3D Blu-ray – Seriously?

Okay, I will say right out of the gate that the idea of 3D Blu-ray gives me a headache. I think we must realize that once the novelty wears off, this is going to bomb hard. We are not talking about grander definition in the picture or even crisper sound. This is a matter of every movie you watch coming out to you in 3D!

Why would anyone actually bother with this? Not even considering any added expense should you not own a PS3, which will be supported, there is also the question of remembering where the glasses are kept. Clearly this is about as harebrained of an idea as I have ever heard of.

This said, I guess one might also point out that people said the same thing about Betamax, recording TV onto tape, and even talking movies themselves for that matter. So it is conceivable that I may be totally wrong about this. Perhaps this is destined to be a huge hit?

Tell you what. Why don’t each of you hit the comments and let me know if you would be willing to drop money on either a PS3 or another supported Blu-ray player that would work with this 3D concept.

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  • Mike

    3d sucks, all of it. I have refused to buy many movies period because all the supplier had was the 3d version. Until the customer smart up and refuse to buy this crap, you are going to see idiot film makers sucker the consumers.

  • Wayne

    I too thought 3d sucked until I saw Avatar. The storyline was acceptable. However the 3d CGI effects were stunning, I came home and started researching 3d for my PC and found that my nVidia card supports it.

    Then I checked the cost and availability in Australia – guess I’ll be waiting to see if it does become mainstream.

    I could justify it for work, maybe, for example stereoscopic medical imaging, well I could if only I was a doctor.


    I haven’t seen any 3D films such as Avatar, but do remember ones in the 1950’s and, having seen footage shown on the new 3D Panasonic TV’s, believe 3D is a bigger leap in viewing experience than HD. In fact I’ll buy the TV later this month and also the 3D camcorder to put in an underwater housing. Have you seen coral reef shots in 3D? Amazing, nearly as good as being there in the flesh! As I stare at a computer screen five days a week in my job, using the 3D glasses is no big deal, just somewhat uncomfortable which needs something to ease the strain on the bridge of the nose.