There are many reason 3D will probably meet some considerable consumer resistance. 3D BD can live or die but its effect on the growing BD market appears troubling.
First of all, even 50 GB disks are gobbled up by the 3D encoding. This means little room for lossless audio. I didn’t buy a Sony 7.1 amp for standard, lossy Dolby Digital. Then what of the 2D version? Are we going to be forced into expensive multi-disk sets for one movie, or is the 2D experience to be relegated to a super compressed special feature? (Non-anamorphic, perhaps?) If they sell 2D and 3D separately, then I’m fine. But companies are so hell-bent on the 3D format, how much you wanna bet they try to force the two together in an effort to force the format into homes? Hell, Universal is busy gluing together
Secondly, if the futures of BD and 3D BD are married together, WHEN 3D fails, will it take the future of packaged media with it? I live in terror of the day when my film collection is DRM’d to a specific device whose failure means the loss of rare films no one offers anymore because it’s not the ‘flavor of the month’.
Please, save packaged media. Save Blu Ray. Resist the marriage of 2D and 3D BD. Champions of anamorphic widescreen