DailyFinance visited the recent 3D Entertainment Summit to find out what 3-D television has in store for us. For mainstream consumers, 3-D TV hasn't caught on just yet, but prices are falling and improvements are on the way. Watch our video report to get the latest on what's about to pop out of your screen.
It sometimes seems like everything that's fun is also a potential threat to your health, so it's hardly surprising that 3-D movies, games and TVs have drawn fire from critics who worry that they could cause long-term eye damage. But eye care professionals say that the reverse may be true.
At least one analyst is predicting that fourth-quarter box-office sales are set to fall 12% as most 3-D movies have failed to attract big audiences this year. Even worse: The trend extends beyond movie theaters to the living room.
Hasbro plans to unveil a new device Tuesday that will make Apple iPods and iPhones 3-D capable. The device, called My3D, looks like a pair of binoculars and enables users to view movies and games in 3-D. Apple plans to sell My3D content at its online apps store.
Sales of 3-D televisions aren't growing as quickly as TV makers had expected this year, according to new DisplaySearch report. The research firm now expects 3.2 million 3-D TVs to be shipped this year, down from the 3.4 million it had forecast in July.
About 4 million 3-D-capable TV sets will ship in 2010, one out of every 20 flat-screen TVs sold. That's projected to more than double next year and grow tenfold in four years. But hurdles like lack of 3-D programming and bandwith constraints could limit such rapid growth.