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Simulated 3D success!
Simulated 3D is a sort-of-fun, well-meaning-but-FAIL, gimmick. I bet most of us tried it once or twice on various program material, saw how artificial it looks, and never tried it again.
Last week I saw it actually work. I rented "The Walk" from Netflix. Netflix only sends 2D discs. Toward the end, the Twin Towers wire-walk sequence looked almost 3-dimensional. So I decided to pull out the glasses and try the 600ES's simulated 3D.
It worked. It actually looked like real 3D. There must be enough large/small fast-moving/slow-moving cues that the PJ was able to compute a plausible foreground/background 3D image.
I didn't watch the whole movie in fake 3D, just the wire-walk scenes. But I was impressed by those scenes. First time I've ever seen the PJ's fake 3D look real. Fun!
As an aside, I had previously seen the same story in the movie "Man on Wire", and I thought "The Walk" was more entertaining.