The petition's creator wants to be able to watch his 3D Blu-rays on, ideally, a shiny new OLED TV.

There's no stopping progress. But not all innovations are necessarily welcome.

Take LG's decision at CES to drop 3D from its OLED and LED TVs. You might think it a wise move - after all, most major broadcasters have stopped supporting 3D, and 3D films have all but died a death. But plenty, it seems, think differently.

One man, Aidan Padden, has decided to do something about it. Padden has started a petition to revive 3D TVs for 2018, specifically a 2018 LG OLED TV.

He suggests that as LG Display makes screens for other manufacturers' TVs, the decision to drop 3D from LG TVs has had a knock-on effect on other brands. 

In truth, we think most TV brands have seen little desire for 3D technology from consumers which, coupled with a reduction in the amount of 3D content available, means it's an easy feature to drop.

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"They've added 3D sound with [Dolby] Atmos but removed 3D vision - you'd have thought they'd have worked well together," he writes.

He goes on to say that without 3D, he and many others like him won't be able to enjoy their 3D Blu-ray collections in all their glory. A fair point for anyone who enjoyed the 3D experience.

"There are hundreds (if not thousands) of us across the world who have paid literally thousands of dollars/pounds/euros for these discs which we paid a premium for over 2D Blu-ray [who] do not want to lose access to these when our 2016 OLEDs bite the dust."

The petition has so far notched up 2,570 supporters, so he's not entirely alone. That said, we fear a 3D revival is likely to be a long shot. And certainly there was no mention of 3D among the flagship 2017 TVs announced last week at CES.

What do you think? Would you like to see 3D make a comeback? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments

Friesiansam's picture

They are looking for 5000

They are looking for 5000 signatures. They surely cannot think that will be enough to persuad LG to reintroduce 3D TVs?

Chrisrosevilla's picture

It's all about choice

LG has pretty much perfected 3D on their OLED sets and the system has a lot of fans. I have the 65E6 OLED and that model proves that 3D plays nicely with 4K/HDR; you don't have to choose one or the other.

The article is a little misleading; the petition - and it is worth reading it properly - is for 3D to be retained on ONE model of their 2018 range, not all of them.

Seems a reasonable request to me and a lot of people appear to agree.

lovlid's picture

Let it go

It's not quite dead, but it's dying.

It was always a pathetic gimmick for the living room.

Please, someone put it out of its misery.

justluvit's picture

No No Don't Let it Go

I might have agreed with "lovlid" until I recently bought the LG65E OLED TV.

I've been massively pleased with the 4K SHD picture quality but I have to say the 3D is just a fantastic viewing experience. I think the manufacturers should have a rethink. Stepping up to 4K SHD has really made home 3D the immersive experience the technology was reaching for.

Lets get the petition signed and get 3D TV back. More DVD's please. I absolutely love it

TnA200's picture

I agree.

+1

I agree it's a shame to let all those 3D discs go to waste, especially when now with OLED, 4K and HDR it's an even beter experience . Also, my kids love it. 

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