At CES, It’s All About The 3D

Here at CES, it’s all about the 3D. At least that’s what a large number of manufacturers and banners would have you believe. And while many are displaying a variety of 3D technologies, most folks not making the pitch remain skeptical and/or uninterested.

3D’s a neat effect, and I enjoyed Avatar. But I’m not sure I need additional eyewear in my home. With enough for visitors. 3D doesn’t necessarily require hardware upgrades, but for the best experience (and to cash in) the vendors want us to upgrade (our HDTV, Blu-ray player, etc) to support newer and improved 3D technologies like shutter glasses.

It might be fun to catch the occasional sporting event in 3D, and I’d be interested to see how Modern Warfare pops. But I’m not interested in repurchasing all of my existing gear in 2010. And I bet most consumers are with me on this. So let’s chat again (in 2011 or 2012) when 3D functionality is standard on all equipment, and there’s enough content to make upgrading worthwhile.

Team ZNF at the Lenovo gdgt party, flashing the 3D gang sign.

6 thoughts on “At CES, It’s All About The 3D”

  1. Frankly, I don’t think I’d really want 3D at home even if it was totally free. Even with the new 3D movies, I find it gimmicky and distracting. I wouldn’t refuse to buy a component that supports 3D, but I doubt I’d ever actually use that feature…

  2. Yea, I do not want to wear Shutter glasses to watch anything. That sounds like the least enjoyable way to watch a movie or a football game. 3d at home will only work if no glasses are needed

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