3D Survey Results
The 3D Survey we've run the last couple weeks has generated some fascinating results....
Since we have a strong contingent of home theater enthusiasts among our readers, we wanted to know just how important 3D technology is right now in selecting a new home theater projector. With about 3500 respondents, we find that 30% of readers view 3D capability as vital or very important in their choice of a new projector. But just about the same number, 33%, say 3D is of little or no interest at all. About 20% responded by saying they like the idea of 3D, but that the technology is not mature and they'd prefer to wait for later generations of products before jumping into it. The remaining 17% took a more neutral position, indicating that 3D was interesting, but just one of a number of factors they would consider in their next purchase.
The survey has good news for just about ever vendor. Those coming to market soon with 3D enabled home theater projectors will find a solid segment of the buying public anxious to get their hands on those products. But those who will be coming to market with new products that are not 3D enabled, but have other key features like LED light sources, will also find a huge audience ready to embrace those models as well.
We will run this survey again this fall and see how reader impressions of 3D may have changed as a result of the fall product release cycle.
Meanwhile, we cannot say this often enough or loud enough...just because a product is touted as being "3D Ready" does not mean it is compatible with the source you might want to use. Many so-called "3D Ready" projectors are compatible with computer sources, but not with the Playstation 3 or Blu-ray 3D players. Make sure you consult your dealer on these issues before buying.