Originally Posted by Joseph Clark
I respect anyone's right to dislike 3D, for whatever personal reasons he or she may have, but insulting the technology and people who like it with judgmental terms like "denial," "stupid," and "gimmick" is uncalled for. As someone who loves 3D technology and has spent a considerable amount of time thinking about why it engages me so thoroughly, I find these comments nothing but offensive. At best, they're uninformed, and at worst they're unjustifiably provocative for a thoughtful forum such as this.
I was called dead in this "thoughtful forum" but I didn't see anyone object to it. Someone else called me a troll. If you are going to attack me instead of the content of my comment I'll return the favor. Whenever I see "AVS special member", I assume it means
a dealer or industry insider of some sort. Such people have a substantial personal interest in what transpires in the industry and I take what they say with a grain of salt. I would advise all other regular members of this forum to do the same. This is a great
forum and has been the source of a lot of excellent information for me but you must be able to read between the lines.
I am just a regular movie fan who is looking for the best audio-visual experience of his favorite films. I was criticized because I "dislike 3D for whatever personal reasons", so let me explain what those are. First of all I hate the idea of wearing some special
glasses to watch a movie and having my vision distorted for any other task. Then I would prefer the hardware manufacturers to concentrate into improving the 2D picture instead of expending their energy and capital into the unnecessary 3D technology.
Can we please have better contrast, light rejection, brightness and color fidelity instead? There is a huge legacy of 2D films which would be great to enjoy at the best possible presentation modern technology can make possible. And yes 3D versions of classic
2D movies are as gimmicky and repellent as colorized B&W movies. Finally I hate the idea that if I want to buy a new TV or projector I have to pay for 3D capability. And if this insanity continues we might soon have to see our tv channel lineup make room for 3D exclusives, and get more compression and loss of fidelity to accommodate them. I call on all true movie fans to boycott this latest attempt of greedy industry executives for profit at any cost, until 3D dies its deserved death.