– by Joseph Jammer Medina

You know how tech and consumer businesses works. They’re always looking for the next big thing. The next upgrade to our televisions. The next big development in home viewing experience. Following the popularization of HDTVs, consumers were wondering what the next fad would be, and as the film industry managed to stuff 3D down our throat in theaters, TV companies were dead set on making it the new frontier of the home video experience.

For better or worse, that’s what they decided to push for, and as expected, it didn’t exactly catch on. Like, not at all. As cool as it could be, there weren’t any real incentives to consumers to drop the cash for one of these TVs. We got the 3D experience in theaters, but at the end of the day, it’s still never really been considered an integral part of the movie experience.

Well, it sounds like LG and Sony, the last major manufacturers holding out for 3D TV are now pulling the plug. According to a report from CNET, both companies will be abandoning support for those TVs. What will they focus on next? We can only wonder. Maybe they’ll focus efforts on curved or 4K TVs, or perhaps they’ll be taking things in a direction we can’t even imagine yet.

So what do you think about 3D TVs going the way of the dodo? Is it about time, or do you wish you had a few more intimate moments to see that technology evolve? What do you think the next big thing will be in TV tech? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.