The Beeb: not a fan of 3D TV. Well, not a fan of the confusion surrounding its deployment. The BBC, in a recent interview, said that it’s not sure which direction 3D TV is heading, so it cannot commit to anything, much less a full deployment, any time soon. → Read More
Think what you want about 3D TV, but it’s here already, and we’ve just seen the beginning. But are people actually buying the devices, as a few dozen models are now available in the US, Japan and other places? The Nikkei, Japan’s biggest business daily, recently investigated the 3D TV market in Nippon. What they found out could be of interest for the US and European markets as well. → Read More
Once again, Penny Arcade nails it. Even when it comes to the future of porn. → Read More
Although the press release, below, is full of garbage jargon, the bottom line is that Monster, in their infinite glory, has released a “universal” pair of RF 3D glasses. The glasses support almost any 3D TV kit and cost $249.95 for a starter kit with transmitter and and $169.95 per pair of standalone glasses. Why are these good? Well, presumably if you’re moving from 3D TV to 3D… → Read More
By Sean Captain, Technologizer
We’re hearing a lot about 3D television these days– from TV manufacturers, directors, journalists and pundits. But do consumers like it? And will they pay for it?
To find out, I convened a mini focus group of adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s,; a teenager; and a pair of kids under 10. We met at the Samsung Experience store in New York City a few weeks ago. → Read More
Sony’s huge 3D TV offering is launching this summer. TVs, Blu-ray players, 3D glasses, 3D PS3 games, everything will hit the market this June. The wide range of products really feels like a more complete solution than what’s currently available from Samsung or Panasonic. But Sony knows something or two about consumers and demos of four PS3 3D games are going to be “available as a free collection… → Read More
3D TV is still really new. So new that there are some major hurdles to be crossed but this new set-top box from Motorola takes care of one of them. It brings the 3D content control into the set-top box rather than simply passing along the 3D signal to the TV. The advantage here is that all the menus and on-screen information will be displayed in a 3D-friendly format. That’s not the case right now. → Read More
3D TVs are a hot topic these days, with Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung all fighting for a piece of the action. But the battle may have just gotten more interesting with the entrance of a new competitor: StreamTV. We were just informed that this company, which we have never heard of, currently has an Amazon listing for a 42-inch and a 37-inch 3D TV. → Read More
If there’s new TVs or coffee makers, Consumer Reports will test them out. That’s the case with the new Samsung and Panasonic 3D TVs and the company just posted a early hands-on look that actually reveals some differences. It’s totally worth your time even if you don’t plan on jumping on the 3D bandwagon this early on. → Read More
I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit in the past few weeks and Adam Frucci wrote something that caught my attention, concentrating my thoughts the way a seed crystal builds boules of material in the Czochralski process. Gaming will make or break 3D. I don’t care if James Cameron sends miniature 3D cameras into Leonardo DiCaprio’s urethra during his “king of the… → Read More
While I’m not sure how this dude is holding up that little boy, they are both enjoying the magic and majesty of 3D TV in the comfort of a Panasonic-sponsored pop-up display at a mall near you! How do I know this? Well Panasonic just announced their road show and they may be heading to your town, provided your town is relatively affluent and somewhere the guys who planned this thing wanted to… → Read More
Samsung will soon have a bit of competition in Best Buy’s 3D TV department. A $2,899 Panasonic VT20 plasma, Blu-ray player and 3D glasses bundle will go on sale tomorrow expect not all Best Buy stores. It’s a Magnolia exclusive. → Read More
You might want to take a different approach when shopping for a 3D TV than a standard HDTV. Instead of just looking at the picture quality, you should also take a serious look at the brand’s 3D glasses. Some show some clear advantages to purchase that brand’s 3D TV and until there’s a standard format for 3D glasses, each brand requires its own unique glasses, thereby locking you into that… → Read More
3D TVs are coming whether we want them to or not. TV makers and content providers aren’t testing the water – they’re jumping head-first and pulling consumers in, too. But like high definition a few years back, early adapters will be forced to pay a high premium and suffer through a format war of sort before it really catches on.
Take a look at Sony’s just-announced 3D lineup: The company… → Read More
Get ready, the 3D revolution will be televised. Sears has started offering pre-order pricing on Samsung’s 3D televisions, with some models expected to be available in stores later this month. Sears is also starting to advertise a Blu-ray player with 3D glasses as well. → Read More
Just when you thought it was safe to go into Best Buy, Acer has officially released the H5360 and X1261 DLP projectors, two 3D-ready projectors. The H5360 costs $699 and projects at 720p (1280×720 pixels) while the X1261 costs $579 and projects at XGA resolution.
The first projector displays in 16:9 format at 2500 ANSI lumens and has HDMI in as well as component and s-video in. The X1261 has no… → Read More
Panasonic has been toying with the idea of bringing 3D TVs to our homes for quite a while now, and today the company announced they will be showcasing a 50-inch full HD plasma TV [press release in English] that’s capable of producing high-quality 3D pictures. End consumers will have the chance to test the TV out during next week’s CEATEC 2009. → Read More
This is not what Sony’s solution will look like The FT is reporting that the Sony press conference I’m about to attend here at IFA in Berlin will feature lots and lots of 3D televisions, news I’m hard-pressed to describe as exciting. Sony is working on releasing more 3D compatable Bravia TV and content is coming for the PS3 and Blu-Ray. What does this mean for you and when will… → Read More
Victor JVC today announced the GD-463D10 for the Japanese market [JP], a 46-inch full HD LCD TV with a 3D function. But it’s not necessarily suitable to watch Jaws 3D on the device. Victor JVC is targeting mainly businesses, research facilities and medical institutions, promising superior picture quality and a good 3D feeling. → Read More