Originally Posted by PlayNice
Wow only watched two, I have about 50 3D bluray disk. Some movies gain a lot from the 3D effect- Life of Pi, Gravity, Upside Down and Hugo to name a few. 3D is as much of a gimmick as color or surround sound was at one point, when it's utilized correctly it does wonders to immerse you into the experience.
Originally Posted by mhobart
I agree, it all depends on how it is done. I recently got the M501-A2r for the 3D ability instead of waiting for the 2014 models, which sound better in picture quality but lack 3D. I've enjoyed going through the various B-R sets I have which contain 3D versions. Most were quite enjoyable (to me at least) and some were ones I had not seen in 3D in theaters. The ones which were most enjoyable were usually those where they were not written simply for the 3D effects. Good writing generally trumps special effects (whether or not that effect is 3D or not). That happens to be my $0.02, your results may differ.
I agree on both counts. At this stage theres a whole generation of major motion pictures, not to mention incredible independent films and short films, that were made and intended to be seen in 3D. Sometimes 3D is the only compelling reason to watch a movie (like The Croods, which I had intended to watch the one month
it was available in 3D on Netflix). To not have access to this content as it was meant to be seen, when the technology is relatively cheap and effective, seems incredibly short-sighted. Especially for companies like Vizio and Netflix, who have demonstrated the capability of providing an excellent 3D home theater experience.
The 2013 Vizio M-series provided arguably the best-in-class 3D at an incredible bargain. Now they've dropped it this year just when more and more people are getting turned on to 3D, and they had a chance to add quality full-array local dimming to the experience. But I can almost understand Vizio skipping a year so as not to compete with an already outstanding product.
But what's the deal with Netflix? Netflix only has 29
3D movies listed in that category (though there are more scattered throughout the library that are not listed (?)). What's up with that? It's not like they've stopped making 3D movies. It certainly can't be a bandwidth issue when the total number of 3D members is probably not great, and they're planning on launching a 4K streaming service soon.
Sure I can find 3D content other places, but why should I have to pay another service to stream the 3D version of a popular film like The Avengers? In fact, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would pay Netflix extra monthly the price of that one movie from another service to have access to the 3D version of movies. Seems like a no-brainer. C'mon Netflix, take (more of) my (3D loving) money!