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To 3-D or Not to 3-D

Travis Hoium
July 21, 2011

It's been more than a year since Avatar changed everything we thought we knew about 3-D. Millions of movie patrons showed they would pay a few extra dollars for a 3-D experience at RealD (NYSE: RLD  ) theaters, and even a few more dollars to see IMAX (NYSE: IMAX  ) in 3-D.

Investors, analysts, and television manufacturers were giddy about the new technology. Some predicted the next step in television would start taking hold in the 2010 holiday season as Panasonic (NYSE: PC  ) , Sony (NYSE: