3D TV Is Dead on Arrival

TVTechby Joey Paur

I've never been on board this whole 3D TV phase. If I want to watch a movie in 3D I'll watch it on the big screen. But I have yet to see a 3D TV that impresses me, on top of that those 3D glasses for TV cost between $75 and $140 bucks each! It's just not worth it to me especially when the picture really isn't that great. Apparently I'm not the only one that feels this way. 

Nielsen conducted a worldwide poll a few months ago to gauge interest in 3D TV displays... and guess what, less than 10 percent of the people polled said they would buy a 3D television in the next year. 15 percent of the people polled said they might buy a 3D TV, but it all comes down to the 60 percent of individuals that said that they definitely would not buy a 3D TV. When only narrowed down to North America, only 3 percent said they plan to buy a 3D TV in the next year. According to this poll, it's safe to say that these 3D TV's may not make it, the consumers don't seem to want it. 

After seeing these numbers it's hard not to think that 3D TV is dead on arrival. I have a friend that bought a 3D TV recently. I told him not to, but he did anyway. Turns out he hated it so he returned the TV and got a new one without the 3D. 

3D TV might eventually be worth it to me when it comes to the point where we don't need 3D glasses to watch it. Then if it's good I might actually consider it. 

What do you all think about 3D TV's? Would you buy one?

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