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Report: 3D Will Boost Blu-ray Format

Blu-ray, a format still struggling a bit to achieve widespread acceptance, could be getting a boost from an even more nascent format: 3D. So says market research firm IMS Research, citing a survey of U.S. and Western European consumers that found that “of 13% of respondents who planned to buy a 3DTV in the next two years, 62% also planned to buy a 3D-enabled Blu-ray player in that same time period.” The firm predicts global shipments of 3D TVs will hit nearly six million this year and 75 million by 2015.

IMS consumer electronics analyst Anna Hunt said the following about the boost Blu-ray could get from 3D:

“Consumers are thinking about content . . . They’re considering Blu-ray the method of getting the content.”

Panasonic Corp. of America CTO Eisuke Tsuyuzaki believes that “3D in the home will be based on the merits of Blu-ray” and that 3DTV will cross the “laserdisc threshold” this year in which it sheds its “niche” status and becomes mainstream.

Will Blu-ray and/or 3D be making their way into your living rooms, Insiders? Despite its many current drawbacks, is 3D’s time about to arrive?

(via Home Media Magazine)

7 Responses to “Report: 3D Will Boost Blu-ray Format”

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    tlochner

    I CANT BELIEVE THAT THIS 3D IS JUST … NOT ANOTHER GIMMICK!
    SHOW ME WHAT IT CAN REALLY DO!!!! SHOW ME THE TOP 3 RENTALS IN BLU-RAY 3D ON JUST DECENT 3D EQUIPMENT.

    IF THE TOP 3 RENTALS ARENT AVAILABLE, WHY WOULD OR SHOULD I EXPECT THE RELEASE I WANT IN THE FUTURE TO BE AVAILABLE. WHY SPEND 10K ON NEW EQUIPMENT?

    AND IF GLASSES ARE ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED, THAT MEANS, I CANT DO ANYTHING ELSE AT THE SAME TIME. I HAVE TO SIT THERE AND WATCH ONLY.
    I CANT WORK ON COMPUTER AT POINTS AND / OR PLAY WITH DOG OR KIDS.
    THAT WILL NOTY FLY.

    3D HAS ALWAYS BEEN HYPE! PROVE ME WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      starfire008

      For once, I agree with you. I can’t see large numbers of people abandoning their current big screen TV to buy a so called ‘3D’ tv, especially one that you still need goofy glasses to watch. 3D has been a flash in the pan in the past. This time I expect a greater push by the industry so that they can suck even more money out of gullible people. I don’t expect it to be mainstream for at least 5 years, but only if they can invent a system without glasses. A system with glasses will never go mainstream. We personallly don’t see any reason to go 3D. We don’t even have any plans to pick up a blue ray player unless:
      1) Wally Mart sells a blue ray player for under $50
      2) New releases no longer available on DVD
      3) Relatively cheap blue ray rentals are commonly available

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    redroover [visitor]

    I agree. As long as you have to wear those glasses there will not be a 3D TV in my house. I do not need 3D. My family is perfectly content with the DVD’s the way they are. If they want to make more money lower the price of the DVD’s and maybe I will buy them. I will not spend over $10.00 for a DVD’s. I buy mine when they finally hit the 5 and 7 dollar range on Walmart shelves. Bottom line 3D no matter if it is DVD or TV with glasses will not fly.

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    helenth01 [visitor]

    I can’t see large numbers of people abandoning their current big screen TV to buy a so called ‘3D’ tv, especially one that you still need goofy glasses to watch. 3D has been a flash in the pan in the past. This time I expect a greater push by the industry so that they can suck even more money out of gullible people. I don’t expect it to be mainstream for at least 5 years, but only if they can invent a system without glasses. A system with glasses will never go mainstream. We personallly don’t see any reason to go 3D.

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    Movie King [visitor]

    Oh great…now with every boring Blue Ray commercial on just about every DVD we’ll have to watch an equally boring 3DTV commercial too? Argh.

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