3d is happening at breakneck speed compared to hd. I remember when hd hit the scene. A promo channel with about a 3 hour loop for 24/7. Discovery channel has anounced a full time 3d channel, espn sports has, and panasonic has. Also if you can get direct tv they have 3d movies on demand. When it comes to the flicker that has alot to do with refresh rate. The panny with 600hrtz has no flicker at all. If you go to the panasonic sight or look up ces 2010, I think that the tech is here.