Originally Posted by Catt99
I've watched one or two movies from VuDu, but not 3D. Both mine were their HDX versions (full HD and 5.1 or better sound, if I recall correctly). There is another service that rents 3D blu-ray movies the "somewhat old fashioned" way, a la Netflix - sending discs in the mail. User RicoFlashback got his hand slapped by a moderator for sharing the info in this thread (or in multiple threads) because, I gather, it was seen as promoting a vendor (which I DO NOT think Rico was doing -- I think we was sharing his impressions and appreciated his post. In any event, the service has its own thread in the 3D Content forum here at AVS: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1322117/http-www-3d-blurayrental-com/0_100
. I haven't used them, but have seen some positive impressions shared by others (and I'm sure if you read through that lengthy thread going back a year and a half you'll see some good and bad).
Couldn't help but comment on this topic as I believe if you're really going to enjoy your new Sammy set, you should enjoy the 3D capabilities as well, since, in my opinion, Samsung has the best 3D picture on the market.
As mentioned before by many users - - there is not a lot of 3D content out there, right now, but that is changing. With the advent of high end TV's and even lower priced "passive" 3D models - - more studios are developing the production talent to deliver this medium.
I haven't tried VUDU, yet, but from my understanding, you can get 3D movies but not the 7.1 soundtrack with it (limited to 5.1 - bandwidth issue)
So - - you can get 3D from VUDU but only 5.1 soundtrack - - not 7.1 (like Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter (which, to me, was quite hilarious and fun to watch). If some VUDU users can confirm - - that would be great. Everything I see on the VUDU web site indicates that you can get a 7.1 soundtrack but I have not seen it combined with 3D video. And, their selection is slim plus they are pricey.
The other aforementioned alternative provides the full disc - - 7.1 soundtrack (if applicable). I believe a 3D Bluray disc provides a superior picture to a 3D streamed movie plus the other features that come with the flick. So far, I've viewed 3D Journey 2: The Mysterious Island & 3D Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I have 3D Prometheus and just today, 3D Dial M for Murder. They are high quality discs and the 3D has been amazing.
So - - in summation, there are alternatives out there instead of buying everything or renting from a small collection without the full soundtrack. That's all I was trying to convey in my earlier post.
Hope this helps.