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I agree that Amazon should offer more 3D. They already offer a few titles and I have seen them. I did a review on one and it was not complimentary. ALL the content they offer is very poor production quality and it is low resolution SBS. From a technical viewpoint, they are "years" behind Netflix 3D. From a content quality angle, the titles offered are really low end, low budget productions. Camera work is extremely sloppy, narration is like the on camera "talent" was on drugs or drunk. Even the editing was very poor. 3D was exaggerated in the extreme on the titles with lots of occlusions. I've seen much better cell phone shooting on You Tube. But it was worth the $1.99 rental fee to see what Amazon considers worthy of their name. The production I bought was a tour through Hollywood. Anyone who is praising Amazon's offerings while also slamming Netflix, must have a secret agenda to see 3D fail by these content providers. Either that you you haven't looked at either.
Are their any Netflix 3D offerings that are as bad as the Amazon offerings? I believe not! Not only do you not have to pay extra for Netflix 3D offerings, they offer 15 times as many, all in high quality frame packed, commercial productions. I agree you may be tired of the selection, and don't care for all the kids cartoon 3D animated stories. But, as of July, 2014 Netflix does offer the most 3D high quality content for a very low subscription price. It seems to me that the main complaint with Netflix is no longer the quality as of this past Spring they have fixed that with the ISP's. The complaint is no new content offerings. I agree with this last negative.
Presently, we have on-line streaming and downloaded 3D from several sources. In MY Opinion- In order of preference
1. The Best but also the most expensive is from Vudu offers advanced viewing on lots of titles, with near BluRay disk match.
2. Followed by Netflix also high quality in content and good selection of titles, but failing to offer new content since April.
3. Then 3Net or the Sony channel They also offer some free 3D games. But cost is high on new titles.
4. Then You Tube 3D, lots of variety; amateur productions, some good some bad, all free. Has the most content offering, enough to keep you busy viewing for months.
5. Amazon 3D I think only about 4 titles and these are just simply awful quality.
6. Wealth 3D- Fair image quality but this channel went $$ some time back and the 3D content is very limited to 8 titles I had it when it was free. For almost a year the titles give "error, try later" The website say they are no longer accepting applications. So even if you wanted to pay, they can't deliver.
There are a couple others ( like 3DGO) but the above is all I get and see so I have to limit my list to these five.
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