Could 3-D TV make a comeback?

A new research report says new applications and 3-D experiences that don’t require glasses could lead to growth for the technology.

By Shelly BrisbinDecember 1, 2022 11:00 am,

Around 2010, television makers began selling 3-D TV, movie makers produced 3-D content, and publications praised the technology as the next big thing. But that all ended around 2017, when 3-D sets stopped rolling off assembly lines. Now, a new research report posits that 3-D could make a comeback.

Tech expert Omar Gallaga, who wrote about the report for Wired, told Texas Standard that 3-D could find its way into video games, live sports and applications like medicine.

Highlights from this segment: 

– The research report says the 3-D market could grow 25% between 2022 and 2028, driven by applications like live sports, virtual reality and health care.

– A new “Avatar” movie could give 3-D the momentum needed to encourage the development of new equipment.

– The need for 3-D glasses, many of which needed to be charged, previously made the technology a hard sell.

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