3D TV Is Dead. Let's Hope Smart TV Is Next

Interesting article on current TV technology....

gizmodo.com/3d-…906?

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Original Poster

Couldn't agree more!

I think flat panels are a gimmick, cathode ray will return, mark my words.

Editor

I can't be bothered reading, I understand the death of the 3D TV, think ours has been used around 10 times in 14 months, but why do we want the death of the SMART TV?

Original Poster

BuzzDuraband

I can't be bothered reading, but why do we want the death of the SMART TV?



Try reading


Banned

Meh.

3D movies are cool.

I really like watching 3d films. Its nice to do something different every once in a while.

What I don't get is why people are so keen for it to fail.it's not like it adds any cost to the tv and its a nice bit of innovation.

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gibblesuk

Try reading



I said 'why do we' not 'why do they', why open a discussion if you don't wish to discuss it?

Try reading.

I enjoy 3D, but I think it's become cool to hate it, also there was a Sharp 3D 8k TV at CES, so it's not actually dead. Don't understand the hate for smart TV either, why would you not want the extra functionality? I saw a 4K set in John Lewis yesterday for the first time, I was blown away with that too. I think there are plenty of people who should have just stuck with their cathode ray sets.

Original Poster

BuzzDuraband

I said 'why do we' not 'why do they', why open a discussion if you don't … I said 'why do we' not 'why do they', why open a discussion if you don't wish to discuss it?Try reading.



no, you said in your reply you couldnt be bothered reading the article - if you can't be bothered reading then you have nothing useful to contribute. It's not rocket science for most

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gibblesuk

no, you said in your reply you couldnt be bothered reading the article - … no, you said in your reply you couldnt be bothered reading the article - if you can't be bothered reading then you have nothing useful to contribute. It's not rocket science for most



So I have nothing to contribute on my opinions of 3D TV and Smart TV functionalities because I didn't read an article which was most likely summarised up in the first paragraph or so about how people hate to evolve on technology and how adding anything more than a top end screen is a massive crime, I think you need to get a grip lad.

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spaceinvader

I enjoy 3D, but I think it's become cool to hate it, also there was a … I enjoy 3D, but I think it's become cool to hate it, also there was a Sharp 3D 8k TV at CES, so it's not actually dead. Don't understand the hate for smart TV either, why would you not want the extra functionality? I saw a 4K set in John Lewis yesterday for the first time, I was blown away with that too. I think there are plenty of people who should have just stuck with their cathode ray sets.



I prefer the Android box over the inbuilt Smart. It has much more flexibility and can host much more

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BuzzDuraband

So I have nothing to contribute on my opinions of 3D TV and Smart TV … So I have nothing to contribute on my opinions of 3D TV and Smart TV functionalities because I didn't read an article which was most likely summarised up in the first paragraph or so about how people hate to evolve on technology and how adding anything more than a top end screen is a massive crime, I think you need to get a grip lad.


To be fair, I think he got you.

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Villa

To be fair, I think he got you.



Possibly, I must be way out of this conversation.....

BuzzDuraband

I can't be bothered reading, I understand the death of the 3D TV, think … I can't be bothered reading, I understand the death of the 3D TV, think ours has been used around 10 times in 14 months, but why do we want the death of the SMART TV?



Wasn't exactly.....

BuzzDuraband

I can't be bothered reading, what's it say?



I have skimmed over the article, and I wasn't far off, but back to my original question.....

BuzzDuraband

I understand the death of the 3D TV, think ours has been used around 10 … I understand the death of the 3D TV, think ours has been used around 10 times in 14 months, but why do we want the death of the SMART TV?



Or should I ask that on Gizmodo?

I've never understood why people would pay more for "smart" tvs. There are so many things out there that can make your TV "smart", and with better software than the turge I've seen on other people's sets

this destroys the hopes and aspirations of innovators and simply makes our world a poorer place.

1st world problems

The major issue for these Smart TVs for me is simply that a PC plugged into a modern HDTV can almost entirely replicate the functionality of them plus much more if you so desire.

To give them their due, it's purely for convenience.

For instance, I wanted to watch the Top Gear Special tonight, so I pressed 3 buttons & was watching it via Iplayer through my TV in HD - it was simple.

I could have done something similar via the Xbox, but that means powering another device & waiting for it to load etc, or steaming from my iPad via Apple TV (2 devices to link up & power), or via XBMC on the Revo......the list could go on.

Now I'd rather press 3 buttons on my TV remote & save the messing about. Yes there are other ways to do the same thing, but I doubt you're paying a huge premium for the privilege, most are designed by the manufacturers to work on all smart TV models under that badge.

3d TV dead, hopefully the BBC next I say!

I don't want any smart functionality in my "TV" for the same reason I wish my current set didn't have an analogue tuner. Or even a freeview tuner for that matter. The only function they serve these days is to annoy when somebody accidentally sits on the remote.

The day when people start thinking of televisions as big monitors instead of standalone devices cannot come soon enough.

sowotsdis

this destroys the hopes and aspirations of innovators and simply makes … this destroys the hopes and aspirations of innovators and simply makes our world a poorer place.

It doesn't, it's just recognising that innovation is a finite resource and humanity would be better served by it being focused elsewhere.

Rubisco

I don't want any smart functionality in my "TV" for the same reason I … I don't want any smart functionality in my "TV" for the same reason I wish my current set didn't have an analogue tuner. Or even a freeview tuner for that matter. The only function they serve these days is to annoy when somebody accidentally sits on the remote.The day when people start thinking of televisions as big monitors instead of standalone devices cannot come soon enough.



Love that! Sitting on the remote is frustrating as hell when watching film or gaming and its says no stored channels found! ha.

I actually like 3D, I think its only died due to lack of content (normal TV) and having to pay extra to buy the films on Blu-ray (up to £10 more on some)

Smart TVs are good but miles behind other stand alone devices

spaceinvader

I think flat panels are a gimmick, cathode ray will return, mark my words.



I wish they would, did you ever see a HD CRT! 0ms lag and quality beyond anything LCD or Plasma offers, saying that OLED is the next big thing.

sancho1983

I've never understood why people would pay more for "smart" tvs. There … I've never understood why people would pay more for "smart" tvs. There are so many things out there that can make your TV "smart", and with better software than the turge I've seen on other people's sets



Agreed, what we NEED is better convergence of devices, devices that can talk to each other far better than they do now. devices that can overlay non intrusive GUI's.

What we really need is as mentioned to see the TV as a monitor, and external devices that all daisy chain to one Superior input.

I don't like 3D, I don't mind the odd 3D movie at the cinema but I have crap eyesight and 3D glasses mean I have to put contact lenses on...even then I find it more of a novelty than a truly enjoyable experience. My boyf was more excited about my new telly's 3D capability than I was!

Smart TVs are great...if they have all the add-ons you want. It's a shame it's not consistent and varies depending on brand. My new telly only has iplayer, 5 on demand, Netflix, Sky News, BBC News, Mubi, and Amazon Instant Video. It's nice to have on demand TV a few button presses away.

I have my PC connected to my TV via HDMI, so it's not the end of the world, but then I lose the use of a remote control.

As for CRT, I'm pretty sure Samsung released an HD CRT in Japan. Read about it years ago.

Edit: Actually, seems there were quite a few: forums.whirlpool.net.au/arc…866
Edited by: "louiselouise" 14th Jan 2015

I try 3D films occasionally as I bought TV's which happened to have it however I find if it's implemented well then I don't tend to notice it once the film gets going and when it's noticeable it tends to be fake looking and distracts from the film itself as it makes it feel less real. I also don't like wearing the glasses and making sure it's dark for the effect to work properly.

I agree with the article about smart TV's, I liked the idea of having the convenience of the functionality being integrated into the TV but I've never found a smart TV that was particularly usable. They look good but then when you try to use them they seem to suffer a range of problems ranging from clumsy interface design to slow performance particularly when time skipping. Comparatively I find the WDTV live far better, it supports a much larger range of video formats plus it supports Miracast and Chromecast as well making it quick and easy to send content to the TV if you want to do it that way. Plus it's easily moved between TV's so I can choose a TV as I want and then have the video interface I want as well.

HD CRT's were released here, I remember seeing them in Currys. I can manage with the reduced quality of an LCD for the huge advantage in portability, it took three people to move my 28in CRT which was particularly challenging when moving flats whereas I can carry my 40in LCD TV on my own plus it fits in much tighter spaces than a CT would.

John

TV Makers should include useful additions instead of gimmicks.

My TV has both a Freeview HD tuner and a Freesat HD tuner built in, now I do find that useful.

I never use the 3D facility or the so called Smart facility.
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