3D has been a fad for a long time in the movie industry, but it hasn't been until the last decade where video game companies such as Nintendo and Sony have taken a more practical approach to 3D. This is done through a practice called Autostereoscopy. This is also the method that just about every other competitor uses.
This process essentially allows the producer to use images in a way that gives the user 3D depth perception. The possibilities of how this could be used in Entertainment are potentially infinite. Video games are arguably the most complex media out there, which is why it got so much attention in that industry over the last decade. Movies also did the same thing, really allowing practical effects to pop out when viewers go to watch a movie. There are some flaws to this process, but it's very consistent regardless of whether you have a 3D TV at home or you're viewing one at the theatre.
3D glasses have some of the fundamentals of prescription glasses but rather than improve your lifestyle, they're just trying to provide entertainment for a moment. As time progresses, these companies are getting more complex at how they want to approach this technology. There isn't a perfect way of going about it, but autostereoscopy is the best that we have so far. Not only do other companies do it, but it's even done in most countries. It's even gotten to a point where it can be done at a much lower cost commercially.
Autostereoscopy needs to know how to manipulate the viewer's perception to make the image more surreal. This means the lens of the glasses needs to be very consistent. The frames will have to be wide so that the viewer isn't caught off guard as to what's in their peripheral vision. The frames should obviously be congruent, even if that doesn't apply to the viewer's eye. The glasses need to be good enough to the point where they can mimic real eyes, there's never going to be a proper replacement for that, but this lens can accomplish a lot with the 3D display.
The 3D effects themselves also have to be impressive. There's going to be no reason for the person to come back if the 3D effects aren't some of the best that the industry has to offer. There has to be something in a video game or a movie that's able to move the person watching it so much that they come back one day. It can even be education if that's something that draws the viewer in. And the effects have to be practical enough to the point where they would consider using it over traditional glasses.
One of the more important things that these glasses need is consistency. The images in 3D need to be somewhat relative to what they are seeing on screen. If the image itself isn't consistent, it's going to draw the viewer out of the experience regardless of how impressive the effects are. It means that everyone who does make 3D effects for the TV needs to hold themselves to the highest standards. That could mean running many tests to see what works, it could also mean working people to try out your 3D TV and see how the experience was from an outside perspective
Regular LED doesn't have 3D effects on them. The LED TVs are changing rapidly today with different techniques such as micro-LED and mini-LED engineering. So far, that same kind of technology hasn't been put into the 3D LED displays. Maybe one experience is better than the other, but regular LED is just more popular than the other. Video games and movies have generally moved on from LED so they just aren't invested in it anymore. This is why modern LED TVs don't have these features at all. This also isn't something that's going to change anytime soon.
LED Displays also tend to have a larger screen size than the glasses-free 3D LED display. These are the products that consumers can get for a fraction of the price compared to those other LED screens currently. The Glasses-free LED TVs just aren't as available as the regular ones. There really isn't any reason for those retailers to stock them up in the first place. When things get better for the 3D industry, there could be the possibility of these kinds of TVs coming back. When they become more practical than regular TVs they could make a comeback.
The regular effects people get on regular glasses are much more intense than the alternative. In a way, it has to be since the glasses have a much greater effect on your vision. All of the engineerings in your frames were made alongside many of these studios which allowed you to make these images better side-by-side. The glasses might be brittle and fragile, but you're going to have a much better experience watching just about any kind of movie compared to those glasses-free TV that is currently out there for you to buy.
For one, the outdoor glasses were made to fight against sunlight glare. This makes since there are many people who want to be able to watch movies, shows, and sports while also not having to deal with the sunlight that's outside. The glasses-free TV isn't going to have those options. The Outdoor TVs are also going to be a lot rarer than the other options that are out there. It's a very niche market out there for that kind of TV and they're only shrinking in consumer base as time progresses. It's definitely not optimal for a business but getting an outdoor glasses-free TV is going to be better.
The glasses-free outdoor TV is going to be a lot more expensive. There isn't much of a reason for people to get these TVs which has led to a spike in price as they get rarer. If the market changes, things could change and the TV prices could potentially go down significantly Obviously that isn't something that people would want to deal with but it's heard for the time being. The displays are also set up differently in the internal part of the TV so the overall isn't as strong. But in terms of the actual effects, that's where the biggest difference is.
The outdoor 3D TV effects aren't very strong at all due to multiple factors. For one, you don't have the benefits of wearing frames as you're viewing something on Television, that's already going to make it weaker. There is also the sunlight which is going to affect your perception of the image especially as the day progresses. With the regular kind of TV, you will be in a place where the light is controlled and you don't have to worry as much. This is for the best since you should want a consistent experience when watching a piece of media and not have it ruined by external factors.
One trend is the screens getting bigger for these kinds of TVs. The buying market is a lot smaller, but manufacturers have gotten everything down to the point where they can make bigger screens. This is really good for the people who have family rooms or don't have a reason for needing other kinds of TVs. For people who live in houses big enough for home theatres, this is going to be the best kind of experience that you have to offer. It's also going to offer a much better image regularly even if the media hasn't been adapted for 3D.
There have also been more ads that are made in 3D since there's been a market for it even if it's a bit niche. Not only are there more ads that advertise 3D technology, but there are also more ads in 3D. Advertisers have the job of getting your attention to buy a product and the best way to do that is probably in 3D. If something is in 3D then that makes it much more difficult to look away at everything else that's going on. If this becomes successful, then more advertisers are going to do it, especially if they know there's a high viewership.
The last trend for this year is all the new companies invested in 3D screens. If these many companies are jumping on the 3D TV wave then there must be something big happening in the industry that they're planning for. Companies like Samsung, Sony, and Phillps have almost left 3D entirely as it's not for them but Magnetic 3D, Vision Display, and Stream TV are all manufacturing in 3D this year. This means more competition and a better overall product for the consumer.