2013 has seen the further decline of the 3D television industry. For example, Disney recently announced the discontinuation of its ESPN 3D channel by the end of the year. It appears that this technology has gone the way of Livestrong bracelets and Friendster, but none of this should really come as a surprise. After all, 3D TV was never a good idea.
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All the fun of wearing glasses, with none of that "improved eyesight" bullshit.
43D Is Terrible on the Eyes (Particularly 3D TV)
There was never a time in human history when 3D didn't feel like getting your eyes punched by a swarm of hateful invisible pixies. When the technology was first being developed for the home market, companies found that 1 in 4 viewers was experiencing everything from eye strain to headaches to an expressed desire to vomit.
It doesn't take a doctorate in statistics to realize that a product that makes 25 percent of its users painfully ill isn't going to be something that people will gravitate toward, especially not for five hours a day, which is the average amount of time people spend watching television.
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Glasses-free 3D is much more convenient, so long as "convenient" means "you have to stand in one very specific place or it doesn't work."