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by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) July 8, 2010 6:58 PM PDT

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3D TVs: True innovation or hype?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 7/8/10 6:58 PM

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3D TVs: True innovation or hype?


I'm starting to shop for a new TV and keep seeing a lot about 3D TVs. Should I consider them in my research or is it a waste of time and money? Has anyone seen demos? How's the picture quality? Can the feature be turned on and off? Would I have to wear special glasses just to watch my TV? What about movies? Netflix and Blockbuster don't offer 3D movies, do any movie channels? Trying to separate true innovation from hype. Thanks!

--Submitted by James G.

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Best guess- the next parallel to the adoption of HDTV --Submitted by Scott Gardener
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7596_102-0.html?messageID=3336419#3336419

Both --Submitted by timhood
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7596_102-0.html?messageID=3336806#3336806

3D might be a gimmick, it might not. My guess is it will --Submitted by minimalist
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7596_102-0.html?messageID=3335890#3335890

3D TV: Is it worth it --Submitted by dgoodrum
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7596_102-0.html?messageID=3336322#3336322

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