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To 3D or Not To 3D
I don't know about you, but I only recently made the move to an HD TV at home. That's curious in a way, as I like to upgrade other tech frequently (I typically get a new laptop every three years), but I was going on well over 10 years with my previous TV.
So I've watched the recent introduction of 3D TVs with a bit of skepticism (or perhaps lack of interest?). But how about you? Is this something you've been considering?
AARP.org has a great 3D TV Q&A that you may find helpful. It answers a lot of questions and ultimately concludes that buying a 3D TV may make sense if you are currently shopping for your first HD TV, but otherwise, you may want to hold off:
Others are painting the 3D phenomenon as just another (cyclical?) passing fad ... or worse. Movie critic Roger Ebert has long taken a stand against 3D. He recently posted a letter from a renowned film editor, and declares that the argument about 3D is over:
The notion that we are asked to pay a premium to witness an inferior and inherently brain-confusing image is outrageous. The case is closed.
The idea that a 3D image is "brain-confusing" is apparently not just Mr. Ebert's ... manufacturers are providing warnings to various audiences, including the elderly, to be cautious about this new technology:
Ultimately, the answer to the question "to 3D or not to 3D" may depend on all sorts of factors -- including whether or not children, grandchildren and/or 3D games are in the picture!
As my previous TV buying habits suggest, I won't be jumping on the 3D bandwagon anytime soon. But what about you? Have you already gone 3D? Or planning soon? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me at @BethAARP.