Why Did 3D Television Emerge So Late?

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Why did 3D television emerged the market now?

 3D technology is not by far new as it seems at first sight, which is why dedicated fans that will begin some research will end up very surprised when reading about how many manufacturers already build and produce 3D technology devices for the market.

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In fact, things are quite simple: the economic crisis that began in the year of 2008 powerfully affected the business of electronics producers in the context of a steep decline in sales. Producers needed a marketing solution to increase sales and step over the regression of the market they targeted. The answer to their prayers was given by Avatar. Released both in 3D and IMAX 3D format, the image of this movie has quickly become the highest bought and seen film in cinema history, and fans appetite for this technology was immediately speculated. In less than four months after the launch of the well-known movie, film producers have already approached the 3D TV market, and many others are preparing already the second generation of models for the end of this summer. All in the hope that people will want to see 3D movies, and why not sporting events in 3D format while enjoying a seat in their own living room.

Although everyone expected the Samsung to start this road, the start was given by the LG model LD290, which has a diagonal of 47″Full HD with a 1080p resolution and 200 Hz TruMotion technology. The product provides two pairs of glasses. TV offers USB 2.0 connection, which means you can connect an external hard drive to watch movies and photos directly. The model has a price of about $3000 and customers can also opt for a Blu-ray player with 3D rendering capabilities for which they’ll have to spend an extra $400.

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So far, things sound very promising but the content is the real problem of 3D technology.

First, television broadcasting was only found in HD, and at least so far no one has announced plans for a hypothetical 3D transmission worldwide. The main obstacles are high costs and non-existent technology penetration in many world markets.

In terms of 3D movies better not stay. It may seem strange, but LG has launched a 3D TV in many countries without offering any support or compatibility with other formats except their own. I do not think I need to say that if you ask for 3D movies in retail shops you will most probably surprise the sellers. Basically, the only solution would be ordering 3D movies on external sites like Amazon, but where would be the convenience to watch the film we want when we want?