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As Samsung and LG abandon the technology, is this the end for 3D TVs?

By midian182 ยท 51 replies
Feb 8, 2016
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  1. CorvusCorax

    CorvusCorax TS Member Posts: 24

    The wife and I love watching 3D movies on our TV! And using the 2D->3D conversion mode while watching The Expanse was really amazing. It made such a difference.

    I'm glad they aren't totally killing it. It will definitely be on my checklist of features on my next set.
  2. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 337   +93

    I say good riddance. I never wanted this 3D junk these companies were pushing...claiming customers really want this and asked for it. A few, perhaps, but certainly not the majority.
  3. DTC73

    DTC73 TS Rookie

    people who are blind in one eye or the other, are 0.0001 % of the population, why you want they make products only for them ?
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,890   +686

    It would be useful if LG released updates for said apps, but they quickly phase out previous year models just to leave them with partially working software, Netflix for example, I can't select the user, it defaults to the primary account holders user profile, rendering the service useless for the multiple people in my household. The idea was promising, but the implementation was lackluster at best. Just using the onscreen keyboard with the air remote is an exercise of ones patients, it got so bad I just built a PC that now serves the purpose ten fold better.

    As for 3D, never got to make proper use of it, tried a couple times, was never impressed, glad to see it going away at last. Now if only they could stop forcing it down our throats in the movie theaters, it's bad enough paying $15 for a drink and some crumby pop corn, but having to pay an extra $4 for something I'd rather not have in the first place is just insulting.
  5. BobNYC

    BobNYC TS Rookie

    This is sad. 3D is so much more realistic and immersive. My Samsung 3D is so good, I use it even for the local news. I watch everything in 3D and appreciate the realism. Old movies are wonderful. It's amazing how much greater the reality is even with on-the-fly conversion. I cannot understand why people are so opposed to it.
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,665   +416

    Resolution loss, frame rate loss, headaches, having to have one set of goggles for each person, batteries for said goggles, lots of films I've seen at the cinema still have the one or two "thing comes out of the screen" moments and not really any other decent use of 3D, in fact in cinemas removing glasses for some of them even shows that much of the film is standard non 3D (or at least looks that way).
  7. levjaskulski

    levjaskulski TS Rookie

    I am preparing to buy one, now it means it is not good to invest?
  8. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 579   +231

    The last tv I bought, I looked long and hard and could not find a good 40 in. without SmartTV. It must be too easy of an add-on and convenient to inflating the price.
  9. When holographic TV becomes available I'll bite. But 3d TV has been a massive fail.
  10. Eighty

    Eighty TS Rookie

    I have a samsung 60" smart tv 4k and a message states replace hdmi cord along with 3 other lines which I can't read because it last for a split second and does not show all the time and only when changing channels the picture goes black up to 7 seconds and more of my channels are boxed in with a smaller viewing area. I contacted direct tv and they don't know
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,665   +416

    Do you have your signal straight from box to TV or do you have a surround sound amp or similar unit between them? I had an issue with this and my Sony surround sound amp. It had a setting similar to "Send to AMP and TV" and "Send to TV only" for HDMI pass thru. I think the first settings was basically invalidating the HDMI handshake being performed for HDCP ( High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection ), the box the signal is coming from seemed to think this constituted a splitting of the signal and would cause problems including messages about HD content not being able to be displayed and the display going blank.
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    Transparent tech rolls out first in 2020 maybe they the holo tech afterwards that might be 2030 at that rate. I never cared for 3D TV just fad to me. I been to friends home who have such Samsung or LG with 3D in there. Gives me headache where the object and image appears to be 3D stands out from background. In Disney Jr Cartoons really shines with 3D with Glossy Bezel on Samsung 55 inch.
  13. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 618   +217

    It seems that most negative comments are from those with very limited to no use of 3D,and I'll say this, if VR gets as bum a rap from those same non users .it will ultimately fail as well.
    I love gaming in 3D,if you haven't tried Nvidia 3D vision and a decent 3D display.Gaming,you don't have all the facts and are just spouting the same crap that other naysayers spout.its not all about tv and movies .it adds another dimension to gaming that one has to experience fully to appreciate,
    I've been using my 3D vision with a 65" DLP tv and Games look very cool and for what ever reason ,makes the 1080p tv look brighter ,clearer,while gaming,so I'm in the market now for a decent 144 hz gaming 3D display ,and with the naysayers driving prices down I won't have much trouble.3D won't die off that easy.millions have 3D vision and use it everyday,

    peops are flaming on VR that have never tried it ,oh another gimmick.and just because you happen too think so ,does not make it a reality.
  14. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,665   +416

    Each to their own. Personally I wouldn't go back to 1920x1080 for gaming, and wouldn't use a TFT panel just for 144Hz (happy running 2560x1440 @ 96Hz with an IPS panel).
  15. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 618   +217

    Well for bragging rights,I've been using a 30"Dell at 2560 x 1600 for years ,and no, I will never let it go ,you will have to break off both my arms to get it free.that doesn't change the facts ,3D will be around for a long time to come.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
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  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,665   +416

    No doubt it will in one form or other.
  17. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,609   +574

    Not enough quality 3D porn
  18. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 618   +217

    With A decent 3D tv and a pc .and cyberlinks power dvd ultra 12 I believe is the version I currently use.
    You can enable 3D and it will upscale all your pron too 3D and any other movies .including your burnt collection.so ya can setup and watch john Holmes and Marilyn chambers movies in 3D any time you get that "insatiable" urge. Lolz.enjoy.

    The only issue is ,you need the glasses that belong to the 3d tv .because.though NVidia 3d vision will allow you to play games and view pc content like the tech demos in 3D.tv manufacturers would not licence otherwise for 3DTV viewing for obvious reasons.no one would buy the glasses.but if you have a 3D tv that came with glasses.your set.my Mitsubishi DLP glasses are sold separately :( and have been hard to find.maybe I'll have another search .its been awhile.I also don't know if anyone has provided a hack for it yet.as it is just a driver licensing issue.the disclaimer is noted in the 3D vision software when you enable 3Dtv.

    I did not try with a 3D monitor.but I am in the market for one and prices are coming down so maybe I'll revisit this post with an update soon.also Asus Rog I believe makes a 2560x1440 27" display that is3D capable .so 1920 x1080 is not necessary except for the tv.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
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  19. ErikNZ

    ErikNZ TS Member Posts: 46   +10

    I got a set of 3D glasses with my Samsung "Smart" TV when I bought it in 2013. (Considering that Samsung has now removed the two main reasons for me buying a "smart TV"- the Skype and YouTube native apps, I see very little smartness about my decision to buy this TV. )

    However, I never felt the urge to use the 3D glasses. In fact, they must still be in their sealed packaging and I have no idea where they are. I don't care for 3D very much and even when going to the movies, I usually opt for the 2D version if/when available. Perhaps it's because I wear glasses but I just find these 3D glasses to be very uncomfortable, especially as I have to wear them over my normal glasses.

    And maybe it's just me but even when going to the movie theaters with the most expensive digital projectors and latest 3D technology... I've never been blown away by it. It's an interesting, mild optical illusion that holds my attention for maybe the first 5 minutes ("oh look at that one tree sticking out, that's nice") but after 5 minutes the effect is lost on me and I just get annoyed with having to wear these glasses. When I went to see the 2D versions of the recent Star Wars movies, for instance, I was just as immersed in the visual and audio spectacle, if not more, than with 3D so I really don't see it adding any value to me. And if it doesn't work for me in the movie theater, how should a cheapened-down, low-cost 3D option on a TV screen in my own living room be of any interest whatsoever?

    Now VR on the other hand, that's something entirely different to me. But I wouldn't buy a VR set for my TV. I much enjoy the social aspect of sitting on the couch with my kids or my wife and watch a nice movie together. The idea of all of us sitting on the couch with our own VR headsets and being in our own little world just completely defeats the purpose to me. So even VR and TV.. nah not for me. Gaming - certainly more appealing provided that prices and hardware requirements come down to levels I can afford.
  20. entrycoupling

    entrycoupling TS Enthusiast Posts: 48

    We bought an LG TV maybe like 3 or 4 years ago with the hopes of watching 3d movies in the comfort of our home but to our disappointment, It never worked as it should, we tried watching The Avengers and Piranha 3D but sad too say the experience was underwhelming.
  21. HyPeroxya

    HyPeroxya TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +6

    IF YOU NEVER tried it how can you comment on it? I saw one 3d animation kujo and the three strings , and that was ok but wearing the glasses was not. plus only about 10mins of 3d in the whole movie. So quite glad its gone/going
  22. Danny Kat

    Danny Kat TS Rookie

    Holographic TV is not as far off as many might think!
  23. XtremeHammond

    XtremeHammond TS Member Posts: 16   +11

    I loved watching 3D-movies at home. Although, there were not so many of them available but nonetheless.
    I also tried some 3D-games but they were not so popular in my choices.
  24. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,491   +1,430

    Insufficient content lead to non-acceptance.
  25. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 579   +231

    Not everyone can watch 3-D. Many get headaches.

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