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What's the point of a 3D television?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7188points) May 21st, 2010

The new 3D tvs, do you need the glasses to watch regular tv? Is regular tv going to be in 3D? What is the attraction of watching everything in 3D?
Not everyone can watch 3D.
My mother got motion-sickness after 30 minutes of Avatar in 3D. I tried watching Coraline in 3D on DVD and it was really hard and that was in the dark. I understand the marketing part it, but what is it really here for? I know that’s a lot of little questions, but I’m not understanding why it exists.

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CMaz's avatar

It’s technology gone haywire.

Can’t wait for a 3D Microwave.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I don’t think it’s even that useful, I think the companies or people who made them just did it for money I mean who wants to spend a lot of money just on 1 television just because it’s in 3-D? When you can use that money to pay rent and have a shelter at least for your children and family! So if you are thinking of buying it I reccomend you thinking of your family first:)

ragingloli's avatar

I think it is unnecessary.
I remember documentaries being broadcast in 3D on television, all you needed were cheap as dirt card board glasses (with red and blue transparent foil) to see it in 3D and it worked on absolutely any kind of TV.

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GrumpyGram's avatar

I bought a 3D movie with glasses for myself and my grandson to watch and it was AWFUL compared with the 1950 brand of 3D.
If you guys had only gotten to see That!! It wasn’t blurred but more importantly, you would SWEAR the people in the movie were walking down the aisle! You felt you could reach out and touch them. It was fantastic.

GrumpyGram's avatar

oh , sorry. I’ve never heard of a 3D tv. It may be something that, at first, the public laughs at. Like with “motion pictures.” Next thing you know? Everyone wants one! We’ll have to wait and see. Sounds interesting anyway.

mrentropy's avatar

@GrumpyGram Are you sure it was called “That!”? I did see “It Came From Outer Space” in 3D in the 80s (some sort of minor resurgence). It was pretty good.

I’m not enamored of 3D anything, including TV. When it comes in hologram form then I may be a bit more open to it.

I’m still waiting for Smell-O-Vision to catch on.

Berserker's avatar

@ChazMaz Lmao. XD

Yeah I denno. I still have a square TV. Apparently I’m not getting the most out of today’s entertainment with my seven year old television, but meh fuck all this 3D shit. Hopefully it looks better than Friday the Thirteenth Part III, at least.

AstroChuck's avatar

To get your money.

Jelly's avatar

They enjoy big and loud TVs.

Jelly's avatar

And also some people find the 3D TV’s amusing but can you tell me, what’s so amusing about them?

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GrumpyGram's avatar

@mrentropy Did I say the name of the movie I saw? I don’t remember the name of it. It was so many decades ago! Don’t know the theme or anything except those figures coming down the movie theater aisle .

talljasperman's avatar

So you can have an immersive experience… for better you have to live in it…. I wonder when 4-d is coming out… or 10th-d movies

LeotCol's avatar

I know that I don’t have the kind of money to go buy a 3d tv. I know that not everyone can enjoy 3d due to motion sickness or just an inability to see it properly. But speaking for myself, I can enjoy 3d. I really love watching films in 3d and to have that experience all the time at home would be awesome. Though I can’t afford to buy a 3d tv, it doesn’t mean I don’t want one. I guess you can call me the poor end of the target market.

Besides, we all love an excuse to wear dorky glasses.

MTTwo's avatar

You have control over the 3D. All the tv is 3D ready for it to project you have to buy a emitter which cost 300. So if you don’t want to watch 3D turn off the emitter. You need the emitter due to the fact of every company has their own still of 3D so the emitter changes it like the theater does

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