Originally Posted by Joseph Clark
For me, 3D is so much more real looking than 2D. It pulls me into the story in ways that 2D simply can't. All I have to do is close one eye and try to imagine what it would be like only to see the world this way. It literally freaks me out, just as the thought of being blind or deaf freaks me out.
For people to reject 3D as adamantly as they do, I think their perception and mine must be fundamentally different. Not seeing in 3D, to me, would be like hearing with only one ear. It would be like eating without being able to experiencing salty or sweet. I also don't want to live without 3D entertainment ever again.
I'm with you on this, Joe. 3D is a significant step closer to suspending disbelief in movies and although we aren't quite there yet the technology holds so much potential, beyond gimmicky special effects etc (remember surround sound when new...), also for the most conservative film fanatic (depth-of-field etc). Poor brightness, cross-talk, headaches, dizziness... all those are bound to go away as the technology evolves over time.
I remember seeing fifteen years ago the "T2 3-D: Battle Across Time" at Universal Studios in Florida, thinking this is the future of cinema. Two years ago that came true when I saw Avatar 3D in Greenwich, London... the most amazing and intense movie experience (no, make that entertainment experience... Scores in NY and Palmers Sport in Bedford excluded
) I've ever had!
To think that I will now have this technology in my home later this week (X30 is on its way
) is quite fantastic in itself. I haven't seen any of the JVC's yet but I've demo'ed the VW95 with 3D and, granted, the presentation can't match that of the multi-million dollar setup at my local IMAX theater (for now...) but I don't mind pioneering this technology since I know how much promise it holds and truly hope it's more than the fad some on here would like to make it out to be. Personally, having demo'ed the Sony VW1000ES, I'd rather take well-executed 3D (from source to delivery) over 2160p resolution.