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I noticed it for the first time last night, so it must be new. I access it on PS3 FYI. They have some of the typical documentaries, (Egypt, Dinosaurs, etc) but also a few things not available elsewhere. I watched this fun animal cartoon which was entertaining and had some great depth. It's still very light content wise, but it's a start.
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I'm not seeing it on the website, so I guess they don't have it on PC yet. Is it a separate section under genre selection?

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No luck on my PS3 it seems, but I did find other evidence of it: http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showpost.php?s=ae4dd5734cc832e564b407613b1e0b9d&p=3280573&postcount=40

I called NF and the rep was like "Nawww man, it's probably some troll thinkin' he's better than everyone else." I pictured him with a joint in his hand, real stoner type. He was humble enough when I told him that I'd heard it from multiple people, and gave me the number to corporate. Unfortunately they closed an hour ago so I'll call tomorrow.

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Cool! Time to fire up my PS3 and begin the scavenger hunt with you. smile.gif

I'm also on a scavenger hunt for Expendables 2 in 3D plus NEO:X
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I found someone else who claims to have seen the 3D option: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=45148401&postcount=11358

So is ANYONE else seeing this? If so, PLEEEEEEEEEEASE post screenshots. Netflix phone reps are VERY adamant that this is not a thing. They think that people are mistaken. Even their supervisors who are supposedly up-to-date on anything and everything NF-related deny its existence.

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No luck on my scavenger hunt via PS3 streaming or 3D Bluray rentals via Netflix!!

Probably a hoax! Sure wish and hope it's not for very much longer!!!
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I saw the 3D category last night on my PS3, but could not find any titles in the category. It was all blank. Sorry no screenshots
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It's very odd, the channel is no longer there. But 2 of the movies I watched were in my recently watched queue. And both were still in 3D.

The channel was only there for a couple days at the most. My sister saw it on her PS3 as well, so I know it wasn't just me. It was probably a test or something, or an error that it went live before it was ready.

How frustrating...
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It's very odd, the channel is no longer there. But 2 of the movies I watched were in my recently watched queue. And both were still in 3D.
The channel was only there for a couple days at the most. My sister saw it on her PS3 as well, so I know it wasn't just me. It was probably a test or something, or an error that it went live before it was ready.
How frustrating...

Hopefully this is something that they're going to release soon!cool.gif

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I've been looking all along and it never appeared here. I agree that this is just a hoax. I also find it strange that those who claim to have seen these mysterious 3D titles have not stated the titles or how they happened to locate them in the PS3 app.

My Netflix on PS3 has two accesses, regular and Childrens. Then you can do a search or scan through the pictures to find titles.

About a year ago I was able to rent a 3D BluRay which was a concert. Kenney Chesney in 3D. It was a rental, not streaming. When I tried to rent it again it was no longer available. This title was the only one I ever saw and confirmed 3D from Netflix.
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I can also say I've seen the 3D category on my PS3 Netflix app it's no myth hopefully they bring it back soon with some good movies
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Don, It was there.. no joke. When I get home, I will check if the 2 titles are still in my recently watched queue and get you the names. I really think it was an error that it went live.

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/movies-blu-ray-discs-dvds-theatricks/83005-netflix-streaming-3d.html there is a screenshot of it there btw.
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Thanks for the screen shot. Something to keep a lookout for then.
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Thanks for the screen shot. Something to keep a lookout for then.

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This is turning to the search for Bigfoot or UFOs.. lol.

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If it is true.... ;-)

Would the 3d be full res or some crappy side by side format?
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It was only up for a day. While the movies were categorized under 3D, when you played them there was just a standard picture and you could watch them without glasses with no blurring. The 3D category was there, but they played in 2D. I tried 3 or 4 of them always with the same result. The 3D category was the very last one at the bottom of the page. I suspect Sony will need to do an update to the Netflix app before the 3D actually works.
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If they did SBS half, there would be no need to do an update. But I agree, that using a similar format that VUDU uses for the 3D titles would be great. Regardless, I would be more interested in a good selection of titles too. Especially interested in new titles that we haven't already seen.

Meanwhile, Netflix really needs to get their business model act together. They have such a low profit margin that their future is quite questionable. They have lots of subscribers but don't make much money at only 1.49% gross profits. Few here are concerned about that but reality is having 3D titles will not help if the company goes belly up.
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If it is true.... ;-)
Would the 3d be full res or some crappy side by side format?

How would Netflix stream hi-res? Most cable companies can't stream that much data, so it would have to be SBS (yuck) unless they chose to embrace a superior compression technology like Sensio's 3D compression format.
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SBS isn't terrible depending on how well it's encoded. Netflix's history in that regard isn't boosting my confidence, though.

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Its terrible. I don't watch Comcast's 3d channels because of it, and I've seen 3d downloads as well. Is a huge resolution drop for me.
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It's going to have to be compressed. Too many internet providers are capping data usage and while speed seems to be getting faster every year the caps are the same. A forum I visited not too long ago the guy did the math on Comcast's 105M download speed and claimed you could hit the cap in less than a day if you really tried. I don't get too close to my cap but it's just me and my girlfriend. I could see a household with 3 teenage kids all with TV's , smart phones, downloading video games, and what not eating thru the caps very quickly. Also Netflix does not have a great selection of movies on streaming. The streaming on Netflix is great for older and not so old television series. It will be interesting to see what they do offer for 3D.
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When Netflix does 3d it will be SBS format so if you have a passive 3d tv it won't look very good, if you have an active 3d display it should look much better from other SBS streaming that I've seen.
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Nothing wrong with SBS on passive...

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This has already been discussed alot here so I will just post the numbers and if you look OU over under/top and bottom is preferred over sbs for passive 3d and this is why.

Passive 1080p 3D set displays:
H-SBS = 960x540, and H-OU = 1920x540

Active 1080p 3D set displays:
H-SBS = 960x1080, and H-OU = 1920x540
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And I've already discussed on several occasions that posting numbers to prove a point is a bunch of bulls***.

On my passive display, OU videos are much softer than their SBS counterparts, it's a clear and easily noticeable reduction in quality. That's what I see with my eyes. All the numbers in the world will not change what I see with my own eyes. Vertical resolution has always been more important than horizontal, that's how anamorphic video works, and no one's ever complained about that, have they? No.

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And I've already discussed on several occasions that posting numbers to prove a point is a bunch of bulls***.
On my passive display, OU videos are much softer than their SBS counterparts, it's a clear and easily noticeable reduction in quality. That's what I see with my eyes. All the numbers in the world will not change what I see with my own eyes. Vertical resolution has always been more important than horizontal, that's how anamorphic video works, and no one's ever complained about that, have they? No.
You tested with native OU and SBS content, right? You didn't, for instance, use a SBS source displayed in both SBS and OU mode or anything like that...

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Separate content, yes.

Easy enough to see on YouTube, actually. You can tell from the thumbnails how the video is encoded, you'll see the ones encoded OU are softer than their SBS counterparts. Most are encoded SBS, and look perfectly fine on a passive display.

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