Several years ago, people in the tech industry and the consumer were very excited about the prospect of having a 3D TV in their very own home. Local retailers started carrying the latest 3D models that were relatively high in the beginning. Soon, cable television and satellite television joined the excitement surrounding this new technology by introducing channels that were primarily devoted to 3D television. Fast forward several years and all the big cable and satellite companies are dropping their 3D channels in favor of a more universally acceptable technology. The fact is that people were simply not purchasing the 3D model televisions.
Say Goodbye to 3D
News broke that Comcast, Sony, and several other high profile companies were pulling the plug on their 3D channels. The fact is that the technology has not evolved enough yet for the home theater. Many think that it was just not worth the extra money. Cerainly, the rising interest in this technology was due to the movie produced by John Cameron. Avatar has great graphics and wonderful colors that really captured the attention of the consumer. However, insiders report that the movie industry was having a tremendous amount of problems producing 3D content with the same type of quality graphics that were present in the Avatar movie. In addition, the average consumer was simply not that interested in the new technology that required them to wear a pair of goggle like glasses to view the 3D material on their home television screens.
Quickly Evolving Technology
Certainly, it is safe to say that the average consumer was not all that thrilled about the home 3D experience. Evolving technology has pushed 3D back into oblivion. Now, consumers are busy with their tablets, computers, and smart-phones that are now able to produce amazing quality graphics. Features like 4k/UHD and HDR are much more relevant to the consumer today. Most assuredly, 3D had its day. However, ever evolving technology has diminished its perceived popularity.