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3D discontinued by all major display manufactures

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Adam Gregorich, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. Adam Gregorich

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    Last year Samsung dropped 3D, and for 2017 Sony and LG have both announced that they will be dropping 3D as well.

    I guess I need to get out and buy a 2016 model :(

    Tim Alessi, LG's director of new product development, told tech website Cnet: "3D capability was never really universally embraced in the industry for home use, and it's just not a key buying factor when selecting a new TV," "Purchase process research showed it's not a top buying consideration, and anecdotal information indicated that actual usage was not high. "We decided to drop 3D support for 2017 in order to focus our efforts on new capabilities such as HDR, which has much more universal appeal."

    A Sony representative also said: "Based on current market trends we decided not to support 3D for our 2017 models."

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/3d-tech-but-zero-interest-tv-manufacturers-stop-making-set-once-hailed-as-future/ar-AAmpC9Z?li=AA4Zoy&ocid=spartanntp
     
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    Hmmm..Interesting, where have we heard all of this before but some folks get blocked for posting such "doom and gloom" news?

    Hmmmmm

    :huh::P:D
     
  3. Adam Gregorich

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    Its bad news for the format at home. Its a royal PITA for me as I will be purchasing a new display for the HT and this limits my choices since I want 3D.
     
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    Agreed. It's a PITA losing a format, but luckily you and others have early warning and can snag what's left from 2016 or earlier stock while it lasts and perhaps at a much better price point than when the sets first hit the streets.

    Just don't wait too long, odds are the diehards will be snapping the older sets up and that will be it. I know 1 set you were looking at is on Amazon, but says only 6 left.
     
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    Did we really need another thread for this?
     
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    News? Summing up what you said:
    3D is messy, expensive. No wonder it failed. You people that like it must live in some sort of bubble. Just like DIVX, and HD-DVD, it had no chance. Don't take your ball and run home/if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen
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    In the meantime, 3D discs are still being made. Not bad for a format that has been around since 2011
     
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    What we DON'T need is another thread with the people who DON'T like 3-D hijacking it by thread-crapping in it.

    Your comments have long ago worn out their welcome.
     
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    Let's stop any personal back-and-forth right now!

    This thread is under review. No comments will be tolerated outside of the scope of the topic at hand.
     
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  10. Adam Gregorich

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    Thanks Mike! Yes I have been living under a rock for the last few weeks. :)
     
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    Maybe you can report--in that other thread--how good 3-D can look from under a rock! :D
     
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