I noticed that TV manufacturers (LG, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, etc.) abandoned ability to watch 3D material on their screens from 2017 date of manufacture, and that latest generation of TVs launched at CES 2018 are similarly missing 3D functionality. Interestingly, BluRay players are still being made that are 3D compatible (e.g. Oppo 203 and 205).
I have quite a few 3D BluRay films (I’m one of those folks who don’t mind wearing the passive 3D glasses - I know many people hate the glasses or they get a headache when using them) and on my 3D compatible LG E6 OLED screen, (2016 vintage), the 3D films are superb (e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Star Wars-Rogue One, Hobbit, etc.). In some respects, many 3D films can be as visually appealing/immersive as their HDR UHD counterparts.
Given that film studios are still showing new films at cinemas in 3D and are also selling 3D BluRays of new films (with a price premium over 2D BluRay), are we now ‘locked in’ to our existing screens, or do folks think this is a tech that may come back in the future (especially as OLED screens are getting brighter each year), or is it a ‘dead and buried’ technology?