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Roundup: I Don’t Get 3D Televisions
Posted By Jim On 08/22/2010 @ 8:08 am In Personal Finance | 30 Comments
I was in Costco the other day when I walked by Samsung’s 3D television. They had some computer animated movie playing when I donned the 3D glasses to see how the picture looked. It took me a few seconds but once I activated the glasses, I sort of had that “feeling” you get when you’re first seeing the picture in a picture in a stereogram  (it’s those images where you have to cross your eyes just right).
Anyway, the television was like two thousand dollars and each pair of glasses were $100. Two thousand dollars for a television that would give me the 3D feeling (it’s not 3D, it just adds a little depth to the image), not exactly something I’d pay for. The last time I saw a movie in 3D was Avatar and I didn’t think it was that awesome back then either. With a 3D movie, you have to look where the camera focuses you on. If you try to focus on something that’s blurry in the background, you just end up with a headache.
I’ll save my two grand for something else… maybe a nice vacation or something. What’s your take on these new 3D televisions? Worth it? Waste? Fad that will pass?
Have a great weekend!
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