Mitsubishi and JVC are reported to be working on 3-D television systems for your home, which will be available for purchase in 2010. The price of the 3-D TV is not expected to be substantially higher than some current High Def televisions in the market right now. Since 3-D requires twice the data, some critics argue that it is not ready for people to have in their homes, as it will take up an unworkable amount of television bandwidth. But those who have viewed some ESPN’s sports coverage in 3-D would take that chance, especially when you can feel like you are in the game.
These new televisions would be able to play shows in 2-D or 3-D. Watching sports on a 3-D television would be really entertaining, so the 3-D would be great, but CNN in 3-D, well that’s not as exciting, which is why the 2-D is also offered. They also boast that video games would be available in 3-D, a very important point for that market demographic.
Although you will need 3-D glasses for the first generation 3-D televisions, experts believe that technology will make 3-D TV posssible without glasses in 10-15 years.
I definitely think that having the option to watch 3-D television and movies at home would be a luxury, especially because then you are not shelling out $15 a person at the movie theatre. Will our Rox readers buy these first generation 3-D TVs? Or will you wait to see how they work, what the actual cost is with all the extra equipment, and what they come out with in the second generation before you buy?
For the full CNN article, go to: http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/18/3D.home.television/index.html