3D TV the way forward?
This year’s big buzz word is 3D. 3D at the movies and now – 3D in your own home. There are even talks of a provisionally-named Nintendo 3DS, with 3D effects that can be seen without using glasses, hitting the shelves this time next year. Films such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland are proving to be hugely successful, but how popular will these home products be?
According to a recent survey, one of the main problems consumers have with some of these products, is the necessity to wear 3D glasses. As well as finding the glasses cumbersome and uncomfortable, worries were also raised about the possiblity of eye-strain or even migraine as a result of usage. Some users were even concerned that they would have to stockpile 3D glasses in order to have enough for visitors. I would be more troubled by the fact that they had the time to worry about stockpiling 3D glasses.
I agree that 3D glasses can cause discomfort and interference – It feels like a necessary evil, but is it really necessary? I see people in 3D every day. 2D at the movies feels like a treat! Although the 3D hype and 3D glasses are likely to stay for the time being, I have a feeling that many people will eventually revert back to using good old-fashioned eyeballs.