It's no secret that the whole 3D-thing didn't revolutionise the movie going experience — the second time around. But was it really because of expensive ticket prices, crappy 3D conversions, or more convenient home streaming options? Maybe. Or maybe it was because theatre-goers didn't have their choice of Avengers-themed 3D glasses.
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You know that sad feeling you get when a headache's coming on while watching a 3D movie and you remember that you can't actually take the glasses off for a few seconds of relief because the ghosted 2D image is even harder to watch? That could be a thing of the past as researchers from the University of California Santa Cruz have developed a new kind of 3D display that doesn't appear ghosted when you're not wearing those special glasses.
Today's 3D TVs use any one of three active shutter technologies — IR, RF or Bluetooth. If you own more than one 3D set — or you're always short a pair of glasses at a friend's house — you'd appreciate a pair that can synchronise with multiple systems. That's better than keeping track of several pairs of backup glasses. Isn't it?
Peter Jackson's decision to shoot The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 48 fps and in 3D raised a lot of eyebrows. But the Tolkien marketing machine saw it as an opportunity to cook up these Hobbit-themed 3D glasses for the film's release.
Back in 2010, Vladimir Putin wasn't very happy about the prospect of wearing 3D glasses. But now he's donned a pair to watch a commemorative film of Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight, he looks pretty badarse in them.
3D movies particularly suck for people who already wear glasses since it means they have to wear two pairs while at the theatre. That, or spend the next two hours squinting at the action on screen.