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.