NEC launching 3D PC in Japan next month

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NEC launching 3D PC in Japan next month.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/05/InmdM.jpg[/newsimage]NEC has announced that they will begin offering the Valuestar N VN790/BS all-in-one 3D PC in Japan, starting next month.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/nec-launching-3d-pc-in-japan-next-month-30186/](http://www.myce.com/news/nec-launching-3d-pc-in-japan-next-month-30186/)


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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?

More info on the specs here: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2F121ware.com%2Fnavigate%2Fproducts%2Fpc%2F102q%2F05%2Fvaluestar%2Fvsn%2Fstrongpoint%2Findex.html&lp=ja_en&btnTrUrl=Translate


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[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.


#4

This time, I suspect 3D is here to stay.
The glasses, however, are an intrusion and a nuisance, and a ridiculous expense that people don’t need.
I don’t think NEC realises that the world is still recovering from the first GFC, and is flirting with the second GFC :wink:

[QUOTE=wconeybeer;2521348]
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]
Exactly :wink: And the specs are pretty unimpressive regardless. Unless this is targetted at the stupid &/or cheap segment … I don’t see much of a market for this product.
Who will want to watch Bluray on a 20" monitor … seriously?

I don’t understand how companies can just crank out the same garbage, witha new NOVELTY feature and expect people to swallow the hype that it;s some sort of miracle breakthrough.