We’re not so quick to jump on the bandwagon.
Concerns have already been raised about the negative effects of binocular dysphoria with overuse of 3DTVs in the home. Not enough research has been conducted, and when some of the big name brands have been grilled about this, they simply state they have conducted studies but won’t reveal any of the information stemming from them.
Not only could the physical effects be potentially damaging to us and our children, but everyone is overlooking the social damage this could do.
Can you really imagine sitting around with a bunch of mates, drinking beer and watching the footy, all wearing clunky 3D headsets or glasses? Let alone sitting on a couch with a partner, leaning in for the clichéd kiss, and locking headsets instead of lips!
I believe the future of home theatre technology and televisions is in connectivity and convergence. It’s more useful for Australians to be able to watch streamed content on demand, make Skype calls, and access the internet through their TVs than it is to watch the odd 3D show or movie through an overpriced product.
Internet connectivity is something we’re looking to bring into the next generation of TVs at Kogan Technologies.
I am a strong believer in open platforms, so we won’t be locking our TVs to only a few content providers like some of the big name brands are doing. Open source standards must be embraced in order for our industry to move forward and facilitate a streamlined home theatre experience.
What do you think? Is 3DTV something you want to bring in to your home? Would you pay a premium for it? If so would you only watch movies in 3D or would you be happy to watch a sporting match in 3D as well? We look forward to seeing your thoughts.