3D TV never really caught on because of one obvious flaw: You need to wear silly, uncomfortable 3D glasses to watch it.
The above has become quite a meme in the media. 3D is dead, they say, because of “silly, uncomfortable 3D glasses”, or “clunky 3D glasses”, or “3D goggles”.
We may as well say that reading died for people over 45 due to their need to wear “silly, uncomfortable reading glasses”. To illustrate, here’s a photo of my 3D glasses and a photo of my reading glasses. And by the way, the 3D glasses also come as clip-ons, like dark glasses, for those who wear regular glasses. Those with contact lenses just use the regular glasses.
Guess at this point, we may as well hold the funeral for reading too. Makes as much logical sense as this nonsensical meme going through the media.
3D is growing, not as fast the media hyped it up initially, but it is growing. The main limitation has been and continues to be a lack of 3D content.