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PlayNice stole most of my list! If you are looking for just one or 2 to get initially, get something that in a genre that interests you.
BTW - You should know that many of the more recent films were shot in 2D and post processed into 3D with mixed results. The final Harry Potter films, for example, I thought had sub-par 3D.

"Hugo" is a good family film (Oscar nominated for best picture and filmed in true 3D)

"Dial M for Murder" is a Hitchcock classic (1954) and shot in true 3D

"Avatar" I real like for the effects (true 3D)

"Edge of Tomorrow (Live, Die, Repeat)" is a more current SciFi (good 2D post processed)

"Pacific Rim" has some awesome effects (many people like using this one as a reference movie - Also well done 2D post processing)

Most Disney animated are also pretty good ("Tangled", "Frozen" to name a couple)
Yeah, thanks. Just wanted some really good 3D looking visuals for this 80" HDTV. Wait, no Life of Pi in your list?
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Lego Movie was amazing in 3D and recently watched Guardians of the Galaxy. Looked even better than at the theater.
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The best looking 3D movie is hands down Transformers: Age of Extinction. Now not saying it's the best movie but the 3D even makes it good lol.
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The best looking 3D movie is hands down Transformers: Age of Extinction. Now not saying it's the best movie but the 3D even makes it good lol.
I saw its previous sequel movie in theater with 3D (Real D), but it was OK in terms of the 3D effects. Was it that much better?
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I saw its previous sequel movie in theater with 3D (Real D), but it was OK in terms of the 3D effects. Was it that much better?
Yes and movie theater 3D is different from 3D being mastered on a blu ray disk.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-3D-Blu-ray/83887/
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Yes and movie theater 3D is different from 3D being mastered on a blu ray disk.

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Really? I thought they were mastered for both! :/
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Really? I thought they were mastered for both! :/
A lot goes into putting a movie on blu ray- adjusting the color, film grain, sound, 3D, aspect ratio etc... It's not a simple "copy and save as"

That said Transformers 4 is a much better 3D experience vs Transformers 3 which was already an excellent 3D blu ray disk.
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A lot goes into putting a movie on blu ray- adjusting the color, film grain, sound, 3D, aspect ratio etc... It's not a simple "copy and save as"

That said Transformers 4 is a much better 3D experience vs Transformers 3 which was already an excellent 3D blu ray disk.
Interesting. Maybe I'll watch Transformers 4 movie in 3D since #3 sucked for 3D IMO.
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Interesting. Maybe I'll watch Transformers 4 movie in 3D since #3 sucked for 3D IMO.

Pacific Rim and Gravity are the two next best in terms of PQ.
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Pacific Rim and Gravity are the two next best in terms of PQ.
I enjoyed Gravity movie, but only saw it in 2D from cable. 3D really made it better?
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My Mom picked up an 80" Vizio yesterday for my Dad. I will be replacing a PN63c7000 samsung plasma. I am expecting a small step down in PQ, but I think the overwhelming size will make up for it.

Are there any out of the box adjustments to make?

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I enjoyed Gravity movie, but only saw it in 2D from cable. 3D really made it better?
Oh heck yes! It makes space so much more scary.
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Oh heck yes! It makes space so much more scary.
Yeah, that movie/film was intense.
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My Mom picked up an 80" Vizio yesterday for my Dad. I will be replacing a PN63c7000 samsung plasma. I am expecting a small step down in PQ, but I think the overwhelming size will make up for it.

Are there any out of the box adjustments to make?
Check a few pages back for PlayNice's cal settings. Sooo much better than the stock picture settings. The PQ is only a tad worst than my VT30. Viewing angle and refresh rate aren't as good but you get use to it.
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I watched Lego movie in 3D at the movies....I did not like it at all. I hope the 3D version we bought our son for Xmas is better then that.

Who needs 4K?... just go see your optometrist.
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After nine resets I have finally gotten rid of the ghosting, motion artifacts, flashing and other issues. Still have the wash out when changing channels but it's much closer to the display I had before 1.60 ver. None of the calibration settings would fix any of the issues I was having before I started to just repeatedly reset until I got the picture I want. Thought I would post this in case others had a display that was unacceptable. I also called Vizio about the washout following 1.60 and that's the only advice they would give me (factory reset). They didn't sound to eager to help or replace my existing display with a new unit. Until something changes with this one I'll keep it for now.
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After nine resets I have finally gotten rid of the ghosting, motion artifacts, flashing and other issues. Still have the wash out when changing channels but it's much closer to the display I had before 1.60 ver. None of the calibration settings would fix any of the issues I was having before I started to just repeatedly reset until I got the picture I want. Thought I would post this in case others had a display that was unacceptable. I also called Vizio about the washout following 1.60 and that's the only advice they would give me (factory reset). They didn't sound to eager to help or replace my existing display with a new unit. Until something changes with this one I'll keep it for now.

Were your resets back-to-back, or over a time span?
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Were your resets back-to-back, or over a time span?
The first few were spread out over a couple evenings. I'd reset then calibrate and view the display using a couple of sources to judge. Still not happy with what I saw I did about five or six resets back to back, didn't bother to calibrate but viewed sources mainly to see if the motion artifacts, ghosting and edge lighting returned to normal. Finally this morning I did a reset and so far it looks good. I've re-calibrated with a combination of my own settings and PlayNice settings. It's looking pretty good so far. Very few artifacts, no more ghosting and the edge lighting and flashing is much more acceptable. Just hope nothing happens to change anything. Now I'm trying to decide whether to disconnect it from the internet or wait for a update and hope that when it resets for that it will improve.
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The first few were spread out over a couple evenings. I'd reset then calibrate and view the display using a couple of sources to judge. Still not happy with what I saw I did about five or six resets back to back, didn't bother to calibrate but viewed sources mainly to see if the motion artifacts, ghosting and edge lighting returned to normal. Finally this morning I did a reset and so far it looks good. I've re-calibrated with a combination of my own settings and PlayNice settings. It's looking pretty good so far. Very few artifacts, no more ghosting and the edge lighting and flashing is much more acceptable. Just hope nothing happens to change anything. Now I'm trying to decide whether to disconnect it from the internet or wait for a update and hope that when it resets for that it will improve.

Thx. Think I'll try an assault of resets when I get a chance.

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Vizio's 80" HDTV is so good that the owner's dog freaks out with another dog on the screen from http://www.reddit.com/r/firstworldpr...so_big_my_dog/ ...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!

I have now had nearly two weeks with my set. After the Disney WOW Calibration Blue Ray disc and my own fine tuning, I continue to be even more impressed! In fact, I want to say that it had gotten much better after the break in period.
The one and only complaint... Off angle viewing is atrocious.
No firmware updates for me. Gonna leave well enough alone!
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Watched Wreck it Ralph and Upside Down today and both looked amazing in 3D.
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Watched Wreck it Ralph and Upside Down today and both looked amazing in 3D.
Upside Down used 3D so well, making it tie into the story.
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What do you guys think of the sound from this TV? The way it is being setup the plan is to use the stock speakers for right now.

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Check a few pages back for PlayNice's cal settings. Sooo much better than the stock picture settings. The PQ is only a tad worst than my VT30. Viewing angle and refresh rate aren't as good but you get use to it.
Thanks. We will be hanging it tomorrow so I will give those settings a try. What level "Black Level" setting are you using?

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I've only listened to the stock speakers for a limited time when I had issues getting ARC working. It didn't seem horrible. I've definitely have heard worst from LCD panels. They always have crappy speakers, but at least the 80in has larger crappy speakers.

I think I have my black level setting on low or off. If I recall it didn't make a big difference. But going to the highest setting made the picture unrealistically dark.
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I've only listened to the stock speakers for a limited time when I had issues getting ARC working. It didn't seem horrible. I've definitely have heard worst from LCD panels. They always have crappy speakers, but at least the 80in has larger crappy speakers.

I think I have my black level setting on low or off. If I recall it didn't make a big difference. But going to the highest setting made the picture unrealistically dark.

I am not sure if I have heard any decent speakers from an LCD/LED tv up until the kids got the Sony 48 inch 600 series led.

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