Folks, the time has finally, thankfully come for 3D television to be put out of its misery. Two major companies, LG and Sony, have told folks at CNET that they will no longer be manufacturing or supporting 3D TVs in 2017. Other companies such as Samsung and Phillips have each dropped support for this unfortunate technology earlier in 2016. With LG and Sony now backing out of the 3D game, it’s safe to say that 3D TV is now officially dead.
That said, it’s at least worth taking some time to ponder upon why 3D TV experienced this fate. A few fundamentals problem that can be agreed on is the fact that it was just too expensive. Investing in a 3D TV includes buying Blu-ray player that supports 3D and, of course, getting extra 3D glasses for friends and family.
LG’s director of new product development, Tim Alessi, said “3D capability was never really universally embraced in the industry for home use, and it’s just not a key buying factor when selecting a new TV.” Sony’s take on this matter was more pragmatic, saying, “based on current market trends we decided not to support 3D for our 2017 models.”