06/01/2014 08:30 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:53 GMT

Is 3D TV A Waste Of Money? 79% Of Owners Apparently Say It Is

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Picture of a 3D TV screen seen through 3D glasses during the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair on October 7, 2013 in Cannes, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Almost four in five people who buy a 3D TV regret it, according to a new study.

Bearing in mind the limitations of the research - only 1,172 3D TV owners were asked, the study was restricted to the UK and it was conducted as PR for a voucher code website - it's an interesting indication that 3D might really be dead (or dying).

The study showed 79% of 3D TV owners responded to the question "Are you glad you purchased a 3D TV?" by saying "no – I regret doing so".

When asked why they regretted it, the answers broke down as follows according to's study.

  • There isn’t a wide range of 3D films and channels – 61%
  • Had to purchase 3D extras (3D glasses, 3D source device, etc.) – 57%
  • Causes symptoms of nausea, headaches and/or dizziness – 31%
  • Dislike wearing glasses whilst watching 3D TV – 24%
  • Unable to see 3D – 5%

The findings also match what Panasonic CEO Laurent Abadie told us last year - the tech is good, but there just isn't enough good content.

What do you think? Is this a fair reflection on 3D tech - or just a bit of buyer's remorse from people unwilling to stump up for a 3D TV service?