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3-D coming for TV

January 3, 2010 |  1:15 pm

This week at the huge Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several of the big guns in TV manufacturing -- Sony, Panasonic and Vizio, to name a few -- will be showcasing 3-D-enabled sets and other gear that they hope viewers will embrace, David Colker writes in today's Times.

It's especially important to the industry now that the novelty of flat screens is wearing off for consumers and retail prices are falling so rapidly that the profit on TVs is nearing that of toasters.

High-definition TV and innovations in 3-D have made home versions of the format viable.

But whether the masses are ready to embrace 3-D -- and the glasses required to view the format -- remains to be seen.

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