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post #31 of 36
Battleship has greatly renewed my interest in 3D conversion. I avoided watching Battleship on bluray for a long time due to the panned remarks by lots of forum members, but decided to give it try using my new Sony 590 player that does 2D-3D conversion. The 3D was great on the wide pans of scenery and the ships and added just enough spatial recognition to make the movie far more tolerable. Frankly, I've hated the idea of 2D to 3D conversions of movies (Titanic changed my mind), and thought the 2D to 3D conversions done on the fly by bluray players and PC software,were just gimmicks to create a simple 3D window without much 3D. But the algorithm used in the Sony 590 is better than anything I've seen so far (and better than the 3D Bee--which really caused me eyestrain). I've started digging out all my old favorites and watching them in 3D conversion, and I'm fascinated by how much I enjoy them again.
post #32 of 36
You gotta admit that the alien taking the battleship cannon to the face was one of the most awesome scenes ever biggrin.gif! Taylor Kitsch barely hangs on to the railing as the alien sails over him and off the side? Awesome. This shoulda been 3D.

I tried a couple 2D-3D converions on my Samsung un55d6900, and it added something, but yet its nowhere near a truly converted film. Cowboys and Aliens is another that I thought should have been 3D, and I tested it on that. I'm curious how Battleship looks, since your conversion came out good.
post #33 of 36
I had a sense it was shot with an emphasis on 3D conversion before it hit the theaters, but that was nixed at the last minute apparently to save cost. There were a lot of scenes that just made more sense in 3D.
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by threed123 View Post

Battleship has greatly renewed my interest in 3D conversion. I avoided watching Battleship on bluray for a long time due to the panned remarks by lots of forum members, but decided to give it try using my new Sony 590 player that does 2D-3D conversion. The 3D was great on the wide pans of scenery and the ships and added just enough spatial recognition to make the movie far more tolerable. Frankly, I've hated the idea of 2D to 3D conversions of movies (Titanic changed my mind), and thought the 2D to 3D conversions done on the fly by bluray players and PC software,were just gimmicks to create a simple 3D window without much 3D. But the algorithm used in the Sony 590 is better than anything I've seen so far (and better than the 3D Bee--which really caused me eyestrain). I've started digging out all my old favorites and watching them in 3D conversion, and I'm fascinated by how much I enjoy them again.

I also have the 590 and have been rather impressed with its 2d-3d conversion.

Do you ever change the "3d depth setting" when watching 3d discs? I find that bumping it up to 2 improves the 3d, i just wish it would save that setting instead of having to change it with every disc.
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by oleus View Post

I also have the 590 and have been rather impressed with its 2d-3d conversion.

Do you ever change the "3d depth setting" when watching 3d discs? I find that bumping it up to 2 improves the 3d, i just wish it would save that setting instead of having to change it with every disc.

I bump it up to the max and it really does a great job for me. I also entered my screen size in the settings and that keeps the maximum infinity separation at around 2.5" which is perfect (I have a 159" screen). I agree, I wish it saved the settings as well.

My next 2d-3D rewatch will be Star Trek.
post #36 of 36
I've got that 3D slider buried under layers of sub menus smile.gif. I'm gonna run some tests on Battleship, Cowboys and Aliens, Cabin in The Woods and Total Recall.
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