3D or not 3D– that is the question (I soliloquize the costs of 3DTV)

3D or not 3D– that is the question:
Whether 'tis more awesome in the home theatre to suffer
The costs and price gouging of fast obsolescence,
Or to take arms against consumer tech fads
And, by opposing, save cash. To try HD
Some more – and by HD to say we use
The TV and the thousand and hundred bucks
That we just spent on't – 'tis a consumerism
Devoutly to be wished. To try HD
HD, perchance 2D. Ay, there's the rub,
For in consumer tech what costs may come,
When we have purchased us HDTVs,
Must give us pause. There's the rip-off
That makes calamity of new hawtness.
For who would bear the escalating price,
The company's push, the sales man's insistence,
The pangs of gadget love, the promised games,
The constancy of upgrades, and the headaches
That early adoption of th' unproven makes,
When he himself might his entertainment make
With his HD set? Who would glasses wear,
To look like a nerd at home each night,
But that the dread of some new awesome tech,
Lenticular TV screens for whose show
No glasses are required, empties the wallet
And makes us rather watch TVs we have
Than buy the new ones that are blogged thereof?
But manufacturers do make cravers of us all,
And thus last decade's push for high resolution
Is succeeded by the latest 3D trend,
And enterprises of great force and revenue
With this gimmick their marketing turns towards,
And foil the prize of HD.—Save your set!
The new motion sensing! Natal, in thy sensors
Be all my head-leanings reflected.

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This was a lovely post, Gravey. Don't be sad.

Dr_Awkward wrote:

This was a lovely post, Gravey. Don't be sad.

Ha! Well done, sir.

I have a 3D capable TV. I didn't buy glasses. Don't plan to. If at some point a compatible set goes on sale for like $20 then sure, maybe I'll rent a 3D blu-ray and see what's what and maybe try some Uncharted 3 or something.

But glasses are usually around $100 right now unless you happen to find a deal that includes them with the TV you want to buy. Not worth that much to me for something I'm not excited about in the first place.

Thin_J wrote:

I have a 3D capable TV. I didn't buy glasses. Don't plan to. If at some point a compatible set goes on sale for like $20 then sure, maybe I'll rent a 3D blu-ray and see what's what and maybe try some Uncharted 3 or something.

But glasses are usually around $100 right now unless you happen to find a deal that includes them with the TV you want to buy. Not worth that much to me for something I'm not excited about in the first place.

I found a pair on Amazon for 55 bucks, still not cheap, but it is pretty sweet getting some real depth in the games that support it. One thing that surprised me is that Gears of War 3 supports 3D play, along with some other 360 games. The PS3 games all have a nice little "3D" icon on the front of the case, but apparently Assassin's Creed Revelations does 3D on both systems.