Friday, June 11, 2010


Now that 3D TV is on the horizon (it's even here for some early adopters), I was thinking about some of the consequences if glasses are needed:

1. If you break your 3D glasses, you can't watch TV. Is that a high enough risk to make it not worth it? How sturdy would they have to be?

2. If you misplace your 3D glasses (they are next to the remote, the car keys, and the extra sock from the drier :-D), you can't watch TV. How much of a hassle is that?

3. How many pairs of 3D glasses would you need? When I have friends over to watch the "big game", it could be 20. Does that mean I need 20 pairs? Could they bring their own, or would each brand of TV have different glasses? Is it worth getting 3D if it means not having parties any more? I know lots of people over the years that did the same thing with Lost, Sex in the City, and many other shows.

4. Would the 3D glasses make you look goofy? Personally, this isn't a big deal for me (watching at home), but for some people, especially with friends over, it could be.

5. What other negatives are there? Could all of these slow down the adoption of 3D TV??