Originally Posted by nickbuol
I fall under the "Got it" but also the "Don't want it" category. I have no desire to have 3D projection in my theater, but my projector has that capability, thus my statement. My family absolutely HATES the idea of 3D at home and barely tolerates it in the theater.
We feel the same way about popcorn. When I go into a theater serving popcorn, the smell is nauseating, people are sloppy with it and popcorn bits are all over the floor and seats. Eating popcorn causes bits to stick between your teeth and cause headaches. I've had popcorn and prefer not to have it. I understand some people love popcorn but I can live without it. I have the capability to have popcorn but refuse to serve it in my Home Theater. My family absolutely hates the idea of popcorn, the filth, and the smell and barely tolerates it in the theater.
OK, the point is we all have our likes and dislikes. I happen to really get an entertainment value out of s3D. The first time I saw a movie in s3D was at Disney. From that time on I tried to buy any anaglyph 3D VHS movie I could get. I am thrilled to see that s3D is taking off so well in the industry and so many are adding this enjoyment to their home viewing.
For the most part s3D is a gimmick added to 2D storyline but in some cases, especially nature documentaries s3D adds a dimension necessary to experience the real world.
s3D haters are in a very small category, same as we had with Blu-Ray haters, DD5.1 haters, Quad surround haters and even stereo haters over the decades. But for one who is educated on the subject, the technology and art of stereoscopic 3D has been around for over a hundred years and is not going away anymore than movies with sound. The only thing that will change is the technology that keeps getting better.
Most people are indifferent to s3D. Go to a Disney 3D attraction and ask those waiting in line and they do not obsess themselves about wishing the attraction was not in 3D. They simply accept it for what it is. Yet, come to a forum of home theater enthusiasts and it amazes me how many here post their hatred for new technology. Even more amazing is how ignorant so many of these haters are regarding the history of the stereoscopic science. So many of them actually believe that s3D has just surfaced in the past couple years, but made a brief appearance in the 50's in the theater. I recall as a kid, in the 50's digging through my grandparents attic and finding their stereoscopes with slides and postcards in s3D. I sat there for hours looking at them with fascination. Then, as a kid, all I wanted was my own stereoscope . My Dad bought me a Viewmaster with a collection of stereo circular cards. So, for me, s3D is something I have had fun with all my life. Today, only the technology has made it better.
As for the poll, I like this one better than the other as the other was an expose as to how ignorant most here were about the history of stereoscopic 3D. At least this poll measures the sales AVS Forum members who have actually added 3D capability. Regardless if you like it or not, if you added it and you happen to get a stereoscopic movie in your hands you are in that category of user that can display it.
While I'm a life long s3D enthusiast, I recognize the technology as something extra to my entertainment. I don't insist that everyone has to have it. I only get annoyed with those who make it their mission to try to prevent me from having fun with it.