The biggest thing in the biggest technophile convention of the year, CES 2010, seems to be television in the third dimension. However Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg doesn’t seem to be buying into the hype around 3D TV. “3D is great in the theater, but for the living room? I think we’re a long ways away from that,” Greenberg says and goes on to point out that in order for 3D TV to go mainstream, particular challenges like sitting distances and the need for 3D glasses will have to be dealt with.
It appears Greenberg isn’t alone in his opinion as Editor In Chief of Maximum PC, Will Smith, expressed his opinion on 3D TV via his twitter page, “This is damn near the most boring CES ever. I don’t think 3D TVs are going to take off..”
Unfortunately for them some big players are taking 3D TV seriously. People like Ubisoft’s Yannis Mallat who has called the technology the “wave of the future”. Sony also seems to be embracing the extra dimension, telling investors that the PS3 could be updated through firmware to allow for stereoscopic 3D.
We’re not sure how 3D TV will pan out, but we’re thinking that there will be no real impact the the gaming world anytime soon. Who really wants to watch TV or play videogames having to wear 3D glasses? What of the visually impaired like myself who don’t have contacts to replace my eyeglasses, are we to be left behind?