While you were thinking that the demise of the 3D format is upon us, market research specialist, NPD DisplaySearch, dares us to think again
It has calculated that instead of going down, the number of 3D LCD television shipments continues to grow at a rather car race like pace.
The firm has found that from Q2 to Q3 the number of 3D TVs shipped increased by almost a third (27 per cent) while tech giants predict that the time between the third quarter and the final one will bring an even further growth – an estimated 30 per cent, in fact.
The company also noted that passive 3D technology is going up quicker than active, as there was a 34 per cent increase of shipments of the former, compared to 23 per cent of the latter.
This is probably because a passive 3D TV requires solely a cheap pair of glasses, which you are likely to get free with the purchase of a tridimensional television, or of course by grabbing a pair from your local cinema.
At the moment 3D accounts for 7 percent of all LCD shipments, a number which is predicted to grow to 11 per cent with the help of some sweet price drops which would make the technology accessible to more 3D-hungry consumers.