If you buy a 3D TV that uses active shutter glasses, right now you're pretty much limited to buying 3D glasses that are made by the same manufacturer as the manufacturer of your TV. The Consumer Electronics Association wants to change that.
Anyone who uses Comcast as their cable TV provider will find a new channel added to their lineup in two days, as the carrier will launch its own, 24/7 3D TV station called Xfinity 3D.
Well, even though sporting events are the most widely broadcast 3D programming and ESPN 3D is now the only multi-carrier 24/7 3D channel available, there won't be any 3D broadcasts of the upcoming Super Bowl.
We knew going into CES that 3D would yet again be another big trend. But because of the rather scattered state of the 3D industry right now, no one really cared what anyone had to show.
It was exactly one year ago when ESPN launched a revolutionary new 3D channel, the very first of its kind in the world. Now it has something else to announce - making that channel live 24 hours a day.
After having already launched revolutionary "glasses-free 3D" TVs in Japan, Toshiba is ready to bring the technology to the US in a 40-inch model that could bring the 3D race to a screeching halt.
The current stereoscopic 3D standard being used in TVs and computer monitors is acclaimed for providing the most powerful 3D resolution possible, but due to an extreme lack of consumer interest, LG is looking to a new alternative.
Size does matter. At least in the world of consumer electronics. And LG wants to be the biggest dog in the kennel when it launches a massive, almost too-big-to-be-useful 72-inch 3D TV with all the trimmings.
While it's all anyone wants to talk about in the tech world and everyone makes it sound really cool, consumers just don't want 3D TVs. And manufacturers are already cutting prices of their 3D sets by as much as 50%.
To countless Americans, watching the perpetually burning Yule Log on TV is a Christmas tradition, and this year it's getting a high-tech makeover.
If you were waiting for a reason to get a 3D TV, here it is. If you live in France, that is. Prolific French pornographer Marc Dorcel has launched the world's first video-on-demand channel featuring adult films shot in the new stereoscopic 3D format.
Visionary filmmaker James Cameron has kind of spit all over the 3D early adopters by saying that the technology they've invested thousands of dollars into will be obsolete, and should wait until "glasses-free" 3D TVs become more readily available.
The head of Samsung's display unit is telling consumers not to get too affixed to this growing idea of glasses-free 3D TV sets, because it won't really take off until at least 2015. So go ahead and buy a Samsung 3D TV that requires 3D glasses (preferably one from Samsung), okay?
Because the 3D takeover of the world won't be complete under every consumer electronics manufacturer puts out a line of 3D products, Pioneer has unveiled its flagship 3D-enabled Blu-ray players that also come with expanded online connectivity.
Do you think that professional car racing is boring? Or do you love being part of the fast-paced action? Either way, the next Indianapolis 500 will be filmed in a way that could give you a brand new experience.
Although it seems like everyone is calling it the next big thing, the majority of consumers are not that excited about 3D TV, and according to one study's results, interest in the technology actually goes down after users give it a test run.
With Nintendo's 3DS on the horizon and the fact that making fun of 3D glasses is so incredibly easy to do, it's easy to start thinking glasses-free 3D is the way to go. But Samsung says, "Not so fast."
For those of you out there with a Samsung 3D TV but are still frustrated with the lack of 3D content, there's a new app that will solve your worries.
The US Open will be broadcast in 3D for the first time when the annual tournament begins next month, but yet again its availability will be extremely limited.
Just a few days after it was announced that Toshiba is working on a commercially available 3D TV without the need for glasses, Sony has come forth to say it too is working on the new tech.