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ESPN announced ESPN 3D has been cut


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#1 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:18 AM

 

 

ESPN is yanking the cord on ESPN 3D. It'll shut down by the end of the year. A couple of ESPNers will lose their jobs due to the move.

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:06 AM

There was a ESPN 3D?


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

What's 3D :sleeping:


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:12 PM

What's ESPN?? 


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

I liked the Golf in 3D. Really gave a good perspective rather than everything looking flat. Some football was good but camera shots from some stadiums are so high that there wasn't much difference between that and 2d. Bball... well I don;'t bother to watch it anyhow, but it looked like it was more beneficial for 3D from the ads they ran.  

 

You don't sell 3D sets without content and without sets they don't make an effort to program more 3D. Self defeating it seems.

 

Oh well, 3D movies and nature shows are still good.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

Well now, that should open up some bandwidth on the existing satellites wouldn't ya say?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Now we can concentrate on 4K!! Lets hope that turns out better!!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

What's ESPN?? 

 

That's where you can tell what's going to happen before it happens - I just asked by daughter. 


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

So, what does that leave for 3D?


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

"3net" and PPV is all that is left, IIRC.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

So glad that TV manufacturers are wasting resources and hardware on this mess.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

It would seem those of us who picked the "it's a fad" side are being proven correct over time.  I have nothing against 3D... but I've seen several iterations of "3D is the best and here to stay" come and go...  this really felt like more of the same... better technology now than ever before, but still a passing fad.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

It would seem those of us who picked the "it's a fad" side are being proven correct over time.  I have nothing against 3D...

 

Yep.  Yet we were the ones who were "out of touch". LOL.

 

I actually do have something against 3D.  If a movie is in 3D, I most likely will not be able to see it in a theater since my wife hates 3D.  Gives her a headache.  But since theaters get to charge a premium for 3D, they are not motivated to show a non-3D version.  The quicker the fad dies the better. 

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:06 AM

If they would broadcast more Live Events in 3D it might have caught on.  Broadcasting stuff from years ago just didn't cut it. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:52 AM

Wonder what 3D in 4K on a 150" monitor would look like . . . 

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Yep.  Yet we were the ones who were "out of touch". LOL.

 

I actually do have something against 3D.  If a movie is in 3D, I most likely will not be able to see it in a theater since my wife hates 3D.  Gives her a headache.  But since theaters get to charge a premium for 3D, they are not motivated to show a non-3D version.  The quicker the fad dies the better. 

 

And as the previous poster said, bring on 4K.

 

Just so you know, 4K requires 4x as much bandwidth as 1080p HDTV. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

And 4X the screen area!

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:50 PM

That's where you can tell what's going to happen before it happens - I just asked by daughter. 

 

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:56 AM

Thank your daughter for me!

 

She said because she has ESPN she knew you would thank her.

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:02 AM

It lasted longer than I thought it would.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:09 PM

I liked the Golf in 3D. Really gave a good perspective rather than everything looking flat. Some football was good but camera shots from some stadiums are so high that there wasn't much difference between that and 2d. Bball... well I don;'t bother to watch it anyhow, but it looked like it was more beneficial for 3D from the ads they ran.  
 
You don't sell 3D sets without content and without sets they don't make an effort to program more 3D. Self defeating it seems.
 
Oh well, 3D movies and nature shows are still good.

Very much agree, the Masters in 3D was fantastic!
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

I'm still not impress by the current 3D technology.

 

Maybe when they mount a camera in a baseball catcher's helmet. I might be impress.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

My family and friends really enjoy 3d movies, especially ones like Hugo. Last year we watched 2 or 3 football games in 3d and also enjoyed the whole new perspective. It was like being on the sidelines and watching. We'll miss the football. I think those who dis it and call it a fad really haven't given it much of a chance. I don't think the technology is dying, I think it'll get better. Until it does it won't be profitable.
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

We need a premium channel like HBO to step up and offer 3D movies (maybe 4 new not repeated movies a month). For those of us that have invested in a 3D TV would you pay $10mo for this service or something like it? My thinking is that #1 it's almost impossible to rent a 3D blu-ray, #2 going to just one 3D movie a month with a spouse (no kids) and no food purchases will set you back at least $20.  In 2011 48 3d movies were released, in 2012 57 3D movies were released, in 2013 37 3D movies are set for release, so they won't run out of new movies to show.  I don't even have kids but I would become a HBO subscriber if they offered this option.  I think HBO would get a lot of new subscribers, especially considering how many new 3D TV's will be sold each year.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

My thinking is that #1 it's almost impossible to rent a 3D blu-ray,..

In case you or anyone else is interested, there's options like...

http://stores.3d-blu.../StoreFront.bok

http://www.3dbymail....dex/default.php

and for streaming, http://www.vudu.com/movies/#search/3d


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