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Do I need a 3D tv?

Asked by Moxy (182points) June 30th, 2010

I am getting a ps3 and when the 3Dgames come out will I be able to see them in 3D on my full HD LCD tv or do I really have to get a 3D tv?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Some 3D PS3 games are already out, but you’ll need a 3DTV in order to play them a standard LCD won’t work.

As to whether you need a 3DTV I’d say no. You buy one and you’re just encouraging them more.

CMaz's avatar

No. I mean if you have the money. Do what you want. But I would wait a couple of more years.

They will be cheaper and more refined.

anitaschwarz's avatar

they are too expensive now, just wait a few months…

gemiwing's avatar

I would hold off until they perfect glassless 3D.

truecomedian's avatar

I hate to break it to you but you actually need two of them. To get the full effect.

CMaz's avatar

The current concern with 3D TV is the health risk. Called accommodation-vergence conflict.
Caused by 3D viewers eye focusing at a distance that differs from the point of visual convergence. Normally, focus and convergence are correlated. But if you put someone in front of a stereoscopic display, that relationship is entirely lost. Causing acute symptoms of visual fatigue.

Currently all 3D TVs have a warning to the risks of prolonged use.

reijinni's avatar

The 3D thing won’t last. Wait it out.

kfingerman's avatar

Define “need”

wgallios's avatar

I would definitely wait as well for the technology to improve, and cost to come down. I recently was looking for a new TV, just bought a regular LCD, but while I was there I looked at the new 3D TV’s. If you have not yet I suggest you go down to your local electronics store and look at one just to see.

I was not impressed with it’s 3D capability, it was not as impressive as say IMAX 3D for example. I’m sure in a couple more years when the technology matures there will be more content, and more of a “need” then I would think.

Otto_King's avatar

Now, this new 3D TV is the same “hit” then couple of years ago the HD ready TVs. Just a little after the fullHD TVs came. All I want to say is wait for the glassless 3D TV. It’s already exist, but they have to make money of the revolutional model first…

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