Originally Posted by Robut
LMAO I get a kick out of how wonka702 posts "Ask yourself is your post adding value to the discussion before pressing the enter button."
It's like someone threw a switch and everything degenerates to name calling and character assassination.
I am very good at giving advice just like most people, problem is I am not very good at taking it. You Robut have a way of being totally condescending yet for some reason because you have conviction in your posts even when you're being arrogant and stubborn, it doesn't bother me.
In addition to that you are the one who pointed out to me that this (or maybe it was Augerhandle) that we aren't in a format war, this isn't active versus passive like it was with 360 vs PS3 or hd dvd vs blu ray, both technologies can exist together.
I didn't know half the things I know now before I bought my 3dtv because there is so much misinformation on 3d. Im trying to be part of the solution and not the problem when someone is looking to buy a 3DTV.
I'm still pissed and amazed at Frys Electronics sales people because the day I decided I was going to get a 3dtv the salesman at Frys told me I didn't need it and tried to sell me a 2d tv. I looked at him and said I got a great 2d Samsung at home what do you have in 3d and he still tried to sell me a 2d tv. The displays were not working properly so getting a demo was almost impossible and I ended up just researching things on line and had to buy my set blind based on different posts and reviews on line. The active 50 Panasonic was originally my choice and I was going to go back to Frys and buy it and glasses. Well low and behold, Frys had this beautiful 50" THX certified Panasonic 1080p Plasma (I loved my Samsung plasma and pretty much wanted to stick with plasma) but no glasses came with it and Frys didn't even have any that I could buy at that time. Thats when I went back to the drawing board and stumbled upon Vizios passive technology which I later just ordered from using information I found online about it without ever seeing it in action (price was reasonable enough that it made the risk low).
I decided I wanted a 3dtv because I have ALWAYS LOVED 3D and still remember the day in April or May of 2005 that I heard about Real D 3d coming to theatres. I was a GM for Century Theatres at the time and was in San Rafael CA for training when it was announced.
I like to provide my opinions on these forums so others can have as much information since they too will probably have a hard time getting any real information from the sales people at any of the retail stores in existence as I later had a similar experience at Best Buy trying to get demos of 3d with a friend who later bought a LG passive set.
So yeah, why do we have to argue with each other about which is better? Makes no sense to me because if you know anything about the state of 3d in cinemas right now (if 3d goes away at the cinema we wont have new content to enjoy) then you know it is on life support. The numbers for Avengers this weekend
were phenomenal but most of the people who saw it in 3d were basically forced to because the 2d screens were all sold out. At my buddies theatre he had two screens of 2d and 6 screens of 3d and the 2d outsold 3d and the people who did buy 3d tickets did it because they couldn't buy 2d tickets (not all but most). So yeah if we create dissension as 3d lovers with each other, someday soon, we may not have any new content to even enjoy and discuss.