3D TV tops '10 dumbest things' in last 10 years list

Phillip Swann's TVPredictions has been around for 10 years, and in all that time, the "dumbest" thing he's seen is 3D TV, he said.

"Only about 1 million 3D TVs were sold in the U.S. during their launch year--and the 3D channels on cable and satellite systems are watched by fewer people than a September baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians," he wrote.

Other dumb ideas on Swanni's top 10 list: Cablevision Systems' (NYSE: CVC) satellite TV business, Voom, which "did fail and nearly tore apart the executive wing of Cablevision" and studios working with DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) on a $30 watch-at-home VoD project. "The price is too damn high! And dumb!" he concluded.

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