3D content on DirecTV

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  1. davring

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    A month ago I bought a new Sony KDL55W900A. I chose it for its outstanding picture quality, the 3D capability wasn't even a consideration. For the heck of it I bought a couple of 3D movies, Gravity being one of them. The Sony uses the active shutter 3D system and I must say I was blown away, the effect was awesome and the glasses that came with the TV are quite comfortable. For the prices, I'm not sure I'll purchase many more 3D movies, but I would surely check out any streaming options.
     
  2. Soccernut

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    I agree with everything you said, have the same brand TV 65 inch.
     
  3. HDTVFreak07

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    I'd love to watch a few more 3D content shows but unfortunately, none of them are either captioned or subtitled. 3NET has some interesting shows I'd like to watch but I only get to "watch" the pictures. :nono2:
     
  4. dennisj00

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    We bought a Sony KDL 60R550 almost a year ago without even considering that it had passive 3D. All of the active glasses we had tried in the stores immediately hurt my eyes / brain.

    But we were pleasantly pleased with it. ESPN 3D was somewhat good considering they were games from a year or so ago. I did replace a blu-ray with a 3D unit and movies or 3net shows are an occasional watch. I have the 'Gravity' DVD on my wishlist even though we saw it in the theater.

    It is funny to see six people sitting around with glasses on. And they even work with my monovision contacts.
     
  5. Dr_J

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    Guess all that's left now is 3D PPV, which I would never buy because I'd be scared about the lack of compatibility with my 2011 Pioneer receiver. So there's no more free 3D TV anymore. :-(
     
  6. sigma1914

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    You can test the compatibility.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    When you buy PPV, you can watch the beginning without paying. That would tell you if it works.
     
  8. joed32

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    I use caps for almost everything but with 3D they stick way out in front of the screen and are a distraction.
     
  9. loudo

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    Been looking at a new TV and don't think it is worth the several hundred dollars for 3D, because of the lack of 3D content.
     
  10. gphvid

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    3D has been and will always be a fad. It is not worth the additional $$. I work as a digital video editor in a major post house and I work in 1080p video. There is infinitely more content going to HD 1080p than in any other format which includes 3D and 4K. So if I were buying a TV today, I would go for a 2D version smart TV. I would not buy into the 3D or 4K craze due to lack of content.
     
  11. dennisj00

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    I bought a new tv last May and it had 3d. . . turns out it was only a $100 or 6% premium. Was it worth it? Yes.

    Hate that 3Net is gone, but the bluerays will trickle out.
     
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  12. loudo

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    Even the people selling the 4K TVs tell you don't buy them because of the lack of content, at this time.

    I remember the fad of 3D back in the 70's when we lived in South Florida. One of the local Independant stations used to put on 3D moves every so often. You had to go to the local 7-11 and pick up 3D glasses to see it. It didn't last very long, though.
     
  13. akraven

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    I've been having problems when trying to watch "the amazing spiderman 2" in 3D. Says my television is not capable. But that's not true. I have a sony LX900 that I always watch 3D blu rays and Vudu 3D. Customer service was no help. the only thing different is i have a Genie now as apposed to my DVR. They said that wasn't the case. So frustrating.
     
  14. WestDC

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    It may be your HDMI cable? Try Switching the Blu Ray HDMI with the genie - and or the TV HDMI -just a thought if you haven't tried that already
     
  15. tonyd79

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    I've had that problem on my tv with the genie. I also have an H24 on the same tv and that works fine. It was fine with 3net but not PPV.
     
  16. akraven

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    Yeah, that was the first thing I did. Didn't help. And calling didn't help as they had no idea but only told me my tv wasn't capable. On that matter, I bought the 3D blu ray and it worked perfectly. I think it has to do with the genie box.
     
  17. SomeRandomIdiot

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    Current 3D is no where near the likes of the red/blue glasses of the past.

    3D also is in the current standard specs for UHD.

    That said, a neighbor was holding off buying a TV last year as he wanted a 3D TV. I told him for over 6 months not to bother, as UHD was on the horizon and with ESPN 3D going away, it would not be worth it.

    He said he had promised his kids for months after seeing a 3D hockey game on mine.

    They finally got the TV early this year.

    According to him the kids watched 1 3D movie when they got the TV and never used it since.
     
  18. slice1900

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    Well at least he ended up saving money, since TV prices have been dropping so fast the last couple years.
     
  19. harsh

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    Since more than a few of the UHD TVs don't support 3D at all, UHD 3D may be defined, but it is not a feature that is required to meet UHD standards.
     
  20. SomeRandomIdiot

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    correct

    one does not need 5.1 or even 2.0 audio...a single mono audio channel is all that is needed for UHD as well.
     

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