Originally Posted by Salloom
before doing all this flip and flaping for 3D, you have to ask your self, is 3D that important to you.
personally, i dislike 3D. i find my self focusing on the "extra dimension" that i get distracted away from the story.
To me resolution and brightess are more than the extra dimension. And you you have to sacrifice both when watching a movie in 3D.
Besides, when watching a movie in 3D. 3D is always never convencing; my brain refuses to believe its real or like i feel i am inside the movie(if that was the goal of this technology).
Even for 3D fans. According to many AV pros: In order to get 3D "done right" Movie filming, processing has to be done right. The director has to add the 3D effect in specific and carefully chosen way. in scenes that many directors can not muster so that 3D compliments the story and not interfer with it. Then you have the video and software people who have to be in harmony with the directors intentions and be masters of this technology to trasnlate his ideas in the best technical and artistic way possible which many movies fail to deliver.
Then there your equipment part (screen, projector, calibration, cables, or any peice of equipment that processes the 3D signal or just passes.
Then there the part where you just focus on examining the 3D effect during the duration of the movie (any crosstalk? where is the hot spot? is it tolerable? i should have gotten a brigher projector or, is it the screen? maybe the lamp is getting old thus dimmer? i should start a thread on AVS forums and see if anyone experiences this problem with the same setup,...etc."
My personal opinion, 3D is a nice idea, an eye candy one. But it should be experienced for 20-30 min in imax theater. I can not live with a dimmer and less resoultion in PQ. Many 3D channels closed because of no demand. People are just "no buying it".
3D i think will be obselete for watching at home. Future is OLED and UHD (4K). Or maybe they can make 3D better using 4k TECH. But even if that heppens, i will skip 3D all togther. The camera captures the picture in 2D (even 3D cameras). the third dimension is "added" how many can do it right?
Why have a home theater system when a flat screen can do the job? Why have a home theater at all, after all the same 2D experience can be viewed in a public venue, the impact much better and I'm sure one could save a huge amount of money.
Why have a TV at all, your PC can steam just about anything one would want these days. Personal choice I suppose would be the answer , I like the home theater experience and enough of my family enjoy 3D that it is part of the package. Some
people are sensitive to 3D, I am not and the rest of the clan also not sensitive that I am aware of. 3D is here to stay for a while like it or not, the Hollywood people make those choices based on careful research, I'm sure they know what the general public
want. There are all kinds of movie genres I do not enjoy buy others do, I just buy what I like. That reminds me, what a pile of sci fi garbage 3D and 2D was produced this year. I think Pacific Rim was the worst one, still, many fans loved it.
Anyway, I've done my homework , I'm going to add another screen that will function for 3D and will work for nights when the lights are on . When and if 3D dies, so be it, I'll still have my screen for the odd lights on sports night . In the mean time
don't hold your breath for 4K content or a Blu Ray4K player, even OLED for that matter. By the time the latter is mainstream my current equipment will be ready for change anyway. My new Sony 500ES I hope will get me out a few years before I want
a change.We'll see......
I do personally like 2D best and really dislike the 3D glasses to be honest. Fortunately, they do not illicit any negative effects for me and I do not get taken out of a movie because of the 3D effects. I do get taken out of a movie if it is garbage, doesn't matter what the format.
They again, one mans garbage is another mans treasure, it is what makes us fundamentally individual......I suppose, but that is just MY opinion........