Geek Squad will sync your 3D glasses? Yeah right.

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Check your Sunday paper today for the Best Buy insert.  You remember Best Buy, right?  They’re the ones with the Geek Squad – that crack team of computer repair technicians that everyone just raves about.  Well, maybe “raving” is not exactly the right word. I’ve written about them before.

Geek Squad tattoo

Anyway, in today’s paper they are advertising “the Complete 3D Experience”.  This includes:

  • 55 inch “3D” television
  • 3D Blu-ray Disc player
  • 3D Starter kit, including a DVD and 2 sets of 3D glasses
  • Geek Squad delivery and setup

The interesting thing is that last one – “delivery and setup”.  You can see that part of the ad here:

geek squad delivery

They are including in this package – which they value at $149 – the service of “syncing” your 3D glasses.

One problem: 3D glasses don’t need to be “synced” – they do it all by themselves.

Once again, Best Buy sacrifices honesty and integrity on the altar of Quick Sales.

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John Lesnak
March 22nd, 2010

Yeah, but it’s “FREE”

ROBBIE DAVIS
March 22nd, 2010

Ok now I am going to show my ignorance and try and find out something. What is the difference between a HD tv and a 3D HD tv? I always thought 3d had to do with the type of filming not the delivery system other than the glasses. I saw my first 3d back in the 50′s the movie was Hondo with John Wayne and there was no special screen that it was shown on. Just the glasses. So could someone enlighten me on this. Also where can I get a decent pair of 3D glasses that are not paper?

Scott Johnson
March 22nd, 2010

Robbie, I am no expert on it either, but my understanding is that to view something in 3D, there are 2 elements. It has to be created in 3D to start with, and you have to have the 3D glasses to see it that way. If you view a 3D movie without the glasses, it just looks blurry. And if you look at a “normal” movie with the 3D glasses, it still doesn’t appear three-dimensional.

HD is just high-definition (this is different from 3D). Most TVs now are capable of displaying HD programming, but most are not capable of displaying 3D (I think). This new television that Best Buy is advertising is built to display both HD and 3D.

I guess the next step is to actually have the actors in your home performing in person!

ROBBIE DAVIS
March 22nd, 2010

THANKS SCOT.. GREAT HEARING FROM YOU. WHEN YOU COMING BACK TO MAINE?

Scott Johnson
March 22nd, 2010

Robbie, I will move back to Maine whenever someone can arrange 72 degrees year round there :)

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