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Cheaper 3D Boasts Titanic Entertainment

[Tech News Daily]

… “Titanic.” …(April 4) with the addition of 3D, …

It’s an occasion to look back at this once-hyped and overpriced technology, which has now morphed into a more low-key and accessible form. For sure, some 3D is still an exotic toy — spawning $18 movie tickets and Cadillac home-theater bundles. But it’s also trickling into cheaper TV setups and humbler devices, such as phones and cameras.


TVs capable of showing 3D content are still expensive. But it’s really just a bonus that comes in sets with more compelling features, such as high-quality screens, slick design and Internet connections for accessing online video such as Netflix and audio such as Pandora, said Paul Semenza of analyst firm NPD DisplaySearch. Those will probably be your reasons to spend more for a set.  …


As with TVs, 3D is slipping in as an extra in higher-end cameras. You would probably buy models such as the Sony HX7V ($280) and Nikon S6300 ($200) for features such as 10X optical zoom, full HD video and panorama photography. But it so happens they also capture 3D photos …

Phones and game consoles

Oftentimes, the phone is your camera, and a few models throw in 3D, as well. …

Along for the ride

… But unlike the real Titanic, 3D doesn’t have to sink a fortune.

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