I have always preferred going to see a 3D release at the movies rather than its 2D offering. And yes there are some duds (surely they can do more than just shove stuff in my face!!) I overall find them much more immersive. I really love the more recent use of 3d to create depth of field - so the effect is not so much right out 'at ya' but bring you 'into' the movie instead.
That said I never jumped on the 3D TV bandwagon, I wasnt sold on it for home viewing, and not on a 'small' screen. Not that it looks bad but just wasn't worth a $3K upgrade for a new Plasma TV!
That said, I also have a 5 year old projector and recently decided to upgrade (due above had $3K to spare
) - and as the new models all support 3D these days I thought I would at least demo some 3D content when sussing out models and i have to say I WAS ***BLOWN*** AWAY!!!!
I think the combination of HD and 3D (my 5yo projector was only 720P) combined to make a huge 1st impression but wow wow wow. I watched 20 mins of TRON and I just felt like I could've been running around that stadium and jumped on one of those motor (hover?) bikes....it totally sucked me in.
I'm just now waiting for my chosen projector (Sony HW50ES) to arrive and CANT wait to relive some of my faves and get some newer releases in 3D Blu Ray. I pretty much agree with the list on AVS Reviews of Top 10 best 3D Blu Rays and will work through them - and at least with movie releases now, most are automatically released as 3D on Blu Ray. For me the at home 'cinema' experience is about big screen movie content so think I will have a while ahead before 3D becomes tiring. Not sure on TV content - if /when that is ramped up I'll take a look but not such a concern for me.
Now if only they filmed BATTLESHIP in 3D as planned, that def would've been one to add to my new 3D collection!
P.S. In general it is interesting that it is mostly positive feedback here - unlike the general vibe and articles that '3D is Dead'. It can be improved upon, but not sure its dead!Edited by Projector Lad - 10/31/12 at 8:10pm