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3D glasses are worth no more than the $3 up charge the theater wants  (Source: Panasonic)
Give us a decently priced 3D TV with passive glasses and things might take off





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RE: Mode of watching
By cmdrdredd on 12/15/2010 9:51:22 PM , Rating: 2
So true and very overlooked. A ton of people have the TV on and "watch" while writing a paper during commercials or reading the online sites such as this one.

Another overlooked aspect is the economy. Unemployment is at record levels and many people are in fear of the uncertain future. They are not going to plop down the needed money on one of these sets with things as upside down as they are now. Plus, right now you can get a Panasonic 42" 3D Plasma for $1100, then you need a 3D player or at least some glasses for viewing 3D content. So you figure $160 for a decent 3D Blu-Ray player and about $280 for the 3D starter kit *roll eyes* which comes with only 2 pairs of glasses and a pretty craptastic movie called Avatar. Then each additional set of glasses is $108 a piece. So lets say a family of 4. You need the TV, the player, the starter kit, and 2 additional pairs of glasses. Grand total of $1756 before shipping and any applicable sales tax. Then you get to watch 1 movie and maybe 1 channel on TV with some 3D content. That price doesn't even include a 3D compatable receiver for surround sound that can pass the 3D signal through HDMI to the TV.

By contrast a 58" 1080p Plasma without 3D is $1100 and you use all your current equipment to watch HD content. No starter kits etc. Most people I know would opt for the bigger set and skip the 3D.


RE: Mode of watching
By wempa on 12/16/2010 12:54:44 PM , Rating: 2
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Grand total of $1756 before shipping and any applicable sales tax. Then you get to watch 1 movie and maybe 1 channel on TV with some 3D content.


Not only that, but for the 99.99% of the time that you aren't watching 3D, you are getting ZERO benefit from all that extra cost. Gee, I wonder why it hasn't taken off ! </sarcasm>


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