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Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby NzYme on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:35 am

I just saw the review for the 3D version of How to Train Your Dragon. Just from the screenshots you can tell the blacks are way too dark and you lose much of the detail that made the 2D BD of this movie so great. Just wondering if anyone has a good experience with any 3D content. I just can't see this is anything but a marketing push that won't pan out.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby papalazeru on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:43 am

Home 3D won't work. The only way it will is if Computer games adopt it but I don't see it being something the whole family want to do.

I for one don't want to sit down at a TV and put on specs to watch a movie and the rest of the world looks funny. Not thanks.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:58 am

I dont think people are even buying 3d tvs.

Honestly I dont want a 3dTV as it makes my head hurt and it is a uniformly worse experience than standard tv or movie watching.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby Fievel on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:25 am

I'll buy a 3DTV when there are no more glasses needed.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:05 pm

i was interested in seeing the sales figures for 3D tvs. i didn't think there'd be much interest in people to buy them, except the hard core techies who have to have every new gadget and technology (in other words, people who bought LD players), but then, i've been fooled in the past.

it seems that, indeed, sales are pretty low

not surprising considering a) the economy, b) the price premium of a 3D set over a similar non-3D set, c) the lack of content and d) the whole glasses issue. i'm sure sales will pick up some when prices come down and content increases, but i think anyone who pays extra for these sets will be suffering some serious buyer's remorse in the next few years, much like people who spent a lot of money on HD-DVD. especially when the new no-glasses 3D sets come out. and i doubt the 3D will even get much use even by people who buy those sets.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:19 pm

Fievel wrote:I'll buy a 3DTV when there are no more glasses needed.


The problem with non glasses 3d is that its very location dependent at this juncture. The whole system hinges on knowing how far your eyes are from the tv so that the different images can be shuttled to each eye. The 3ds may work because they know the screens will be at arms length which can be averaged. As for regular tvs you dont want the image to go crap when you move around and thats a huge problem right now. Also, glassless 3d has a problem of image quality because there are right eye pixels and left eye pixels which basically decreases image quality by half. So for a true 1080p glassless 3d set youd really need to essentially double the pixel count.

Ive done a couple of cases related to glassless 3d.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby so sorry on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:26 pm

When can I expect a Smell-O-Vision® TV? Imagine the porn possibilities...
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:59 pm

so sorry wrote:When can I expect a Smell-O-Vision® TV? Imagine the porn possibilities...


if the food network ever broadcasted in smell-o-vision, i'd probably gain 50 lbs.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:04 pm

TheBaxter wrote:
so sorry wrote:When can I expect a Smell-O-Vision® TV? Imagine the porn possibilities...


if the food network ever broadcasted in smell-o-vision, i'd probably gain 50 lbs.


Funny, I just heard a report about this on the radio yesterday. It might be closer than we think (but probably not really).

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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:51 pm

i think Pr0n will be more suited to the inevitable diddlevision technology.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby Fievel on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:02 pm

TheBaxter wrote:i think Pr0n will be more suited to the inevitable diddlevision technology.


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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:57 am

Fievel wrote:[insert Catholic priest cock here]


that's what it said on the back of my altar boy robe :shock:
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:30 am

I was walking through the electronics store and wondering about this home 3D stuff too. I was wondering if it will catch on or just be another failed experiment. BTW, I was too young to try New Coke and would really love to try it because everybody still jokes about it.

Of the big fads in home entertainment over the last couple years, people were generally indifferent to bluray. Most people I know got bluray players the same way I did, it was included with the purchase of a new television or because their regular DVD player broke. The general population wouldn't just upgrade to a bluray player. The overall reaction to it is pretty ho-hum.

But with 3D, I hear way more backlash than intrigue. Everybody, including me, says the same things about how it gives them headaches and they don't want to wear glasses in their home. So for now, it looks like it won't be a big hit. Right now it looks like even if you made people buy televisions with 3D capabilties, they would still choose to watch their movies and television shows in 2D.

The only place I really seeing it take a hold is in videogames.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:37 pm

I tried a 3D-TV in PC World last week. The picture looked quite bleak and I found myself squinting a bit.

And the Sky Sports demo footage just seemed pointless.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby minstrel on Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:26 pm

We have a Mitsubishi TV that handles 3D. We weren't aware of this feature when we bought it - weird. Anyway, my roomie recently bought the glasses, etc. necessary to use the 3D feature and we tried it out. I watched a demo for about fifteen minutes or so and I was getting a headache.

I'm not a fan of 3D - yet.
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Re: Is anyone even buying 3D BDs??

Postby darkjedijaina on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:11 pm

I think most of you know I work on projectors... our company bought a 3D tv to compare to our 3D projectors... the tv's still aren't quite there yet. It's nothing like the 3D experience you'd get in a movie.
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