[QUOTE=wconeybeer;2521348]I wonder if this latest 3D craze actually has any staying power, or if it’s a passing pop-culture phenomenon like the red & blue glasses of the 80’s? At least the red & blue glasses were cheap. $67 extra is a steep price to be able to share the 3D experience with a friend.
Also, all-in-one machines are notoriously difficult to upgrade hardware components, and how long are consumers going to be satisfied with the specs on this combo PC/Blu-ray player/TV, and will it be long enough to justify the nearly $2500 price tag?[/QUOTE]
It’ll stay around as long as 3D movies, so 12 to 18 months… tops. Until glasses-free tech shows up it’s just not going to happen on a massive scale. Right now it’s a novelty. It was a novelty in the 50s. People saw, people liked, people left. Glasses = fail. Expensive glasses = Epic fail.
Yes, all-in-one is a terrible idea. That’s why people avoided televisions with build-in DVD/VHS players. Who wants to lug a television to the repair shop when you can’t play a movie because the player died? Nobody, that’s who.