More Nails Hammered into 3D TV Coffin

By Gary Cutlack on at

People holding out for 3D TV to become a thing are going to have to wait another 20 years or so, as LG and Sony have now joined the list of companies to have binned all support for 3D viewing in their newest TV ranges.

Cnet spoke to LG product development man Tim Alessi, who said: "3D capability was never really universally embraced in the industry for home use, and it's just not a key buying factor when selecting a new TV. Purchase process research showed it's not a top buying consideration, and anecdotal information indicated that actual usage was not high."

So hardly anyone bought it, and those that did never used it. Another massive win for the tech world's love of telling us what we need.

Alessi says HDR is the future of making men upgrade their screens instead, seeing as if doesn't need special glasses, adding: "We decided to drop 3D support for 2017 in order to focus our efforts on new capabilities such as HDR, which has much more universal appeal."

Sony, meanwhile, blamed "current market trends" for not keeping any 3D features in its 2017 models. VR is next on the death list. eBay your VIVE while it still has some value. [Cnet]