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    3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

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      3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

      It's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the format's coffin.

      It was telling for us that very few companies even talked about 3D during the CES trade show in Las Vegas in January, with only one 3D exhibit of note appearing as part of the LG stand. However, that company is reportedly turning its back on the tech along with Korean rival Samsung.

      Speaking to ET News in Korea, an LG representative stated that only its premium sets this year will be 3D capable, slashing the number of supporting TVs by half.

      "Although 40 per cent of all TVs last year had 3D functions, only 20 per cent this year will," he said. "There are still consumers who enjoy 3D movies and others, so we are going to apply it mainly on premium products."

      Samsung too is said to be turning its back on 3D. A supplier of 3D glasses to the firm has had no new request for compatible specs for 2016.

      "Even though we had been supplying 3D glasses until last year, there is no request for new supply this year," he said.

      It is believed therefore that Samsung is also phasing out support.

      3D in the home has been in decline for the last two to three years, with first the BBC stopping production of 3D material and then Sky killing its dedicated channels last June.

      Sky still offers some 3D movies and content on demand, but it isn't shouting from the rooftops about it.

      That's not to say 3D video as an entertainment format is completely dead, however. It is still going strong in cinemas. And the rise in virtual reality in the home is likely to keep its flame burning, just in a different way.

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      Must admit I've not watched a 3d film for ages and the glasses are now shoved up in the loft.
      As for Cinema, never hear anyone wanting to see the 3d versions anymore. Think the last ones we saw were when they all came out in droves in 2009/10.


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      Re: 3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

      I never liked it from the off, the glasses drove me mad in the cinema so I never splashed the cash on 3D at home.
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      Re: 3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

      Quote Originally Posted by LeeH1978 View Post
      I never liked it from the off, the glasses drove me mad in the cinema so I never splashed the cash on 3D at home.
      Same here!
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      Re: 3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

      I would have preferred a no glasses option but it didn't bother me and I really enjoy watching some films in 3D.
      I couldn't get used to watching any sport in 3D for some reason. It just didn't look right.
      If 3D films die out I am glad that my TV can convert HD to 3D and is pretty good if the source is good.

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      Re: 3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

      Always gave me a headache so wont miss it.


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      Re: 3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs wont even support it

      Last 3D film we went to was Avatar, which it has to be said was pretty damn good in 3D, far better than the others I had seen.

      You need a BIG screen to really appreciate it, and we'll certainly go to one of the IMAX's to watch Independence Day: Resurgence in 3D when that comes out.
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