A research and marketing company has just come out with a seemingly surprising statistics which show that around 40% of households are not equipped with an HDTV.
On the other hand, the debut of a new electronic gadget at last year’s CES exposition might change things slightly. Much of the hype at the Las Vegas event was centered on the big players unveiling the latest developments in entertainment technology, the 3D TV.
However, there is one crease that is yet to be smoothed out. How do we do away with 3D glasses? This problem arises when it comes to viewing 3D movies in cinemas as well. Most movie goers as well as those who watch programmes on the small screen from the comfort of their own home are not pleased about wearing these glasses. There is also an additional cost involved in the manufacture of these glasses that needs to be taken into consideration. A number of companies are developing an auto-stereoscopic 3D displays that does away with the need for the 3D glasses that can eventually resolve this issue. However, there are a number of financial considerations that need to be worked out prior to this becoming a reality.
Another consideration is that high bandwidth devices HDTV and 3D TV bring to the table is cable length. The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable is given a run through at a factory with each cable put through a uniform Eye Diagram Test to ensure that the digital signal is of the highest quality.
So, we will have to wait a while longer for the arrival of 3D viewing fun. Meanwhile, we have the more than passable HDTV to give us company in our homes.