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post #271 of 292 Old 03-18-2014, 01:48 PM
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This should help:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/blog/constant-image-height-refresher-2013/
Thanks for that. That's what I thought. 2 things can help the "letterbox with 2.35 dilemna": Some TVs have a "fill the screen" option. True, it does crop out some stuff but not important stuff for the most part. The other think is obvious: GET A BIGGER SCREEN,

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Frozen is being released in 3D in England but not the US. My wife is very unhappy even though I hear some are ordering it from England.
It's been available in 3D for several weeks from VuDu, supposedly good quality. Costs $36 for the set. You don't get a disc, it's on the Cloud. I may try it. Amazon UK will have it or does have it to mail out for $30.

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http://www.highdefdigest.com/blog/constant-image-height-refresher-2013/


I've been flirting with the idea of getting a projector but I'm daunted by the prospect of getting one that I'd feel disapppointed with. Projectors are a whole new learning curve. Any recommendations for one that is as sharp, clear, and detailed as the better stand-alones, with excellent 3D to boot? (but under $3000)?

Customer reviews for any projector all say :"great picture"...but I also know thatmost people often have a low-bar for what a great picture is. And finding good demos are nearly impossible.

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Go to the AVS digital projectors <3000 forum.... lots of info there. Epson and Panasonic both make models that get great reviews from video websites and others like CNET and such.
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For 3D the larger screen the better, Larger the screen the brighter projector you need. DLP is better for 3D but the glasses are heavier and more expensive.
I picked up an Acer H5360 120Hz 720P 3D projector for ~ $400 a couple years ago. Fantasic 1st projector and equally fantastic for PC gaming. You can't connect a BD player directly to it but if your PC has a BD drive and BD software it works. There is another model H5360BD that you can connect a BD player directly but I haven't kept up with the thread and do not know if it ever became available in the US.
The <$3000 projector thread mentioned before has good info and also the DIY projector screen thread is very useful. You need a brighter projector and screen for 3D than for 2D and the distance of the projector to the screen affects the brightness like distance from speakers affects SPL. I made several screens from Blackout Cloth from a fabric store (those old ladies in there know all about it's use) for casual and mobile use that were dirt cheap and worked really well.
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I've been flirting with the idea of getting a projector but I'm daunted by the prospect of getting one that I'd feel disapppointed with. Projectors are a whole new learning curve. Any recommendations for one that is as sharp, clear, and detailed as the better stand-alones, with excellent 3D to boot? (but under $3000)?

Customer reviews for any projector all say :"great picture"...but I also know thatmost people often have a low-bar for what a great picture is. And finding good demos are nearly impossible.

By stand-alones, you mean flat panels, right? I have the Epson 5030. It's a really good all around projector for $2,600 (call AVS). I don't hesitate to recommend it for 2D and 3D. Remember that you'll need a screen, too, which would raise the price over $3,000. The Mitsubishi 7900 is a good DLP that should exhibit no ghosting, and it can be found for less than $1,000 (without 3D emitter or glasses). People swear by DLPs for 3D, but this Mits is on the dim side. Its contrast and black level won't be as good as the Epson, but the price is great.

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I'll mention I have the 5030 as well. I covered a wall with sheets, blew the image up as large as would fit for starters and figured I'd work my way down smaller for a better picture. Ended up keeping it large. Three 4x8 sheetrock boards, a few odds and ends and paint totaling a hundred bucks or so and I have a 166 inch diagonal screen. Could be brighter, gotta move the projector about 17 feet back to fill the screen and sit back about 15 feet for most people to be comfortable. Smaller screen would allow putting the projector closer and result in a brighter image, even zooming in gets it brighter without moving the projector closer. I LIKE the huge screen. I found bumping up the brightness in THX mode is quite adequate in both 2d and 3d in a darkened room, living room mode is quite bright but colors lose accuracy (fine for football and such). I'd say the image quality blown up to that size doesn't match my friends new 60 inch television, but mine is immensely more impressive and watchable. DVDs and streaming are quite passable for viewing, Blu ray is better, standard TV signal is very sucky, HD is quite passable.... A more typical screen size I would expect even better results.
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Frozen is being released in 3D in England but not the US. My wife is very unhappy even though I hear some are ordering it from England.

You can now rent it from Vudu!

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You can now rent it from Vudu!

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I did rent it for $7 and it looks great. (Frozen that is). They have a bunch of other titles, maybe Gravity too.
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I did rent it for $7 and it looks great. (Frozen that is). They have a bunch of other titles, maybe Gravity too.

Warners does not offer their 3D films via VUDU.

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Ok. So receive the 3d TV last week and last night watched the first 3d movie Gravity. I have a question for others that have seen Gravity 3D.  I bought the movie from Amazon. When I play the 3d disc, the menu is in 3d (play, chapters, etc) and the TV says it has detected 3d picture and I am ready to go. However, when I play the movie,  the TV says its 3d ( by pressing display on remote) but the movie itself is not. I know this since we were able to take off our 3d glasses and the movie looked normal. Not fuzzy like the menu with no glasses and not like any other 3d stuff I've seen before where if you don't have your glasses, it looks fuzzy. The entire movie was this. My family finally took their glasses off and while it looks good, it was certainly not 3d. Has anyone else experienced this with this 3d movie?   I just got Amazon to send me a replacement. What I think happened is that the studio recorded the 3d menu but when it came time to record the actual movie, they recorded a regular bluray format.

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The movie is 100% definitely 3D so if you are not seeing 3D on your TV something is wrong. Many 3D movies have a 2D and 3D option in the menu, I cannot remember if any such option is available in Gravity to be honest but worth checking.
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Amazon and BB have this title on sale for $19.99.
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Ok. So receive the 3d TV last week and last night watched the first 3d movie Gravity. I have a question for others that have seen Gravity 3D.  I bought the movie from Amazon. When I play the 3d disc, the menu is in 3d (play, chapters, etc) and the TV says it has detected 3d picture and I am ready to go. However, when I play the movie,  the TV says its 3d ( by pressing display on remote) but the movie itself is not. I know this since we were able to take off our 3d glasses and the movie looked normal. Not fuzzy like the menu with no glasses and not like any other 3d stuff I've seen before where if you don't have your glasses, it looks fuzzy. The entire movie was this. My family finally took their glasses off and while it looks good, it was certainly not 3d. Has anyone else experienced this with this 3d movie?   I just got Amazon to send me a replacement. What I think happened is that the studio recorded the 3d menu but when it came time to record the actual movie, they recorded a regular bluray format.
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That's weird... did you accidentally engage some kind of 2D mode? On my TV you can chose to watch only one side of the stereo image if you want.

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I've actually never tried doing that, but I'm sure my TV can do it.. just force-off the 3D and see what happens. Not that I'd really want to, I bought a 3DTV for a reason. smile.gif

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I have noticed that when using active glasses, if you press the power button twice, it will allow you to watch 3D content in 2D but still with the glasses. Theoretically if two people were watching 3D with glasses, one can watch in 3D and one in 2D.
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All,

Thanks for your replies. It was a bad copy of Gravity 3d that I received.  I got my new copy last night and it was all 3d. Thanks to Amazon great customer service.

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Gravity is the first 3D movie I've watched all the way through since Avatar. It's a long time between drinks but this one worked. The only downside was it's scope aspect ratio which I feel limits the 3D effect somewhat.
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Gravity is the first 3D movie I've watched all the way through since Avatar. It's a long time between drinks but this one worked. The only downside was it's scope aspect ratio which I feel limits the 3D effect somewhat.
Good to know. Thankfully the Panny AE8000U can be set to auto correct this to 16:9.
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Gravity in 3d was fanatastic!
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I bought my LG7600 55" 3D TV a year ago with the LG Blu-ray Bluetooth sound system. I've been impressed with the perfection of the picture and the sound system but not as much as when I viewed GRAVITY. After having displayed the film to several friends, three have already bought the identical 3D equipment I bought. Their friends- are also buying the same LG 3D equipment. Gravity 3D is the best demo film I have purchased. It is the one most people find re-watchable. In the industry it is common belief the only video that are frequently watched over and over are animated films of children's stories, music videos and porno. Feature films are re-viewed less frequently. But GRAVITY just keeps us viewing!
I have a pair of film actors coming at 10AM to view it, tomorrow They claim to be the only two actors in HOLLYWOOD to never have seen it, Because they were out of country when it was showing in 3D. I am anxious for them to experience it. She said she saw a 3D TV but didn't like the heavy glasses which required recharging in the middle of the film she was being shown. I assured her she was in for a pleasant surprise because LG's glasses don't need to charge and weigh less than an ounce.
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I bought my LG7600 55" 3D TV a year ago with the LG Blu-ray Bluetooth sound system. I've been impressed with the perfection of the picture and the sound system but not as much as when I viewed GRAVITY. After having displayed the film to several friends, three have already bought the identical 3D equipment I bought. Their friends- are also buying the same LG 3D equipment. Gravity 3D is the best demo film I have purchased. It is the one most people find re-watchable. In the industry it is common belief the only video that are frequently watched over and over are animated films of children's stories, music videos and porno. Feature films are re-viewed less frequently. But GRAVITY just keeps us viewing!
I have a pair of film actors coming at 10AM to view it, tomorrow They claim to be the only two actors in HOLLYWOOD to never have seen it, Because they were out of country when it was showing in 3D. I am anxious for them to experience it. She said she saw a 3D TV but didn't like the heavy glasses which required recharging in the middle of the film she was being shown. I assured her she was in for a pleasant surprise because LG's glasses don't need to charge and weigh less than an ounce.
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I just got this since it dropped to the $20 mark. Wow, fantastic. My 3D collection is slowly growing but I'd add this to a must have list for sure.

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