Is 3D TV really a dream of the past or it can be the future?

BY ORIENTAL HEAUS.COM  In 2009, a 3D film Avatar earned its name all over the world. Although the actual use in 3D movie viewing did come to reality before decades, it never became a hit until this movie was shown to the public.  

The success of 3D movies prompted TV manufactures started to think about the possibility of making 3D available for home. After the CES 2010 trade show, 3D television really became a trade by major manufacturers began selling their 3D TVs. According to DisplaySearch, 3D television shipments totaled 41.45 million units in 2012, compared with 24.14 in 2011 and 2.26 in 2010. 

However, the good time did not stay any longer just after one year ago. Some data has shown that the number of 3D TV viewer started to decline. Influenced by the lack of demand from consumers, more and more companies stopped making this kind of TV. In 2014, Vizio killed all 3D support and others have be theirs followers. This year, Sony and LG, which were the last two major television manufacturers still producing 3D televisions, announced that they would not support 3D any longer. 

We cannot help to think: is 3D TV dead?

People love 3D just for the immersive viewing experiences it can offer, but at home it seems not that necessary when you have to put another glasses on your nose. To buy glasses may also add extra cost, the glasses can be divided into passive glasses (inexpensive) and active shutter glasses (very high price), and sometimes one pair of glasses might not work with different brand.

Recently, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) said that a new method was found to revive the 3D technology. According to lead researcher, their latest format may bring 3D TVs into people’s home and it can also let you watch 3D movies at home without glasses.  

It seems the 3D TVs may have the chance to return back to households with the help of new technology. So, if you want to get a new television for your family, what is your choice: to purchase a 3D TV in order to have a better watching time, or just take a 4K, large size TV to home?

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