Posted Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It's a nice increase, but doubling a fairly low number still gets you a fairly low number.
It looks like people are starting to get over the nagging concerns about 3D glasses, the expense of 3D TVs and everything that comes with the whole 3D upgrade. 3D shipments increased by 124 percent in the second quarter of 2011, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the tech is out of the woods quite yet.
3D is becoming available in more and more televisions and it's not the only difference between the sets. Someone buying a high-end set will have a 3D TV whether they want it or not. After all, one could give a similar statistic for TVs with Skype or TVs with Wi-Fi. Just because someone buys a 3D TV doesn't mean they bought it for the 3D
Passive technology has grown significantly in sales, though a good chunk of that is because there just weren't that many passive tech TVs on the market in 2010.
The 3D TV growth statistics are neat to look at and, technically anyway, they're accurate. Just what they tell us about the consumer desire for 3D though is, well, pretty much nothing.
Source: Home Media Magazine
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