Poll: how often have you watched 3D content on your TV?

The other week, The Oatmeal posted a comic titled "Why 3D movies need to die", which got us thinking: how often have people watched 3D content on their 3D-capable TVs?

The other week, The Oatmeal posted a comic titled "Why 3D movies need to die", which got us thinking: how often have people watched 3D content on their 3D-capable TVs?

If it was up to this writer, 3D is something that would be banished to deepest, darkest, ickiest depths of hell to be kicked around by the gods and then left forgotten next to a pile of expired Hypercolor t-shirts.

With our cynic's hat still firmly on, this would be a fitting punishment, as 3D seems to be nothing more than a convenient gimmick by movie studios to tempt us back into ever-more-expensive cinemas, and also by TV manufacturers to get us to upgrade from our high-definition flat-panel TVs to a larger high-definition flat-panel TV with — you guessed it — 3D!

What would happen if, in some alternate reality, the money gods showered their precious nectar upon us and our lounge room was graced with a 3D TV? We're pretty certain that aside from a few initial viewings to test and show off the wonders of 3D, the remaining 99.9 per cent of its working life would be spent displaying good ol' 2D content.

But what about you, our dear readers; how often have you used the 3D feature on your TV?

Let us know in the poll to the right, and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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