While it seems like there is nary a film on the schedule for 2011 that isn’t being filmed in 3-D, it remains to be seen how the technology will affect TV. As manufacturers from Sony to Samsung are busy at work on 3-D TV sets for consumers, CBS president Les Moonves voiced doubts today about the conversion of television programs to 3-D, claiming he hasn’t been inspired by the visual quality of what he’s seen thus far.
“Does the experience get good enough on television to work? I’m not sure it’s going to be economically viable for the near future,” he said at a global conference in Beverly Hills, claiming that 3-D prototype conversions he has seen of old episodes of Star Trek “did not knock him out.”
Chase Carey, deputy chairman of News Corp, said at the same conference that while he imagines 3-D will become the standard for sports, movies and major events on television, he shares Moonves’ concerns about other kinds of 3-D TV, quipping, “There’s a question of if people will come home at 7 o’clock at night and put on a pair of glasses to watch the evening news.”