That sucking sound you hear as 3D television makers laugh all the way to the bank? It’s your wallet crying.

I realize that it was inevitable; in light of the predictable let’s turn every movie 3D move by the movie companies, that the television manufactures would jump on the 3D bandwagon. In both cases however the idea, while interesting in moderation is nothing but a pain in the ass money grabbing move.

As far as I am concerned there is almost nothing stupider than think that 3D television is going to be the greatest thing to hit home entertainment. Sure the idea of being the first on the block with the next great thing might be enough of a reason to rush out to Best Buy the moment these beaut’s hit the shelves but the cost of the actual television is only the first attack on your wallet.

Fellow Canuck Kris Abel has a nice list of some of the things you are going to need to keep in mind as you sign away your first born for this crap.

1. There Are Five Pieces Of Equipment Involved

You cannot watch a 3D movie without:

a 3D television

a transmitter

at least one pair of 3D glasses

a 3D blu-ray player

and a 3D blu-ray movie disc

2. Samsung 3D Glasses Will Not Work On A Panasonic 3D Television

3. Some Televisions Are “3D Ready” or “3D Capable”

In other words cha-ching cha-ching as manufacturers head off to the bank laughing their collective asses off at the rubes conned once more into parting with their money. I bet they are wishing this could come in 3D – they’d probably post it on their office walls.

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