I am probably the minority on this one, but I hate 3D. I truly thought it was a gimmick, just another way to companies to drain more money from my pockets. It turns out though, it’s not a gimmick and every company out there is working on making the 3D experience the norm. The 3DS was the first real commercial use for glasses-free 3D and since then, that’s what all the companies have been striving for. Honestly though, I wish they would stop.
At Toshiba, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Hisense were demonstrations of glasses-free 3D that I hated. As soon as you looked at it from a slightly off viewing angle, everything was blurry. When the 3D special effects were supposed to happen, the overwhelming feeling of nausea overcame me. The only real glasses-free 3D that didn’t make me want to vomit all over myself instantly was made by Sony. The problem with it was the same problem that no one seemed to have been able to solve: how to make it truly 3D for the normal viewer who watches it from a couch, at a slightly skewed viewing angle.
Don’t get me started on the glasses ones. The 3D glasses are tinted, so you lose the brilliant color that was originally shot, and if you look slightly to your right or left, instant double vision. It is quite unfortunate for me that 3D is the future, and CES has further confirmed it with their many displays of it. With all that said, there is one positive aspect to 3D; holographic viewing experiences can’t be too far behind.