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Dish Needs to Get Moving on 3D


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Poll: What is your current interest in 3D? (147 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your current interest in 3D?

  1. I own a 3DTV and am anxious for more 3D content (34 votes [22.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.97%

  2. I don't yet own a 3DTV but am planning to buy within the next 6 months (5 votes [3.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.38%

  3. I own a 3DTV but am not really interested in 3D content (16 votes [10.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  4. I don't own a 3DTV and am not planning on investing in 3D in the near future (93 votes [62.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.84%

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#601 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:50 AM

I haven't been to a movie theater in probably nearly 20 years.  I haven't had any real desire since I got a good quality home setup.  I watch on Dish or wait for Blu-rays to release instead of going to the movies.

I dont go to the movies that often either, but IMAX and 4K are 2 reasons you should try it out again.  I also have a pretty decent HT setup, but it cant compete with IMAX or 4K, and for some movies, its an amazing experience.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

I haven't been to a movie theater in probably nearly 20 years.  I haven't had any real desire since I got a good quality home setup.  I watch on Dish or wait for Blu-rays to release instead of going to the movies.

I gave up on going to the theater many years ago too.  Tired of slipping on the floor from spilled buttered popcorn.  Oh, and it is a LOT cheaper to make my popcorn at home.

I would never buy a large TV just to get 3d either.  A really interesting movie can be in just about any format once you are INTO it.

Of course alway better in HD if available.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

It has been a long time since I went to the Movies too. Slippery or sticky floor. Slobs that stuck their chewing gum under the seat just so I could get it stuck into my pants legs. High refreshment prices. Buttered Popcorn where the butter isn't real butter. I remember when the Hot butter dispenser would have real butter melting in it.

 

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:43 PM

I haven't been to a movie theater in probably nearly 20 years. I haven't had any real desire since I got a good quality home setup. I watch on Dish or wait for Blu-rays to release instead of going to the movies.


Based in avatar, if I where you, I'd check out the next avatar at the biggest IMAX you can find in 3d. Avatar was just better than any other 3d I have ever seen ten fold. James Cameron is just so darn picky. And I'm glad for that. Easily one of the most visually entertaining movies for setting.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

It has been a long time since I went to the Movies too. Slippery or sticky floor. Slobs that stuck their chewing gum under the seat just so I could get it stuck into my pants legs. High refreshment prices. Buttered Popcorn where the butter isn't real butter. I remember when the Hot butter dispenser would have real butter melting in it.

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Ok the high prices I get, but the theaters I go to don't have the mess that's being talked about here. They keep our theaters up pretty nice. Heck I have a couple that really keep up their theaters, have assigned seating and leather recliners. Theaters have evolved a lot in the last ten years, but that may also depend a little on where you live to.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:35 PM

For their part, Vizio's Razor series of Smart TVs is offered with and without 3D capability for a pretty significant price difference (~$400). You know it isn't the cost of any included passive glasses.

None of Vizio's 2014 models feature 3D, you can take that for what's worth. Many feel they will return to offering it once 3D without the need of glasses is perfected.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:12 AM

high prices are pretty easy to counter, go to a Saturday or Sunday matinee....cheap tickets and usually the theaters are empty.....



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

Went to IMax theatre Saturday.

 

Sat 1/2 way back in center of the screen and was surprised that I could see the vertical pixels (vertical lines between pixels) when the image was very bright, white or similar, maybe even 4K is not good enough.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

8-Track, Laser Disc, Quadraphonic Sound, 3DTV.

 

I still have LaserDisc and they still have players on the market. I'm looking at two shelves of discs. And on the same note, people, kids, are realizing that Vinyl is better than CD's. I knew that day one. Vinyl is richer with a fuller sound. Digital Audio strips out a lot. So add CD/Digital Audio in there too.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

I haven't been to a movie theater in probably nearly 20 years.  I haven't had any real desire since I got a good quality home setup.  I watch on Dish or wait for Blu-rays to release instead of going to the movies.

 

+1

Plus the concession stand is lot cheaper and you can have most anything you want. That is if you went shopping prior to. You won't miss any of the movie for potty breaks. You can get as comfortable as you want, first of all, then without disturbing the persons next and behind you. And for the cost of a couple of tickets, you can own the movie. So . . .

 

 I use to hang and do premier advertising for a theater manager here in town and we would get to go to the pre-public pre-roll of the movies and even then all by ourselves, granted at 2 a.m., it still wasn't as good as home.

 

There was an expose on network news the other night about the decline in movie theater attendance and it was said that the theaters are stepping up. What! Why now? Now that they are in trouble, they step up. Why not since day one so that they would get in trouble? We have many Theater Pub whatevers in my area, some pretty large and others that serve a full meal they are only a one time, been there, done that, home is still better. Commercial novelty, greed, will never beat what you can make for yourself. I've been doing it for decades. Maybe I should start charging admission. My show is far better.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

high prices are pretty easy to counter, go to a Saturday or Sunday matinee....cheap tickets and usually the theaters are empty.....

 

In Jersey, at least near us, there is no significant matinee discount. $11 vs $13.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:45 PM

I still have LaserDisc and they still have players on the market. I'm looking at two shelves of discs. And on the same note, people, kids, are realizing that Vinyl is better than CD's. I knew that day one. Vinyl is richer with a fuller sound. Digital Audio strips out a lot. So add CD/Digital Audio in there too.

I put my LD away ten years ago; 1080i is way way better. 

 

And audio: 20-30 years ago, a high quality vinyl set up beat the pants off ordinary CDs, but the situation is reversed now.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:22 AM

None of Vizio's 2014 models feature 3D, you can take that for what's worth.

The larger Vizio's M series TVs claim "Theater 3D".

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:29 AM

The larger Vizio's M series TVs claim "Theater 3D".

Lots of companies claim lots of things....



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

The larger Vizio's M series TVs claim "Theater 3D".

http://www.theverge....ills-3d-support

 

2013 yes, not the current models for 2014.






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