Japan Doesn't Like 3D TV Glasses

Posted: Jul 2 2010, 11:10am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:11am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

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Japan, the country that does more weird things than anyone else, apparently isn't too excited about stereoscopic 3D TV.
According to a survey from Japanese e-commerce site Kakaku.com, 70% of Japanese residents have no interest at all in buying a 3D TV.

"Television makers' expectations for 3D are high but looking at the degree of interest among consumers, there is a big gap with the enthusiasm of manufacturers," said Kakaku.com's Tsuyoshi Kamada.

Among those who said they don't want a 3D TV, 70% said they were completely turned off by the idea of needing to wear special glasses. 57% said they were too expensive and 40% said there wasn't enough content.

In the US, the story is a bit different. Less than 5% of TV purchases this year are expected to be 3D TVs, but research firm iSuppli predicts that number will triple within 3 years.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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