Early Adopters lose out to those who wait
I just bought a 46" 1080P LED/LCD Samsung because it was $997 on Black Friday. Sweet price point, mature technology that is likely to be stable for some time to come.
The same tv in 3D was $2,597. Was 3D worth the difference? No, it was not.
WAY back in the day, I got bit buying Betamax just before VHS took off so I learned my lesson on early adoption.
I will consider 3D when I don't need active glasses that cost $200 a pair. Why can't they use the passive glasses that you get in the theatre? Because they DON'T cost $200!
What about competing formats for 3D? I'll bet we go through 3 or 4 formats before there is any kind of "standard". As said before, no betamax for me.
Until then, I'll go to the Movie Theatre IF there is something I wish to see in 3D. Obviously there is little to no content out there to see in 3D and the content that IS available costs way too much.
Speaking of content, I reserve the right to sue Fox if I am EVER subjected to Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly in 3D. Talk about "Horrifying", think about what that would look like. 2D is scary enough.
Mark my words.....The ONLY thing that will drive adoption of 3D and a single 3D format will be the same thing that put lousy VHS ahead of Betamax.....PORN.
Now when will my "Smello-Vision" be available? Paris Icon for obvious reasons.