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#1 OFFLINE   InnFlicks Tech

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:38 AM

Does anyone know if there is a listing of TV programs that are broadcasting 3D content.  From what I can see, only DirecTVCinima is advertising 3D. 



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

The only other 3D viewing channel Directv has other than the DTV Cinema is 3Net



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

Unfortunately 3D is dying off. Looks like it'll just be movies (BluRay/PPV) from here on out....


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Unfortunately 3D is dying off.

To die off, it would have had to catch on in the first place.

The only thing that has changed is that a lot more people have 3D capable sets.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

The only other 3D channel DirecTV ever carried was ESPN-3D and that went away several months ago. 

 

We tried 3D...and found it rather pointless.  The "geek-factor" is high, but it really adds nothing to the enjoyment of a program.  Personally, it just gives me a headache.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 01:51 PM

Correction to the above post 3Net is currently a 24/7 3D Content Programming ( good programming that's a whole other story)



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

To die off, it would have had to catch on in the first place.


I'll give you that. ... many bought TVs capable, very few used.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:47 PM

Does anyone know if there is a listing of TV programs that are broadcasting 3D content.  From what I can see, only DirecTVCinima is advertising 3D. 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:02 PM

It is a shame that they don't have hbo and Starz 3D on demand. All it takes is a download.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:47 PM

It is a shame that they don't have hbo and Starz 3D on demand. All it takes is a download.

a download requires more server space that maybe wasted as the the "need" does not appear to be there


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

a download requires more server space that maybe wasted as the the "need" does not appear to be there


True but we are only talking a small handful of movies. Fios has typically about five from each. Pales in size next to the hbo offering that directv already has. They seem to think the bandwidth is worth it for the PPV 3D stuff.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

True but we are only talking a small handful of movies. .

Then I guess it makes sense.  I was thinking it was by the hundreds...


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

Other issue is now that play now option is so common maybe ISPs in many areas could handle a 1080 program streaming but have issue with the 3D so DTV thinks if it wont work for most customers don't offer it. Kinda shocked Netflix hasn't offered this with all the movies they have streaming as well but this could be a cause. 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:03 PM

Other issue is now that play now option is so common maybe ISPs in many areas could handle a 1080 program streaming 

Watch now is 720p


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:58 PM

Watch now is 720p


Never payed attention to that all my boxes are out of sight and native off.
I guess that only proves the point further that is would be even more difficult to stream the 3D in a way DTV would consider acceptable for most customers. But that may be the only way now to get more 3D options from DTV or other sources.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:17 AM

Never payed attention to that all my boxes are out of sight and native off.
I guess that only proves the point further that is would be even more difficult to stream the 3D in a way DTV would consider acceptable for most customers. But that may be the only way now to get more 3D options from DTV or other sources.
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Not sure it proves anything. 3D is not bigger bandwidth. They just do two pictures side by side in the normal frame. In fact, the resulting picture is less resolution than regular HD because the picture is duplicated. The tv takes the two pictures and merges them into a single picture.
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:16 AM

Netflix has some 3d but it only works with newer equipment.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:51 AM

Netflix has some 3d but it only works with newer equipment.


Very limited equipment. Same for vudu.
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:36 AM

Netflix has some 3d but it only works with newer equipment.

Really what equipment? I'd like to take advantage of that.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

Netflix has some 3d but it only works with newer equipment.

 

Not Really - I have a PS-3 which is real old and it plays Netflix 3D just fine. The problem with 3D is there is not many decent things to watch in 3D which are available thru any source besides DVD. Directv used to have several 3D channels but they played the same old stuff over and over and over and over again. They eliminated those 3D channels because people got tired of the SOS.

 

Good 3D Movies like Life of Pi or Avatar etc, which are shown in 2D on channels like HBO are never shown in 3D.

 

3D is like the chicken-egg thingy. Not many 3D sources with good 3D content - so no one watches 3D. No one watches 3D and companies like HBO figure why do 3D? And on it goes.






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