If you have no interest in promoting the hobby or professional interest in 3D but come here to just spread FUD and negativity about 3D in this section where we all gather to help each other enjoy the state of the art, then yes you decide if you are guilty of being a TROLL. It has nothiong to do with whether I disagree with YOU or not. It has to do with your motive. As a matter of fact, I said Neil Hunt didn't say those things and the author, an obvious negative story blogger made some very clever mix of pull quotes we assume Hunt actually said and his own commentary to make Hunt sound like Netflix is "dumping 3D" In reality Hunt NEVER said any such thing. If anything, look at what has happened. This wannabe reporter got it exactly backwards. If you just look at what took place, Netflix offered a number of titles in October in both UHD and 3D. There were some problems with the 3D delivery from their servers. So they pulled the titles, all of them both 3D and the ultra HD. tests. So which titles have made a test return? No UHD and no SHD. But, we did get back a couple titles in 3D. My problem is not with Hunt. My problem is with Nowak and those who think he has posted a factual article. As usual, these 3D haters continue to get it wrong and never come back to say that. They just quietly go away. Furthermore, Hunt made it plain that he was NOT planning to destroy 3D at Netflix. Go read the article, slowly. He said they would be keeping what they had but will focus on 4K for the future. My take on that actual quote is prior to realizing they had these technical issues, he was ready to move on to the next big deal in home video, 4K. He wants to be ready when the 4K set population is out there. If he was on a mission to kill 3D at Netflix, I'm sure Reed would be slapping him about the head. Reed made some pretty bold promises last January on where Netflix would be going with 3D and 4K. 3D is very wide spread today while 4K is just beginning to go retail. Hunt is not the fool that this blogger made him to be. I don't see Netflix rapidly expanding the titles they have licensed for 3D beyond the ~55 we had in November once they get the technical difficulties worked out. That is in line with the actual quote Hunt made. However, if Netflix finds that their servers are busy with those titles, that public demand will dictate Netflix offers more. If I'm wrong and Hunt does plan to kill a popular offering, then my next prediction is he will not be working at Netflix for long. Besides, keep in mind, neither 3D nor 4K is Hunt's primary interest. His favorite project is to create apps that predict your personal interests in movies.
Oh, Don, you mad ayatollah of 3D forum. Just because I don't share your fanaticism doesn't make me a troll or a spreader of "negativity about 3D." Just because I gripe about lack of affordable and convenient home 3D and don't really care for amateur rubbish on Youtube doesn't make me a "3D hater." You are correct that I don't have a professional interest in 3D since I am not in that industry. As to "promoting the hobby," I figure buying the over-priced 3D blu-rays and going to 3D movies is support enough an average joe can give.
As to Hunt's quote, "the lady doth protest too much, methinks." If you choose to distort and skew the interpretation of Hunt's word to fit your wishful thinking, that's your prerogative. Hunt was quoted specifically that Netflix won't be expanding its 3D offerings, no matter how you spin it.
I have no problem with that attitude. Some people find it boring while others don't.. There are far more people watching prime TV than watch You Tube. BUT, I have achieved over 106,000 views on my You Tube channel and these are the people I feel I have given something back to the craft. I don't do a pet falling off a roof or some other stunt to grab the viral status. My videos are 3D of the day at Disney or some other place. I also look for 3D videos of places I would like to go see and 3D gives me a more real world experience, than a flat view. I'm interested in expanding my horizons but I respect those that don't want to do that. People posting their own experiences as they visit a place I plan to go gives me lots of insight to the location that simple pictures on a website doesn't.
So you have a vested interest in Youtube 3D. Is that why you rant and rave when some of us say we don't care for it?
There, I fixed your quote for you. Obviously, you do more than enjoy 3D. I get it that you adore 3D, calling it an art form, craft, and medium. The medium is actually film or movies. 3D is merely an enhancement to movie medium. I enjoy and prefer 3D movies. Isn't that enough?