3D televisions, Blu-ray players, and compatible receivers have been out for a few months now, but there's still quite a bit of confusion on the consumer side. There's also a lack of awareness when it comes to actual pricing and what 3D really does.
You can call it a gimmick, the next great technological advance or anything in between, but there's no denying that 3D is hot. A recent survey from the CEA showed as much, revealing that around 50 percent of shoppers have a positive view of 3D technology.
Another impressive technological advancement has come and gone, and before we even got to see it. CRT displays lasted unchallenged for what seems like forever. You can still find them in homes, workplaces and new in stores. But when the HD revolution finally hit, things got crazy. A huge amount of new technologies entered the fray.
There's a meeting happening this week between the heads of Sony and Samsung, two of the largest HDTV suppliers around today. They'll be there to talk about 3D standards, and hopefully work out a standard for 3D glasses. But there's another reason for the meet, and one that concerns Sony a lot more than getting 3D glasses right.
After much speculation, rumors and information leaks, Google announced their Google TV initiative. There's a lot we already knew, or at least suspected, but there are a few new tidbits of information coming out.