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Do more 3D movies mean 3D at home?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 27th 2009 10:02AM
A 3D movie crowdAll this talk of 3-D television has really puzzled me. It seems the companies are pushing more for the technology than the customers actually want it. It's the debut of the Toyota Prius all over again.

Television manufacturers are hoping the onslaught of 3-D movies, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, will increase the whisper-level clamors for 3-D televisions. The TVs should be in stores next year.

To me, the two experiences are almost completely different. 3-D films work in the theaters because the audience is forced to look at the screen, whereas TV is a completely voluntary viewing experience. If there is a way to utilize the technology to enhance the experience on more than just a visual level, like Comedy Central's first-person junk-joke-fest Secret Girlfriend, then maybe you've got gold.

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Tony Robertson

Well to some extent yes there will be 3d in homes because they are releasing 3d movies. Before if you wanted to see a 3d movie at home the selection was beyond limited. Now the selection will be growing. Not everyone will do the whole 3d thing at home but many will. It is just like surround sound. Almost all movies on dvd have it, but not everyone uses a surrond sound system at home. Actually of all the people I know I am the only one who has a surround sound system.

October 29 2009 at 9:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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