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post #61 of 217
I am not tired of it but I agree it's an event. I couldn't watch 3D every night. It's too demanding.
post #62 of 217
I find this thread hilarious. As a very early adopter of 3D, I remember all the hate spewed all over the format on this site as well as many others. I'm happy to be reading all these positive comments!
post #63 of 217

Not me, i enjoy 3d in cinema, it doesn't work that well on small hdtv. But if a person owns a actual projector screen setup,then yes, enjoying at home is awesome.

post #64 of 217
"Small HDTV" is relative to your living room measurements and viewing distance, and VERY enjoyable if followed right! No PJ setup myself!

In case you're wondering, I recently found the 2D - 3D conversion on my LG passive to be quite good when used with "animated comics" such as the 4 included in I Am Legend. There's something about the simplicity of the comic-book style shots in those short films that probably helps the calculations the TV set goes thru when placing things behind or in front of others, something I find quite bad with live action footage. Just my 2 extra cents.
post #65 of 217
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Originally Posted by DDigitalGuy05 View Post

Not me, i enjoy 3d in cinema, it doesn't work that well on small hdtv. But if a person owns a actual projector screen setup,then yes, enjoying at home is awesome.

I don't know. Watching it on a 70" Elite doesn't suck . smile.gif
post #66 of 217
Just tired of waiting for content providers to ramp up 3D production for Television. 2.5 years after the intro of 3DTV, not much more content (other than 3D BD).
post #67 of 217
Absolutely love 3D on my Optoma GT750 (720p DLP.) I'm amazed I can get this quality of 3D image at this pricepoint. The top tier titles (Avatar, Tangled, Puss n Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, Hugo, Avengers to name a few) provide great enjoyment. I really hope 3D sticks around. That being said the downsides are the cost (active glasses), need for glasses, limitations of technology (brightness, ghosting on lcd/lcos) and limited availability of content/limited 3d bluray rental options.
post #68 of 217
I think 3D would be much more popular if they offered more popout. It seems that's what many want is that in your face kinda 3D.

They also need more TV 3D channels with content. Showing the same crap over and over is boring. They need new things.
post #69 of 217
3D movies, for the most part boring other than a few choice scenes here and there.

3D gaming is more worthwhile but still only a hand full of stand out titles (Trine 2, Stardust HD, COD:BLOP's to name a few excellent examples of 3D gaming done right).

I was an early adopter but the thrill quickly faded and I still feel it is over-all just a gimmick and add's very little to the actual content (regarding movies).

It can be fun once in a while for a short period of time but much prefer 2D movie viewing.

Jason
post #70 of 217
I see 3D as a very useful feature of video rather than as a "gimmick".

Gimmick tends to intimate something tricky or even misleading.
Modern 3D in HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming etc. is delivering pretty much on what is promised and expected.

I have had 2 active 3D sets, 1 plasma and 1 LED for some time now. I'd like to add a passive set soon.
I still watch vast majority 2D content but the 3D effect is usually ranging from a very good to great in delivering something added to the enjoyment of the visuals.

Depth is often quite beautiful both in movies and games.

I would also note that even 2D to 3D conversion can be very useful for some material such a watching Picture Galleries.
Some photographs and images truly POP ala the old Viewmaster devices.
Quote:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gimmick
1
a : a mechanical device for secretly and dishonestly controlling gambling apparatus
b : an ingenious or novel mechanical device : gadget
2
a : an important feature that is not immediately apparent : catch
b : an ingenious and usually new scheme or angle
c : a trick or device used to attract business or attention
post #71 of 217
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Originally Posted by bravia3D View Post

I think 3D would be much more popular if they offered more popout. It seems that's what many want is that in your face kinda 3D.
On one hand, some people aren't impressed by Avatar because it wasn't the popout experience they were expecting. On the other hand you've got people who mock 3D based on the very same misconception. "Wah wah, I don't need to see Captain America throwing his shield in my face," etc. I hear a lot more baseless popout mocking than I do complaints about not enough popout. Popout seems to be a niche thing and Hollywood seems to understand that, based on most movies with heavy popout getting mediocre reviews and sales.
Edited by cakefoo - 10/30/12 at 6:58pm
post #72 of 217
I am very tired of 3-D, That is 4D minus D-Box otherwise: ITS FUTURAMAX.
post #73 of 217
Forget 3D bring 4K or even better 8K wink.gif
post #74 of 217
I watch everything in 2D, so no I never get tired of 3D
post #75 of 217
NOT ME! I love occassionally watching great quality 3d/content on my Samsung un60es8000. It's better than the movie theater. Avatar, Imax Under The Sea...etc etc...great quality material is sweet. I bought my tv for the quality of the 2d pic and figured 3d was just a bonus feature....WOW was I turned. Now I will absolutely buy a 3d combo pack when i make purchases.

It's not a hassle to switch back and forth. I think I burn 4.6 calories to get up, get my glasses, push the "power" button on the glasses and click "3d version" on the disk. Even on-demand material is sometimes nice...AND...sometime the 3d conversion mode is very entertaining as well.

My Samsung produces such bright sweet 3d that i'd rather just see 2d at the theater rather than the dimmer 3d.

Regarding the "POP OUT" effect...it's really all about timing with that 3d picture. In Imax Under the Sea...the potato cod pops off the screen and into your room...slowly...my family was in awe...that was a 3d moment where the pop was killer. I would like to see a little more pop-out moments done right, at the right time. That said I really appreciate the depth perception this technology brings.
post #76 of 217
My wife and I really like 3D when done well. However ...

I have 3D available on my 55" Panasonic at home and we've yet to use it. Not because we don't like 3D, we do, but because I feel you need a really big screen (100"+) to appreciate what 3D can do. In fact, 3D is the only thing we go to the theater for now and IMAX specifically. Otherwise we just wait for the 2D BR release.

In the next year I hope to purchase a projector system. I'm inclined to go 3D but I'm still on the fence. It will depend on cost and 2D compromises made to give us 3D in a home setting. We could just continue using 3D as an excuse to get out and go to the movies particularly as there is so little quality 3D material.

Also, I really like well done and appropriate pop-out. I find it to be a more immersive experience. I found Prometheus to be flat, like looking through a window, rather than immersive.

We also don't suffer from any of the headache problems others seem to experience.

Louis
post #77 of 217
Well, I got tired of the anaglyphic movies so I bought the Panasonic PT AE8000 for my 11' screen(can't imagine any projector looking better than this one ) . After watching "HUGO", I'm convinced that 3D can survive and grow with the right director. Hugo is a marvel! And with the resurgence of the old 50's 3D classics ( Creature From The Black Lagoon, Dial M For Murder, etc.) 3D has a long but fun way to go.
post #78 of 217
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Originally Posted by tobytune View Post

Hugo is a marvel!

Agreed. Making general statements about 3D content can be problematic, since they're only based on what few specific titles a particular person happened to have watched. Hugo really shifted my perception of what's possible in live action and what 3D can add to a drama-oriented movie. There's a level of TLC on that one that makes the 3D a real joy throughout.

I'd go as far as saying that if you haven't checked out Hugo in 3D, you haven't seen the full potential of how 3D can be used to enhance the viewing experience in a natural and consistent way.
post #79 of 217
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 biggrin.gif) - 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
post #80 of 217
I actually enjoy 1d the best. Something about the simplicity of looking at parallel lines is so relaxing.
post #81 of 217
Though I do not own a 3D capable panel, I was about to the pull the trigger on a Panasonic plasma when my wife and I decided to wait for affordable 4k Ultra High Def sets to hit the market. I remain optimistic about 3D and continue to purchase blu-ray films in that format whenever possible with the goal in mind to someday own a set that can display them.
post #82 of 217
I see that I'm in the minority but can't stand wearing glasses. I rarely even wear sun glasses. If it gets to where it's 3D w/o face gear I'll probably embrace it. This has something to do with peripheral vision. I like everything clear by just moving my eyes.
post #83 of 217
Well, I was... a little (getting sick of it, that is). But I now blame that on my Samsung plasma. I recently got an Optoma HD8300 (DLP) and, holy-smokes--those DLP-touting 3D fanatics were right! DLP is awesome for 3D!! First thing I did was pop in How to Train Your Dragon because 1) that's the most I've ever paid for a movie ($60, when it was still exclusive) and 2) it looked HORRIBLE on my Samsung. On the DLP and 106" screen however, the "first flight" scene was so awesome it was goosebump inducing. No cross-talk, smooth image, flicker-free, oodles of depth and popout. It was perfect. Only thing is, I STILL wish the image was a little bigger. When I move the theater into the basement, I'm going up to at least 120".
post #84 of 217
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Originally Posted by johnsmith808 View Post

I actually enjoy 1d the best. Something about the simplicity of looking at parallel lines is so relaxing.

LOL One line is 1D, parallel lines is already 2D, those lines growing thicker and thicker to the sides even moreso 2D, now they're rounding out and becoming cylinders -- 3D, my friend!!! Let it be! biggrin.gif
post #85 of 217
I don't own a 3D TV yet, but plan on buying one in the next month, so far undecided between Panny Plasma or Samsung Led, but the plasma its looking like the way to go...

I see some ppl have mentioned they hate it because of eye sore/tiresome. Is it caused only by active 3D glasses?
Also, I read passive ones loose half resolution, but I guess that will be better than been unable to watch the full movie...

What do you think, is passive the way to go, and enjoy better the 3D?
post #86 of 217
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Originally Posted by Taranteacher View Post

LOL One line is 1D, parallel lines is already 2D, those lines growing thicker and thicker to the sides even moreso 2D, now they're rounding out and becoming cylinders -- 3D, my friend!!! Let it be! biggrin.gif

Thanks for ruining my joke.......Teacher!!!
post #87 of 217
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Originally Posted by Oldemar View Post

I don't own a 3D TV yet, but plan on buying one in the next month, so far undecided between Panny Plasma or Samsung Led, but the plasma its looking like the way to go...

I see some ppl have mentioned they hate it because of eye sore/tiresome. Is it caused only by active 3D glasses?
Also, I read passive ones loose half resolution, but I guess that will be better than been unable to watch the full movie...

What do you think, is passive the way to go, and enjoy better the 3D?

Why not wait another year or so for 4k Ultra HD which will offer passive lens 3D at 1080p to each eye?
post #88 of 217
Love my 3D. I bought a pair of oakley 3D glasses for the movie theaters so I don't have to use those cheapo ones they give you. I also got some cheap clip on ones for my Dad since he wheres glasses and likes going to the movies with me.
At home I got the big chunky, heavy active glasses and I am seriously thinking of a passive filter for my projector to make it as enjoyable as the theater.
post #89 of 217
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Originally Posted by Oldemar View Post

I don't own a 3D TV yet, but plan on buying one in the next month, so far undecided between Panny Plasma or Samsung Led, but the plasma its looking like the way to go...

I see some ppl have mentioned they hate it because of eye sore/tiresome. Is it caused only by active 3D glasses?
Also, I read passive ones loose half resolution, but I guess that will be better than been unable to watch the full movie...
What do you think, is passive the way to go, and enjoy better the 3D?

I have both, 3D Panny Plasma and 3D Samsung LED.
For pure beauty, a seamless window-like 3D in dim to dark rooms I'd go with Plasma.
The Samsung 3D is no slouch in 3D and will give you a bright image.

My family or I have never had any fatigue issues and most guests are fine but occasionally guests have issues with 3D.
Check them out for yourself in demos if possible to be sure you have no problems on each set.
post #90 of 217
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Originally Posted by Mathelo View Post

My wife and I really like 3D when done well. However ...
I have 3D available on my 55" Panasonic at home and we've yet to use it. Not because we don't like 3D, we do, but because I feel you need a really big screen (100"+) to appreciate what 3D can do. In fact, 3D is the only thing we go to the theater for now and IMAX specifically. Otherwise we just wait for the 2D BR release.
In the next year I hope to purchase a projector system. I'm inclined to go 3D but I'm still on the fence. It will depend on cost and 2D compromises made to give us 3D in a home setting. We could just continue using 3D as an excuse to get out and go to the movies particularly as there is so little quality 3D material.
Also, I really like well done and appropriate pop-out. I find it to be a more immersive experience. I found Prometheus to be flat, like looking through a window, rather than immersive.
We also don't suffer from any of the headache problems others seem to experience.
Louis
Mathelo,make certain your projector can handle 3D Blu-Ray format. It should say in descriptions HDMI 1.4 capable. The 3D projectors I'm looking to get for my birthday can only do 3D from a PC source and can only do 3D Blu-Rays with a converter like Optoma's 3D-XL converter. Few 3D projectors in the price range I can afford can do 3D Blu-Ray out of the box (Vivitek D512 720p, DLP price $416.99) Vivitek is cheap. For Full HD 3D DLP projectors are in the $600-$2,000 range.
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