Thoughts and the potential perils of 3D TV

As most of you are probably aware, Sky are looking at bringing in 3D TV. Now I’m a big fan of 3D, as you’d know if you’ve read my blue christmas blog. However, when I think about 3D TV, I can see some early pitfalls.

1. The cost of the TV – You can’t just buy the new Sky 3D box, you have to buy a compatible 3D TV. These are going to cost in the region of £2,500 – Not exactly cheap!

2. Those glasses – Yup, you’ll need to sit throughout your TV watching, wearing those rather attractive over-sized 3D specs.

3. After a while, we’ll struggle to work out what’s real and what’s not. It’ll be an embarrassing way to go, as you smile, whilst watching the bus hurtling toward you, only to realise too late, that it IS actually hurtling toward you and isn’t a cool 3D effect!

4. What’s going to happen if you fall asleep, mid-programme, or film? You’re going to have a bit of a shock, when you wake-up from your nightmare, to see Freddy Krueger standing in your living room! What if you woke up and that woman in the corner of the screen doing sign language, is the first thing you see? You’re going to think she’s coming at you with some fast kung-fu moves and you’re likely to twat the TV, thinking you’ve woken up in a fight!

There is of course one benefit. You’ll never have any issue seeing those magic eye pictures again.

You’ve been warned!

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About Eamon Wyse - Award Winning Screenwriter/Producer and Production Director @writefilmdesign

Award Winning Screenwriter/Producer and Production Director @writefilmdesign

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