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DIRECTV Announces that it will carry ESPN 3D

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by radiomandc, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Thanks for your response! I would very much like to see the NFL in 3D, at least to start my 3D experience. For me, that would justify the expense. Sounds like all I may need to watch ESPN-3D on D* would be the glasses. Should be interesting when it gets going later this year.....
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  2. RJRGator

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    Four years ago I spent thousands of dollars on Lasik eye surgery so I would not have to wear glasses; why would I want to put on a pair of 3d glasses to watch TV?
    With glasses required I can't see 3D as more than a Niche technology for my generation (born in the late 60's) but the young kids may be willing to adapt to wearing glasses as they have embraced many forms of technology from iphones, ipads, P3, Wii to Playstation so it's in their blood.
     
  3. Athlon646464

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    I was born in the 50's, and I'm looking forward to this technology for sports, as I looked forward to HD for the same reason. (Perhaps not quite as much for 3D, but I want to see it!) Then again, I've always been a 'gadget guy'. ;)

    So you can see the 3D effect..... :eek2:
     
  4. kevinturcotte

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    I'll pass until I can see it without the glasses.
     
  5. GregLee

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    I'm sure we all understand that someone that old would not be able to adapt to something new. (I'm lots older, but I'm young for my age.)
     
  6. Athlon646464

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    I must say that I will not just jump in. I will go to Best Buy or equivalent to demo it, to especially try on the glasses. If they are uncomfortable in any way - then it's a no go for me. (If they feel heavy at all, it's a no go until they lighten them up.)

    However, from what I've read, the glasses themselves don't seem to bother most. If folks experience any discomfort, it's a result of the effects themselves, and not the glasses. :grin:
     
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    Correct. And the glasses aren't heavy at all, they feel like the style of sunglasses from The Blue Brothers movie. No biggie.
     
  8. Athlon646464

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    I can see my wife now after I get them and she comes home to see me with them on! I'll put them on with a black suit, tie and BB hat! :D:D:D

    Thank god she's a NE Patriots fan and will want to see the NFL in 3D too!

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  9. Hoosier205

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    Cheating in 3D! :D
     
  10. Paul Secic

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    Half of the population has been for closed on. The rest are unemployed. I doubt these people will be busting down Best Buy's doors for quite a while. I'm sure some people will however.
     
  11. Jeremy W

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    Really? I don't know anyone who's been foreclosed on, and I only know one person who's unemployed. But she kind of deserves it, so... :lol:
     
  12. kevinturcotte

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    I'm happy with my HD. Let me know when we get to 2k resolution and I'll get interested again.
     
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    GregLee

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    According to this from hdguru, the 3DC-1000 adapter will not work with Samsung TVs.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    That's a new development, and too bad for Samsung owners.

    The question now becomes, what did Samsung mean by '3D ready'?
     
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    Jeremy W

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    What do you mean? Their TVs still work with 3D that's output in the checkerboard format. Mits has just decided to be petty and not let Samsung TV owners use their adapter for broadcast 3D.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    Thanks for the quick response. So, Sammy's will work from devices that output the checkerboard format, and Mitsu's will play will both formats (assuming you have the adapter)?
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Correct. Nothing is stopping Samsung from making their own adapter, and frankly I'm a little surprised that they haven't. Perhaps they were content to let Mitsubishi do the work for them, but with this latest news I'd be pretty pissed if I had a Samsung 3D DLP.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    Me too - but I just bought a Mitsu DLP, so I'm ready when there is content I'm interested in seeing. Lucky me!
     
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    Samsung 3D-ready DLPs will work from the checkerboard output of the Panasonic 3D BD players, but Samsung 3D-ready plasmas will not, because the plasmas also have special requirements for input signal resolution.
     

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