3D on TVs is disappearing

3D on TVs is disappearing

This technology does not disappear from the audiovisual landscape. She continues her career in cinema and invites herself to the home through virtual reality, which naturally exploits images in relief.

According to the big TV brands, the display of movies and shows in 3D was a revolution. It was, by the way, one of the main selling points of the posts until a short time ago. However, since the emergence of the process, starting in 2010, few consumers have been convinced. Expected result: Samsung decides in February to abandon 3D on all its 2016 models, including the most sophisticated. Same resolution at Philips, which announces a few days later no longer market TVs equipped with 3D technology. Other manufacturers seem to follow the same path. LG is expected this year to halve the number of its models capable of displaying embossed images, and then keep only a few.

Originally conceived by manufacturers as a way to reinvigorate the market, 3D on TVs has run into several obstacles. First a lack of programs, which was only partly compensated by the arrival of 3D movies on Blu-ray discs. Then the need to equip themselves with special glasses, sometimes sold very expensive, and often incompatible from one brand to another. Finally, practical problems were the reason for the first bouts of enthusiasm such as eye strain or cases of desynchronization of glasses, which turn out to be uncomfortable and unattractive. The next step for manufacturers is to focus on image quality rather than exploring ancillary functions. The rise of Oled screens and the generalization of 4K definition is part of this new deal.

3D does not disappear from the audiovisual landscape. She continues her career in cinema and invites herself to the home through virtual reality, which naturally exploits images in relief. Accompanied by a new generation of cameras capable of filming at 360 degrees and by helmets or special glasses, this new technology is developing in games, on online video sites and even in applications that complement television shows, like the “New Star”. Sign of the times: this experience benefits smartphones more than TVs.

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