10 things you need to know about 3D displays
The UK’s TheGuardian.com reports that while 3D TV hasn’t caught viewers’ imagination yet, but other 3D ideas are taking off, from gaming to advertising to saving lives.
1 3D TV was initially a flop
There was hype around 3D-capable TVs in 2012 and 2013, but it wasn’t matched by interest from viewers. The BBC’s decision in July 2013 to take a three-year break from making 3D programmes reflected the flop, as the head of its 3D trial said: “It’s the right time for a good old pause.”
2 Amazon’s Fire Phone
Amazon placed its bet on 3D with the launch of its Fire Phone in 2014, with a feature called Dynamic Perspective that provided a 3D effect as people looked into the screen. Meanwhile, rumours in November suggested that Apple’s next iPhone, which should be unveiled in the autumn of 2015, will also have a 3D display.