The controversy over 3D continues as the technology is being touted by the HDTV companies as being something new. But is 3D just a gimmick or is it going to be the future? Over at CrunchGear they state that those over 25 years old may see this as nothing more than another gimmick to line the pockets of HDTV companies and that most of us will not make the switch to 3D. Yet they do proclaim that 3D gaming will take off and that younger gamers will flock to the latest in 3D gaming.
The first sports event, the Masters, will begin broadcasting the event in 3D even though most Americans do not own the technology. A feed will also be made available on the Masters web site which begins coverage on April 7th. The Masters will also bring us the return of Tiger Woods to the Augusta tournament and is expected to draw a large television audience.
Over at the Christian Science Monitor their article proclaims that ‘ Cameron, of course, is considered to be a major pioneer of 3D film making’. Pioneer? Since 3D movies were first introduced in the 1950′s, I don’t believe that Mr. Cameron can be labeled as a ‘pioneer, but rather as having fined tuned the 3D process. Also Cameron’s popular movie the Titanic is to be re-released but this time in 3D. Not real 3D, which would require that the entire movie be shot over again, but more like a simulated 3D. Cameron has even stated that people should not expect Titanic in 3D to be any where as visually great as Avatar is.
Some are now claiming that 3D HDTV is going to be the Laserdisc of this current decade. Does anyone remember Sony’s beta? But no matter what your feelings are about 3D it is going to take several years for pricing to come down before the masses flock to it. Some of us are still waiting for Blu-ray machines to get even cheaper before taking the plunge. LOL