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Albeit very slow take off, the stereo-3D technology for the home still seem to cause a lot of excutement. Still, even in three years from now only one in five new TVs sold in the U.S. will support some form of stereo-3D (S3D) technology, according to a report from In-Stat market tracking firm.

“High definition did create a wave of activity in the U.S. market, not seen since the introduction of color. S3D TV promises to be the next significant innovation wave for living room entertainment,” said Stephanie Ethier, In-Stat analyst.

Year-over-year shipment growth of S3D HDTVs will be 231% between 2010 and 2011, resulting in a doubling of the U.S. installed base of units for 3DTVs from 2010 to 2011, according to In-Stat. But while the relative numbers seem to be impressive, the absolute numbers are not and of tens of millions of TVs sold yearly in the U.S. there will be hundreds of thousands or millions that support S3D technology in 2010 and in 2011.

Many companies pin a lot of hopes onto stereo-3D technologies as drivers of their consumer electronics and video games businesses. But while manufacturers of televisions will enjoy high margins thanks to S3D, software makers may reconsider their plans as only 20% of TVs sold in three years will support stereoscopic 3D mode.

Tags: Stereo 3D, HDTV

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I don't know anyone who wants to wear 3D glasses to watch tv. The idea has been recycled from the 1960s and this idea is about as good as the Laserdisc.
While I am sure all the companies have a lot of marketing people trying to create a buzz, it is just not there.

Historically we have not needed to switch TVs except when they broke down, but now the companies and politicians wants us to switch TV every 4-5 years. While I am sure the companies do not mind this policy I doubt it is in the interest of the general public.
0 0 [Posted by: JL5  | Date: 07/02/10 01:51:05 AM]
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Like you, so many people nowadays are simply talking about it. That's how big the buzz is nowadays about 3D.

Nobody talked about Laserdisc back then in the 80's, really. Well, maybe a select few.

3D is the revolution like color was. It is da revolution.

We need it. 3D is a gift. It's a beauty. It's a good transition that comes along with the future. It's great.
0 0 [Posted by: Bo_Fox  | Date: 07/02/10 02:26:09 AM]
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Stereoscopic 3D is rather pointless feature, but this time it comes at little cost to add support for because of the demand for 120hz tv's already being there. I dont think as many people are talking about it as did about blu ray , and blu ray is basically a commercial failure. (Yes it's unchallenged for HD purchasable media, but average people arnet purchasing them)

The salesman will convince people that it requires no extra device to buy like laserdisc its just a small addition to your TV. Whether or not people have a device to use the feature will not effect the feature being put on tv's and people stupidly thinking the feature helps them if they dont have a device to use it.

The main factors affecting its sucess in my opinion is
- the extra cost ( could be very small since its just a small change from a 120hz tv )
- the compatibility / standardization so that its easy for morons who would actually want horribly fake 3d to use.
- It being adopted across all lines of 120hz tv's any brand makes ( related to low cost)

3d will likely be adopted by all brands cause it cheap to add and well just end up with all the 120hz tv's being "3d ready" and no one using this feature except a few idiots who try all their tv's features for the first few weeks and then get bored of screwing with them.

Game wise probably 2/3 of games will add support for it eventually but it will just be gimicy support. and maybe 1/5th will really add features that designed to make it look better in 3d.
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 07/04/10 02:21:50 PM]
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And nothing about healt concerning issues like possible growth of epileptic seizures. Yep MDs and pharmacist could also benefit from this. So it's definitely good time to invest into some small generic drug medical plant.
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 07/14/10 11:04:53 AM]
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