3D movies are a popular way for viewers to feel like they’re in the movie; interacting with the characters, feeling like they’re experiencing what their favorite hero is going through. However, 3D TV’s aren’t what they once were, but why? There are many reasons the 3D TV has gone virtually extinct, find them below.
Timing is everything, and 3D TV’s found that out the hard way. In 2009 there was a major buying disruption when TV’s completely switched over from analog to digital. Between 2007 and 2009 many consumers went out and bought new televisions to meet the new requirements. Unfortunately for 3D TV’s, which came out in 2010, many people weren’t ready to give up their brand new televisions just yet, which means they took a big hit right off the bat.
The second big hit 3D TV’s took were the glasses. Not only did you have to purchase them separately, you needed to make sure you purchased the correct ones. Two out of four of the major brands producing these TV’s decided to go with an “active shutter” system, and the other two went with a “passive polarized” system. With two different systems, many people gave up on trying to figure out which one was the right one.
You read that right, along with having to not only buy the television and the glasses, there were additional costs on top of those that you needed to cover. This includes a 3D-enabled Blu-Ray Player or buying/leasing a 3D enabled satellite or cable box. You also needed to make sure your internet streaming services were compatible with your new 3D TV. In addition, according to Lifewire, those that had a setup where video signals were routed through a home theater receiver, a new receiver would be required that was compatible with 3D video signals from any connected 3D Blu-ray Disc player, cable/satellite box, etc.
Many different variables led to the demise of the 3D TV, but you can mainly chalk it up to the reasons above. If you’re in the market to purchase a new television, give Davis TV a call at 252-291-0999, or visit our website http://davistv.wpengine.com/ to check out our entire selection.