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Anyone watching in 3D? (ESPN-3D)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Athlon646464, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2010 #61 of 103

    valestij Cool Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Just watched the game today on my UN55C8000 with an HR22 and it looked pretty cool. Like most said the far away shots did nothing for 3D, but the close ups looked really sweet. Especially around the goal. Horns were annoying, but really have nothing to do with the 3D experience; they are just as annoying on the normal ESPN feed.

    Did notice a little crosstalk once in awhile, especially on the SONY 3D sideline ad boards which I found ironic (since watching on a samsung); but nothing that would make me not want to watch. What I thought was interesting though was I switched over to the 2D ESPN feed and then turned on the samsung 2D->3D conversion, and it actually looked pretty darn good compared to the true 3D feed. Thought that feature was just a gimic but it worked pretty well.

    Now I realize that this wasn't shot by ESPN, so I'll have to wait for the home run derby to see how 3D would look on a sport that is shot by ESPN and one that I actually watch. That being said though I didn't watch golf on TV until HD came and HD helped draw me in.

    To "momoz", I played with the 3D settings to see if the picture got clearer with the ghosting on shots I paused. There is an option called "Picture Correction" in the 3D menu that if apprentley swaps the left and right eye images. The floating scoreboard in the corner looked like crap until I hit that and it looked great after that.
  2. Jun 12, 2010 #62 of 103
    Boynton Beach Jets

    Boynton Beach Jets Cool Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Not a soccer fan but watched the game between Argentina and Nigeria on 3D just to see the 3D effect . I did not notice much if any 3D effect. I did not even notice any HD audio. I watched on my Samsung UN55C8000 and my amp is a Denon AVR891 (1.4HDMI). Yes I had my 3D glasses turned on. I am anxious to see if baseball will be any better then soccer in 3D when they have the Yankee Mariner game and the All-star game. To me this is an enhancement for movies and not sports.
  3. Jun 12, 2010 #63 of 103

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    You mean curling don't you, or maybe The caber toss, or Jai alai. Mainstream sports IOW. :sure:
  4. Jun 12, 2010 #64 of 103

    Spoffo Legend

    Dec 31, 2006
    I've watched both games on my Panny 54VT25 (using the Panny glasses that came with it.) While I have my doubts about the long term value of 3D in sports, the picture was terrific. No ghosting or flickering at all.

    The sound mix seemed terrible compared with the regular ESPN and ABC broadcasts (on the first game. It got better for Argentina v, Nigeria): announcers at very low level on center channel, almost drowned out by the incessant buzzing of those damn horns. Overall, the production had the slightly ragged feeling of the very early HD event broadcasts back in 1999 and 2000: random cutting between crowd shots and the 3 or 4 commercials before the game and a sort of bare bones announcer pair (probably a pool feed) that only started at the kickoff. I don't see why they couldn't have used the audio from the regular HD broadcast.
  5. Jun 12, 2010 #65 of 103
    RD in Fla

    RD in Fla Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    I believe you had the same broadcast team that those of us watching on ABC in HD had. Martin Tyler is probably the best English speaking soccer play by play announcer in the world and John Harkes does a credible job as analyst. Minimalist is Tyler's approach and he lets the game do the talking. The approach is much different then American sports fans are used to, where the announcers are full of self importance and networks turn them into stars.
  6. Jun 12, 2010 #66 of 103

    Dominic26 Cool Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    At least you're getting the converter this month. Us 2 million + Samsung DLP owners have been 100 % abandoned by Samsung. It seems the Mits converter will need a code from the TV to know it is a Mits in order to work.
  7. Jun 13, 2010 #67 of 103
    GA Colt fan

    GA Colt fan New Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    Didn't see the 1st match, but watched Argentina v. Nigeria. My only problem was why ESPN chose Argentina/Nigeria instead of US v. England to broadcast in 3D.

    The picture was outstanding. Hopefully they won't go overboard with some of the graphics and keep the focus on the action on the field. Can't wait to see football in 3D.

    I have a Samsung Plasma PN58C7000.

    No issues with headaches or nausea.
  8. Jun 13, 2010 #68 of 103

    wiggo New Member

    Jun 3, 2010
    ESPN isn't choosing which games are in 3D. FIFA and Sony chose them in advance.
  9. Jun 13, 2010 #69 of 103

    drcurtis Cool Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Yes, this is terribly aggravating. I wish we had more of a voice to get a workaround for our televisions. I love my 65" Samsung DLP and hate the thought of getting a new one for content I just barely can't watch right now...
  10. Jun 14, 2010 #70 of 103

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    Make sure the glasses are turned on. :D
  11. Jun 14, 2010 #71 of 103

    ccsoftball7 Godfather

    Apr 2, 2003
    <sarcasm> Are you kidding??? </sarcasm>

    <more sarcasm> maybe he wants to save on the battery life </more sarcasm>
  12. Jun 14, 2010 #72 of 103

    ActiveHDdave Godfather

    Sep 15, 2007
    I have been watching soccer for a long time and I never seen or listened to anything like what's coming from Africa.....They have ruined the beautiful game.
  13. Jun 14, 2010 #73 of 103

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'd love to see someone post some screen shots/photos of their 3D...

    Gotcha :D
  14. Jun 14, 2010 #74 of 103

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA

  15. Jun 15, 2010 #75 of 103

    doritoofdeath Cool Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    If it was double images, then the glasses weren't on.
  16. Jun 15, 2010 #76 of 103

    doritoofdeath Cool Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    I've watched a number of things at various retail places. At best buy I checked out Panasonic and Samsung 3d tv's. One interesting thing the sales guy told me (didn't verify this), but the Samsungs are the only one that will upconvert a 2d movie to 3d... I wasn't clear if this was using a bluray player or just a normal movie. I would assume using a bluray player though.

    I also saw the new Sony's at the sony style store at the forum shops, and the 3d on them is every bit as good as the samsungs and panasonics. All in all I've been pleasantly surprised with the picture on all of them. Even my wife who wears glasses loved it.
  17. Jun 15, 2010 #77 of 103
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I don't know about on-the-fly upconversion of 2D to 3D. If it is out there, it can't be that good.
  18. Jun 15, 2010 #78 of 103

    doritoofdeath Cool Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    It was actually quite good surprisingly. It was Alice in Wonderland.
  19. Jun 15, 2010 #79 of 103

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    2D to 3D conversion works on both blurays & HD shows of course depending on the source material the effect varies to sometimes really no difference at all to other times rather good.

    Obviously it isnt as good as tru 3D but does work well sometimes.

    Avatar on blu really looks nice this way, CGI stuff, nature shows look cool too.

    You can go into the tv setup menu & do adjustments for depth etc. that can make it better.

    It really is a cool feature to play with that nobody mentions when they talk about 3D....which is rather shocking really.
  20. Jun 15, 2010 #80 of 103

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Yeah right do you know this the the same people who push $50-$100 HDMI cable on you as well.

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