ESPN to shutter 3D broadcasting by the end of the year

By Shawn Knight
Jun 12, 2013
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  1. Some ideas just seem better on paper than in reality which may be the case for at-home 3D television. It’s still too early to know for sure but when one of the first major networks that signed on to broadcast...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,653   +507

    No surprise here. All this early 3D business is nothing but a headache, and very literally.

    The new glasses-free sets have a better chance, but still, being unnatural to human eyes, it will take a better level of technology to make 3D widely acceptable...

    Still, it is nice to see in a cinema, on occasion, but for home use it's a no-no.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    RIP 3DTV.
    VitalyT and mrcavooter like this.
  4. Having seen a 4K TV in a Sony store, I can't wait for these drop in price and become the norm-HD standard. The picture quality is outstanding.

    I have a 3DTV, but that's because I couldn't buy the same model without 3D. Think I've used it twice.
  5. ypsylon

    ypsylon Newcomer, in training Posts: 44   +6

    Good.Who the heck need that anyway? {excluding Hollywood doom merchants of course}
  6. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    Yay, death to the gimmicky crap. Roll on 4K.
  7. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 988   +147

    Not surprised here, too.
    I'd rather spend more for something else than buy a 3d tv or watch a 3d film/show again.

    (I watched star trek 2: into darkness 3D at an imax theater (part of sm cinema) in southern Philippines.
    I love the superior sound system but not the 3D film and the high price of the movie ticket compared to "normal" films.)
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 212   +26

    Hopefully, this is a continuing trend.


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