Certain major sporting events, like the London Olympics (above), will be televised in 3D, but might not be broadcast as such. Australia has already taken down it's 3D transmitters. I would say that 3D television has been a gross failure. Yes, other suppliers now are selling cheaper goggles, and if the price of the set is not much more with 3D as without, okay, buy it, for there are three pluses:
1. There is an option to see any regular program in quasi-3D. Not bad, actually.
2. Someday, 3D programming will improve. When? I keep getting told any month now. That was a year ago.
3. The 3D effect will improve. Some day, no goggles. Great! I'm now stuck with the old system.
Ben Kingsley (below) is a dead ringer for Georges Melies (above):
By the way, on 6April2012, just about a century after the Titanic sank, James Cameron will re-lease his 1997 movie in 3D. Now how did he do that? Apparently, re-production electronic magic today can convert any 2D film into 3D. Titanic once held the box office record with $1.8 billion, only to be replaced by the 3D Avatar (which you can watch in 3D if you have the right goggles), also from Cameron, which now has worldwide revenues of $2.8 billion.