3-D TV Shows Promise, But Those Glasses Still a Must

You'll have stuff to watch next year—but you still need specs
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2009 12:04 PM CDT
Members of the media wear 3-D glasses as they watch movie clips the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Admit it, your heart skips a beat at the prospect of a 3-D high-definition TV in your own home. And by this time next year, Sony and Panasonic will have ‘em on the market. But—and it’s a big one, even after the cost—you’re going to have to wear those glasses. Yes, technology seems to have cleared up the headaches, and Ray-Ban’s working up some trendy specs, but …

You can see the upgraded 3-D technology on the big screen—Time lists Monsters vs Aliens as a recent example—and blu-ray discs have the capacity to accommodate Hollywood’s upgrades. American networks are gearing up, too, with next season’s USC-Ohio State football showdown the first big test. “With more and more content producers coming on board and with positive early reviews, who knows?” Dan Fletcher concludes. “This may just be the time 3-D finally finds some staying power.”