LOS ANGELES -- The International 3D Society announced today a survey they commissioned concluded virtually 6 of 10 adults (59%) have yet to see a contemporary 3D movie (past three years) -- an untapped and huge opportunity for consumer discovery.

Of those who have seen a 3D movie, three-fourths (74%) feel that today's 3D movies are better than 2D movies, among whom 30% say 3D movies are "incredible."

The study showed that 3D movie viewing is directly correlated by age: 18-34's have the highest propensity to have seen a 3D movie, followed sequentially by each succeeding age group. The survey of 1008 adults was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for the International 3D Society, October 7 - 10, 2010.

"Consumers are excited by the 3D movie experience," said Jim Chabin, President of the International 3D Society. "And with 6 in 10 Americans still having yet to see a 3D movie, the growth opportunities are significant," he added.

Over half of all adults nationwide (54%) say they expect that 3D TV will be better than High Definition TV -- despite that only a small percentage of households in the U.S. own a 3D TV and that 59% of adults still have yet to see a contemporary 3D movie in theaters. "Consumers have high expectations for 3D TV, but are clearly excited about the 3D TV experience."

Among those who have reportedly seen a 3D movie in theaters, fully two-thirds (66%) say they expect that 3D TV will be better than High Definition TV. High expectations are far-reaching, with at least half (50%+) of 18-34 year olds and 55-64 year olds -- and everyone in between -- consistently saying that 3D TV will be better than today's High Definition TV.

The study showed that among adults, movies are the most exciting form of 3D TV programming that consumers are looking forward to. Next, in sequential order, are sports, action/adventure and nature/animals. Those genres are followed (in order) by sci-fi, video games, travel and music concerts.
Women are more excited about 3D movies on TV than men; men more excited than women about sports, women more excited than men about nature/animals, and 18-34 year old adults more excited about video games than older adults.

Finally, the study showed among 18-24 year olds (the youngest age group in the adult sample), video games and action/adventure programs tie for #1 in excitement (whereas, in the 18+ total samples, action/adventure is tied for #2 and video games is ranked #6). "Clearly consumers have a robust appetite for 3D Content," Chabin concluded. "It's now up to content creators to respond to that demand."

 

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Matthew Broderick will star alongside Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe and Michael Pena in Tower Heist, a new comedy from director Brett Ratner. The plot follows a group of people who take revenge upon a Bernie Madoff-like character (Alda) who robbed their savings.

Ratner's one of the most reliable directors working today, and with a cast like that it's hard to imagine Tower Heist being anything less than a blockbuster.

 

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COSTA MESA, CA -- QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce that company founder Pat Quilter will be a featured panelist at the upcoming 129th AES Convention held in San Francisco. Quilter is scheduled to appear at "The Greening of Live Audio for Medium and Small Operators" live sound seminar held on Thursday, November 4 and the "Audio Manufacturing in a Global Economy" product design seminar held on Sunday, November 7.

"It's an honor to be asked to share my insights, trials and conclusions with those who make up our audio professional community," states Quilter, Chairman of the Board, QHI Holdings, Inc. "The world of professional audio has changed tremendously over the past decades. We're confronting a myriad of technological, logistical, economic and environmental issues today that 30 years ago could not have been fully anticipated."

Quilter's first panel discussion will focus on environmentally sustainable audio production practices with consideration given to reducing environmental impact through reduced power draw, decreased transportation, and labor costs. His second panel discussion confronts the issue of how manufacturing in today's global economy has affected the audio field from a number of perspectives including: economics, quality, and innovation.

The 129th AES Convention will be held at San Francisco's Moscone Center from November 4 thru November 7, 2010.

QSC Audio Products, LLC is a leading manufacturer of power amplifiers, loudspeakers, signal processing, digital signal transport, and computer control systems for professional audio markets worldwide.

 

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