In years past 3D technology was relegate to 1950s B horror movies. Many complained that while the concept itself was sound the technology was not there to take advantage of it accurately. But within in the last few years 3D movie technology has grown by leaps and bounds and taken the world by storm. The first inkling of this 3D movie and TV revolution was witnessed at the 2009 Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. At the time the hottest tickets at CES were the wireless and 3D TVs. Superior quality 3D glasses created stunning at home visuals that had never been seen before. Since then the 3D onslaught has continued. 3D movies are being released almost every week and the highest grossing movie of all time was viewed as 3D movie.
But while many believe that 3D is the wave of the future they still believe it has a huge gap to conquer before it becomes the norm. Critics complain that while movie studios are trying to capitalize on the fad they are reworking already produced movies into 3D features with less than stellar results. They remark that while 3D can be a great tool to enhance a movie experience, it can also hinder it.
A poor 3D conversion can produce blurry and even indistinguishable visuals. This adds to the fact that If the quality of the 3d imagery is poor it can at times be hard to watch. The high tech 3D glasses used at demos and conferences which make the images so crisp, clean and visually stunning are far superior to those used in regular movie theaters. Almost all 3D glasses used in the regular moviegoer experience are not nearly the quality needed for the replicate the intended movie experience. New 3D TVs are set to be mass marketed in 2011, but with the need to supply high-end glasses to make the purchase worthwhile the question is, will the public buy it?