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What do you think about 3DTV?

Monday 04 October 2010

Jon and I argue for and against 3DTV – but we want to know what you think. Is it really the next big, life-changing piece of tech? Or is it a luxury that few of us will ever be able to afford?

Tell us what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page, and let us know which side of the fence you’re on by taking part in the poll below.


We’ve reviewed some of the latest 3DTVs and we’ll be looking at players in the coming weeks – so keep checking back.

And if you want more 3D you can watch Suzi’s 3D trailer from earlier this series here

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AndyFive

hmmmmmm...

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Anonymous

wast of moey by the time the price has droped enough so u can aford it there will be somthing eals out that u will be saving up for

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Kieran

Would be fantastic for gaming but could do with a smaller price tag

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RaNDOM Guy

It's a pointless waste of time, as after about 10 minutes through a film that last 90 minutes, you don't notice the £D anymore, and anyway ITS JUST C**P

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Garok89

i work in Comet so I have tested 3D TVs ranging from £1000-2500 and i must say, I am not a fan....i think it will remain a niche market, a novelty... something for a small percentage of gamers and an even small percentage of movie watchers

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u dont know

tooo much soon we will all find somthing better to buy for £3999 not until the price comes down

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Olzay

Totally agree with Jason... As it stands, it's not enough to make me go out and buy one, the price is too high, the glasses are awkward and the experience just isn't mind blowing. Sorry 3D... try harder.

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Paul

The thought of 3D tv fills me with dread. I only gave one eye so it us never going to work for me, I just get to watch a blurred double image. Down with 3D!

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MrWise

Why do I have to pay extra for 3D when I can just look at stuff?

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blodwin

Its all a bunch of faf i rekon that 3D should stick to the cinema and not bother us TV folk Its just another way for people who created it can sit in the fancy cars a make a load of us

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Donkey

Too limited in what you can watch, until EastEnders or Corrie is in 3D it only has a very limited appeal Bit of a gimmick thought up by the TV manufactures, now that normal LCD/Plasma TVs are at a reasonable cost

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roh

cool

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Elaine

We bought the Samsung 3DTV and love it, not only is it cool its stunning too.......didnt think we paid too much and look forward to the DVD's about to be released :-)

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infinite

is it just me that ends up with a headache watching 3DTV (red'n'blue)... are these expensive TV versions any better... not prepared to buy a 3DTV... waste of money, and most people have only just gone full HD...

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Hootie9876

The glasses are annoying if you already where glasses. And do they not think of people who suffer with motion sickness?? I can't watch 3D TV, which is v annoying cause all the new kids movies come out in 3D (i have a small child!)

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Patti

Complete waste of time!! People like my partner, who was born with a squint, can't watch 3d! Not worth the bother & only having 1 3d channel isn't exactly amazing! Just like the HD channels, waste of money.

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Wayne Walton

Having just watched the Ryder cup in 3D, I think it has a justifiable place in the home, the sense of depth, including being able to accurately see the underlations of the greens was incredible, definately the future of TV. Gaming is also awesome, that's where I think it will excel

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terry henley

what is the real point in watching a 3D football match? buy a football and find a field!

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David Johns

Is 3D really a home experience.......I don't know much about 3D tech but what happens if your sitting at an angle to your tv? Mots household don't have enough space for all the family to sit directly in front of the tv - a cosy viewing experience surely?!?!

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Frazer

the 3D is good but the 3D TVs cost too much

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collin

what about people like myself with sight in one eye only

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Wayne Covell

Firstly, 3D as we know it, is old. Thew new 3D uses a camera, meaning NO GLASSES. An example is the Nintendo 3DS. Therefore buying a 3D TV now is a waste to be honest. Secondly, the statistics on heart rate, as seen on the show is flawed. Heart rate will increase for people who are seeing something different. Everyone watches standard TV, therefore have nothing to get excited about. If the students watched 3D for a few weeks, their heart rate would probably be the same as standard TV. Not to mention the fact that there was too few a number of students to conduct a fair test, because one person with a high heart rate could affect the whole statistics, with so few people. I do like tech, I just think 3D is overpriced, overrated and will change too fast. I agree with Jason :) (btw hire me gadget show, you have the best jobs)

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Andy

Within the next 4 or 5 years, 3D tv's will be released that don't need 3D glasses. The current 3D tv's are just a 'stepping stone'. Remember early HD? it took time for 1080p to establish, 3D tv will be the same. Save your money! - Jason is right!

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DavidC

hopefully 3D wont take over all tv like HD has. I love HD, but having everything in 3D would discriminate greatly against people like myself who only have 1 eye and lack the depth perception required to watch 3D. However i do hope that people who can watch it can get the best out of it as it develops. I just dont want it taking over :)

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G

My main issue has to be the fact that within 5 years possibly less now Panasonic as the leading brand at the forefront of 3d have started work on a 3d tv that doesn't require glasses much like the concept of the Nintendo 3ds but on a hd larger scale basically placing a screen infront the tv to project 3d imagery into the room saving us glasses wearers the hassle of the 3d specs and waste it will ensue. The downside of course being a most likey high price, but by this time 3d tech will have improved along with gaming nvida no doubt jumping straight on the technology for a fully immersive experience.

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Mandy

We've recently bought a 3D TV and it's great! Well worth the money and by Xmas there'll be lots more to view. Worth every penny...and you soon get used to wearing the glasses.

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David S.H.

The 3D technology barely works, sideways movement is really jerky. Considering the distinct lack of 3D content available you'd frankly have to be daft to get one, especially right now at 2-3x the price of an equivalent 2D 1080p TV

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Ki

I think that 3D Tv is a waste of hard erned money however it is unbeatable in a cinema and well worth a couple of extra quid to see a movie in 3D just not in my own home thanks

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Allister Jones

I am for 3D TV when the price comes down and when they ditch the need for glasses. But right at the moment it's a bit of a con and waste of money. Best to wait and see what happens instead of being lumbered with an expensive piece of kit that will very fast become obsolete.

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Daren Holdcroft

The point is; having spent thousands on a system to give a 52" HD flat screen, full Dolby Surround and Sky HD, where is the incentive for me to scrap a £1,500 9 month old TV for a 3D ready one? What I want is an add-on to turn my current set up into 3D ready - now there's an idea!!???

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William.C

I have to agree with you Joe. I was saving up for a HDTV and waited for them to get down and then by the time I could get one, I couldn't care for getting one as I have lasted this long without one. I think the same will happen for 3DTV.

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Ashley Finesilver

The problem with 3D TV is content providers have to think of ways to implement it. 3D content does not come naturally. 3D content providers are constantly looking for ways to make things come out of the screen or to immerse you in their world. In the end 3D is only useful for two things, pointy things like spears coming out of the screen at you and flying/falling. 3D is a fad. In fact I'll got as far to say if more than 15% of household have adopted 3D TV in five years. I'll eat my hat.

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jon bolton

3d tv is good if you could see 3d as i am part of the population that can not see it as my eyes do not work together so it would be a total waste of money.

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mathew lisett

Am i a big fan of the current 3D, sadly no. there a long while untill they produce the promised in your lap experince. emersive, ruddy emersive. theres nothign about 3d thats actual emersive. its SUPPOSED to be but its not. its a sad fact that all 3d has changed from what it was when back to the future came to the big screen and to now, and its that you dont have the colours on the screen even with the glasses, and the viewing experince is very simply just "clarity", nothing comes out to you literally in your lap, making you think your in danger or maybe making you feel your on that rollercoster. if the current 3D is the 3D experince the big boys were shouting about when they first started many years ago, they have sadly let a lot of us down. I will also not be shelling out (even if i had the money) for any 3D products any time soon. However im more interested in the following. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7617702.stm

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Julie Honey

Total waste of money for me because the way my eyes work, or should I say don't work, means that, even with the glasses, I cannot see 3D. I have a feeling that there is quite a reasonable percentage of the population in the same boat.

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Chris

3D TV is discriminating: Around 12 per cent of the UK population has a visual impairment that prevents them from seeing 3D images. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7887422/Six-million-Britons-cant-see-3D-TV.html

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Karen

Waste of money especially for the likes of myself who can't see 3D !

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TheDaniLlama

I am quite excited about 3d tv, mainly for gaming but I hate the idea of those stupid glasses. I think the best idea is to wait for the technology to move to "Auto Stereoscopic" to reach the home market, 3D without glasses is being developed but such companies such as Samsung. May be a few years away but this is truly the way forward

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Debbie

The only thing I would say is that for people who do not have full vision in both eyes 3D is impossible so if all TV ended up being 3D we would not be able to view anything properly

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ben

i cant see in three d because of my eye problames

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unbiased (normally)

To me its a totally niche market, will be little interest at all, i like my tech too, was first on with hd, but 3d just doesnt appeal at all, yes for cinema's fine, but for home viewing, not a chance Sat at home looking for glasses to sit watching tv, get up to make a cuppa, take em off, put em back again- lose them. It takes aways the ease of just sitting down with a mate or partner and watching tv,its too faffy, got to agree with jason on this one

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Paul

Im a projectionist and have been for 6 years. 3D is a conn, its just an easy way for the industry to make alot more money. Just look at whats happening in the cinema industry since the adoption of 3D. Tickets sales are down and yet profits are up!

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Andy

3D TV as it is now is just Betamax waiting to happen. Before long you won't need the glasses or even the TV and everyone who bought one of the current gen will have wasted their money.

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Malcolm Place

buying now for later when i might change my mind is no good. I bought a new HDTV with freeview on last year to replace my old flat screen tv without, and guess what freeview now has HDTV channels, but my freeview can not screen them on my HDTV. i have to buy a special HDTV freeview box. So i thought i was set up for the near future but i wasted my money on this TV. this will be the same for 3D so its not worth it.

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Ravi

Well I'll think about it the day 3D TV goes the way of Nintendo 3DS, bin those glasses!

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morgan -s-

i think its a waste of money cause i remember E4 did a week of 3D programsand all you needed was a pair of 3D glasses. A 3D tv would only make it better which is sort of pointless beaceuse either way you would be watching it in 3D.

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Will

Its all great for when you are on your own at home, but when you have some friends round and just want to have a chat and casually watch tv in the background you dont want to be wearing these silly glasses do you?

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Lewis Tyson

at the moment i think its a complete waste of time, but i recently went to london, and wondered into harrods(as you do), i went into the TV section and was a amazed by all the ranges, i then came across a 3D television, it was massive, i can't remember the exact size but it was definitely twice the size of my 40" at home, and what really took my attention was that you didn't need 3D glasses, it looked amazing, shame about the price though. 3D will be big, but not just yet

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docthebiker

I do wish you'd all stop calling it 3D. It's only a stereoscopic effect. 3D objects have sides and backs, this is only an impression of depth. Maybe it's having to wear the specs over my glasses (why no "3D" clip-ons?) spoiling the focus, or being colour blind, but I don't find it impressive. Roll on TRUE 3D, then I'll get my cheque book out.

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chris

3D is flat then seen 4D

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Jay

I already have one. My TV died, so I bought a 50" Samsung 3d TV for £1200 a couple of months ago. I didnt think that was too expensive. My PS3 plays 3d blue rays, so no need for a dedicated 3d BR player and sky now have their 3d channel live, which is free for me as I already had HD etc. Watched the Ryder cup, which was superb. MvA and Ice age 3 are fantrastic.

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Darren Gomes

3D TV is completely useless to me, as one of a fairly large group of people who only have one eye or vision in one eye, we cannot see in 3D anyway. 3D cinema and it's growing popularity worries me, in that it could well mean the cinema will become a no-go place for me and others like me, which in turn will mean buying DVDs/Blu-Rays will be meaningless too.

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egg

i agree with jason you can't watch 3d tv properly if you wear glasses aswell. i noticed that no-one in johns experiment wore glasses aswell as the 3d specs

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Howard Pitfield

Had 3D on Pc for a while and use the Fuji W1 3D camera for fantastic photos. During trips to North Korea and China - great reminders. Will be getting a 3D tv soon - already have 3 bluray discs stockpiled

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deathv7

well for now its the best so just settle for it ok!!!!!!!!! it is a bit expensive but worth the money for the centuary

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tim lade

I think 3d TVs are to much money for very little in return

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wayne harris

why the hell do you want a tv that you got to watch everythink in 3d i just dont get it i like to watch tv the way it is im am not going to buy a tv with 3d and get all new dvds i have over 1000 dvd if i cant watch them like thay are what the point i wont get one i dont think it the way off the future mabye glasses that watch a film with out a tv that would be 10 times better than any think...

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al

I think that 3D is greatly overrated. The picture is dull (just lift the glasses and you'll see) and as I already wear glasses it is a pain! I just think that it is a fad - although I could be wrong but I will not be rushing out to buy the latest gear and even my children choose to avoid 3D at the movies. I also think that a lot is missed because we are all so busy 'looking' at the effects - enjoyed Avatar much more on Bluray! I'm with Jason on this one!

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Alan Skipp

3D TV - Gimmick! Think Quadraphonic Hi-Fi - You just don't need it. Here is the thing, a CG generated movie like Monsters Inc - Hmmmm perhaps a nice experience in 3D, but that's because it fits the format. But some films are designed to be a cinematic experience without needing 3D - the colours, storyline, interplay of characters, twists turns etc, are enough alone without the need for 3D. Think also of Still Photography - you just don't need 3D photographs - the sooner this gimmick dies - as it will, and we get back to the story being the star, the better

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Richard

As with all tech, it's always best to wait, as it always comes out better later on. So with 3D tv's, etc, it will be far better to buy in the future than now. As Jason said, who want's to wear another pair of glasses, if you already do?? Sorry no, I'm Not going to use contacts either!!

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anthony

i watched resident evil in cinema in 3d . I did not see anything popping out like my mates .just like watching 2d film so i don't think it works for all

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cinnamon green

i think it is rubbish if there gunna make em at make were you don't have to were the dorky glasses. And not all things you want to see in 3d like the news

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Graham

3D tech all sounds fantastic, BUT.... I for one will never be able to use or see it!!! Having a lazy eye, a condition that effects a significant proportion of society means that those with poor eyesight or a sight imbalance will be excluded, which is a shame, especially as I am a serious gadget fan! On an unbiased basis, I would agree with Jason, in that I cannot foresee the average family, viewer really wanting to spend time in their own home wearing "sunglasses", which a) looks ridiculous and b) would cause problems if you have friends around to watch a movie, unless you have many spare pairs of glasses, which I understand are expensive. My vote is therefore clearly that 3D will be a fad and will not have the same take up as tech such as blurray (at least I hope not)!

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paul

The are brilliant. My nan has just bought a 55' LED 3D tv. I can't wait until I can take my PS3 to her house :)

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Donald Sleightholme

i bought a 60inch Sony Bravia 3DTV KDL-60LX903, its fully 3D Ready with everything built in. the picture quality is excellent in both 2D and 3D. its a absolutely magnificent telly and they are worth every penny, i would recommend them to everyone.

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will

What i don't understand is this technology has been around for a while and now people feel it is the newest thing. Don't understand all the hype and can't justify the price!

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Nikita Mullins

I don't know why everyone is moaning about the price tag. Myself and partner managed to find a whooper of a deal. Get this: state of the art SONY 40inch 3D tv ready, 3D kit, Blu-ray, 3D surround sound system all for around £1600 and isn't that the equivalent to a decent HD set???

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gary

3dtv does not work for me as 1 of my eyes is stronger than the other so i just dont get is ! will i ever be able to watch 3d and enjoy 3d gaming like some other people ?

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Stephie

Having seen 3-D films in the cinema I dont think i'll be rushing to buy a 3-D t.v, I find that you focus far less on the plot and action as your too focused on trying to see the 3-D effects

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Aidan

I think its the future, just need more companies to invest in it to bring the price down. I did try one out in currys the other day and it looked amazing. I would love one for the launch of Gram Truism 5 but think the wife would kill me if I spent £1000 on a tv... But I would be happy to test one for you if you want. ;-)

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lilangelofnorth

3DTV is all good and well if you have the cash to splash and if you have a lot of time and adults in your home, but for the majority of people if you run out of glasses your bound to get a headache whilst everyone else enjoys the experience, and as for children? We have a 10 month old baby and how on earth are we supposed to keep the glasses on his face and stop him from eating them? If we decided to watch 3DTV knowing our baby couldnt with all the double lines in the image its bound to hurt his little head too! Especially since he thinks baby TV is the best thing since he was born and I doubt that will be put in 3D!!! Not well thought out to be honest considering a lot of people have young babies and children and are either working a lot so it wont be good value for money! I mean we don't even have HD and were perfectly happy and we have no complaints from our baby son!!! Waste of space at the moment!!! Mrs Sarah D! x (aged 23)

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Jass

3D will only take off if you don't have the specs what about the guys woking on a screen with in built lense ? Will you walk around with your 3D specs or if you go to some ones home they don't have spare specs wtat do you do ?

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Claire

I love our 3D tv. It's like a window into another world. :)

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joeg

checked out 2 tvs at the weekend. Absolutely blown away, as was my wife, who is not that interested in TV at all. But issues with the whole glasses thing so will be waiting for the inbuilt screen option. thought this would be about 3 years time so couldn't believe that today Toshiba have announced they are putting one on sale in Japan only before the end of this year. They have said they need to increase the screen size before selling in European markets. Lookin good!!

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lilangelofnorth

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gary

3dtv does not work for me as 1 of my eyes is stronger than the other so i just dont get is ! will i ever be able to watch 3d and enjoy 3d gaming like some other people ?

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Tony

Like Jason, I wear glasses, and spend a lot of time at a 3D movie fiddling with two sets of goggles. Maybe when optometrists catch up and offer and offer prescription 3D glasses I'll (literally) take another look.

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Don Quixote

JB is totally right: it's far too expensive and there's nowhere near enough content available at the moment. Is 3D what we REALLY want? If it's all about creating a more immersive experience, then greater interaction is the way to go. I remember the excitement of first watching a DVD movie because 'woah...you can access extra features!'. We take it for granted now, but such simple interaction - since taken further with BD Live and video-on-demand - is of far greater importance to me than sitting rigidly with a pair of Kanye West specs on for the sake of a few jump-out moments in 3D. 3D died with the Eighties. Time to move on.

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Lee

3d tv has come and gone numerous times in the past... There's nothing to say it's going to stay this time! In my opinion its something everyone will take granted for - they will think it's amazing and eventually expect it to do more - when unfortunately it won't! Haha. I study a television course in ravensbourne college of design and communication and I think it's fair to say ... 3D will die once again. 2D will always reign superior for the time being! Eploitation from the media is just extrapolating the 3D era ... Propaganda will always brainwash the mind, need I say more?

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barry pritchard

i have just upgraded to a sony lcd 3d package yes it cost and theres not much out there yet . But the tv package is still a great tv without 3d and what 3d you can see is just great it blows me away every time

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Steve Hulin

People with only one eye due to lost of the eye will be unable to see a program in 3D.

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Noir

3D TV is just another way for those with excess cash to make a living room display of how cool and up to the minute they are (clutching onto their i-pad, looking out of the window at the car top gear told them to buy). Any true techy who happens to have cash equivelent to that of a 3D TV would find so many better ways to spend said monies :D

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lucas

Hi tried it out at the gadget show great i can see the problem, i ware glasses, why dont they make an adapter for glasses like the sun visor ad on.

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Graham

I don't feel that 3d tv is truly 3d. To me it looks merely like multiple 2d "layers". There's no depth to the layers. I also agree with jason's view that it's not worth all the fussing around with a special tv, glasses and paying extra for the media, be it in the form of a disc or from the likes of Sky. I would have liked to have seen the Masters golf in 3d, as I think golf shows off h HD off to it's best and could probably do the same for 3d. I look forward to 3d becoming much less faff in the near future. And far less costly!

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andy

well by the time they have sorted any problems with the system then some new tech will come along and i'd only buying this if they come up with perscription lenses for the glasses as i wear glasses this would put me of having to wear glasses over the top of glasses and no i cant waer contacts they dont do strong enough lenses for my eyes until they sort that out i would not buy it

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Gary

I think its a waste of time, as 3D doesn't work for me cos i dont use both eyes at the same time, i think it'll be a gimmick .

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Aidan

I think its the future, just need more companies to invest in it to bring the price down. I did try one out in currys the other day and it looked amazing. I would love one for the launch of Gram Truism 5 but think the wife would kill me if I spent £1000 on a tv... But I would be happy to test one for you if you want. ;-)

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nick

i think its stupid especially as I wear glasses already and those glasses (3D ones) feel like those safety secs in science lessons really irratating so my vote NO!!!!!!

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Rob Orton

I think the health risks have yet to be explored with 3d. I went to see Avatar 3d, and was left with cross eyed or blurred vision roughly every ten minutes. As I wear normal spectacles this may not have helped. I would have to remove the extremely uncomfortable 3d specs that sat over my normal ones, to get normal vision back to my eyes. I would then replace the 3d specs to go through it all again. I left Avatar thinking what a terrible film, however after watching a 2d version I realise it is the 3d that ruined it! I was left with a 2 day headache after trying 3d, so never again for me!

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sal martin

If you wear glasses its a waste of time as you cant wear 2 pairs at once !

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Robert knights

As one of thousands of people with only vision in one eye, and only 46 watching tv gaming and things like the iPhone I think soon will a thing out if reach for me with 3d. You run a good show guy. Robert ( Norwich )

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Anonymous

JB is totally right: it's far too expensive and there's nowhere near enough content available at the moment. Is 3D what we REALLY want? If it's all about creating a more immersive experience, then greater interaction is the way to go. I remember the excitement of first watching a DVD movie because 'woah...you can access extra features!'. We take it for granted now, but such simple interaction - since taken further with BD Live and video-on-demand - is of far greater importance to me than sitting rigidly with a pair of Kanye West specs on for the sake of a few jump-out moments in 3D. 3D died with the Eighties. Time to move on.

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Julie

3D tv is ok as long as you can watch it!! My daughter is 15 and was born blind in one eye so is unable to see in 3D.

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Anonymous

Interesting cocept and yes it is now on sale. But does it give the same experience as 3D cinema showings. Also what about people with sight problems that cannot use this technology, someone who is blind in one eye or has depth of vision problems are unable to view 3D films or pictures. So is the next progression is a tv that gives the 3D effect without the user wearing the glasses.

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Stéphanie

Waste of money... for now. In my opinion it's too early to invest in 3DTV. Technology evolves so quickly that by the time enough 3Ds TV channels/dvd are available better & cheaper 3DTV will come out on the market...

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Nicholas Evans

3D TV is a complete waste of time and money, for the simple reason that I cannot see the 3D effect. When watching Avatar recently at the flicks I thought my glasses were faulty so I asked to try those of my wife and daughter; turns out I must have duff eyesight as, to me, the film was dark and at various levels of out of focus. I have since tried viewing other 3D offerings with the same effect. 3D TV for me would be the same as watching 2D TV through a frosted bathroom window.

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Knocker75

Had my Samsung 3DTV for 3 months now and loving it even with the limited content at the moment. Ryder Cup over the last 4 days has been great. Even the 2D to 3D option is quite good, if not quite the same quality. 3D Blurays are awesome, no need to sit in formal positions in my experience. I was buying a new TV anyway and the relatively small price difference between the equililent non-3D and 3D one I did buy was well worth the difference. I agree with Jon.

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Dan Hopkinson

I agree with Jason totally, i find 3D TV's a big waste of money, i see these new installments as a irritating problem, espicially for people like me who wear glasses all day and cannot see 2 feet in front of them without the glasses. This makes the 3D glasses a big problem. Another problem i find is that you have to sit directly infront of you TV for the full experience as most people including me find this uncomfortable. The final problem i think 3D TV has is that if you have alot of people around waching a movie, and you have only 3 pairs of glasses, some people are going to get the full experience while others are going to get a experience worse that Standard Defanition. The only good point i see throughout the whole of 3D tv's is (like Jason) Gaming, i think that the sitting on a gaming chair while on your 3D TV and xbox 360 will be another big step up in the already brilliant gaming world. Overall i see 3D technolog as a big waste of moey but might improve over time and then be a great peice of tech!

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dave watson

i have the sony 40" 3dtv and its great i also have the sony 3d digital camera and just took some 300 pics very good only one lens but works well youhave to sweep across .all my pics leep out at you. allways have a subject near to the lens and it works fine.yes theres not much out there in the way of films but thats ok for me i can still look at my holiday pics in 3d.one day the gadit show might just be in 3d oh the thought of it ?

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Tyranosaurus

I have been using 3D at work for that last 17 years and while it is very useful for looking at complex 3D objects there are issues with its use over long period. To put it simply, when viewing a 3D TV or computer screen, the focus point for the eyes is different from the point where the view of the two eyes converge (unlike viewing real objects when the two coincide). As a result, the eyes are placed under permanent strain as this is not natural activity for them and can easily lead to headaches with prolonged use. I always reccommend to my students and staff not to use 3D systems for more than about half an hour - rather less time than the typicall DVD

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colin

new technology today old tomorrow by the time we can afford something better be will be available,technology is moving to fast.

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Tim

What is wrong with non 3d tv? i've tried a few 3d TVs and it really doesn't bring much to the party. Unless you want to interact with a 3d environment you simply dont need 3d.

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Patrick Cannon

So far I have tried quite a few .I thought the sony with shutter glasses was head above the others and I liked the sudo 3d on the non 3D channels.But when action went off screen It was difficult to accept it and you found yourself looking into the edge for the lost image. Also It would be nice to trial for at least a whole film to see if your eyes would cope. PS I bought my LCD tv before 1080 was available at a reasonable price .I am going to wait a bit this time. I did think about entering your competition but I have no idea what the D in 3D stands for. Patrick,

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rob

I think the naysayers either have problems with their vision (that does actually appear to account for a lot!) or they've just never seen a modern 3d setup. having said that, I don't believe the statistic about people who can't see it - so you're saying that many people have no depth perception? it's more likely people see it without realising. No-one would argue that anaglyph (red/blue) 3d is any good. that's why it didn't work before. shuttered glasses aren't the way to go either though, and that's what all the home tellies are doing at the moment. when the passive sets become common-place, it'll be a much simpler proposition. And of course, lots of people have just been buying into HD, so yeah, it's expensive if you're in that position. but if you're buying a new telly now, it's not that much more expensive to buy a 3D one. why wouldn't you? it's easy to create 3d content now - there are consumer cameras available even that can do it. And given the recent success of 3d movies, the studios will be creating plenty of content. All these votes demonstrate (and the comments, including Jason's) is that it's the moany ones who feel fired up enough to comment... plus the gadget show doesn't exactly have a broad audience.

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David

I saw a real 3D TV at an exhibition earlier this year, one that requires no glasses and gives a true 3D image, although it can only be viewed from certain angles. The 3D TV that requires glasses is over-rated and a waste of money.

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Dean

With normal TV you can watch TV anywhere with 3D you'll have to take your strange glasses with you everywhere. So no more impromptu TV watching (which has become quite communal) when you just arrive back a t a mates after being out for day/night/at sports whatever. If you aren't sat directly in the image line your experience will be diminished, only the one sat directly in front will get the 3D effect, whereas with current 2D everyone gets a similar view within the viewing angle usually near 120 degrees We could also face, in the classic style of Blue Ray vs HD DVD and Betamax vs VHS, a format battle. Who's to say there won't be alternate colour choices so you may end up with glasses or TV that are defunct.

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Rob Orton

I think the health risks have yet to be explored with 3d. I went to see Avatar 3d, and was left with cross eyed or blurred vision roughly every ten minutes. As I wear normal spectacles this may not have helped. I would have to remove the extremely uncomfortable 3d specs that sat over my normal ones, to get normal vision back to my eyes. I would then replace the 3d specs to go through it all again. I left Avatar thinking what a terrible film, however after watching a 2d version I realise it is the 3d that ruined it! I was left with a 2 day headache after trying 3d, so never again for me!

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ali

i was about to buy 3D tv but when i checked the prices of the tv's it was a bit pricey but when it said it didnt included any 3d galsses and when i check the prices of the glasses it was very expensive its double the price of a normal led tv. so i decided to buy a led tv instead. and wait for the 3d tvs to develop much more

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Jr

Come on since the days of live 95/96 show PS1 days , 3D has gone backwards IMO,There they had 3D devices with no shades that used a silver sticker u placed on your head which gave a similar effect to today's 3D shades, back then we were all talking about holographic displays ect what happened ?

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john dalzell

have tried watching 3d in the cinema but with the glassess they use and the fact i only have 1 eye i cannot experience the 3d effect so buying a 3d tv will be a total waste of money even if they do bring the prices down on the 3d equipment

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Emma + Alice

we think that this 3D nonsense because it gives u headaches trying focus on the screen, its exspensive + its pointless in most movies + shows as they dont embrace the concept of 3D enough to call itself a 3D programme/film.

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Knocker75

Had my Samsung 3DTV for 3 months now and loving it even with the limited content at the moment. Ryder Cup over the last 4 days has been great. Even the 2D to 3D option is quite good, if not quite the same quality. 3D Blurays are awesome, no need to sit in formal positions in my experience. I was buying a new TV anyway and the relatively small price difference between the equililent non-3D and 3D one I did buy was well worth the difference. I agree with Jon.

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LUKE WEBB

I think its a waste of money for two important factors 1) The cost of standard 3D TV is in its 1000s 2) Its medically proven that 1-20 people can't see 3D. so to put that in perpective, 1 billion people roughly has easy assess to the internet therefore have the oppertunity to buy a 3D TV so 1/20 of 1 billon is 50 million people now in my opinion i medically can't see 3D bacuse i don't have two working retinas (the things that allow people to see 3D) so i may be bais but the company that make 3dmust take into account 50 million people, so 3D maybe good in its own way, but can't completely take out entertainment. PS: Love the gadget show :)

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Earlyadopter8

I was in the market for a new tv and took the leap and bought the samsung 3d TV, and after experiencing a few games/movies I have to say I find it thoroughly immersive. The Ryder cup was awesome! And I wear prescription glasses. I've yet to come across someone who actually OWNS one that doesn't enjoy the experience. Also the TV is a superb (normal) HDTV.

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Marc W

It'll do just the same as HD DVD did....be a big flop!

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Jamo22

I think it's a waste of money and if the price does drop there will be something better that you would want to get

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docthebiker

Maybe my house is different from everyone else, but here the TV screen is not 100% the centre of attention 100% of the time it is on (unlike in a cinema). I might go make a cup of tea in the ad break or talk with someone, or look at my computer screen. Putting the "3D" glasses on an off as I switch between tasks would quickly become a chore as well as cause extra wear, and breakages, to the glasses themselves.

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JWarner19

I think 3D TV is waste of time and money, it's been completely over rated and all they do is go on about. Who wants to sit at home wearing some stupid glasses to watch some 3D TV, it's too expensive and to many companies who have jumped onto the band wagon which is typical. 3D all together a waste of timea and money.

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gadgetom

Seriously. Anybody that thinks that a 3d tv is a waste of money can't call themselves a true tech fan. 3d tv is amazing and with toshiba bringing out a 3d tv which doesn't need glasses is amazing. Plus the gaming capabilities are astounding. Bring on the 3d revolution ;)

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Rob s

No-one seems to spare a thought for those of us who don't have 20-20 vision! I have 1 eye weaker than the other so will never be able to enjoy 3D TV or gaming!

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DEWIZARDLORD

to be honest really 3D is really bad not because of the price but because it is really ment for cinema event's where you get together and have a great night out this goes especially for young people. what's rubbish about it is if you end up having a night in with your friends you'll have to end up paying for glasses for your youur friends too plus the subscriptions suck including sky's new 3d experienced VOICING MY OPINION.

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Dave Oates

Re 3D TV lets get digi telly working first as in most places it get switched off next year. At the moment every time the weathers bad you get break up and I mean even with a little cloud switch something on it goes haywire so lets get this fixed before we pay out thousands on new TV's

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Ian

Is it really that expensive, in the market for a new TV went on a search and Makro have smasung 40" LED 3D plus 3D blu-ray player and two pairs of glasses for £899.99+vat thats £1051 for the whole shooting match i remember when p-lasma hit the streets it was £10k plus! but limited time for the offer. question is should i take the plunge now. http://www.makro.co.uk/metro_mail/mcc-uk/catalog/1183135/MM21_Media_16pp.pdf if you don't believe me

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Maks

I don't like 3D because the glasses are uncomfortable, they can give me a headache concentrating on the screen and half way though my eyes get used to it and it not as spectacular, and with games I play better when the action is in one place. plus I just don't like wearing glasses.

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Anonymous

to be able to offer an unbiased opinion is only possible if you have experienced it. i would hazard a guess that 99% of comment leavers won't have experienced it and therefore are not in a position to fairly comment. i have tried it, liked it and i side with Jon this time Jason. having decided i liked it enough i bought a 50" Plasma one by a brand starting with a letter after O alphabetically and am impressed. being an avid gamer i also look forward to tec pushing further into 3d.

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jackie stevens

just bought a 3d tv i think its brill!! cannot wait till they bring more films out. But one thing i will say Sky should not make you have the whole package just to watch a few programs thats alot of money!!

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Mark M

I would look forward to 3D only for the fact that i am partialy sighted and have Asticmas. So having visited a local store with a 3D set-up, i tryed and there was a couple of things i had issues with. First, having to wear a pair of glasses over my glasses as there isnt mych of an option for fitting over my glasses. The other thing is i tryed wearing the glasses but as my eyes arnt up to much, i couldnt see any diferance than not wearing them, i still saw seperate images and i suppose after some time i would have one hell of a head ache. I do like to think i keep quite up to date with gadgets its not always possible or practical. So i have to say for me at the moment its a waist of money.

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bob

Waste of time. For a start it will only be as good as the programs and with the rubbish on TV now, certainly not worth it. When you get 3D without the need for glasses then maybe the public will be more interested. I wear glasses as it is so having 2 pairs ballanced onmy nose is a bit off putting. Having tried 3D I'm not impressed with the quality of the movement with a lot of bluring. I for one will not be buying and I'm usualy the first to buy anything like this, even if it means having to pay a premium. Maybe when technology catchs up and gets rid of the glasses. I think it's going to be a Betamax repeat

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Chris davies

I have the samsung c8000 led 3d tv and i love it gaming in 3d is the way forward playstation 3's wipeout 3d is good example of how good future games will look i cant wait for killzone 3 in 3d bring it on and not forgeting avatar 3d blu ray

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Kev

What's the point of watching England in 3D when they can't play in 2D!

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Anonymous

I personally would love a 3D tv, even though they are not perfect. I get more excitement and thrill when I watch in 3D.

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Earlyadopter8

Take the plunge Ian. I paid £1500 (gutted as its now £1200) for the samsung 40"+,3dblu Ray player,+glasses kit and a samsung slim wall mount kit. A friend paid £1900 for a 42" pioneer kuro only a year ago! Also the ps3 now plays 3d movies on a firmware update.

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dave copestake

got a 55 inch samsung 8000 it is an amazing tv just watched the ryder cup in 3d got a great deal with it free blueray 3d player 5 year warranty for £3000 cheap as chips for such a fantastic tv having 5 kids they love it

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Ballzy

as someone who wears glasses anyway putting on another pair over the top is just really uncomfortable,you feel reeeeally stupid and the picture is never quite right compared to wearing the 3D glasses alone. Maybe it's just me? Either way i'll just wait for the 3D TV where i don't have to wear a pair of ridiculous glasses balanced on top of me specs!!!!

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Gaz

3D just doesn't appeal to me. I've seen about 5 or 6 3D films at the cinema and although I can see the effect, it didn't really inspire me. I agree with Jason, I don't want to have to wear glasses and certainly won't be paying over the odds for a 3D setup in my own home. Another problem I can foresee is not enough pairs of glasses to go around when watching major sporting events like the world cup with large numbers of people. I think it will catch on in the gaming market though.

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Ian

Thanks for the nudge earlyadopter8 think i may go treat myself before dosh burns hole in my pocket or I blow it on another lense.

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Dazzler

3D does look pretty cool if watching a proper 3D blu ray, I went down to my friendly electronic store to give it a try and now I’m sold on the idea. I looked at the New Samsung 7000 LED and Plasma. Both have brilliant picture in 2D but the plasma is a lot better at producing 3D. Samsung have a deal on where if you buy a new LED TV you can claim cash back £100 to £200 depending on the model and also claim a free pair of 3D Glass’s so you pick up a 46inch 7000 series with glasses for as little £1200 online after cash back, which I think is a cracking deal. The 50inch plasma which you can also claim free glass’s is around £1200 to. If you in the market for a new TV like me Then 3D got to be the way, I know I would be kicking myself if I bought a standard HD TV then six months later a movie or a game comes out that’s 3D and I can’t watch.

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Anonymous

3D would be better if you can watch 3D movies without 3D glasses

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Kris

I think 3D is going to be huge. Just like the huge headache you get after watching a 3D film in the cinema.

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adam latham-smith

Waste of money at this time as it is new tec but may be in the future

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sean

3D is ok however if your a cronic Migraine sufferer like myself then putting on the 3D glasses and trying to watch an entire film without descending into agonising pain is almost impossible. Thumbs down for me, until they invent more user friendly way of watching.

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Lmaonade

3D Tv - No. 3D PC - Yes. 3D Gaming is definatly the way forward, imagine, playing pc games in 3D, action packed fun with a twist!

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Jay

I don't like the idea of 3D tv. I think it should stay in films but only at the cinema and I would LOVE 3D gaming to catch on but I don't like the idea of having to put glasses on every time I watch tv. I mean, how do you make sports 3D anyway...

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Sue

I cannot watch 3D without getting migraine. I no longer bother going to the cinema. This combined with trying to fit 3D glasses over prescription glasses, means I would sooner give up TV than go 3D

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marty moth

i think 3d should be left for the cinema or dvd's .. its a waste of time having 3d channels and 3d tv's .. i for one cant see 3d with or without the glasses it makes no differance i still cant see 3d and i know of a few other ppl that also cant see 3d .. so i think making films only 3d or tv channels only 3d stops alot of ppl not being able to to see then so i think thay should make 3d as an alternative for those who want it and not just the next big thing ...

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Bazza

Having witnessed Killzone 3 in 3D @ Eurogamer on Saturday, I'm sold on 3D TV purely for home console gaming. On getting home I couldn't bring myself to look at my nasty 2D setup for quite a while! Can't see me getting too excited about 3D movies, or paying Mr.Murdoch for an expensive 3D-only channel. But, gaming? Oh yes! Thought Jase would have picked up on 3D gaming angle, if nothing else.

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Rob B

With Super High Definition already in developement 3D is a waste of money to me. However that said there will always be something else around the corner. Too little 3D material around at the moment to justify the extra outlay for something 3D capable.

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3D hurts my eyes!!!

3D is for the real world. I don't need to be tied to a pair of 3D glasses on top of my own. How am I supposed to multitask as well? Zombie mode in full effect whilst you're stuck there watching contrived and pointless crap fly out of the screen.

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eugn277

i think it a glimps of the future but the price is to high for someone like myself and by time the price drop to an affordable price they prob come out with somethink new and better

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Suecandflo

want more 3d movies to come out , i have a 3d tv but only have 1 3d blueray movie :(

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neal conley

I have a 3d tv the samsung ps50c7000 £1250 with 3 pairs of glasses and film. Amazing tv, has awesome picture the 3d is amazing, the 2d to 3d works well but depends on he source material. Band of brothers looks so much better upscaled to 3d but other content shows no difference. But very nic extra to have for games tilltv a more are released including the two big guns in crysis 2 and killzone 3. The extras on the tv are next gen for a tv and it is a must that if your going to get a new tv and want the next generation of tv then 3d,tv streaming,app download, hdd and usb recording an plyback are a must. But look about for the best prices and don,t buy out of curry,s or comet there over priced by about £200--£600 depending on the tv.

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Luke

Totally agree with Jason. i really hope it doesn't catch on! i don't want to have to wear stupid glasses everytime i want to watch tv. im also a keen gamer and don't like the prospect of wearing glasses for that either. 3D will ruin the whole experience of watching tv and gaming for me. Im hoping if it does become a big thing manufacturers realise not everyone want it and incorporate an option to watch tv and play games without it. Not a fan.

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newkid

We have a 3d samsung 55" TV and it is amazing! As a glasses wearer, the 3d specs are really comfortable and I don't even notice that I am wearing a second pair. The downside at the moment is the lack of content but hopefully that will change towards the end of the year..BIG gripe with sky, you can only get 3d TV through sky if you have the sky world package at the moment, you can't just pay a premium for the 3d content like you can to have HD channels...Sky really needs to address this issue.

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Scott C

I took the plunge and brought a Samsung C8000 55" TV mainly for its 2D performance and up to date styling, super thin to hang on wall etc. As far as I was concerned I was future proofing, as It came with 3D built in and best buy threw in the glasses, a 3D movie monsters V aliens and HDMI 1.4v cables for free. I have also recently had a free update on Sony PS3 slim to play 3D blue-ray, so no extra outlay here too. Pro's: I have to say I am impressed with quality of 3D picture on Samsung, super bright and colourful HD. Having downloaded 3D games too and played. there is some real potential here, enjoying Motorstorm 3d alot. This is where the future is along with live sports events. Once they learn how to get camera angles right. I also feel they need to learn how to make and direct films that immerse you in the story not just poke you in the eye in a 3d self conscious way, leave it now its been done, grow up and merge live theater with cinema. It really could take art in a new direction, some of the jungle scenes in avatar are a start. Cons: I do find it tiring watching 3d for longer that 2 hours, so see it as special event option only. I do get ghosting on some gaming and parts of film content , especially when i have 3d view point at the maximum i.e. depth of 3d out to about 40 cm from front of tv !! Not a major issue but adds to the dizzy effects. Overall no regrets, just hurry up with some decent adult content instead of cartoons, want horror films, and some hot bond film girl walking out the surf to me :)

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Doug Findlay

Just bought a Sony NX813 55" TV, 3D enabled at EXTRA COST!!!, glasses etc. TV oustanding but as Jas stated not worth the extra dosh due to limited content. 2D telly rules.... for now but just wait till the next raft of TV's come along in 2-5yrs where no glasses will be required... BONUS.

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Sharon Cooper

I wouldn't touch 3D. Not only because of the blinding headache it gives me for 2 days but also makes me feel very queasy! As for forking out £2k for a tv, and wearing glasses on top of glasses, really does nothing for me at all. Maybe when the tech improves and becomes cheaper, then I may consider it. I am hoping the headaches are caused by the new tech. I think 3d is here to stay whether we like it or not

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Neil

The competing companies have different methods of creating the 3D. One manufacturer's 3D glasses will not work on other manufacturers' sets (unless you turn the other's glasses upside down). It would seem one is doing Left lens-right lens, while the other is doing Right lens-left lens. Madness!!! And at the glasses costing over £100 each, you're unlikely going to invite your friends around to watch a film. Even if they have their own 3DTV and glasses, they have to have a compatible set. Wait until they find a common ground until buying one.

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JMc

Forgetting the very expensive TVs, having to wear the glasses and the lack of content. 3D will not be the next rage, Super HD TV will be - at 4000+ lines instead of the 1080 (or the jokily 720). The main reason 3D will not catch on, is the way 3D programmes and films have to be made. In 2D, it is possible and can be highly desirable to change camera viewpoints quite rapidly. Doing the same in 3D will only cause nausea in the viewer. Thus the camera viewpoint has to be static for reasonably long periods.

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munkeh

i think 3d is a brilliant idea but i just dont like having to wear the glasses so i will wait untill they have sorted that problem

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Paul H

Like Jason I wear glasses and would not ever consider having to wear another pair of glasses. I also understand that 10% of the population can not see a 3D image. On a personal level I like the idea of 2D simply because it is not reality!! My father was an avid photographer of 3D still images, I must say that I was never that impressed. Regarding John's point that heart rates of viewers increased when viewing a 3D movie, perhaps that wa the result of the extra concentration involved rather than out and out excitement!

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Skunkworx

I already have a 3D tv and really like it, I've had it for over seven weeks now and tried all available 3D content including sky 3D, blu ray movies and of course PS3 games. Movies are good but we all seen it before in the cinema, however documentaries and sport are amazing in 3D, can't see cinemas showing your fave footy team in 3D anytime soon ;-). And now for gaming, WOW is about all I can say. Motorstorm 3D rift is fantastic, the road disappearing into the distance and the feeling of actually getting closer to that top spot just adds so much. Think gaming will convert Jason into buying 3D. Ok, so it's expensive at the moment but ain't everything that's "new".

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paul lawrence

I think 3d TV for the home is a waste of time at the moment due to price and just a stepping stone at the moment really. What worries me is the future of the proposed 3d films. I was a cinema manager for many years and remember the film 'Jaws' - which was a right blockbuster ! . Then came Jaws II - not too bad , then came 'Jaws 3D' - utter crap . The reason ? - because it had been made specifically for the 3d effects with no regard to anything else !! Let us hope that the movie guys stick to making top flight films instead of trying to justify the technology !!

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Darryl

I don't know if it has been mentioned. I had a quick look through posts and did not see it. We have come so far then the quality of picture is reduced by 3d, that is my opinion from what I have seen. Darryl

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Jason

Shame on the TV tech vendors instead of wasting time and money on the 3D R&D budgets, marketing etc., they should spend the money on bringing forth the next generation of display technologies (OLED, SED or even back projection laser etc.) earlier and at mass market prices. Instead they appear to be trying to tweak LCD/PLASMA to create an side-show incremental market to extend the shelf life of what is in reality a fairly old set of display technologies (1972 - LCD, 1964 - PLASMA). Come on now - bring out those large, lightweight, emissive (bright and colourful), and less-power hungry displays that your customers demand!

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Bob't'builder

Err.... Why? Can't we watch 3D on regular tv's? I watched 'chuck' in 3D, bits of it were good in a novel sort of way. Why don't we just use those cardboard 3D glasses that came on radio times until some good content comes along that might make us want better versions.

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Matthew Mitchell

The glasses puts me off. If there is a 3D TV with no glasses then I'd like them.

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Fitzy6

I agree with Jason until they can find away to do 3D in tv's with no glasses, I will not be purchasing. I hate wearing glasses anyway and the 3D ones are just horrible and as expensive if they break (well the branded ones anyway)!!! Also the cost of the TV's are so expensive and i couldn't justify buying one.

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Steve Lomax

If you have to wear glasses, to watch TV then they may as well build the screen into the lenses, VR style and ditch the set. Personal MP3 players and ipods all but killed off listening to music as a social activity as video consoles did to social gaming. This will surely do the same for family TV watching. The cinema is the place to go for the big film experience. 3DTV with viewing glasses has all the hallmarks of a gadget flash in the pan. It does not quite make the grade and It will soon disappear the same way that quadrophonic music, 8 track cartridge, video disc, Betamax, DAT and Minidisk did (have you noticed how so many of these were Sony's?) Until they can do it without the glasses -which can't be that far off- they should leave 3D to the gameheads and keep TV for casual watching. There's no way I'm investing my hard earned cash in this folley.

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tinisha

I THINK THER JUST A WASTE OF MONEY AND PROBLY SOON AS YOU GET IT ANOTHER HIGH TECH TV WILL COME OUT. :(

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Carl Stokes

3D is a nice way of drawing people into the cinema, however watching TV at home is more of a passive thing. Families gather round and chat and do other pursuits whilst glancing at the TV. They lay down on the sofa etc etc. So having the choice to watch a movie in 3D is great. But watching throwaway TV such as Eastenders and Corrie is never going to happen. Especially when Eastenders. (The UKS number one show) Isn't even broadcast in HD yet.

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chris johns

last year I spent over £4000 on what was widely described as 'the best tv in the world' the pioneer pdp lx6090. heres a little experiment you could try, go and see Avatar in 3d, film part of it on a good hd camcorder, avail yourself of a pair of glasses from the cinema, now surely when you play back the images you filmed off the screen, you must get the same 3d effect you got in the cinema, so why do we need a special 3d tv? in my view its a con to get people to upgrade thier tvs when its not strictly neccesary. I shant be changing mine, its superb!

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Ste

I would only buy one for the gaming aspect,new console,new tv.might be cheap enougth by then.

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lilangelofnorth

I cannot even go see 3D films in my cinema as they play all the 3D screens in the only one out of the three screens they have, that is not wheelchair accessible or disabled friendly! They have 2 other screens but they play the 3D on the one up the stairs and because its an old or listed building (when we asked them) they are not legally allowed to install a lift, so why couldnt they make one of the other screens 3D if you can have 3D TV?!?

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John had

Just got hold of my samsung 3d tv wow! I love it.I can't get my head around how you put it down.but most of you went to cinema to watch avatar in 3d and raved about it

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lilangelofnorth

TO: joeg04 October 2010 That is such a wonderful idea and would solve all the problems i have put forward (except price), an in built screen instead of the glasses, I think that would take off and people would buy! Few queries people will have though, can they watch normal DVD's and videos on it too....!?!? or will the in built screen distort slightly, normal pictures/non 3d pictures.....

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Allan

What people need to realise is that 3D TVs also function in 2D, and you can switch between them, meaning that (for most of the time) you can watch things in 2D on a good quality full HD screen along with the common features of freeview HD and internet catch-up TV services. When you want to enjoy the 3D, you can use it for things like movies or sports. You don't have to watch everything in 3D! Also, several of the models released can upscale a non-3D transmission in a simulated 3D that (while it's not the best quality 3D) means you can take any signal and watch it in 3D. I don't see the big deal with wearing glasses either - people have no problem wearing sunglasses all day when it's sunny. Just like sunglasses, they serve a purpose, and people just need to get around the mental barrier of changing their TV viewing habits sightly. Prices have already come down by up to 40% in some cases i've seen since July, and there are some 40" models on sale that aren't much more than their non-3D equivalents, but if you want to wait another 5 years for the next 3D technology then by all means, but you'll be without a 3D TV for 5 years. Technology will ALWAYS advance, and if I always waited until the next big thing, I wouldn't even own the computer that I'm typing this on! P.S. Steve Lomax - I like you idea about VR glasses for TV :)

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Adrian Parker

Have a read of this article, it explains why 3D is a bad thing even for those of you who can actually see 3D. http://www.slate.com/id/2215265/pagenum/all/#p2 Also, cinemas are now charging too much for films.. 8.95 for 2D which is extortion, but even worse, a whopping 10.70 for 3D.

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lloydie4kids

waste of money, cud buy a car for the price of a 3D tv. Don`t see any point in having it in ur home

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chris

I like 3d tv, problem of wearing 3d specs needs to be removed as is expected to be in 18-24 months.The biggest issue which doesen't get enough attention is VIEWING DISTANCE!!! If like me you watch tv in a living room with a viewing distance of 13 feet you will need a 3d tv with a screen size of a minimum 60 inch!!! If you don't believe me go to comet put on 3d specs walk 13 feet away and view a 40inch 3d tv .

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Paul

Thing is 3D in Europe isnt the same as the ones in the States. Last year I went to California and experienced 3D ( i mean proper 3D ) and i was extremely impressed but I came back to England and tried 3D and I was disappointed. What we have is a watered down version and its just extremely disappointing. "Real D 3D" is a wast of time don't touch it, it hurts your eyes and there's just tiny amounts of 3D. So for the time being I have no interest in 3D TV's untill we get the full version.

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Anonymous

I dont see a big point in 3D. Hurts my eyes, not that much of an effect I dont want glasses over my glasses.

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NELSON1805

I'm with Jon.It won't be to everyones taste,but i watched the Ryder cup at the weekend and the depth and quality of the pictures was outstanding.You could see the contours of the greens and really added to the viewing experience!There are expensive 3Dtvs out there,but also some great deals too,as with everything shop around and do you're research.I'm really pleased with my TV and the way i look at it is i've bought a really good TV that just happens to have the option of 3D viewing also.By the way,i also wear glasses and the 3D glasses i have just slot over the top of my usual glasses no problem,but as with everything if you wear glasses the size of patio doors you may have a issue!

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chris

I think I'll wait a while till I upgrade to 3D TV although I thought that stand looked great. Any ideas where I can get them from?

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Kev Harper

I honestly think it's a big gimmick, and it won't be a success, despite the companies throwing loads of money at it. Of the films I've seen at the cinema in 3D (not by choice btw) , only Avatar did anything special, and even then, having seen the 2D version, I don't think it's enough. I too have an issue with the glasses, especially as I have to wear regular glasses anyway, it's just impractical, and they give me a headache after an hour. I would also like to put across the idea that John's heart rate test does not prove it to be more immersive and exciting. Watching a film should have a calming effect to be honest, and this happened with the 2D experience. I would like to suggest that the heart rate on the 3D viewers raised because it's actually more stressful to watch, because of the regimented sitting position and the effect of the glasses. Either way, I won't be buying into it at all. Give me a super sharp large OLED TV an day.

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Anonymous

3D TV OK its best seen at the cinema for now but after watching avatar for the first time iv been hooked. there is one thing that's bothering me tho on the show Jon brought up passive 3D and Active 3D but not what the differences were i have seen both and i have to say that passive 3D is just as good as normal TV but with the added 3rd Dimension as for the glasses thy are just polarized plastic lenses so if you were glasses then it should be possible to get prescription polarized glasses may be one way round having more than 4 eyes as Jason put it :). were as with the active 3D if you are like me and pick up on flicker like the sort you get from a fluorescent tube then your going to get a bit of a bad head and you have to be looking if not sat on top of the TV to get the full 3D experience

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chris hibbitt

3d tv its a gd tech exercise but nothing more, personally ive seen various 3d films etc and none of them ave blown me away and most of them have barely worked, as i have a visual impairment it seems like 3d just doesn't quiet work for me!! were as blu-ray and HD content is just amazing and is such a difference from the SD content of years ago, also HD is still progressing so it seem strange that people are so willing to give up on it so quickly! HD wins all the time every time 3D big expensive waste of time effort and money!

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walla13

samsung le40c750 is only 850 on dixons for a 40inch witch is not a bad price what do you people think of it

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Jason R

Waste of money, I think the glasses are annoying also the blu ray has a much better quality and are much more popular. :)

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mark

3D is ok if you have good eye sight, I dont and can not see 3D all i get is a red picture.and all they do is keep making films and programes in 3D NOT GOOD.

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knightwing98

i think it is a wast of money because the childen can get the glasses and break them

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Robert Shaw

I've been told by an optition many years ago that I wouldn't see anything in 3D as I don't have 20/20 vision. One eye is weaker than the other. I went to see a film at a 3D cinema and although a neat clean picture, it didn't jump out at me. So what do we the people who won't ever see in 3D do? Are we just going to be cast aside?

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Andy_Ninja

I totally agree that the 3D TV Tech is cool, but what is the point. They are v. expensive, you need to use glasses, sit in the right place..... who has a perfectly setup home TV area for "optimum viewing"? I am with Kev Harper on this issue, I'd rather have a super sharp large OLED HDTV any day.

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bill

3DTV WHAT A WAIST of money. wasn't longe a go they was all telling us to go "HD" turns out HD isn't as good as they say it is. ultra high def is 4K technology. To be honest 3D is as about as much use to me as 5.1 is to someone who is death. I am visually impaired and can only see out of one eye so no chance of me seeing 3D. even if i could see 3D i am not suer i would spend all that money on a new tv for 3 films and some live football not that i am really into football anyway. the sad thing is that one day i will have to buy a 3D TV when my HD TV Dies.

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Jay Bradley

i don't like 3d tv cause of the glasses, if you can't find them or you've broke them then your absolutly stuffted and it ruins your veiwing experiace

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Mark B

Jason never got to the bottom of how to use 3D-TV properly when you already wear glasses. It should not be necessary to get contact lenses just to watch it, or that would be an extra prohibitive cost. Not everyone can use them either. I might consider prescription 3D specs for my free second pair, if it's at no extra cost! If polarisation filter acetate sheets were available, to stick onto a 2nd pair of prescription glasses, that might work! If 3D-TV gets down to £500 for a decent 32" screen then I'd consider it, but it's mainly games, movies and sport that would benefit. Of those, I watch some movies but I wasn't bothered enough to go and see Avatar because the 3D outweighed the plot as the main reason to see it. I do causal games but not war games, so a 3D match-3 game might work OK but would not be enough reason to buy the TV. If I were replacing my TV at the time, it's worth no more to me than 10% extra on the price. I might be more tempted if something like Star Wars were made as proper 3D rather than just a conversion. The idea of conversion is to cheapen the cost of making 3D but that reduces its sales potential for me because I don't want to pay for a gimmick. I want proper quality technology for my money. Unless the proportion of proper movies is high, it will remain as a fad. 3D webcam video conferencing might make 3D more popular, as long as we can dispense with the glasses. Might need a lenticular iPad!

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mark

Watching the 3d through the glasses gives me a terrible headach, so its not for me. Toshiba are supposed to be launching a 3d tv where no glasses are needed next year, will wait to see what that is like, but its very unlikely i will buy.

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connor fox

i cant see it because i'm colour blind

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Anonymous

I mean, the whole concept of it is great but i really do find the glasses annoying, They can be expensive, If you wear glasses, like Jason they can be irritating and look a bit silly, . and finally even if you don't wear glasses they can still be very annoying. I think that for future reference it will be great but just now, it's too much money for just too little.

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Ron G.

I do like 3D it really works in the cinema and I've not tried the 3D experience in the IMAX yet but just watching 2d in that type setting is unbelievable so with 3D I can only image it will be out of this world. With gaming though I do think that is another type of medium that would work really well and be successful. Especially if you could put any game into your console and the 3D TV could convert the game into 3D. But it is probably more likely that you will have to buy all the games again that you would want to be in 3D as well as new releases which I do think it would be a real pain and a drag. 3D TV's are a novelty at the moment and If you wait long enough like with HD the prices will fall and they will soon have 3D ready tv sets as standard in every set because there will always be the next big thing it's the company's Job after all. With the glasses problem like what Jason was saying electronic manufacturers has unveiled what it described as the first sets that are capable of displaying 3D pictures without requiring viewers to wear special glasses is soon going to be release into the UK market. So they are improving 3D everyday. I don't know if thats going to fix the limitations of 3D I don't know, but it's sounds like a step in the right direction. I do like the idea of 3D TV's but it's just to expensive at moment. I would save your money at the moment watch it in cinema and when the prices do fall you will probably get a better version of 3D tv than what you are paying for at the moment. Because company's are improving 3D everyday and are looking to getting rid of the glasses and this version of 3D will soon become old hat.

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daniel

if i could of i would of voted for something that could be good in the future (this sentance didnt mean to ryme it was just a coinsedence)

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Gareth

i quite agree to watch 3D tv but! would you ever watch it all the time, would you ever want to see the old films again that got no 3D effect? also i agree with Jason how to keep your 3D glasses safe and good condition and also for people to wear 3D glasses over another glasses not unless if someone come up the solution.

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Gaz

Film companies are pushing 3D for a few reasons: 1. You cannot camcorder/pirate 3D content from a Cinema screen - this is addressing the millions of dollars lost to piracy each year. This also explains why they are converting films post-production to 3D. 2. Cinemas/distributors make more money from 3D films as they can charge higher ticket prices. A portion of this premium is used to pay for the new screens/projectors. 3. Some people will buy anything! So if you can get this technology in your home, people will buy it and update their DVD collection with 3D Blu-Rays.

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Hayden Martin

Samsung have developed a glasses-less 3D TV which looks great, I saw it Demoed in London.

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funkychicken28

I have just bought a samsung UE40C7000 3D tv and wow it is amazing and at only 1169 very cheap i have the sky 3D channel and it is amazing cant wait for avatar. If you dont have one buy one you won`t be disapointed !!!!!!

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Kate Button

3 D TV is hopeless for someone who is blind in on eye and can only see in 2D!! And hates all 3 D films as I can see all the blurry edges!!!!

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manicmunckin

I have a Samsung 3D TV and its so good, as it converts any program and game from 2D to 3D you get great value 4 money

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manicmunckin

I have a Samsung 3D TV and its so good, as it converts any program and game from 2D to 3D you get great value 4 money and as 4 the glasses their no problem no different to wearing shades!

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john cole

jeez how many presenters does this show have now ? i'ts bad enough they have griff rhys jones'sugly brother on it ....

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robert

love 3d, and on ps3 great. my new 3d movies are fantastic.

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Nina

I bought a Sony 3d tv a few months ago and it's fab. The only downer is there are no 3d films yet and it's difficult finding if it's REAL 3d and not rubbish 3d we r used to. Even avatar and streetdance which were 3d in the cinema r not in 3d (REAL)grrrrrrr! Come on guys!

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Daniel

Why should I wear a stupid pair of glasses (no offence Jason) to get the optimal, yet dimmed, viewing experience? I'd only contemplate it if I don't need to wear any blooming peripherals.

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MVP

I gave 3D the benefit of the doubt when i recently upgraded my TV, went and tried a number of sets but I have to say it just didn't seem that great to me. One reason may be because i wear glasses, I'm short sighted and can't see a thing without them so the 3D glasses have to go over the top and it just doesn't seem to be as good experience as some people think it is, have tried 3D in the cinema and same experience there so maybe it differs for different individuals. As I'm a Dad it just wouldn't be practical to have 3D glasses everywhere and we would need 5 pairs plus any spares for guests, and there are bound to be breakages. Everyone I've spoken to have all said how un-practical it would be, and any gadget has to be practical, having 3D in the cinema is one thing but it's a bit of a gimmick in my opinion... just simply having a large screen in my lounge is good enough. Maybe it will take off, but prices will only come down if it's in demand and I'd rather spend the extra money on getting a larger screen than have the 3D compatibility. :-)

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Bruno

3D, the latest in technology that we are being encouraged to waste our hard earned on. At a time when HDTV is really only coming into its own, we are bombarded with yet another must have. Considereing that the digital switch over hasn't even taken place yet, I for one will not be purchasing this latest, ( and considerably old form of visual entertainment ) just to line the pockets of companies who over price their products, only to see them drop considerably in a couple of years when the next big thing comes along. However, I like many people am not able to properly participate in the 3D experience due to focusing problems, but am perfectly happy with 2D because films and games are supposed to take you away from reality, not turn you into an unpaid participent.

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john cole

nice to have the option from 3d to 2d good to be prepeared

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stevegroves123

I wear glasses and agree with Jason, I don't want to be called six-eyes. The 3D specs rub behind my ears, this makes viewing difficult as I constantly need to move them. Get rid of the glasses and 3D TV may be worth it.

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Woody

Emperors New Clothes! Bit of a fad with no real benefit and a pain for 'normal' glasses wearers like myself. After HDTV where else is there to go, what other shiny new gadget do the TV companies want us to buy? Most people will keep their flat screen and HDTV subscription and be quite happy with it but this means reduced/plateauing revenue for both electronics companies and broadcasters. 'Invent' a new gimmick however....... Plus it's also very good to stop piracy....... ;-)

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bazza

i have just got samsung 55" 8000 led 3d tv and its the best thing i have ever bought it was a lot of money but worth every penny.

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Clive

Being highly myopic in one eye, means that as far as i'm concerned 3D tv will never work for me, So for me its a complete waste of time, as it will be for a good few people with a strong dependensy on one eye. my wife wears specs and would like to know if there are 3D specs that fit better over her glasses than the ones she has used.not that she will ever have a 3D tv. cause i'm the one that decides on the tv we have.lol

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Becs

Its a great idea, but for me, who is unable to see 3D it would be a complete waste of money. Unless they somehow can magically replace my eye's, this is one thing I wouldn't be interested in. I've noticed that i'm not the only one in the same position here!

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Jason

3D TV is the biggest waste of money ever thought up by anyone. If I'm sitting at home with my relativity small TV of 32" 3D just isn't warranted. The screen size being so small means that any sort of 3D effect would be lost the the rooms surroundings it's just not worth the effort and the money. Another point is that 3D is very expensive the TV's cost too much the glasses cost too much. The Sky3D service that everyone seems to think will be the best thing to happen since HD is a joke it costs £61 a month to have it on your TV and that's without including the fact that you MUST have all the Entertainment packs also totally up to £24 a month. That is a massive £85 a month for just a few 3D channels are Sky nuts. 3D has also caused many problems with peoples eye sight with many people that view the 3D films complaining about headaches and blurred vision. If i'm watching TV i don't want to have to wear glasses and concentrate on my TV screen as i watch sitting in an upright position i want to relax and have a bit of time to watch a bit of pointless rubbish. If i'm watching the news i don't want a news reader in my front room and if i'm watching the gadget show i don't want to have someone pushing a gadget in my face. 3D will be a technology that will not be taken up by the masses the only reason it is so talked about at the moment is due to the fact its something that has never been seen before and is futuristic. If it wasn't for this fact no one would bother to pay the extra even to see 3D films in the cinema.

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Eric Harvey

Hi crew, if the content of the media being viewed is high enough or intelligent enough who needs gimmicks, you just need a great HD picture. What is the point of upgrading all the time , I still cannot rely on freeview, let alone get freeview HD or 3D. I refuse to subscribe to Sky so I use a free HD satelite system (not Freesat). But alas with all the various hype about one new system or another most straight freeview tv content is rubbish or repeats. The Tv companies need to get real if they are not going to lose all their viewers to the dreaded SKy. PS Why can't your competition winners be announced on your show?. Eric

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Colin

My son has smashed the screen on my 50" Pioneer so I am now looking again for a new TV. Amazingly going to a huge Currys store, found that they still can't demo HDTV properly. All the TVs look like they are playing standard def source material. I like the 55" 8000 Samsung and it is 3D ready. I am probably going to buy that but no glasses as there is nothing to watch at the moment. I think that in the next few years that 3D will take off and I hope that this tv will last at least 5 years so it makes sense to buy a 3D ready TV now rather than to upgrade again in 2 years.

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martyn

way to expencive,let me know when the price has come down to something we can all afford not just a few people

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AbriiD

For one I agree with some here, it's a niche market and far too expensive, but also it is a complete waste on some of us who have little or no binocular vision and thus very little in the way of 3D in this form works for us. Sadly this hype on 3D this or 3D that is making me (and I am sure others who suffer this malady) feel very left out and sad.

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Rebecca

I think 3D TV is a complete waste of time especially if you have eye problems. Which leaves those people who have poor eye sight to sit and suffer more bad eye sight for watching blurred televison. Why not have 3D TV without the glasses and all built in now that would be great?

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Justin Brooks

Hi there,Who needs a 3d ready TV,when you have a 3D TV right in your living room,and for "Sky-3D",you dont need a 3D ready TV because I found a cheaper way for any tv set. By connecting "Sky-3D" channel from your sky+HD box to the input of a pc/mac TV Capture card (PCI/USB) and By using the computer program called "Stereoscopic Player",feed the "Sky-3D" channel from the Stereovideo-player's Live! video capture setting with layout left/right,you can choose your 3D viewing thats compatable on any tv set,in the over/under format,cross-eyed format and paper 3D glasses format on your tv's,even HD ready one's and LCD/Plasma.And by using the over/under format and using a £50 2D-3D video converter with 3D video input,you can even see in full colour 3D on an ordinary CRT tube based tv set,using 50Htz/60Htz shutter 3D glasses wired/wireless so that you can watch "Sky-3D" in full colour shutter 3D using a computer,tv capture card,stereoscopic player and a £50 2D-3D converter shutter 3D box on your ordinary CRT TV in full colour shutter 3D!.I already have this setup already,and its Brill!!! Im from Manchester,Lancashire and I own a 3d shutter lens attachment for a camcorder that turns a single camera into a stereo 3D video camera and I have even filmed "George Sampson" and "Ellis Brownhill" (George Sampson's cousin) both of them in 3D.Check out my Video's on www.youtube.com to find the proof out for yourself.

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paul

Ken Barlow in 3D!! Aarrrrrrr!!!! Stephen King eat your heart out.

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joshua

I thought 3D tvs were going to be brilliant but ever since they came out i got one watched it then sold it the next day biggest wast of money in my life :]

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AlisonK

I certainly don't want to have to sit watching TV in special glasses. Nor do I watch TV very often without doing something else at the same time, usually knitting or reading. I also sympathise with those who already wear specs - I use contact lenses but am starting to need reading specs, so sometimes find I am watching TV over those, as I knit or read. IF a form develops that doesn't need the glasses it MIGHT be worth re-considering, but definitiely NOT a must-have.

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Neville O'Callaghan

It really wasn't that long ago that certain CRT TV's with flat screens were top of the range as far as what TV's could offer. I had a really nice top of the range JVC which was a real joy to watch stuff on... A couple of years ago I bought a right nice 42" JVC LCD TV. Due to the advancement of technology there was a multitude of reasons that I chose the one that I bought. IE... It has 2 HDMI slots 3 scarts, VGA built in free view and a whole lot more too... It is still in my opinion a superb TV and capable of doing so much with the finest of viewing ability... Now with the advancement of 3D TV it is now available for a serious large bundle of money. It is not even that that would deter me from buying one . The reality is as there are not many options of movies to chose just yet. It is necessary to wear those bothersome glasses and further need to be sitting in a suitable position to experience the full 3D benefit... This would mean that in my home I would need to reconfigure my living room seating arrangement and also the position of the TV... Well I could go on and on even more but I dont think that I would consider buying a 3D TV just yet. The picture on my TV is excellent and can be seen by everybody in the room no matter where they are sitting.... Further to 3D TV , last weekend I watched on the news about a newer movie camera which is capable on now recording SUPER HD.... Where does it all end... I cant see anything wrong with my picture on my HD TV... So all things considered, I dont feel at this moment that anybody should even consider changing any of their flat panel HD TV's for something which is totally not going to change much ( if any ) of their viewing pleasure

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Mark Duddy

I think we are getting bogged-down in the perception that everything will be in 3D and people who can't see it will be discriminated against...not so! The higher-end TV's offering smart features that benefit everyone will include 3D as a feature (option, you can still watch in 2D), and this will undoubtedly expand to a wider price-range of products (it's already sub £1000 and a lot of non-3D TV cost more than this). Most of us have watched a 3D movie at some time though, and 3D TV brings this into our homes in full HD for the first time. Technologies without glasses are a great concept, but are fundamentally flawed in terms of viewing angle and distance, so active glasses prevail. I don't think it will be long before most decent brand TV's are 3D ready and some of us will add the glasses, and some wont, it's that simple.

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callum

i think it is cool and i want one

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DavidB

I agree with Jason and several others in my position ,having only sight in one eye.Untill these so called experts realise that there are people with some sort of dissadvatage or other we are never going to live in a perfect world. I think 3D will be a minority viewing. It was tried in cinemas years ago, It has not improved by the fact that you have to wear special glasses DROP IT.

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johno

Its a natural progression people, just because you forget youre viewing 3d doesnt mean you arent. You get more information, more cues, more immersion from it. Corrie and Enders will be in 3d one day, but like all recent consumer developments the content comes slowly, and the the price is coming down rapidly. Want to watch something flat or feel more like your there?

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Tempora

I am the early adopter, recently watched the ryder cup in 3d on sky and hmmm am thoroughly underwhelmed. The effect is interesting rather than good or bad, things bounce toward you but there is no impression of solidity or immersion or reality. Its much like those fake cardboard theatres you find on the back of a cerial packet, the focus isn't deep enough to feel real, the motion and inability to change angle further leave you disconnected. animation is better of course but that isnt saying much....and the glasses are a real pain, really really a bind forcing you to watch tv in exclusion and unable to casually view in a manner that allows social interaction...definitely a case of the tech isn't there till the glasses are gone imo.

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mel

anybody know the make of the oval tv STAND shown on the 3D tv challenge?

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david ross jnr

In general I am not interested in 3D television and quite happy with 2D. Why can't people just use their own imaginations, when watching a movie and simply allow their minds to 'draw' them into the story and would not cost them money.

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Gerard Fitzpatrick

65 inch Panasonic 3D being delivered to my place on Friday, can't wait !

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Jeremy Wright

3D is just a way of keeping TV and other equipment high it offers no real benefit in fact quite the opposite. The reason the heart rates went up on the 3D equipped viewers was stress ... There is a great deal of difference between the active and passive glasses, I felt this was brushed over by John .... Re Cloud Computing I really think that anyone that trusts someone else in a remote location connected only by the Internet to look after their data is a complete idiot and deserves what they will get :-)

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John Christian

The potential is the next best thing in tech but as things are currently it is a waste of money, and over-hyped. I am a stereoscopic images fan and like to see things done properly. Passive polarisng spectacles get my vote, but the expensive shutter glasses are thumbs down. The second issue is that the 3D photography needs to be thought through more carefully, and I do not like the clumsy arrangement of using two cameras. The depth composition and 3D window can be composed simply through a single video camera viewfinder with a stereoscopic converter attached to the lens, and it works optically, not by electronically blocking out each view in turn. Neither does it squash the two images sideways into a single frame like the Loreo device. I wish more people would take notice. Please see www.sos3d.corfeweb.com

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Garry Livingstone

3D TVs are a complete waste of money and time. You just want to sit down and watch TV/Movies without having to think whats that over there and getting distracted from the plot line. Also not everyone can see 3D i know people who have a problem with their eyesight which causes 3D to not register so the image just looks blurry for them its a complete waste. Also the price is way to much for what they are the price would have to come down considerably and also the available screen sizes would have to drop to around 22 Inch as this is the only size i can accommodate for. In conclusion 3D may be for some people but for me it is all a big waste of money and time and besides 3D has been around for years just do a search on wikipedia for 3D film been around since the 50s may not be the 3D of today but its still classed as 3D. I think i will stick to my normal TV I haven't even moved to HD yet got a full 1080p HD TV but only watching freeview in SD. Got a Xbox 360 slim 250GB connected via Component (Yellow, White, Red) however i do plan to connect it via HDMI soon. But Unlike 3D TV I only find HD TV and Blu-Ray a bit pointless. 3D is completely pointless and a waste of money.

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Dave

interested in all your comments about 3Dtv's as i've just purchased 50PK990 at only £995.00 its now £1600.00 .Have i made the correct option in going 3D

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Alan Newman

great idea, but like mr bradbury i wear glasses and find the 3d glasses uncomfortable and to be frank a pain in the ass. but saying that it would be an experience better than 2d tv.

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Peter Gellatly

I would be interested in a feature on 3d projectors as I have used a projector as a home cinema for years and want to buy a 3d one now, but there seems to be lots of information about the 3d ones not being compatible with the new sky 3d tv service can the show help by doing a feature very soon?

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Jerry Mallett

This is 2010 guys! Why do we need to wear stupid 3d glasses. Couldn't they design a 3d TV that could display 3d image without the need for glasses.

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Rhemelious

I think the idea is great, and it's nice to have 1080p in each eye and what not, but this is just old tech.. Toshibia and other TV companies are making 3DTVs that don't require glasses, so with this tech alive now, it is pointless investing in a 3DTV in 2010/2011 Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11467352

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Michael Housley

I think it is ti expensive at the moment you will get people who wear glasses can make them feel sick people who are coloured blind no benefit for them so in 10 years time when it should be popular and then cheaper there will be something new out so i so no no no to 3D

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Thomas

With Nvidia 3D Vision there is over 500 games that can be played with stereoscopic active shutter 3D Only around 10 games are native but Nvidia claims that its Software angles every frame in such a way and only makes certain items on each frame appear in 3D Basically making it feel like every Nvidia 3D experience is like James Cameron 3D epic, rather than trying to be 3D it is 3D

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Gavin Hatton

I would never invest in a 3D TV as only having sight in one eye it simply doesn't work for me. Reading these comments I'mm surprised as to the number of other people saying the same thing. Jonny Lee has a much better way of reproducing 3D, that works with out glasses and even for people with poor eyesight. Source:http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/lang/eng/johnny_lee_demos_wii_remote_hacks.html

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Mike

I have a 3d tv, got it first week it came out, and while there wasn't much content to start with there is loads out now (sky,bluray,downloads) it is worth the money to be honest, and the glasses are only a problem for about two minutes! My wife wears glasses and it's not a problem. Gaming is brilliant in 3d. Worth the money alone. I totally recommend it. Every skeptic that has sat down for half hour with it has loved it..

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Dan Cawthorne

3D is old technology , who wants to sit their with glasses on your face!! what about people what eye sight not compatible with glasses!! I think the first thing is to actual project the Image 3D actually out the screen, even better Holographic projection is what im waiting for!!

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Becky A

I don't want to have to put on another pair of glasses to watch TV when I already have to wear them all the time as it is. Why over complicate TV with a load more faffing about? I have Sky+HD, but it's only worth it for some things. I only got it because my regular Sky+ box stopped working. I don't need to see the bags under the eyes of some news reader in perfect detail, so I really don't see the point in 3D for everything, certainly not at the moment when it's yet more expense on top of everything else.

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andyknox

I think 3D tv wil be fantastic though i will have to wait till it's old technology before i will be able to afford.

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Jason

I think 3D has the best scope for gaming and films, maybe not pute TV and that 3D home cinema projectors would be more beneficial as the 3D effect is much better on a big screen, cant be doing with active expensive glasses either!

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M K

I have recently bought Samsung UE40B8000 Series Led non 3d version, and I am quite happy with this. I would reckon the price of 3d will drop like ton of bricks around x-max, as the dealers will want to reach their targets of sales, so they will throw in bundles packages.

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Donna Mellor

As i only have sight in one eye, i have never been able to see 3d.i imagine there are many more like me, and as a family we would never buy a 3d tv, as i would have to wear the glasses just to see a normal picture.

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Mrs E Gallop

I and many people can't see 3D properly, apparently it's a large portion of the population can't see it, There is those with astigmatic eyes and also if you wear glasses itis really uncomfortable trying to wear 2 pears of glasses to TRY and see 3D. My husband loves it as he is a gadget boy but it wont be worth buying as one it's way too expencive.

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ParisV

I'd wait a couple of generations of tv's first. But if you are buying a TV now it might be worth spending the extra couple hundred quid just incase you adopt it in the next couple of years otherwise your tv will only last a few years. Hollywood will be pushing it as it's harder to pirate in a cinema with a camera. I think it will be better in gaming at first.

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Philip Morris

Why would you want a 3D TV,we are already being accused of being couch potatoes. 3D is good but it should stay in the cinemas where it belongs. If you want to be part of the action then pay the money to see the event. As for films,if you want to be in a film then become an actor. Cinemas are the best place for this as the screen is unrivaled.

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Norman Leftly

Did anyone ask the question ... can you record 3D on your PVR?

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Phil Glover

Not interested in 3D until I can go to specsavers and get a prescription pair of 3D glasses you can wear normally then turn on the 3D when required.

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Mick

Howdy all. I hummed and harred about this question for months from christmas 2009 upto the start of the world cup 2010. I needed no I wanted a new TV I had a sony trinitron 32" widescreen 12 year old TV. I wanted a new experience first it was Plasma or LCD i went Plasma. Then it was do i wait for 3D or not i chose to wait then shelled out £2300 for a new Panasonic 50" VT25 3D TV. and a couple of extra pairs of glasses it came with 2. Now i had no 3D content no 3D player but one thing i did get was an awesome TV that has the most amazing cinema experience for good old standard 2D content. I mean it was amazing i dont have to wear the glasses for this they switch off when not pointing at the TV anyway. Now for the good part I have a Sony PS3 which has been made 3D ready with updates so now it plays 3D games and as of last month now plays 3D movies when they come out ;) . I do think though i wanted a new TV and i am so glad i got a new 3D ready TV. 3D games are coming and they look amazing i think they are tops. So in short if it is a new TV get 3D you will not be dissapointed. Cheers and enjoy

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jay

I'm not sure about 3dtv but i have a much better idea for the living room and it is possible with the tech around now. the idea is to connect a kinect unit to a projector and then use three or four of them to fill a room. meaning there would be a kinect unit and projector in each corner of the room. each one working semi-independently, they would be in contact with each of the other units and be able to continually scan the room to produce the best results for the projected imagery. this would mean that the projectors could render the entire room putting the user in a full 360 environment to enjoy the media. also using the kinects ability to recognize people and their outline this could be translated to the projectors allowing anyone in the room not to be projected upon, removing them from each of the projected image. imagine being in your own room at home turning on your xbox and your entire room changes around you, but when you look at someone else in the room or down at yourself, you remain the same. you would be able to interact with visual media in an entirely new way. it would change gaming the film industry and remove the television from the living room. that is the idea and using the technology we have it is possible.

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Darren Fuller

I really couldn't care less about 3D, personally I'm more excited by internet tv, especially the new google tvs coming out

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chris

i love the idea its just that all you really need is a normal tv. 3-d should be something you cant wait to see at cinemas not as soon as you get home. its silly and is way too much money.

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andrew

waste of money and i can not watch any 3d without getting a headache after 1min even in the cinimas

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PC Guy 2006

I think that the new wave of 3D is far better than the old because If like me you are colour blind or have a tollerance issue with say... Green or blue then this throws out the 3d effect in the old red/blue/green glasses. However for me although the old 3D does not work the new active tech does work. The samsung glasses are comftable to wear and as I wear glasses anyway find that the samsung 3d Active ones fit over my normal glasses with no problems. So overal...... Like HD was when it first came out... Great for gaming, And for watching the small selection of films out at the mo, But I think it will catch on. This Xmas This will be the BIG PUSH and lots of 3D Deals to be had.....

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Anonymous

you know what; it's brilliant. in ten years, tops, everyone will have 1. But for now not enough channels, films, or indeed anything else, for ur money.

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Weeman

What use is 3D Tv to people like me that have vision in only one eye? We cannot se the depth. Maybe someone should invent something that would allow us to be able to enjoy it too.

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Ben smith

Maby in five years or so then might get a look from me.X

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Lorraine

Following a theme here but felt the need to comment. Whilst loving the concept the idea of having to wear glasses over my glasses (can not wear contact lenses as not suitable) in my own home is the thing that puts me off. They are uncomfortable enough just wearing them for a couple of hours in the cinema.

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Taz

I have an LG 3D TV, awesome, totally awesome, well worth the money, plus the 2D picture is out of this world too. Having said that, 3D content is rather lacking at the moment, but the two films I have watched in 3D really blew me away. More content NOW!!!!!

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vinnie robertson

3D will be the future like back to the future 2.it will be amazing and you will feel everything giving you that cold shiver feeling.with 3d tv and gaming 3d to it will be amazing bullet flying past you in your,you comrade blown up right next to you etc etc all within your living room and it will be amazing heart rates will increase and the demand for more.but sadly clash of the titens 3d was very disapointing at cinema but toy story 3 and ice age 3 were amazing and the famous up.but they were all CG films and i like most people here have just bought and lcd tv HD readyand it wasnt cheap at £1600 for a 40" samsung in 2007 and to replace that with a 55" HD 3d tv at almost £3000-£2500 aint cheap not included the dvds you have to buy and other add ons.but i do think in the near future like back to the futere 2 we will be wearing those silly glasses round shopping centres with images jumping out at you

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Davey

I’ve yet to see a flat screen TV that can even show motor sport without it pixalating because they cannot keep up with the action. They are all just rubbish. And people have been coaxed in to buying them. There are no CRT TV any more, so not shore what I will do when mines no more. You need a 600Hz TV to get any where near the quality of the older CRT TV. ALL a total con.

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Derek Taylor

Having had my hand forced by the failure of my 28" CRT telly about a year ago, I purchased a Toshiba 42" LCD TV. With the subsequent sexifying of 3DTV which didnt exist at the time of purchase of my TV, I am left a little confused... I dont really know what 3dtv means. The sticker on the side of the telly doesnt specify that it is 3D ready, but I dont know what 3D ready actually means. I dont know how 3D works. A lot of TV's were perfectly capable of running HD before it was trendy to be HD ready.... I was hoping for the large outlay of cash on my neww telly just a year ago to last me many many years, but not i'm not so sure that my investment was wise....

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alan kerslake

When digital television came out, virgin media took its time getting there, by that time sky tv came along with digital tv, and I have been using them for my digital tv since. now i`ve got skyhd which i think is good, except sometimes it loses the signal. So before they even think of switching off analogue tv, they should first make sure that digital is perfect. Do they want everyone to give up there skyhd systems and switch to the more up to date system. i do not have perfect sight, so 3D tv, is a waste of money, time. It should be dumped into the nearest bin, or used for cinemas only.

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Rchiil

Well, Its ok for those with 20/20 vision to get it the home, but for those with glasses they may find headaches or migrains from watching it. ALSO SOMTHING worth POINTING OUT WHEN TESTING THIS TECHNOLOGY. This can cause those with mild eppilepse to have a siezure, even if they can still handle video games and such. Also if eppilepse runs in your family I would be cautious about starting to watch 3D films, just in case it brings out the eppilepse, its possible. so for me it is not the future of TV, and when you look at the stastistic for epilepsy there are 1 in every 131 people globally that suffer with it.. that is a lot of people that watch TV. Every day in the UK, 75 people are diagnosed with epilepsy so i can not see this as the future of TV... P.S I prefered Avatar in BLUE RAY than the 3d version i saw at the cinema, i noticed a lot more details ect around the main charicters .

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Paul

3D will have its place and rightly so, but remember,many thousands of us who are partly sighted are unable to watch 3D. So if everything were to go 3D......

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Heulwen

I have to admit, I haven't had a 3D experience I'm still not drawn to it! I haven't been to see a 3D film because I don't really care and I'm certainly not interested in watching Corrie in 3D! It's all too much fuss. I think it will be much more usefull for gaming rather than normal daily tv!

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Richard

the 3d TV sounds interesting but what about people that have to wear glasses (like me) its just a nuisance having to wear 2 pairs of glasses to watch TV

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Alana

I have colour blind children this technology is of no use to them, so what it the point in purchasing something not all the family would get the enjoyment and benefit from.

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tpsims

If TV companies started using the tech used by the 3DS then I would seriously consider getting a 3D tv. As I wear glasses I already find it a pain having to try getting another pair of glasses on top in the cinema when watching a 3D film. The 3DS tech works without glasses and would open up the 3D world to a larger audience. Untill companies start experimenting with the new 3D tech I'm not even going to bother looking at a 3D ready TV.

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RugbyRich

The 3d TV sounds interesting but what about people that have to wear glasses (like me) its just a nuisance and it is really uncomfortable having to wear 2 pairs of glasses to watch TV. so you have to ask yourself is it worth paying £1,629.00 for a TV your going to watch but not be comfortable whilst watching TV and in my opinion its not.

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Daniel Mironov

first of all, you have to sit directly in line with the t.v, it costs loads of money and it makes the games, if on 3-d, response time slower. For example, on COD if on 2d, you shoot, it shoots straight away. whereas on 3-d it takes some time (2 to 3 seconds) to fire.

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andy

Will buy one when price comes down plus more choice ,not just kids films.....

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goosebag

well we just watched bugs on sky 3d on our new 50inch plasma....... you lot that comment and havnt seen the potential need to watch before you comment.. trust me three big burly blokes hiding from a preying mantis eating a flys head in glorious 3d in front off our eyes was amazing and slightly scary lol. the sport looks amazing and scouse derby match coming up should be great as the sports demos look great. the 2d to 3d isnt great to be honest but it isnt terrible. and as a gamer i havnt yet seen a 3d game but will do asap. overall if your wanting the next best tech thing get a 3dtv you wont be dissapointed and all you family friends will be wanting a watch.

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mr. fred.christelow

i think 3d t.v.`s are a waste of money and means you have to get rid of your nearly £2,000 old one, which you have just brought. also for people like my wife who has very poor eyesight. also people who have health issues do`es not work for them either. like people who take fits or failing eye sight.

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PeteJ

I hate 3D films at the Cinema. After about 20 minutes I get motion sickness. I don't fancy feeling sick in my own home too!

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jeremy canning

Just been to Curry’s and watched a 3D film on the 46” Samsung 3D LED T.V, I must say brilliant, I will now wait until the after Xmas sales for them to come down to a more realistic price. I mean £1700 for a T.V, when you compare that to a high spec desktop or laptop. Jez

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phil

I understand the high asking price for 3D putting people off, but I don't understand why people with sight problems are condemming the technology! If you have eyesight problems you won't get a positive 3D experience - just like 'real life'. No point blaming the technology.

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Lloyd

Unless you have a huge Video wall I cant see the point. I don't even like 3D at the Cinema, even though the screen does draw you in, with a TV at home its just not big enough to fill your view.

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jcvamp

I still can't get past the fact that you need to wear glasses. I need to wear glasses to see, so how am I supposed to wear 3D glasses as well? When they made shades, they created flip down shades lenses; they should make a similar device with 3D lenses.

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neil hawes

A lot of people can see 3D.

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olly

i think that 3d tv will be a novelty thing that will soon wear off. after you have seen a few things in 3d u will find yourself bored. like when you buy a new computer game when you first get it you are very excited so you play it loads and get bored and then never play it agan. thats what 3d will be like.

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simon

we've all just been taken for an expensive ride on the 'digital' con. HD ready and Full HD was never really explained well and most Mr & Mrs Average have recently bought new Televisons because of the switch over. A TV is quiet a big investment for most people and we expect them to last a good 7+ years and at present why do I want to watch TV with glasses? So I think its all now too late to expect most people to buy 3D. Once again 3D is a fad we don't really want and something far better will be around the corner. Its the Betamax of the decade. I'd be more impressed if everyone Dropped the 3D fad again! and started to work on Holograph TV. that would be more of an impressive break through.

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Sue S

I think the current fad for 3DTV exists solely because the manufacturers have the technology available. Looking at 3D photos in the press recently left me with a headache and feeling sick. As has already been said here HD Ready and Full HD was a bit of a con and not all of us are able to receive HD signals yet. Now they're trying to get us to move on to 3DTV. I believe work is already being carried out on holographic TV, so no sooner have we all bought out 3D TV's than they'll wheel out the holographic, and so it goes, on and on and on...

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n

3d will need a few years to mature but when you consider that just providing a perfect 2d HDTV picture and a decent audio experience has still not been achieved. Even the most expensive TVs still have picture processing problems and rubbish sound because of the pointless race to make a TV that's thinner than the manual it comes with. Just as trying to squeeze an F1 engine in a Reliant Robin three wheeler will not make it a better car. Things need sorting out from the basics, upwards. I also noticed that many writers here should have spent more time listening to their English teacher and less time dreaming of gadgets.

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Ross

I hate 3D, even in the cinema. I like Jason wear glasses so an extra pair on top is annoying. I hate the way you have to sit perfectly inline to get a good view and I see problems with gaming too, in terms of poor accuracy after 3d is layered into a scene (Nintendo 3DS doesn't look too bad though). I am an early adopter of a lot of things, but I would never do so with 3D, it's overpriced and offers nothing much. By the way, the years Cineworld pass is useless for watching 3D films as they make you pay extra on top of the pass entry when you go and see one - Just an example of what 3D really is, an excuse to charge more!! Lets just hope it's a fad that will die off!

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Hubbie

The way they have gone about 3D TV to me is a bit on the money grabbing side I think. £Lots for £D player/Source then £Lots for 3D compatible TV with glasses. With the quality of HD TV's out there at the moment why didn't they just make the source the controlling factor for viewing and have the source control the glasses/perspective then you can use any current HD-TV to view a 3D program/ film. Example, PS3 is now a 3D Blu-Player, with it's Blue-tooth transmitter it could control the lens switching of active glasses for the switching perspective of the 3D picture of the screen. But hey who am I kidding retail company's just happy for us to pay out £Lots for one item when we can fleece us for two :(

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ned diegel

I think the main problem at the moment with 3dtv is that you have to wear glasses! this hasn't changed since it was launched well over 30 years ago! I know for a fact that tv producers are working on tv that don't require them! I bought a hdtv a few months ago and was offered a 3d one for a extra 75 pound. but at the end of the day. I do not want to wear glasses whilst watching tv. I'm prepared to wait untill tv's do not require such embarrrasing apparell! Also i'm sure that quite a few exisiting hd tv are 3d capable! surely all it would require is a firmware upgrade for free!

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GM

I recently invested in a Samsung 50" 3D Plasma for gaming purposes and it's brilliant. Because most games are essentially created in 3D, by using the 2D to 3D converter (unique to Samsung) you are reverting the game back to it's original and far more beautiful form. I put Medal of Honour & Fifa 11 to the test using the 2D/3D converter & it is by far the most immersive gaming experience I've ever had (bearing in mind neither of these games are considered 3D enabled). Just imagine when your favourite titles are being created with 3D specifically in mind!

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Pete

I've seen a 3d movie on a 3dtv in a high street store and it was fantastic. If you've only seen 3d in the cinema you haven't seen the quality of a 3dtv. I'm not too bothered about watching everything in 3d, but some films e.g. cgi look great. To be honest I'm more excited in its application to 3d gaming. If you are old enough look back over the history of games...could a 1970s atari gamer have imagined the megadrive, could megadrive players have imagined playstation or xbox, and so on. Current gamers don't yet know it, but 3d is the next big step. Forget motion controllers, 3d is it. And Microsoft are taking a wait and see approach! The PS3 handles it now. This is the moment PS3 wins the battle. And stop moaning about a pair of glasses. Aren't you used to wearing gadgets by now? And it isn't just gaming - all those social apps you use and haven't imagined yet are about to turn 3d - will you want to be the one stuck in 2d? Bring it on.

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Pete  C

I too would be one whose discriminated against As I've photosentive epilepsy. I bet these tv manufacterers never thought of that? As theirs millions around the world with epilepsy. I hope 3DTV dies a death for home users and it's just is a cinema expereince if you choose to watch it. As I believe thats where it belongs in cinemas. Having it imposed on every1 is draconian..

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Anonymous

Jason do you ever wonder how some of the gadgets you demo on the show turn out with the customers. take the Memory Map 2800. I bought one so I could down load routes onto our local web of the Warminster Wobble and show my wife ho is very ill to show her where I go on my mountain bike. The reason I tel you this is that I had to take it back to the importers as the power switch fell out and the maps kept disappearing, they did change it for a new one about three months ago. But two weeks ago the Hold/on switch fell out as I picked it up. this unit is supposed to be robust for out door use. I have emailed them with a picture as the first time but no answer this time. now if that happened to you what would you do??

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adrian

i like 3d tvs but its not for me

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i love it but it is to expensive

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i like 3d tvs,its fantastic. i am a big fan to the gadget show and learning much. i like specially the sony 60lx903 3d tv

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Micky

Well 3D sucks, I have epelpsy in the family and have never had sesures before, I go to watch 3D movie, within 10 seconds my head is hurting that bad i leave the cinema feeling really weird and a sharp pain in my head. The next morning I have a siezure, Since then I find it hard to stare at a computer for too long (max a few hours without getting the same sharp headache), also finding myself getting more tired at night since, 3DTV ruined my life and i now have to go for tests to see the damage it has done.... HATE IT and if i get diagnosed will be seeking legal advice as there was no health warnings at cinema... so if the industry wants to turn 3D into a std eventually in this country they better be ready to cause 6 million people that suffer with photo sensitive epilpsy seizures well.... expect some large law suits...

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DEB

I'm firmly in camp Jason on this one (that’s an opinion, not an action) Lack of content is the usual show stopper with any new tech, but I have more of an issue with wearing the specs and sitting bolt upright at the correct viewing angle for the best experience. I'm almost guaranteed to be slouched and slobbed on the sofa when watching TV and the specs aren't going to work for that. What if you have a nice set of active specs and you have friends round...what do they watch? Tried a Sony set in store and although there was a wow factor there i was left feeling a bit nauseous…not quite motion sick but same kind of feeling. It’s got a way to go yet before I’m convinced. Saw a 3D TV in an airport a few months back that didn’t require any specs…that’s what we need!

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Donald

I have a Samsung 3D full HDTV and have watched a bit of the Masters Golf in 3D it is very good when they zoom arround bit it is too far from the game. Following the golf is not very good and the picture keeps bluring and the screen is much darker due to the glasses. I prefer to watch in HD where you can see it in close up.

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Flarnezen

And how in that case to act?

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tony ely

Amazing that most of the people here don't have 3D and are just knocking it for the sake of it, Its great and a wonderful extension to your viewing - get out and buy one but get a good make like Samsung or top of the range Sony - enjoy!

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