I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been a fan of 3D in the home, I think its a pointless addition to any TV set and is something that I could never see myself using daily.
And it seems that I’m not the only one, as Kim Shillinglaw, the head of 3D at the BBC, has today confirmed that the Beeb will be taking a three-year beak from developing 3D content for their services, due to a lack of viewers.
The break will begin once their trail ends at the end of the year, allowing for Doctor Who to be shown before the service is cut off.
Talking to RadioTimes Shillinglaw explained the BBCs view on 3D: “I have never seen a very big appetite for 3D television in the UK.
“Watching 3D is quite a hassly experience in the home. You have got to find your glasses before switching on the TV. I think when people watch TV they concentrate in a different way. When people go to the cinema they go and are used to doing one thing – I think that’s one of the reasons that take up of 3D TV has been disappointing.”
After the three-year break, Shillinglaw said that they “will see what happens when the recession ends and there may be more take up of sets but I think the BBC will be having a wait and see. It’s the right time for a good old pause.”
Adding that, “I am not sure our job is to call the whole 3D race,” stating that others can do more “amazing 3D work”,
So it seems the race to 3D might be on hold after all.
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Source: Radio Times