In recent years there has been an increase in the number of films, TV shows and sport shown to audiences in 3D technology. It’s great for many people who would like to spend a few hours wearing silly sunglasses to see their chosen event, but I do think that the whole thing seems a little bit overrated.
Satellite company BSkyB recently launched Europe’s first 3D channel after successfully showing such broadcasts, particularly football matches, in selected pubs and clubs. However, in order to receive such broadcasts in your home, you will need a 3D-ready TV- very expensive, at a time when the country is still officially in recession, when many people will see such luxuries as a pipe-dream, and some have already forked out a fortune for a HD- ready TV… not very nice.
Is it worth the hassle? I would have settled to have gone to the cinema and see the hit movie Avatar in good-old 2D, and it would still be enjoyable…. and what would happen when most of us begin to see 3D as old hat? Do we want to be that really close to the action at a football match from a TV screen? In fact the best 3D experience any football fan can get is to surely go to matches and watch their favourite team from the stands.
When I want to see something on screen, thinking about the technology is often the last thing on my mind.