[opendtv] Re: BBC Shelves Its 3-D TV Programming Plans

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2013 07:39:16 -0400

So it looks like 3D TV is essentially still born. 

This comes as no surprise to many of us, but the reasons for this failure are 
not well understood, at least among the CE vendors who tried to foist this 
technology upon the public.

Here are a few thoughts:

1. 3D has always been a "fad." It has never been very realistic, but it has 
been fun for short features, and the occasional movie. 

2. Wearing glasses is a huge negative:
  a. because of comfort issues and the impact of viewing your surroundings;
  b. because it requires your full attention to the TV; 

3. Production issues - added cost and complexity. 

For many people the TV is not of primary interest - it is the background noise 
of our lives. 

3D cannot make up for the lack of compelling stories…


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