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3D..

Postby emgee » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:29 pm

Does anyone else not see much of a difference when watching 3D in a domestic environment? i think I may be 3d 'blind'. as I can hardly see much difference when compared to 2D; just a slight sharpening of edges-especially on people. :? :(
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Re: 3D..

Postby Shadorne » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:17 am

3D is way overrated IMHO. I have no plans to adopt the technology. I think it will fail just like SACD. It is very costly to convert the historical catalog to 3D. I just watched The Good, the bad and the Ugly on Blu-ray last night and for the first time I realized what a real masterpiece this movie is. The cinematography is fantastic and the blu-ray version on a large 120 inch screen does the movie justice (I never saw this movie in the cinema when it was released as I was too young in 1966)
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Re: 3D..

Postby emgee » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:55 am

I have to agree, way overrated. That 3D seems to come with every new TV these days is an add on that I never bought it for, but, thought I would experiment all the same. I can't say I am likely to wear the daft looking specs over my own glasses again, not very comfortable. For those of you about to buy a large flat screen for the 3D effects alone, try before you buy!
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Re: 3D..

Postby MattSPL » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:28 pm

Thanks for the info, not much experience with 3D other than a couple of films in the cinema.
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Re: 3D..

Postby Theogenes » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:42 pm

It's somewhat less gimmicky than previous attempts at 3D, but still not mind-blowing by any stretch. On the other hand, I got an opportunity to watch some American football in 3D, and I actually felt like it enriched the experience! There was a better sense of the layout of the formations, and the wideouts closest to the camera definitely seemed to be closer to you.

Not yet convinced it's worth the extra money, but given the option to watch some more sports in 3D, I'd definitely give it a shot.
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Re: 3D..

Postby MattSPL » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Theogenes wrote:It's somewhat less gimmicky than previous attempts at 3D, but still not mind-blowing by any stretch. On the other hand, I got an opportunity to watch some American football in 3D, and I actually felt like it enriched the experience! There was a better sense of the layout of the formations, and the wideouts closest to the camera definitely seemed to be closer to you.

Not yet convinced it's worth the extra money, but given the option to watch some more sports in 3D, I'd definitely give it a shot.


I can imagine that some sports might be better like you say.
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Re: 3D..

Postby Musicraft » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:14 pm

Shadorne wrote:3D is way overrated IMHO. I have no plans to adopt the technology. I think it will fail just like SACD. It is very costly to convert the historical catalog to 3D. I just watched The Good, the bad and the Ugly on Blu-ray last night and for the first time I realized what a real masterpiece this movie is. The cinematography is fantastic and the blu-ray version on a large 120 inch screen does the movie justice (I never saw this movie in the cinema when it was released as I was too young in 1966)


Hi Shadorne

I agree that 3D is overrated :( I feel that it would have been better for the industry to have spent the time and money to have given us 4K or higher resolution earlier instead.

Btw, i also agree that The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is a great film :D One of my favourites :)

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Re: 3D..

Postby BenL » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:03 pm

I don't really have any experience of 3D 'domestically' but watched some 1st gen sets at the Manchester show in 2010. The active shutter 3D effect definitely 'worked' (Avatar) but there was quite a lot of cross talk and 'shimmering'. As Theogenes found, much the best experience was watching football, on a passive set. This gave a genuine sense of depth and actually assisted in the brain knowing the relative position of players.

I've seen a number of 3D films in the cinema - most recently Prometheus. Not that I wanted to, but there were very few 2D showings, none at a time I could do :( The experience summed up all the problems with 3D: (i) cost - £11.80 PER TICKET!!! Completely standard ticket, with a booking fee. What an outrage. (ii) Loss of light - I guess this may be better with active shutter, but with polarised glasses there's a significant loss of light and on a dark film like this, you lose a lot of detail. (iii) Inconsistency - the 3D effect kept seeming to disappear! I took the glasses off and you could barely see the double image. Later in the same scene, it would be obvious and the 3D effect would be back. Very odd. (iv) Uncomfortable - 2.5 hrs with these unnecessary, ugly lumps of plastic on is just a PITA. (v) Fast motion - does not work at all in 3D. I'd noticed this in the scene of Alice falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland, same here in the storm scene. Numerous rocks / clumps of sand flying across the scene at 200mph = big blurry, headache inducing mess in 3D.

I think there's more, but that's enough to tell I'm not a fan! :evil:
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Re: 3D..

Postby Musicraft » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:07 pm

Hi Ben

£11.80 per ticket! :( Better off investing the money in the B.O.R instead :)

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