While television manufacturers have been quietly giving up on 3D televisions for the better part of a year because consumers aren’t all that interested in watching 3D movies in their living room, at least those of us who travel by airplane will be able to enjoy an in-flight movie in the divisive format in the not-too-distant future thanks to the fine folks at Airbus.
Airbus’ newly updated A330 jets will come with new seatback monitors that make watching films in three dimensions a reality. The downside is that travelers will have to wait until 2017 for these new planes to hit the market, and then hope that their flight is booked on one of the new crafts and not one of the boring old ones with lame traditional screens.
The new design, dubbed the A330 Neo (no connection to The Matrix), will also feature better Wi-Fi, full LED mood lighting, wider seats, better HD monitor quality, and more.
There’s been no announcement yet if viewers will need to don 3D glasses to take advantage of these new screens, but the cynic in me says they will if only so that the airline can charge you another $5 to rent them for the duration of your flight.
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