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One other question - my wife has zero interest in 3D (although she has never seen it). I would like to buy one 3D movie for her to try. She likes movies like Avatar, Twilight, Harry Potter, or anything in that type on genre. Any suggestions?
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One other question - my wife has zero interest in 3D (although she has never seen it). I would like to buy one 3D movie for her to try. She likes movies like Avatar, Twilight, Harry Potter, or anything in that type on genre. Any suggestions?
Thanks again, Gerry
Avatar 3D is my favorite blu ray.
Finding Nemo and Gravity are great in 3D as well

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Please bear with me as I have read so many different threads before ordering the 65x900a a couple days ago. This x10 media server: does it come with any movies like the X1? Will it have Netfiix & Amazon (when available) 4k streaming apps? $500 bucks is a lot money (to me) for something that might be the same as the X1!!
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The x10 comes with 50 free "titles" which are trailers and shorts from what i read. There are no movies like the x1 had. You also have to download them - nothing is preloaded.
Netflix is all that has been confirmed - so who knows if other apps will be added later? I agree the price is steep for so little content.
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Avatar 3D is my favorite blu ray.
Finding Nemo and Gravity are great in 3D as well

Aye, you can't go wrong with a bit of Avatar if you want a demo-quality 3D experience.
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Avatar or Gravity
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Avatar. I thought's Gravity's 3D was underwhelming. It's a stunning looking piece in terms of the actual cinematography, and the movie itself is an awesome experience, but to my eyes the 3D is mild at best.
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While not the worst, the last two Harry Potter movies were converted to 3d rather sloppily- so avoid those if you are trying to make a convert of your wife. If she buys in whole-hog, you can always buy the 2 pack later. Sometimes I think I just bought them to complete the set and have a bit of Emma Watson in 3d before I have to find an import of Noah's conversion for certain non western markets...

With Avatar you are simply awash in the planet's environ. Best title out there to impress- I agree with the others.

Gravity 3d is second.

IMHO, I would then think of a couple films with robots fighting each other and big monsters. Probably not her cup of tea.

If she likes fantasy, the Hobbit movies are a bit below those standouts but still a lot of fun. There's even a love story smashed in there which I consider heresy but perhaps women like the idea of inter species forbidden romance?

I am struggling to think of the title that best employs both depth and popout if you were trying to encapsulate the whole experience. I don't think Avatar had a whole hell of a lot of the latter, but the best of the former.
Anyone have an opinion on this?
(I'm also asking this for selfish reasons because I intend to watch one of my yet-to-see 3d Blurays tonight)

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Avatar. I thought's Gravity's 3D was underwhelming. It's a stunning looking piece in terms of the actual cinematography, and the movie itself is an awesome experience, but to my eyes the 3D is mild at best.
I agree that Avatar is the best 3D i have seen and nothing else is in the same league. My favorite bluray movie is Blade Runner but that is not in 3D - sadly - there are only 7 versions of the film - so far
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While not the worst, the last two Harry Potter movies were converted to 3d rather sloppily- so avoid those if you are trying to make a convert of your wife. If she buys in whole-hog, you can always buy the 2 pack later. Sometimes I think I just bought them to complete the set and have a bit of Emma Watson in 3d before I have to find an import of Noah's conversion for certain non western markets...

With Avatar you are simply awash in the planet's environ. Best title out there to impress- I agree with the others.

Gravity 3d is second.

IMHO, I would then think of a couple films with robots fighting each other and big monsters. Probably not her cup of tea.

If she likes fantasy, the Hobbit movies are a bit below those standouts but still a lot of fun. There's even a love story smashed in there which I consider heresy but perhaps women like the idea of inter species forbidden romance?

I am struggling to think of the title that best employs both depth and popout if you were trying to encapsulate the whole experience. I don't think Avatar had a whole hell of a lot of the latter, but the best of the former.
Anyone have an opinion on this?
Objects appear a good 5 feet out from my TV while watching Avatar - not sure if that is what you mean by popout.
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I agree that Avatar is the best 3D i have seen and nothing else is in the same league. My favorite bluray movie is Blade Runner but that is not in 3D - sadly - there are only 7 versions of the film - so far
I bought Blade Runner "the final cut" - it was the very last DVD I bought. No idea where it sits in the 7 lol
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Objects appear a good 5 feet out from my TV while watching Avatar - not sure if that is what you mean by popout.
Well, then.

I saw it twice in the theater and didn't notice (or remember?) much of that, but my recent experiences tell me i shouldn't really speak to this other than to ask others. I don't really want to watch Avatar or Gravity tonight tho....
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