But now we have flat screens, curved screens, LED screens, OLED screens, plasma screens, HD ready, Full HD, 4k and the list goes on. The point isn't that we have so much choice, or that technology is reaching further and further each day. It's more about when will it ever be enough?
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
"Television - as a concept, and for a long time - is already dead." It's a bold way for Laurent Abadie, CEO of Panasonic
Blu Ray, as a medium for distributing feature films, is dead. It was the last mainstream physical format. We will not see its like again, etc. Taken from us too soon, it never properly escaped from the shadow of its older brother DVD, largely because unlike DVD the advantages presented by Blu Ray never particularly outweighed the disadvantages.
The BBC has become the latest broadcaster to signal the death of 3D TV - for now, at least. The Radio Times reports that
For those in their mid-thirties, cast your mind back to how you imagined the future. Did you see your future-self wearing 3D glasses reclining on a smart-chair, awaiting an evening printed meal served by your domestic droid as your 3D TV pumped out ads for trips into space? Maybe, but I am guessing the glasses were not part of that fantasy vision.
Last Tuesday, official Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic announced this summer's Olympics 3D coverage marked 'the end of the beginning' of the effort to drive 3D entertainment into the home. But judging from the lack of interest, I'm asking, is this 'the beginning of the end' for 3D sports?
About nine months ago, while giving a presentation on the impact consumer technology is and will continue to have on the workplace, I observed the phenomena of toddlers trying to switch over TVs by swiping the screen. Why do they do this? Because their point of reference is an iPad and three-year-olds already know how an iPad works.
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The Last Night of the Proms, long known for its sense of tradition, is to take a high-tech leap - by being broadcast in 3D