I've been looking at new TV's lately and I was wondering about everyone's take on the new 3D tech.
The buzz seems to be deafening and that's got me concerned. With the 2 fundamentally different approaches to it (glasses vs no glasses (and I won't even get into different glasses tech)), I'm worried about it becoming yet another VHS vs Betamax or HD DVD vs Bluray situation
Personally I'd be much happier to have the no glasses approach win out, but better tech does not necessarily ensure success. I really don't want to have the hassle of buying extra glasses, losing them, not having enough, dogs chewing on them, etc... It seems, however, that very few companies (Phillips primarily) are working on glasses-less 3D, while major manufacturers (LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sony) are coming out with 3D TV's this year and reporting that they expect to have 50% of their TV sales be 3D by 2012. I don't want to pay for a new TV without 3D if it's going to become the standard, but I REALLY don't want to pay more for 3D tech that leads nowhere.
Of course, there are the other assorted costs to going 3D right now too. 3D pass-through AV receiver, 3D Bluray player (although PS3 should be ok with that in July), 10.2 Gbps HDMI (if you're not using it already), and probably extra charges from the satellite/cable company for 3D content (which seems extremely limited at this time).
Wow, proofing my own post I think I may just stick with my old TV at this point....