The most recent international consumer digital show just ended in Las Vegas, Nevada. This showcase of the most modern digital items was dominated by 3D, the third dimension. In fact, C-NET just gave their "Best of CES" award to a Panasonic 3D HDTV (excessive definition television). It's not just Panasonic who are pushing 3D TV's though, there were additionally alternatives by Samsung, LG and Sony.
If you personal a Playstation 3, you might also well also be interested to know that Sony have talked about that the PS3 might just be firmware upgraded to toughen 3D content, which ability that the forthcoming Blu-Ray 3D discs and Playstation 3D games will be compatible with existing Playstation 3 units. Of course, the truth that Sony helped popularise Blu-Ray, sells PS3's which can play Blu-Ray discs as well as PS3 games and has a motion picture studio (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) committed to offering 3D Blu-Ray content gives them a head-begin in promoting their 3D-TV's!
One fundamental hurdle with getting americans to upgrade their televisions to 3D is that there is not much of viewable content at the moment. Despite the forthcoming launches of 3D channels by Sky (in the UK) and Directv (in the USA) in 2010, both of which say that 3D content might just be delivered by their existing HD set peak boxes, there still won't be much 3D content for them to broadcast.
A second fundamental hurdle is that everyone wanting to monitor the 3DTV content will need a pair of special 3D glasses. The glasses are required to view the 3D final result, but the 3DTV's will function perfectly well as odd 2D screens for the time you're watching 2D content. So if you would prefer to get a dozen friends round to monitor the football, they'll all need their special glasses.
For the upcoming 3DTV's we're not talking budget friendly, disposable red/blue glasses, either. The 3D glasses required for the new 3-D TV's are what is recognized as "lively shutter" which ability they synchronise with the TV to show images rather to the left eye then the right eye. While one eye sees an graphic, the other eye sees nothing as that side of the glasses is darkened. Your brain stitches the alternating images into a coherent 3D graphic.
Panasonic have talked about that their new 3DTV's will ship with the 3D glasses, as have Sony, but no other manufacturer has committed to shipping the glasses with the TV set. Of course, you'll need extra than one pair of glasses if there's extra than one grownup in your household.
It's perhaps most in all likelihood that the early adopters of the 3D world will be gamers. The graphic card manufacturer, nVidia, is already offering glasses and software which changes just about any computer online game into a 3D version, as long as you have a graphics card with sufficient pressure and a display screen which can refresh at 120Hz, sufficient to give every single eye a flicker-free view of the motion. Most americans's pcs and displays won't be excellent sufficient, but avid gamers will be rapid to upgrade once they see the incredible 3D effects and the added immersion 3D brings to gameplay.