Should I Buy a 3D TV?

Early adopters have been disappointed. One poll actually showed that 8 out of 10 purchasers of 3D TVs regret their investment. Most were unsatisfied with the available content for viewing and for all the expensive extras such as glasses, and a portion even complained about physical side effects such as nausea. It has even been claimed in several online publications that 3D TV is dead, and they are partially right.

Of course that was all before the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There it was announced by several makers of 3D TVs that they are working on new technology. The biggest improvement: no glasses necessary. That means one of the biggest complaints online casino dgfev of consumers will soon be null, with several arguing that physical side effects will also be lessened with the subtraction of glasses from the equation. Autostereo (glasses free) technology by Vizio and other 3D TV makers will certainly change the market for these televisions.

But what about content? While movies like Life of Pi have used the technology to greatly improve the viewing experience, others have left viewers wondering what the big deal is. Television programming with 3D content is still practically non-existent, with the exception of special occasion programs. As of yet, there is no service looking at constant streaming of 3D content, leaving many to wonder what the point of having a 3D TV is at all.

The consumer bottom line is this: when deciding whether to buy a 3D TV you have to think about content, content, content. Do you love watching movies in the 3D and the occasional television show? If the primary content you consume is movies, then 3D might be a good choice for you right now. If you’re on the fence, wait it out. The technology is getting better and so is the availability of content.

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