be the dominant technology or if you want cutting edge, but there will still be a lot of 2D programs to watch and enjoy, just like now there are still many SD programs and DVDs to watch, are they the dominant tech? No but they are still present.

If someone for some reason doesn't want to watch HDTV programing or even 3D programing that is okay with me, but that won't stop it's mass adoption.

I'm certain just like with HD programming 3D will be slowly increasingly offered until in the future it is a normal option probably at no additional cost, then it will be the norm just like HD is now.
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I never said that everything will be 3D, I still think it will be the dominant technology or if you want cutting edge, but there will still be a lot of 2D programs to watch and enjoy, just like now there are still many SD programs and DVDs to watch, are they the dominant tech? No but they are still present.

If someone for some reason doesn't want to watch HDTV programing or even 3D programing that is okay with me, but that won't stop it's mass adoption.

I'm certain just like with HD programming 3D will be slowly increasingly offered until in the future it is a normal option probably at no additional cost, then it will be the norm just like HD is now.
I apologize it was Rus the original poster claiming that everything will be 3D not Unotis. I hope that 3D does succeed for those that like it but I hope and believe there will always be a 2D option.
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I apologize it was Rus the original poster claiming that everything will be 3D not Unotis. I hope that 3D does succeed for those that like it but I hope and believe there will always be a 2D option.
I agree there will be a 2D option, just like there is a SD and DVD option for many people that is just fine and good enough for them.
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I agree there will be a 2D option, just like there is a SD and DVD option for many people that is just fine and good enough for them.
As the original poster I want to say I'm very satisfied to see so many points of view.

Just like automatic transmissions and air conditioning in cars, running water and electricity in homes and digital and high definition TV (sports events are great in HD), some day we will all have the option to view a program in either 2D or 3D, depending on our equipment and/or choice.

Everyone will win!!!
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I agree there will be a 2D option, just like there is a SD and DVD option for many people that is just fine and good enough for them.
As the original poster I want to say I'm very satisfied to see so many points of view.

Just like automatic transmissions and air conditioning in cars, running water and electricity in homes and digital and high definition TV (sports events are great in HD), some day we will all have the option to view a program in either 2D or 3D, depending on our equipment and/or choice.

Everyone will win!!!
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