Last week Friday I popped into the Sky 3D demo booth at Victoria mainline station in London. I was given passive glasses and viewed the 3D content on an LG TV screen. Once the initial “Wow” began to wear-off, it was clear that the 3D content shown was mostly gimmicky. It was a demo, though, so I should cut Sky some slack here.
Viewing the 3D content was a very odd experience in that, although you can perceive a 3-dimensional environment, your eyes were unable to focus in the 3D-plane. But even more disconcerting was when I left the booth. I felt extremely disoriented; I was having trouble perceiving depth or distance to objects. It was difficult to walk. I do not know how much better it would have been with active glasses, but this encounter with 3D has made up my mind.