Oh how people can change: Me and 3D

There is a lot of negativity around 3D and I feel like I’m defending it at every corner. Well my friend Mari won’t let me forget about this snarky email I sent her on March 25th of 2009 in response to a pitch for a 3D story she did on MediaExperiencestogo.com — this was after I saw the 3D presentation of the National Championship game, but before I saw Avatar and other 3D demos from Panasonic, etc.

The day they launch Engadget3D is the day I quit. Honestly there aren’t any Engadget HD editors who like 3D and it shows in our content. If you go through all our 3D related posts, you’d be hard pressed to find one that wasn’t negative. I think the most positive one was at CES when I said it wasn’t nearly as lame as I thought it would be.

As you can see, the perspective on 3D of the other Engadget HD editors and I has changed quite a bit in the past 9 months. And if we can change you can change. We can all change. It really does grow on you, I’m telling you, this 3D thing is going to be big.

5 Responses to “Oh how people can change: Me and 3D”

  1. pablo_paul Says:

    Do you remember this much negativity around HDTV’s before we had anything to watch on them? I don’t remember i wasn’t that interested back in the day.

    Blueray and HDDVD i remember i wasn’t convinced on either so i went the sensible route and bought both for my HTPC. The experience was not the easiest but it was a way in without buying an expensive player that might be redundant next week.

    I’m struggalng to see the easy route in at the moment. Really not convinced even after seeing all the demo’s and films.

  2. Ben Drawbaugh Says:

    No, I didn’t start watching until about 2003 and by then the negativity stopped. I do remember seeing some on old forum searches, but not sure how bad it was.

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  5. Steve Says:

    Ben, I thought you might be interested in the latest Harris Poll consumer research data on all things 3D in the living room
    http://techmedianow.blogspot.com/2010/10/demand-excitement-for-3d-in-living-room.html

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