I have to admit that this is easily one of the most ambitious predictions I’ve heard about home theatre technology in recent months. But given the return of the 3-D movie in theatres, and the numerous development projects surrounding 3-D these days, I’m not sure that it’s really that outlandish.
3-D will go mainstream. And it will do so sooner than anyone expects.
It’s true, that more and more movies are being shot for 3-D. The newest version of Saw, Saw VII, will be in 3-D. And with plenty of others waiting in the wings, it doesn’t seem all that unlikely after all.
But still, there’s a long way to go here. Granted, the theatres are getting somewhere with it. In fact, when watching a movie like My Bloody Valentine 3-D you can still get 3-D effects without glasses. This is a significant step forward. But trying to apply that to people’s home theatre systems? That’s a different order altogther, and a much taller one.
So yes, maybe we’ll be watching everything in 3-D soon, but there’s a long way to go before we get there.