Originally Posted by Josh Z
A number of 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and outboard devices will convert 2D to 3D. I don't believe the o/p is asking for your philosophical objections to doing so. These features exist, and some people are going to want to use them.
The original poster was asking what the results are, and I said that there is no way that a 2D->3D conversion can be even adequate.
Does Snoopy's nose come out, go in, or is it flat?
How does any 2D->3D conversion know? It doesn't. There are no rules to figure this out.
I've used LG's 2D->3D conversion, and while it does give depth, it's completely wrong half the time. Yes, if all you care about is seeing depth, you can see depth, fine. But if you care whether the objects are really in front of, or in back of other objects, it doesn't give the correct results. It gives misleading and wrong information. And why would you want that?
Would you like to see an old black and white western movie colorized where the horses are purple instead of brown? Yes, it colorized the movie, so you can see colors, but why would you want that?