When it comes to consuming, the United States trends towards the top of most lists. Even in a rough economic climate, we are fantastic consumers. When it comes to 3D though, we're surprisingly far below the average.
It wasn't long ago, just back in 1985, that Blockbuster first came on to the scene. Within ten years the company became a seemingly unstoppable force in the home rental arena. Now it looks like Blockbuster's going to be filing for bankruptcy.
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.