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post #121 of 231
Hey... question for those of you with 3D capability...

Is there a way to switch between 2D and 3D? Not necessarily on the fly, really but what if I just want to watch the 2D version and I had all the 3D gear in my system? When I boot up the disc (I own the 3D version that has both on one disc) it just says that my player doesn't have 3D capability. This is obvious but I didn't notice anywhere in the menu where you could switch between the two.

I only ask because I don't really care for 3D (saw it in 3D twice in theaters, it was alright) but I fear that in the future when I have some form of 3D capability that the disc will make me watch it in 3D and 3D only. Hopefully it's not coded that way. Lol.
post #122 of 231
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Hey... question for those of you with 3D capability...

Is there a way to switch between 2D and 3D? Not necessarily on the fly, really but what if I just want to watch the 2D version and I had all the 3D gear in my system? When I boot up the disc (I own the 3D version that has both on one disc) it just says that my player doesn't have 3D capability. This is obvious but I didn't notice anywhere in the menu where you could switch between the two.

I only ask because I don't really care for 3D (saw it in 3D twice in theaters, it was alright) but I fear that in the future when I have some form of 3D capability that the disc will make me watch it in 3D and 3D only. Hopefully it's not coded that way. Lol.

All of this is AFAIK, I might be wrong:

In general, if a 3D BD disk can be played on a 2D player then you can force a 3D player to play the 2D version. Usually there is an option on the main menu.

There are many releases where a 3D BD has only the 3D version on it, and the 2D version is on a separate disk. In those cases, it is possible that the 3D disk cannot be played in a 2D mode. This is controlled purely by authoring software, since a 2D version of a 3D movie can easily be extracted from the left eye frame.

Again, AFAIK,

shinksma
post #123 of 231
Back to the topic at hand (Dredd):

I appreciate the candor of the posters in this thread. The banter back an forth about this film has most certainly helped me understand what kind of film it is. I saw this movie show up on Amazon, and was not sure I wanted it. I'm still not sure I want to pay $20 for the 3D BD, but if it drops in price to $15-ish I may pick it up.

shinksma
post #124 of 231
REPLYING TO SCOTT ABOVE

My system is 3D capable and I have the version of this movie which has both 2D and 3D on the same disc. In this case, when you select to play the movie, your next choice is 2D or 3D. I have several movies where 2D and 3D are on the same disc and get the choice of which one to play.

3D only disc will not play on a SD player AFAIK.

Regards,

Steve
post #125 of 231
My Panasonic BD310 is a 3D player, but this disc pops up a message saying my player isn't 3D capable and proceeds to play the 2D version. All firmware in all my gear is up to date (first thing I checked) but after 45 minutes of messing around I can't get it to play in 3D. And there is no choice to select in the menu - if I want to play the 2D layer some day, how do you do that once it sees you have a 3D player? Do you have to be connected to the internet to play this in 3D? I guess I'll send it back to Amazon and Lionsgate will lose a sale. Over 90 3D Blu-rays and this is the first to give me trouble (and also my first Lionsgate Blu and probably my last).
post #126 of 231
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Originally Posted by moovtune View Post

My Panasonic BD310 is a 3D player, but this disc pops up a message saying my player isn't 3D capable and proceeds to play the 2D version. All firmware in all my gear is up to date (first thing I checked) but after 45 minutes of messing around I can't get it to play in 3D. And there is no choice to select in the menu - if I want to play the 2D layer some day, how do you do that once it sees you have a 3D player? Do you have to be connected to the internet to play this in 3D? I guess I'll send it back to Amazon and Lionsgate will lose a sale. Over 90 3D Blu-rays and this is the first to give me trouble (and also my first Lionsgate Blu and probably my last).

My copy of the movie was doing the same but it was saying my tv was not 3D capable. I have a VT50 3D tv. Had to go into the tv,s menu and change a setting in the 3D notification area. Check all your settings in your tv as well as your player.

Hope this helps.
post #127 of 231
I exchanged my disc and the new one works better. 3D is watchable but not really immersive.
post #128 of 231
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

I exchanged my disc and the new one works better. 3D is watchable but not really immersive.

Agree!
post #129 of 231
I got it working in 3d just find on a Samsung player, denon receiver, and Epson 3010. Worked great! The 3d was very clean. As for the movie, . I really enjoyed it. Great, simple action movie with no distracting sub plots. My wife even liked it, gruesome deaths and all.
post #130 of 231
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck View Post

REPLYING TO SCOTT ABOVE

My system is 3D capable and I have the version of this movie which has both 2D and 3D on the same disc. In this case, when you select to play the movie, your next choice is 2D or 3D. I have several movies where 2D and 3D are on the same disc and get the choice of which one to play.

3D only disc will not play on a SD player AFAIK.

Regards,

Steve

Ahhh.. Thanks for the explanation. I own just under a dozen 3D Blu-rays but all of them have had a seperate disc for the 3D version up until now. Good to know I won't be forced to watch it if/when I do upgrade.
post #131 of 231
fyi-
The Redbox blu-ray rental has the 3D/2D version.
post #132 of 231
I was finally able to get 3D on my Panasonic 310 - but it involved changing a setting on my player. The downside is that now I will have two extra screens popup with a selection choice for every other 3D Blu-ray I play just because of how Lionsgate chose to program this disc. Why can't they just give a 2D/3D selection choice like my other "two version on 1 disc" titles do.
post #133 of 231
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Originally Posted by moovtune View Post

I was finally able to get 3D on my Panasonic 310 - but it involved changing a setting on my player. The downside is that now I will have two extra screens popup with a selection choice for every other 3D Blu-ray I play just because of how Lionsgate chose to program this disc. Why can't they just give a 2D/3D selection choice like my other "two version on 1 disc" titles do.
That's what mine did.
I have a Panasonic 3D blu-ray player but can't recall the model at the moment.
Once the disc loaded, I got prompted on which verison I wanted to play.
post #134 of 231
I'm unable to get this disc to load on Oppo BDP-103 with the latest firmware. I get a message saying "unknown disc".
I'll try it on my panny player later and see what happens.
post #135 of 231
Watched this last night I was surprised about this movie really enjoyed it. A successful blind buy.
post #136 of 231
Tell your friends to buy a copy. Doesn't matter what format, just tell them to buy it. Dredd's home video sales could hopefully give it wider audience and a second life.

Hopefully...
Edited by raoul_duke - 1/15/13 at 9:56am
post #137 of 231
I started this movie last night. Just got past the trailers, finally.

Seriously, Lionsgate needs to allow us to skip to the main menu!

Movie was good--one of the two best movies I've seen about cops stuck in a gang infested high rise. Some good use of 3D, for sure.
post #138 of 231
Watched it in 2D. Yes, some shots are noisy, but that's ok. What is not ok is the persistent aliasing problem of this transfer.
How did they screw up the Red One MX footage so badly?? mad.gif
Was it aliased at the cinema too?
post #139 of 231
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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

Watched it in 2D. Yes, some shots are noisy, but that's ok. What is not ok is the persistent aliasing problem of this transfer.
How did they screw up the Red One MX footage so badly?? mad.gif
Was it aliased at the cinema too?


WTH is aliasing?
post #140 of 231
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Originally Posted by giantchicken View Post

Movie was good--one of the two best movies I've seen about cops stuck in a gang infested high rise...

That's funny.
post #141 of 231
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

Watched it in 2D. Yes, some shots are noisy, but that's ok. What is not ok is the persistent aliasing problem of this transfer.
How did they screw up the Red One MX footage so badly?? mad.gif
Was it aliased at the cinema too?
WTH is aliasing?
Google is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliasing
post #142 of 231
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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

Google is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliasing
Thanks. Except we are discussing it HERE not on Google.
post #143 of 231
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

Google is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliasing
Thanks. Except we are discussing it HERE not on Google.
So? You can't read up on the subject somewhere else and then discuss it here concerning Dredd?
post #144 of 231
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Originally Posted by moovtune View Post

I was finally able to get 3D on my Panasonic 310 - but it involved changing a setting on my player. The downside is that now I will have two extra screens popup with a selection choice for every other 3D Blu-ray I play just because of how Lionsgate chose to program this disc. Why can't they just give a 2D/3D selection choice like my other "two version on 1 disc" titles do.

My copy asked which version to play.
post #145 of 231
I returned a second copy to best buy---they told me they had a big bin of them in the back--all unplayable--I ordered it from amazon--hoping this cophy will play on my PC so I can watch in 3D
post #146 of 231
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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

So? You can't read up on the subject somewhere else and then discuss it here concerning Dredd?
post #147 of 231
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

Are you really expecting us to believe you're so dense that you can't figure out for yourself what aliasing is through a simple google search and that it's someone's job to explain it to you here?
post #148 of 231
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Originally Posted by marcx View Post

I returned a second copy to best buy---they told me they had a big bin of them in the back--all unplayable--I ordered it from amazon--hoping this cophy will play on my PC so I can watch in 3D

My copy works fine. Watched it two or three times now already. It was ordered from Amazon and is the 3D version.
post #149 of 231
My Oppo 83 gave the 'this will not play 3D' nag. I said "Yeah, so?" and it played the 2D.
post #150 of 231
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Originally Posted by Greg_R_STL View Post

My Oppo 83 gave the 'this will not play 3D' nag. I said "Yeah, so?" and it played the 2D.
If it did, you would have discovered one of the biggest finds in the history of BD players.wink.gif
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