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post #2581 of 2615
Everyone I know loves 3D and are getting 3D sets, my LG 47LW450U was a better experience than the cinema but I sold it because of the insane amounts of input lag. The UK is pop-out crazy!!!
post #2582 of 2615
3D is 8K wink.gif
post #2583 of 2615
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Originally Posted by size14d View Post

For those that have seen a 4K in person, did they display any 1808p material? Lots of lines to duplicate and fill in just like DVD to 1080p.

The upconverted Blu Ray content all looked soft compared to true native 4K or 2160p source content.

the 2160p or UltraHDTV improved the source in detail and sharpness without any obvious edge enhancement. OLED added additional color intensity and more real life colors especially with metallics and glass. The downside I saw with OLED was room reflections. These reflections were worse on OLED than any other set I have seen to date.
post #2584 of 2615
I bought a Sony HX800 back in late 2011 for the PQ, not because it was 3d ready...needing the transmitter and glasses, extra.

I am a classic movie fan....especially the Universal monsters stuff, gangster films, westerns, etc.

I bought the Universal Monster bluray set as an upgrade to my other DVDs...it has 3d of Creature from the Black Lagoon/widescreen version...no big deal, I thought....then a few months ago, my local Movie Tavern/Retro Cinema was showing Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, in 3d, so having never seen the film in a theater setting, only on tv, and never in 3d, I went to see it and had a very good time.
It was a fun experience, so I tracked down the Sony transmitter, and bough some 3d Blick glasses, and watched Creature From the Black Lagoon. I enjoyed it too...it is fun.
Now just because a movie is 3d does not mean I will run to see it or buy it, but from what I read, Titanic and Jurassic Park are fun 3d movies to see, so may add them to my collection or maybe rent first so I can check out the 3d quality.

I must say that I am looking forward to House of Wax 3d, soon to be released.
post #2585 of 2615
Whether or not you see 3D as a good thing to have or not, you have to admit it is something noticeably different. On the other hand, with 4K there is a very high probability most consumers will not see any difference (except to their pocket books). Even if you have 4K content on a 4K set, the viewing distance to screen size ratio for most home consumers is not going to justify the extra pixels.

According to this source: http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html

With 20/20 vision, to barely start to discern any improvement of 2160p over 1080p you must sit closer than 10 feet and to get full benefit of 2160p, you must sit 5 feet or closer. I don’t know too many people sitting that close to their 80 inch sets, and 80 inches is by no means a minimum size for 4K, and smaller sets will of course require even closer viewing distances to discern improvements.

I am not going to call out 4K as a fad. But it is an unneeded improvement for most folks, and I think it is a little sad that many people will buy into it and not reap any benefits.

The best part of 4K displays in my opinion is it opens up the possibility of passive 1080p 3D. biggrin.gif

A much bigger deal than more pixels to me is HFR (high frame rate). I know it takes some getting used to, but that is a level of realism that can definitely take movies and television to the next
level of emersion.
post #2586 of 2615
The only people that are going to notice a difference with 4k are those with huge displays ie projectors. To them, might make sense. So for Hugh Hefner to get a 4K projector for his "Film Nights" at the Bunny Ranch, it makes sense. For the average consumer at standard viewing distances on ~60" displays, waste of money. Of course you are going to have those that spend their money because they have to own "the very best" and will spend money on it even if they can't see an increase that justifies the vast expense. That's when marketing kicks in. But NetFlix isn't taking any chances, they are gearing up to offer 4K streaming. All I can say is imagine where the AV field would be without the economic recession that hit 6 years back.
post #2587 of 2615
From WSJ Article today ---

ESPN Ends Game for 3-D Channel for Now

ESPN 3D has announced they are doing away with the 3D Channel
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post #2589 of 2615
The only sport that 3D really worked for imo was golf.
post #2590 of 2615
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Originally Posted by CheYC View Post

The only sport that 3D really worked for imo was golf.

I liked college football, especially on low shots.

I also think it added a bit more fun for the Little League World series, espcially for kids.

...but, a good matchup and contest beats any technical gimmick. I'd rather see a good game.
post #2591 of 2615
A joke. I'll never watch it again. A gimmick and a poor one for the sheeple.
post #2592 of 2615
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Originally Posted by nerka View Post

A joke. I'll never watch it again. A gimmick and a poor one for the sheeple.
A very popular joke. What have you watched that brings you to this opinion? As I suggested earlier, if you watch Avatar, Life of Pi, and say Titanic and still think it's a joke then I will say at least you gave it a serious try and I respect anybody's educated opinion.
post #2593 of 2615
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

A very popular joke. What have you watched that brings you to this opinion? As I suggested earlier, if you watch Avatar, Life of Pi, and say Titanic and still think it's a joke then I will say at least you gave it a serious try and I respect anybody's educated opinion.

I personally OWN all three of those movies and
other than GOOD COLOR - I can rate any of them
as HIGH.
post #2594 of 2615
I enjoyed Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D. And the new Dredd film. It wasn't overbearing, it was like Top Gun 3D. And I have a Panasonic GT50 and own the Top Gun 2D and 3D. That TV has something called 2D+ to convert 2D to 3D. Its not bad, but the Top Gun in 3D looked better, more consistent than in 2D+. Can't wait for my 3D copy of Oz The Great And Powerful to arrive, that is supposed to be awesome in 3D. That being said, I've probably used 3D 1% of the time.
post #2595 of 2615
I would say 1% is about right for me too. It's certainly not an everyday type of thing but it's a cool kick in the rump if you have the right material. I could live without it but I'm glad I have it.
post #2596 of 2615
For a while I was watching 2 to 3 hours of 3D every day. But lately I've only been watching around 5 or 6 hours of 3D a week.
post #2597 of 2615
Post #2584 update:
I added Titanic and Jurassic Park to my 3d library, and enjoy them both very much.

I look forward to the original House of Wax, w/Vincent Price later this year
post #2598 of 2615
What happened to the Poll results? Do they disappear after a certain amount of time?

Anyways, as it seems 3D TV is here to stay, I think it would be nice to see more 3D TV shows.

Obviously something like 2 1/2 men wouldn't benefit much, but probably more along the lines of the new Netflix shows or some of HBO's original programming.

What do you think?
post #2599 of 2615
I watched the first disc of Titanic last night (forgot how long it was...) and it was very good. I do think the Jurassic Park conversion was better but overall it's still enjoyable. I love the scenes of the ship at night.
post #2600 of 2615
CheYC, when the ship hits the iceberg, until the end, has some great shots....enjoy!
post #2601 of 2615
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

A very popular joke. What have you watched that brings you to this opinion? As I suggested earlier, if you watch Avatar, Life of Pi, and say Titanic and still think it's a joke then I will say at least you gave it a serious try and I respect anybody's educated opinion.

I watched a few minutes of golf. It was terrible. As for the movies you listed I wouldn't watch them under any circumstances. So why would I with 3D? I watch sports,old westerns like "Once Upon A Time In The West" and "Big Country"and the "Visions" series. As for golf show me someone that enjoyed that. Unwatchable. Dark picture and glasses.....that's called a gimmick. I'm perfectly happy with bluray,2D and HD. No gimmicks. tongue.gif
post #2602 of 2615
A few minutes of simulated 3D golf? Are you seriously offering an opinion based on that sampling? Why would you even bother to comment on a thread about 3D when you've never even watched it?. Just because you refuse to experience the best the technology has to offer, as you say, under any circumstances, only means that regardless of what anybody else says, you're unable to give any kind of objective opinion. It's like saying you hate convertibles even though you've never been in one.
post #2603 of 2615
LOL....tongue in cheek Andy. Can you recommend a 3D bluray that I might be interested in other than cartoons like Titanic and Jurrasic Park etc?
Why do you say "simulated" 3D golf? No it wasn't. Still have to wear the mickey mouse glasses. Reminds me of 15-20 years ago when a friend dragged me to the theater to watch a NASCAR flic in 3D......waste of time.
post #2604 of 2615
Titanic is not a cartoon nor is Jurassic Park, even though the creatures in Jurassic Park are CGI. Animated movies are easier to shoot in 3D and much cheaper which is why many of the best 3D movies are animated, movies that include Brave, Life of Pi and the award winning Avatar. A couple of the blockbuster new releases that are not animated include, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek, Iron Man II, Man of Steel, and an older one is Prometheus. If I had to recommend one movie to someone that was intended to show 3D in it's best possible light it would be Avatar. You may consider it a cartoon but the category has nothing to do with critiquing the 3D quality.
The new 3D glasses are stylish and in no way shape or form remind me of the 3D glasses worn 15-20 years ago. The glasses they give you in a theater are light and comfortable and designed to fit over peoples existing glasses. I don't understand why so many people complain about wearing a pair of glasses for a couple of hours. I've worn glasses since the 5th grade and most people wear sun glasses for hours on end while golfing or swimming or skiing, water and snow. It's no big deal. A pair of 3D glasses ways like 3oz. Man up ya'll.
post #2605 of 2615
Please stop feeding the troll.
post #2606 of 2615
Nerka, I respect your opinion.
I like classic films a lot, so a joy for me is Dial M for Murder. I have noted in past threads that I look forward to the release of the Vincent Price film, House if Wax later this year. Both of these were shot in 3d.....but enjoyed both Titanic and Jurassic Park, as these are very well executed 3d conversions.

Like many, I wear prescription glasses. The Blick 3d glasses work great for me as they fit well over my regular lenses and are very comfortable.

Can we simply "agree to disagree" and move forward?
post #2607 of 2615
Certainly JSUL. I already got a spanking from a mod...lol. I never was a Vincent Price fan. Now if "Once Upon A Time In The West" was in 3D i'd check it out.
post #2608 of 2615
Oz, the Great and Powerful is the best 3D I've seen to date, totally worth it, IMO.
post #2609 of 2615
I just ordered Titanic in 3D + blu-ray + DVD for $19.99.
post #2610 of 2615
I only own about 4 or 5 3D movies but have more on the way, Iron Man 3D, Star Trek Into The Darkness 3D. I'll get Pacific Rim in 3D if its available.


But I can't get over how different an experience Oz The Great And Power was in 3D than 2D. I saw it in 2D first and could tell it would be awesome in 3D but it went way beyond what I expected.
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