Poll: The third dimension


— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday night was a 3D one. I coughed up the extra cash, got my pair of goggles, and went in.

After the movie, I got to thinking. I'm perfectly happy to pay a premium to see a movie in 3D at the theater. Heck, I've come to associate the disposable RealD goggles with the smell of popcorn and the enjoyment of a night out. However, I would never in a million years bother with a 3D gaming setup. There's just entirely too much hassle involved for my taste—frame rate hits, 120Hz displays with TN panels, and a high cost of entry.

That brings me to today's poll. If faced with a choice, do you prefer to have both games and movies in 3D, or one but not the other? Or are you happier sticking with 2D across the board? Scroll down or head to our front page to cast your vote.

Our last poll question was, "What's the best CPU/GPU hybrid?" AMD's Llano is the clear winner there, with a whopping 63% of the vote. Only a quarter of respondents cast their vote for Sandy Bridge, and just 12% think AMD's Ontario and Zacate APUs are worthy of the title. Intel's Pineview Atoms technically combine CPU and graphics cores, but TR readers apparently aren't thrilled with that integration: only 10 of them (0.4% of the total) said Pineview is the best CPU/GPU hybrid.

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