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3D TV flatlines in 2017

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Leaving 3D to the big screen and VR

The next time you feel like watching something in 3D, you’ll probably have to head to your local cineplex or strap on a VR headset. Sony and LG, the last two major TV makers still making 3D TVs, announced that the feature would no longer be available on their 2017 TVs.

It doesn’t come as a big surprise – Samsung stopped building 3D TVs in 2016. Our experience in recent years was that fewer and fewer shoppers cared about 3D capability, and those who purchased 3D sets rarely if ever actually got the glasses out and put them on. Fans of 3D can still find great deals on 2016 3D-capable TVs. And there are still plenty of 3D-capable Blu-ray players and discs to feed your 3D habit. But the clock is ticking…

Hoping 3D TV technology will have a revival? Here's more on the future of 3D TV, including information on how to petition for its return.

  • Calbha vaughn from Mesa

    Posted on 2/7/2017

    This stuff is for the birds and horrible for your eyes. Stop innovating technology from the 80s and let's work on something better..... Hologram TVs. Much better for the eyes.

  • Robert Hadley from Vancouver

    Posted on 3/4/2017

    I love my 3d tv, and my big phone, sure wish companies would stop catering to the cheapest people

  • Peter from London

    Posted on 4/23/2017

    I use my 3d regular and films are better to watch in 3d had to wait as 3d tv's were out of my price range keep it affordable and people will buy it bring it back

  • Gary Fisher from Manchester

    Posted on 5/8/2017

    Love my 3D telly. Can't understand why people aren't watching. Mine is exceptional.

  • Carl from Mold wales

    Posted on 5/17/2017

    I have a 3d camera too :) ah well. I dare say vr headsets will take over the niche?

  • Robert Mason from Broadstairs

    Posted on 5/24/2017

    I love my 3D passive LG TV and have many 3D Blu-ray disks I have a 4k TV so the picture is very good quality

  • Alun from Wrexham

    Posted on 6/6/2017

    Love my 3d tv and bluray and was hoping to upgrade to 4k 3d but looks like this won't happen now.

  • SammyG from North west

    Posted on 6/15/2017

    3D has always been complete rubbish. Not sure how anyone likes it as its about as false a picture as you're ever likely to get......its all fantasy and no reality. Certainly not a TV feature worth paying for, and even less worth paying £5 extra to see a 3D movie at the cinema

  • GabeUK from Cardiff

    Posted on 11/6/2017

    I see no point in purchasing a Blu-ray Disc unless it's in 3D ... I love my 3D tv and as far as I see, the demise of the technology is due lack of broadcasting in the medium

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