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post #1 of 217
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I bought my 3D projector in June. I've watched a few dozen 3D flicks... played some 3D games... Loved it initially, thought it was a must have. Now... I don't feel the same. Still nice to have for extra depth... but I don't care about it anymore. I definitely don't like games in 3D (FPS especially... too much confusing/nauseating 3D flickering). Movies... I don't know. Avatar is pretty, and still the only movie that makes 3D worthy. The rest are fine, but recently I've been choosing to rent 2D movies instead of 3D... I just don't care all that much about 3D now. Most of the times I watch 3D movies and don't even think "wow, this 3D is so nice..." I just watch the movie itself and don't pay attention to 3D effects. Just yesterday I watched Coraline 3D... and I didn't enjoy it anymore than I did when I watched it in 2D. Most of the times I forgot I was watching 3D only when the tunnel expanded into the distance I was reminded this was 3D.

I will continue to watch and buy 3D titles, but the effect has worn on me, and I find it a bit tiresome to watch. Switching back to 2D after watching a 3D movie always feel so refreshing and nice, don't know why.

If I were to buy a PJ again, I'd definitely go with a 2D one. I don't think that extra grand I paid for 3D version (HD33 vs HD20 or whatever the equal 2D model is) was worth it. But it was good to get it out of the system.
post #2 of 217
My take on it (I have a 65" passive TV):

1) I don't want to see everything in 3D. That would be tiring. 3D is an event, when I'm sitting down to watch a movie right through. Not for casual viewing when I'm only half paying attention.
2) 2D -> 3D on-the-fly conversion by the TV is usually pretty terrible. Just to get that out of the way.
3) With a select few movies, 3D makes for an entirely different experience. I'm thinking Hugo especially, of course.
4) For some movies, yes, the 3D is understated. Think Prometheus. I could forget I was watching 3D. Yet it definitely added to the visual grandeur for me. I've watched the 2D version and that only strengthens my impression.
5) Films that rely on popout gags to sell tickets/Blu-Rays... no I'm not much enamored with those.


No, I'm not tired of it, and I don't regret buying my TV or any of my 3D Blu-Rays. (Except maybe Transformers Dark of the Moon.)tongue.gif
Edited by fritzi93 - 10/24/12 at 9:35pm
post #3 of 217
3D at the theater is a lot better but if you want to watch it again at home, 3D is better than 2D AFAIC. Not to start another debate but do you have passive at home like the theater? I do.
post #4 of 217
I've been down this path before. Just remember that it's all about the content, whether it's 3d or 2d. That's probably why you are enjoying 2d more because most really good movies are only in 2d. Plus they are new or you haven't watched then too many times. I have often experienced that same bored feeling when watching a 3d movie then realized that I'm actually tired of the movie itself regardless if it being 3d or 2d.

Yet when watching something like The Avengers or Titanic in 3d, it was great. I never saw Avengers in the theater so my first viewing was on my 3d pj. Titanic I haven't seen since it originally released in the theater.

I often save the first viewing of a movie for my home theater, especially if it's 3d. After all, you can only watch a movie for the first time once.

Video games on the other hand can get tiring on a projector. That's why i have a Sony hmz-t1 which allows me to play 3d games without the side effects. Ico looks phenomenal. The sense of scale is amazing.

Personally I've actually twice sold a 3d projector to go back to 2d and both times i ended up getting a 3d pj again. Most movies and games don't really need 3d to enjoy but those that do will make you imagine what you are missing.
post #5 of 217
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Originally Posted by Bill View Post

3D at the theater is a lot better but if you want to watch it again at home, 3D is better than 2D AFAIC. Not to start another debate but do you have passive at home like the theater? I do.

No, I have Optoma HD33 with 130" screen.
post #6 of 217
Never get tired of 3D and can't get enough. You must get the right movies to be impressed. I have watched many that left me wondering why they even bothered making them 3D. Then I have watched some that blew me away.. For instance Hugo, Madagascar 3, Avatar, Resident Evil Afterlife and more have amazing 3D and I could never watch them in 2D and enjoy them. I love extreme depth and popout in my movies.

I have found watching 2D bores me and I always want more.
post #7 of 217
I'm still loving 3D blu ray. I haven't really tried the other forms (e.g. video games). The two biggest negatives are logistics -- very few titles available in 3D, and the big rental companies (Blockbuster and Netflix) haven't made it easy for customers to rent 3D movies as part of their monthly subscription plans.
post #8 of 217
Anybody getting tired of 3D?


Not me!!!
post #9 of 217
Tired of cable companies not carrying 3D programming.
post #10 of 217
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Originally Posted by Bill View Post

3D at the theater is a lot better but if you want to watch it again at home, 3D is better than 2D AFAIC. Not to start another debate but do you have passive at home like the theater? I do.

Depends on the theater you go to. I've seen tons of post that say it's better at home and I've said it myself. I've experienced both but if you go to a nice theater it can potentially be better cause of the screen size if everything else is equal.
post #11 of 217
I wanted to add that I'm not tired of 3D. Certain titles (Sammy, Madagasscar, CFTBL) come along and renew my faith when I get tired of the tame and dull 3D that quite a few movies have.

What's wrong with the edit feature on AVS. My screen just freezes every time and it's been like that since the upgrade.
post #12 of 217
Not me.I had a 73" Mitsubishi 3D ready DLP for 2 years before any 3D content was available. Finally when Avatar the game came out I was finally able to see 3D on my TV.When the Misubishi adaptor was released to enable checkerboard I was hooked. I bought a 82" and now a 92" to enjoy 3D to its fullest. I look forward to every new 3D movie to add to my collection and viewing enjoyment.
post #13 of 217
I'm tired of 3D on my HT active glasses projector. My eyes get tired after about 2 hours. I want an affordable 3D 4K 65" LED TV. I'm ready to spend $4k for one but not more.



I can watch all day on my Passive Vizio with out eye fatigue.

As far as interest is concened- I can watch a 2D movie before seeing the 3D version but not the other way around. Flat is boring and this is just for movies and most documentaries. But, for regular TV, I can do with 2D just fine.
post #14 of 217
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Originally Posted by Nuieve View Post

Most of the times I forgot I was watching 3D only when the tunnel expanded into the distance I was reminded this was 3D.

I've never been able to forget that I'm watching 3D, because watching 3D to me always seems like a physical effort. I'm lucky if I'm able to get through a full 3D movie without having to give up and switch discs. I feel like I'm constantly seeing odd little hiccups, or elements of the 3D that bother me (when it hits the frame of the TV, etc.).

I truly wish that I could watch a 3D movie and forget I'm watching it. I'm still buying them, but I tend to watch the 2D version first, and then throw in the 3D another day and only for a few minutes.

-JR
post #15 of 217
I only get to watch around 1 movie per month at home , so 90% of the movies I watch are in 3D

Like some people , I do feel like......... I am a part of the movie..... instead of just watching it

During a 2D movie I will usually lose interest very fast & eat , drink , or sleep through it. (So I guess I'm more bored with 2D Than 3D.)

I bought a 65" 3DTV in 2009 ............ & if I had it to do over , I would do it again. I will never buy another TV without 3D .
post #16 of 217
I bought my first 3D TV in 2010; got a second one last April. I'm definitely not tired of 3D; I've actually found myself buying less 2D content since getting my 3D TVs and even find myself trying out movies in 3D that I wouldn't necessarily be interested in 2D only. So my answer to the original poster's question would be an emphatic NO!.
post #17 of 217
Here's how I feel:

-3D is excellent when well implemented in movies (Titanic, Tangled, Megamind) and games (Uncharted 3)

-3D has a lot of middling content as well (Tron Legacy, Captain America, Thor, Resistance 3, Top Spin 3)

-3D is a gimmick that is not worth the few hundred dollars premium over an equivalent 2D TV; every time I've been asked if 3D is worth it, I say no; I tell friends that if they are willing to shell out extra, they should put that money toward getting a larger screen 2D TV than a smaller screen similarly priced 3D TV

-considering recent 3D movies' take (excepting the "big event" movies), the public is tiring of theater 3D and their ridiculous price premium

-home 3D will NEVER enjoy the high adoption rates of other HT technologies (VHS, DVD, BD, HDTV, et. al.) and will eventually be considered a Ryan Leaf-Jamarcus Russell-Vince Young level bust/flop
post #18 of 217
I actually believe 3d will be around for a long time. Of course not in its current form. There will need to be advances to make it more convenient and comfortable. Of course the content and techniques must improve a well. If worse comes to worse there will definitely always be 3d video games. To me, 3d games give a better 3d experience than movies. Actually it's not even close.
post #19 of 217
I forget to add that for those who experience fatigue with active glasses, you really need to try the Sony hmz-t1/t2. There is no flicker, ghosting, light loss, etc. It is the most solid 3d experience possible because of having 2 discrete images, one for each eye all of the time. I can use this device for hours and not experience eye fatigue. In it's current form this may not be the answer for most, but it is heading in the right direction.
post #20 of 217
I got tired of active shutter TV. It got to the point I just couldn't find the motivation. The glasses can be expensive, bulky, dweeby-looking, heavy, and dark as heck, and the flicker/tearing is distracting. Then I got a passive TV and now I keep my passive glasses at arm's reach just like I used to with my anaglyph glasses.

I don't spend a lot on 3D content at home. I rent discs, play 3D PS3 games, create my own 3D content.
post #21 of 217
Not even close to getting tired of 3D. I have an older 55" Sony active 3DTV and my biggest complaint is the screen size. I'm constantly stopping by Best Buy and testing out the new 65" passive models. I'd love to get a 70"+ model in 2013. The last 6 PS3 games I bought were ALL 3D. I have almost no interest in play 2D games anymore. And almost every blu-ray I buy is 3D. For 2D movies I just wait for them to go to cable, or borrow a bootleg copy from someone.

IMO the content keeps getting better and better (and there's more and more of it available). I bought Promethius, Avatar and Madagascar 3 this month. All are pretty good, but Madagascar was amazing. Easily the best 3D I've seen on my TV. I will probably slow down on my 3D movie purchases, so would love to find a good way to rent high quality 3D movies. Sensio keeps promising to launch their 3DGO store this fall. Hopefully it happens, and hopefully I can get it in Canada when I buy my new TV.
post #22 of 217
I've had my 3D projector for a year now and I doubt I'll ever get tired of it, any more than I think I'll ever get tired of HD. I think I have a lot more 3D content on hand than others though. I take photos with my 3D camera. My gaming PC gives me the freedom to play almost any game I want in quality 3D. I only had a PS3 for 3D games for awhile, and it's pretty good on it's own, but it's still very limiting compared to a PC. I very much enjoy 3D movies as well, but they're a relatively small thing for me, I've only ever seen 5.
post #23 of 217
I am tired of flat entertainment and prefer all of my games and movies to be in 3D.
post #24 of 217
Sony hmz-t1/t2 :

I want to test drive these, hopefully at CES coming up. If I feel comfortable with them I plan to get a pair next year. I think this will offer a more immersive experience, but you're the first to say the old active shutter fatigue is gone with these.


I've never insisted that everything be in s3D. I like it as a special form of entertainment experience. I do find I watch attentively non stop with 3D and therefore I do work more with the movie than with 2D. But, personally, since I consider s3D an entertainment gimmick, much like D Box or butt kicker, it prevents me from just watching and forgetting, like I can with flat HDTV.

My wife surprised me last week when she said she does not get fatigued anymore with our active glasses 3D projector. I created a special set of Rx LCD glasses for her that she can wear without the need to put regular Sony active shutter glasses over here regular Prescriptions. I made these last December. They were not cheap to do but I got tired of her complaining about double images, weight of two glasses, and even headaches after an hour. Now, she never complains.
post #25 of 217
I've had my epson 3010 almost 3 months and I've thoroughly enjoyed having the 3D option at home on a 120" screen, although I could never see myself using 3D on an actual television. Seems to have the most impact on a large scale so I'm looking forward to any future conversions of "older" films, assuming they're done well like the Titanic conversion, or at least close to that good. I guess they're working on Jurassic Park now for 2013? Count me in.
post #26 of 217
I still have much more to experience. Gaming and more movies to watch/play.
Without watching more movies (only seen two so far), I can't really pass judgement.
My girlfriend and I agree that having 3D at the comfort of our home is much better than going out to the theatres and it doesn't put as much strain on her eyes.
Should be interesting what the future of 3D turns out to be?
post #27 of 217
3D is capable of looking like a window. Right now they film movies with the subject matter at screen depth in an attempt to reduce eye strain and minimize crosstalk, which hampers the depth of the 3D. They also reduce the maximum separation for the same reason. 3D's potential hasn't even been experienced yet by movie goers really.
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Originally Posted by Don Landis View Post

Sony hmz-t1/t2 :

My wife surprised me last week when she said she does not get fatigued anymore with our active glasses 3D projector. I created a special set of Rx LCD glasses for her that she can wear without the need to put regular Sony active shutter glasses over here regular Prescriptions. I made these last December. They were not cheap to do but I got tired of her complaining about double images, weight of two glasses, and even headaches after an hour. Now, she never complains.

I had been viewing cross-eye 3D a lot just before i bought my 3DTV and started playing games on it intensely without experience much eye strain, apart from minor sensations the first day. I wonder if recommending to people sensitive to 3D that they view cross eye 3D a few minutes every now and then would be a good way [and fun..'ish] to acclimate them to 3D use.
post #28 of 217
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Originally Posted by johnsmith808 View Post

I forget to add that for those who experience fatigue with active glasses, you really need to try the Sony hmz-t1/t2. There is no flicker, ghosting, light loss, etc. It is the most solid 3d experience possible because of having 2 discrete images, one for each eye all of the time. I can use this device for hours and not experience eye fatigue. In it's current form this may not be the answer for most, but it is heading in the right direction.

Not comfortable to wear having that thing strapped to your head. mad.gif

I much prefer the Sony Titanium 3D active glasses. smile.gif
post #29 of 217
I'll never get tired of it, but at the point where I won't buy a bad movie just because it's in 3D.

What I AM tired of is converted 3D- shoot movies in REAL 3D with 2 cameras like they did in the 50s, and don't waste time putting out conversions of stuff like I Robot when there's tons of REAL 3D movies that haven't been released on Blu-Ray yet!
post #30 of 217
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Originally Posted by coolcat4843 View Post

Not comfortable to wear having that thing strapped to your head. mad.gif
I much prefer the Sony Titanium 3D active glasses. smile.gif

I totally agree that the stock head strap is horrible. Mine is modded and connected to the bill of a baseball cap and with a counterweight in the back. Like I said, it's not for most.
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