Just 4000 Watching 3D Olympics In Uk But Twitter Users Praising 3D Olympics.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:06 PM
Is 3d TV now dead?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:37 PM
I personally have found the Olympics 3D camera work to be of a uniformly high standard, judging by the daily free to air 3D coverage provided by Nine from 11am till mid-afternoon in Eastern Australia. [I have almost all of it, recorded with a PVR.]
The gymnastics, the kayaking, the synchronised swimming; so many events are spectacular in 3D. Even with half width side-by-side transmission, the visual result has been captivating.
But if viewer numbers are not supporting it, is it a commercial proposition?
Edited by MLXXX, 12 August 2012 - 09:40 PM.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:44 AM
Edited by gllp, 13 August 2012 - 03:45 AM.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:16 AM
Your explanation gllp. side-by-side is a very common 3D format.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:55 AM
They talk about a 1 hour highlights show airing at 11pm - obviously the time is a factor and IME most people want to tune into live events not recaps.
Also excluding Pay TV? when the majority of people interested in 3D would be viewing via them IMO.
And as the article mentioned, very few households (1%) are properly set up for 3D viewing.
But all that said, I really don't think 3D has much to offer the majority of casual viewers. The ones that just want to sit down and watch TV without glasses and without the distracting artificiality that 3D creates. But probably more importantly, most viewers will be wanting to flick channels (esp multi channel sport events) and if only one of them is 3D then its more of a hassle than enjoyable.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:03 PM
I wouldn't say it's dead. I feel like it's just the beginning. Now, 3D tvs have become so much better, it can't all just disappear like that. I think the lack of viewers is because it's new technology. Soon enough, there will be more 3D tv users.