3D is coming to the living room – we all know that. TV
manufacturers are making certain of it. But what do consumers want from it? Software company Roxio asked over 2,000 consumers about their interest in 3D programming and
what they’d like to see.
An impressive 84 percent of those surveyed said they were
interested in viewing 3D movies at home. And nearly as many expressed interest
in capturing their own memories using the technology – with 80 percent saying they believe
they will film or photograph family events in 3D within 5 years. But price remains a
90 percent of the people said they would buy a 3D camera if
it was priced under $200. Only 50 percent were interested if that price was
$500 or less. Nearly 76 percent of the people Roxio spoke with said they would
be interested in converting their home movies to 3D as well – with vacation
videos topping the list of things they’d convert first.
As far as content, “The Lord of the Rings” was the biggest
request for conversion to 3D, taking 38 percent of the vote. “Titanic” was
second at 21 percent. “Gladiator” and “Finding Nemo” were tied for third at 19
The soon-to-be departed “24” was the TV show people most
wanted to see in 3D. “House,” “American Idol” and (somewhat surprisingly) “The Simpsons”
And, as far as sporting events… no surprises there. The
Olympics and the Super Bowl topped the wish list.
Find more of Roxio’s survey results here