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The answer is no. And no matter how many times I am and will be branded a "hater" by the more indoctrinated faction of this community, the answer will still be "no". Because in two months, the manufacturers will be announcing their new 2018 models and none of them will have 3D. The ones that do will become increasingly scarce and astronomically expensive and by the time you start looking for an upgrade, they will all be gone. That's why its a legacy technology, Home 3D lost the long game and in a big way.

BTW: That petition has stalled at 16,000 signatures.
 
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In my home it hasn’t gone away.

Predictably, any 3D thread brings out the 3D haters.
I think that's unfair to say those that think 3D isn't making a comeback are 3D haters. I have four 3-D displays in my house and I don't think it's going to make a comeback because the industry doesn't want a comeback.
 

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The nostalgia of it never goes out of my head. thought it was the neatest thing as a kid and still think it's pretty cool with right movies.

I tried buying a used 3d TV off ebay recently and it was cracked up during UPS shipping. Got a refund and tried again. I got a order comfirmation that had the wrong TV listed on there... wait for it!!! a Non-3D TV ; :D NO>.>>> no comback!!! lol Seriously, they said it is probably the one I wanted and to wait until it comes. Lol I will keep trying since I've never really looked at 3D at home. The tv will have 4K on it too so I'll have that. Not sure why everybody wouldn't want 3D on every TV just so it's there if you crave it. I understand it don't cost all that much, and having to scramble for a used 3D tv because I'm very late to the party sucks!
 

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Well I'm sure there was something about the passive/active technology that made it a financial loss below the $1G mark. That's why few big box chains gave 3D a shake after 2014 since they were priced so far out of the market. In contrast 4K and HDR have become incredibly cheap to produce and sell, which is why the marketplace is currently flooded with 'em. If the cost/demand ratio had ever tilted in 3D's favor we wouldn't be having this conversation...but it didn't.

Also doesn't help that more UHD blu-ray players don't support (or at least advertise) 3D output at the moment than do.
 

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I doubt it. There are too many whiny b****es in the world for whom the mere existence of a feature (that could be turned off) is an absolute affront to their god-like sense on how a film is meant to be watched. I mean, the mere existence of a 3D function on their TV sets was affecting their ability to watch and enjoy their movies in glorious, non-stereoscopic, 2D like they were meant to be.

Stereoscopic conversion of a film is an affront to these people, but adding a layer (HDR) to artificially boost colour and contrast in a film is perfectly okay. For the record, I'm not referring to anyone specific. I'm talking about "film Luddites" in a general sense.
 

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3D rules, but only with a decent display, and those displays are (at least temporarily) missing-in-action. I own the last 2016 LG OLED 65" display to offer passive 3D and it's absolutely awesome. Better by far than any plasma active set, and I've owned two of those. I recently watched the live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2016) from an imported 3D disc (not available in the U.S.) and continue to be blown away by the immersive quality of the image.

Europeans apparently enjoy 3D more than we do on our home screens, yet the format continues to thrive in domestic theaters. We can try to analyze why this is (3D t.v. isn't easily available here anymore, and there is still confusion here regarding passive vs. active, proper set-ups are difficult, etc.), but the fact remains, the format was finally damn near perfected on the most recent OLED displays just before the format went south.

I agree that the format will come back at some point, either temporarily or permanently, but for those of us who have heavily invested in the recent 3D wave (I own over 160 3D Blu-rays), this retreat from the format by display manufacturers seems very much like treason. These corporations (Disney, etc.) lured us into spending a lot of money on 3D, then simply pulled the rug out from under us. Yeah, typical corporate bullshit -- draw them in, take their money, abandon them. Bait and Switch.

I was fortunate to obtain my 65" LG OLED display with 3D at a reasonable price. These are growing scarce. Whether any online petitions for the re-introduction of 3D on newer sets actually produces results, my thinking is that they either do this now, or risk losing a considerable base of 3D collectors and leaving behind a very resentful faction of avid collectors.

3D should be a mainstay for those of us who purchase and love it. This should not be likened to a MacDonald's sandwich that has fallen out of favor and becomes unavailable.
 
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Will 3D at Home Make a Comeback?

The answer is "no" -- because it doesn't need to make a "comeback." It's here to stay in full force!

There's a hunger for classic 3D titles (albeit at market-friendly prices), which is why it's so infuriating so many rights-holders continue to sit on them....
 

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Ok, I love 3D. I like it more than 4K. However, reading the very heavily engraved writing on the wall, I believe I currently own my last 3D TV. I hope it lasts a long time. 3D is going to, sadly, fade away.

BTW, if all my 4K discs were as good as Bladerunner, it would soften, but not eliminate, the blow of losing 3D.
 

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I assume you're taking about tvs. For the home projector market, it hasn't really left. Sony, Epson, and others are still making 3-D compatible models. 3-D on tvs will return when 3-D becomes glasses-free IMO.
Yes, TVs. We don’t have a projector friendly environment.
 

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