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Dish Needs to Get Moving on 3D

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Michael1, May 18, 2011.

What is your current interest in 3D?

  1. I own a 3DTV and am anxious for more 3D content

    28 vote(s)
  2. I don't yet own a 3DTV but am planning to buy within the next 6 months

    11 vote(s)
  3. I own a 3DTV but am not really interested in 3D content

    19 vote(s)
  4. I don't own a 3DTV and am not planning on investing in 3D in the near future

    54 vote(s)
  1. jadebox

    jadebox Godfather

    Dec 13, 2004
    Unless you're willing to watch a 19" TV, you'll be going without 3D for a very long time. :)

    I first saw a glasses-free 3D lenticular TV back in 1987. They haven't improved much since then. So, don't expect any major breakthroughs any time soon.

    TVs using Lenticular displays will be more expensive and probably won't be as good at displaying 2D as current 3D TVs. And 3D viewing will be restricted to a narrow angle in front of the TV. The need for 3D glasses isn't going away anytime soon.

    I think a lot of people forget that you only need to wear the glasses when you're watching a 3D program. The rest of the time - most of the time - a 3D TV serves as a really good 2D TV and you don't need glasses to watch it.

    And, wearing the glasses to watch a movie is not a big deal at all. I usually turn down the lights and turn off my computer to avoid distractions during "movie nights" anyway. After putting on the glasses, I easily forget I'm wearing them as soon as the movie starts.

    If you're in the market for a new TV, don't ignore 3D TVs. Adding 3D using LCD glasses to a current high-end TV costs the manufacturer almost nothing. And high-end 3D TVs don't cost the consumer much more than equivalent 2D TVs. The poll results don't mean anything. When I was shopping for a TV, I would have responded that I wasn't interested in 3D. But, the 3D Samsung TV I ended up buying cost about $100 more than the comparable 2D model and mine came with a Blu-Ray Player, a 3D Blu-Ray movie, and two pairs of glasses. So, for the most part, you can consider 3D as a bonus included with some TVs.

    -- Roger
  2. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    The poll has been closed for a long time now...so it is quickly becoming irrelevant.

    So what 3D is available on Dish anyway?
  3. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    What we need is 3D TV that works on any and all TV sets - that would be an accomplishment.
  4. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    We have VOD movies in 3D at times (they are identified with 3D on the left of the Guide on channel 1 or 501). The only receiver currently supporting 3D are the 722/722k and 922. Thanks.

  5. inazsully

    inazsully Icon

    Oct 3, 2006
    55" 3D sets are now being sold in Japan that do not require glasses of any kind.
  6. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    Thanks, I will investigate...
  7. DavidMi

    DavidMi Legend

    Aug 24, 2009
    Last night I picked up one of those new Playstation 3D televisions from Best Buy for $299! Now I just need some 3D to play on it! (I have directv installed down in the main living room, but in the bedroom I have only dish)
  8. Jan 2, 2012 #288 of 616

    koralis Godfather

    Aug 10, 2005
    Ok, then "2d" TV is also 3d since the brain can still interpret the relative sizes, etc. And this is true, since you can play a "3d" game without stereoscopic vision and still have a sense of distance, etc.

    But that's beside the point... they're clearly talking about "flat" (ie non-stereoscopic) perception and one eye vs a normal HD screen seems like a fairly decent analogy to me.
  9. Jan 2, 2012 #289 of 616

    koralis Godfather

    Aug 10, 2005
    For the record, I jsut bought a 3d TV, own a 622 and a non-3d capable blueray player. Why?

    1) Support may improve in the future making me want it.
    2) I got the TV for a price that basically gave me the capability for free. :)
  10. Jan 2, 2012 #290 of 616

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Exactly as many articles are saying. As a percentage very few are buying 3D because they just have to have 3D. (Unlike those who did buy HD sets because they did have to have it - and even that is up for debate, I still many who come here getting their first HD set) It's because the price of the sets are very close in price now, and to get the most features (other than 3D) you need to get the 3D set. For TV viewing we will know 3D is alive and well when the networks (and I include the big four, A&E, USA, etc...) have 3D programming. Until then, there is a place for 3D TV's for watching media for those who want it, just not for Dish to spend much on it if it takes away from other resources.
  11. Jan 3, 2012 #291 of 616

    dkdesantis Cool Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    And after 8 years I am now leaving Dish because of no 3D broadcasting.
  12. Jan 3, 2012 #292 of 616

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    3 channels of 3D are that important, or it's one on the list of your reasons?
  13. Jan 3, 2012 #293 of 616

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    I'm beginning to think this is a vast Direct TV conspiracy....:rolleyes:
  14. Jan 3, 2012 #294 of 616

    dkdesantis Cool Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Yes I want ESPN 3D and anything else 3D. This is what I am leaving. This board is too anti 3D/anti 3D glasses to believe it. You may be the majority but you are not the only voice. Dish needs to hear the other side is the only reason for my post. I have posted 3 or 4 messages on this site to Dish for the need for 3D broadcasts in the past 6 months.
  15. Jan 3, 2012 #295 of 616

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    I believe this board has zero influence on how much Dish has of 3DTV.
    For the record I have been a proponent of 3D for a while. I have a Samsung 3DTV, Blu-ray 3D capable machine, and the hated by some glasses. I'm not leaving Dish because even with all it's issues I like Dish TV. I've seen Direct and it's not for me.
  16. Jan 3, 2012 #296 of 616

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    I do not feel that this thread is anti-3D, if anything it is a validation that over 70% of consumers just feel that 3D, in its current form and foreseeable future, is not worth running out and buying products to watch it.

    From my own perspective, I have seen a swing to less 3D movies being offered at my local movie theaters. So I feel that is indicative of the fact that the rest of the consumer base is also hovering around the same percentage point of not buying into the 3D trend just yet.
  17. Jan 4, 2012 #297 of 616
    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    3D is not important. Go ahead and get DirecTV and pay a lot more.
  18. Jan 4, 2012 #298 of 616

    wolfjc Legend

    Oct 4, 2006
    Three years I bought a Pany HD and I can see NO reason why I should buy a 3D when my HD set is working just fine.
    When or IF it breaks down then maybe I will look at 3D
  19. Jan 9, 2012 #299 of 616

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
  20. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

    Nov 27, 2002
    I read an article in a trade mag a while ago that mentioned that 3D was declining in the U.S. and in Europe not taking on at all, and they will not pay the extra few bucks (Euros) to see a 3D movie much less a 3D TV.

    Another CES first days article mentioned that it appeared that there are fewer 3D offerings this year compared to the last two. So . . .

    I personally think it's a fad and since it's coming to the surface that there are many of the general public, Johnny Depp who didn't go to the 3D premier of his latest 3D movie, that either can not see 3D or it really messes them up. After watching a Sony 3D Soccer display, it took about 15 minutes for my eyes to calm down so I could drive.

    Plus do they have a firm specification out yet or a ton of drafts? It's not going to really come around until there is one spec that all manufacturers follow it. VHS/Beta, HDD/Blu-ray . . .

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