Could Piracy and other Shady Industries determine the future of 3D TV?
Many people can say that Youtube, Google Video and other widely popular streaming sites got their start in the adult and pirate television roots, could 3D TV’s fate be determined by the shady online universe?
It seems to me, that Adult and Pirate streaming ushered in and popularized flash, and other programming infrastructure that layed the foundation for many of the streaming services we enjoy today. Popular sites like Youtube, Netflix and others only got their start due to the early adapters 5 to 7 years ago, who developed online streaming, and VOIP.
Due to 3D Televisions costing allot and hardly any content is available, with the most available in the form of the Avatar movie, but if you have seen it a dozen times and got burned out by the paltry offerings available with 3D Blue Ray players and said, hey SKY offers one channel with most other Television providers and satellite networks, offering less then 3 channels to the public.
Could a new wave of cheap 3D compatible video cards, that either need 3D Glasses, such as the NVIDIA glasses take the technology off? Or could a new brand of 3D LCD Computer screens, with built in shutters, so there is no glasses required lay the proper infrastructure for live internet online 3D Streaming?
Video cards right now, offer 3D streaming, companies like Nvidia and ATI both offer 3D video cards for under $150. So the technology for your computer is there, and the Stereoscopic 3d glasses from Nvidia cost less and less the time is now for people to get invested in 3D on the computer.
In order for 3D TV to take off, you would need to get the Adult and Pirate communities behind it, developing custom streaming code and offering a ton of content. Because its a sure thing, that if 3D adult content became available, people would invest in the system to see it. With the technology and competitive nature of that industry refines itself over the course of a few years, the industry at large could benefit from cheap software that is robust and stable for other people to take it over and commercialize it.
We can only wait and see if the 3D Television industry takes off. Right now, the TV’s are abysmally expensive the lack of paid content is next to nill, could pirates and the adult industry truly be the saviors of 3D TV?