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Old 11-17-2018, 08:56 AM
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Umm.... I did.
I bought a 3D TV specifically so I could watch Avatar in 3D.

It's too bad that they stopped manufacturing 3D TVs. I was hoping that the 3D chip would just become another standard feature on all TVs like closed captioning. But I think the industry overpriced 3D and the glasses (Panasonic, seriously, $150 per pair??) People weren't willing to pay the high premium.

Yeah, most of us are poor. 3D came at just the right time to be killed off by the aftermath of the 2008 crash, then the economy recovered but normal people stayed poor. That's why there's all these articles about "wah millennials are killing off luxury item here"

Give it another 10 years. VR will fill the niche, and once that happens I think living room 3D will make a quiet comeback when OLED is more mature tech.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:26 PM
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Yeah, most of us are poor. 3D came at just the right time to be killed off by the aftermath of the 2008 crash, then the economy recovered but normal people stayed poor. That's why there's all these articles about "wah millennials are killing off luxury item here"

Give it another 10 years. VR will fill the niche, and once that happens I think living room 3D will make a quiet comeback when OLED is more mature tech.

I am planning to buy a PS4 + PSVR ($450 & tax with holiday discounts) so I can watch Avatar in 3d. Supposedly the PSVR has that capability, although I don't know for certain. I was hoping at some point 3d tv's would become affordable (they still cost north of two grand), but that just never happened. And we're at a point where I believe only Sony even makes 3d tv's anymore and I vehemently dislike Sony tv's.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:19 AM
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Yeah, most of us are poor. 3D came at just the right time to be killed off by the aftermath of the 2008 crash, then the economy recovered but normal people stayed poor. That's why there's all these articles about "wah millennials are killing off luxury item here"

Give it another 10 years. VR will fill the niche, and once that happens I think living room 3D will make a quiet comeback when OLED is more mature tech.

It took me a long time to be able to afford a 3D TV, which is why I didn't buy one 8 years ago, and bought it this year because my old TV was dying and I couldn't pass up on a $3999 TV that was one of the last 3D TV's produced on sale for $1350. I knew that this was probably my last chance to buy a 3D TV to be able to watch Avatar at home in 3D. I am by no means rich, but admittedly in a much better financial position now than I was 8 years ago due to sticking to a budget, paying off debts and working pretty much 7 days a week.

Looking forward, if we do get all 4 Avatar sequels, the last one is due in 2025 if I'm not mistaken. Imagine what kind of tech we'll have in our living rooms by then. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are just getting a foothold now, but will have improved (and hopefully gotten cheaper) by 2025.

Imagine donning a VR headset and becomming totally immersed in Pandora!!
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