3D Blu-ray Brings Awkward, Headache-Inducing Glasses Home From the Theater

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Hollywood execs love to say that 3D is the next big thing in movies, and Blu-ray is hoping to be the way that 3D movies come home from the theaters.


The Blu-ray Disc Association is working to officially integrate 3D tech into the BD standard. They're hoping that 3D, when combined with HD, will be the extra incentive people need to finally ditch DVDs. Of course, the tech, which would require fancy polarized glasses rather than old school red/blue glasses, would also require new, 3D-capable HDTVs to work, so those late adopters they're going after won't be able to take advantage anyways.

Personally, I think 3D movies are a gimmick. It's rare that I want to have to wear special glasses to watch a movie. But hey, if people are into it, I'm not going to complain against having the option at home. But don't look for it anytime soon. [Video Business via Engadget HD via Crave]



I hate to be a naysayer to the 3D bandwagon- The concept is intriguing but in all the years that this has been attempted from Jaws 3D and Spacehunter 3D to the current implementations I've rarely been that impressed. This has truly proving to be a challenging technology to implement and to rise above the status of gimmick. I'm actually not sure that 3D adds that much to the experience. I've been far more impressed with high dynamic range photo's and hope that this technology can manifest itself into video for richer imagery.