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3D TV....not bad!


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#1 OFFLINE   pistolpete52

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

Last Sunday I went to HH Gregg to look for a new Smart TV. They had quite an assortment, but most of them were a little over my budget. As I thanked the clerk for spending time with me, he says, "Hold on a minute" and asked if I'd be interested in an "open box" TV. He showed me a 51" Samsung 3D Plasma Smart TV. I told him that I wasn't really interested in 3D. But he gave me a price that I absolutely could not refuse.

I figured that the 3D function would get little to no use as it didn't really interest me. But today, that all changed. I watched the Ohio/Penn St. game on ESPN 3D and it was amazing, even though it felt weird sitting here with 3D glasses on.

I don't think that there's a huge future for 3D. But, if there is, I'm ready for it. I'm hoping that a few more channels will be added, but I won't hold my breath.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

yeah would be nice to have the premium movie channels that are filmed in 3d would be shown in 3d when we record them

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

I think that's going to become common at least for a while. I have no interest in 3D, but the good sets have it anyway.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:02 PM

I think that's going to become common at least for a while. I have no interest in 3D, but the good sets have it anyway.


I've tried it a couple times on my plasmas and I got kinda sick. Used to get the same feeling on my ship from time to time when it was rolling.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

I was really hoping that when Directv expanded the HBO and MAX on demand selections that they would get some 3d titles like cable offers.

Hopefully, in the future, it will be available.


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:17 AM

I've tried it a couple times on my plasmas and I got kinda sick. Used to get the same feeling on my ship from time to time when it was rolling.

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Active 3D does the same thing to me but I can watch passive with no problems.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:09 AM

Active 3D does the same thing to me but I can watch passive with no problems.


I think my Panny plasma only does active. Didn't buy it to see 3D, but I had to try it. I've been plagued with headaches for quite a while and perhaps that's the reason it made me kinda sick.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:39 AM

Right now the only 3D content that DirecTV has is channels 103, 104, 106, and 107. Hopefully they will add more at some point.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:48 AM

I really only have usable vision in one eye so 3-D anything is lost on me. As others have mentioned many of the top TV's today are 3-D capable but it's not a feature we'll be using.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:11 AM

Directv 3D is a moot point for me unless DTV revisits their HR20 inability to provide it. BD is a much better media anyway and I get all of my 3D fix from my BD player. I'm not willing to give up my HR20 because it has off-air capabilities and I have a backlog of shows & movies on disk that I'd be unable to play otherwise.

Passive is definitely better and more manufactures are offering it in their sets.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:20 AM

Directv 3D is a moot point for me unless DTV revisits their HR20 inability to provide it.

That's not going to happen, hell they don't even want HR20's back anymore.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:06 AM

The HR20s just don't have the capability to do 3D, I still have 2 of them and they're great but I have to use a 21 and a 24 for the HD channels. Funny thing is that with Whole Home you can use a receiver to have 3D record on an HR 20 and it does record it but in order to watch it remotely you need to use a newer model.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:13 AM

The best way to get the most from HD or 3D, is via Blue Ray.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

Directv 3D is a moot point for me unless DTV revisits their HR20 inability to provide it. BD is a much better media anyway and I get all of my 3D fix from my BD player. I'm not willing to give up my HR20 because it has off-air capabilities and I have a backlog of shows & movies on disk that I'd be unable to play otherwise.

Passive is definitely better and more manufactures are offering it in their sets.


They'll add 3d support about when they add whole home to the H20. You can get something like an H25 (or H24 if no SWM) and use it as a kind of front end to the HR20. I did that for a while.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

They'll add 3d support about when they add whole home to the H20. You can get something like an H25 (or H24 if no SWM) and use it as a kind of front end to the HR20. I did that for a while.


I'm counting on that!:grin:

Seriously however, I really don't care since, even if DTV 3D were available, I'd still use BD exclusively for my 3D viewing content. It's full HD 3D and it's Blu-Ray. I have way too many movies on my HR20 to give it up, and I'm pretty happy with its performance otherwise. I can get OTA without a box add-on, too.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:28 PM

You think ESPN 3D is something, you should rent Avengers 3D on PPV. All I can say is WOW.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

3D does have a future. Life is in 3D... years from now we'll have wall sized displays that are glasses free 3D. There are more things to be discovered than things that have so far been discovered. Other display technologies no one has even pictured yet.

But yeah, it's weird sitting and watching with glasses on and the light loss is frustrating, but the depth on some of the shots even on just a 60" set is very cool. :)
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:35 PM

Directv 3D is a moot point for me unless DTV revisits their HR20 inability to provide it. BD is a much better media anyway and I get all of my 3D fix from my BD player. I'm not willing to give up my HR20 because it has off-air capabilities and I have a backlog of shows & movies on disk that I'd be unable to play otherwise.

Passive is definitely better and more manufactures are offering it in their sets.

If you call DirecTV and tell them you have 3D TV they will provide a 3d capable receiver AND an AM21 OTA box at no charge and with no contract change (at least they have done so in the past). When I got my set last year I watched 1 3D show than sold the 3 free pair of glasses and the 3D Avatar DVD that came with it for almost enough to pay for 1/2 of the TV. :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

I've had my 3D TV for almost a year, and I've found that 3D has very little appeal to me.

First, only limited types of content, to me, provide for an enhanced viewing experience in 3D. You almost need to have programming that includes lots of times when things are "jumping out of the screen toward you" to make the 3D experience something special. When I've watched the programming on the channels that DIRECTV provides, I generally find nothing in the programming content or the way in which it was produced that makes showing it in 3D something "special".

Also, I've tried watching a number of the ESPN simulcast games, including last year's national championship football game in 3D. Every time I've started to watch one of those games in 3D, I've ended up switching over to the 2D version within about 10 minutes. Sports, to me, doesn't translate well into 3D. Most of the the 3D sports that I've tried to watch almost comes across like cartoonish cardboard cutouts.

Then, there is the issue of the glasses. Not only do I feel uncomfortable wearing them, and the light loss, to me, reduces the quality of the picture on the screen, but, even with glasses, unless you are sitting in a limited area in relation to the screen, the 3D effects are somewhat diminished.

I have no question that 3D TVs will play a bigger role in the future, but the technology has a long way to go before it would be something that I'd have more than minimal interest in viewing.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

I think that's going to become common at least for a while. I have no interest in 3D, but the good sets have it anyway.


I didn't have any interest in 3D either...until I saw my first 3D movie and then I knew I had to have it.

I just got a Samsung 50" lcd a few months ago and I love it.

Haven't watched it yet but I just got the Avengers yesterday...$37 for a 3D bluray regular bluray DVD and digital copy.




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