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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)
    25.0%
  2. I don't yet own a 3DTV but am planning to buy within the next 6 months

    11 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. I own a 3DTV but am not really interested in 3D content

    19 vote(s)
    17.0%
  4. I don't own a 3DTV and am not planning on investing in 3D in the near future

    54 vote(s)
    48.2%
  1. inazsully

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    And on the plus side of 3D, LG announced at the CES Show that for 2012 they are introducing 25 new 3D displays and Sharp announced that it is releasing a 80" 3D display with a msrp of $6499. IT's unlikely that Sony and Samsung and Vizio will passively stand by and watch as they already have a large investment in the success of 3D. The buying public will have absolutely no choice about accepting 3D because it is being shoved down our throats. What new display are you going to buy when 3D is your only option?
     
  2. 356B

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    I remember people complaining about color TV. Jim Hardie, "Tales of Wells Fargo" had a green face from a ill adjusted new fangled color TV........time marches on........
     
  3. jadebox

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    It doesn't cost the manufacturer more than a couple of dollars extra to add 3D functionality to a high-end TV. So, it's likely to be a common feature of the more expensive TVs.

    My TV has lots of features I don't use. I don't think of them as having been "shoved down my throat."

    -- Roger
     
  4. normang

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    I suspect that its more than a couple dollars for a mfg to use a 3D capable panel, and whatever else is different to provide it.

    However, for active 3D, the glasses are over-priced. it would cost you enough for a another smaller HD sets to get enough glasses. The passive 3D glasses are cheaper, but you still pay more for added glasses.

    The biggest issue is the total lack of software, many movies that were 3D in the theater are not being released on Bluray, and then there is an added cost for that too, and for what, a little viewing depth?

    Once every set is 3D because they only want to to make them that way, and enough glasses come with the set to accommodate a family of 4 and some friends and you don't pay extra for the set or the movies, then maybe, if your one that doesn't get ill watching 3D, perhaps it will gain a little more ground.
     
  5. RAD

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    When sets first came out I'd agree, but prices are coming down even for the active glasses. I just ordered another pair of Samsung active glasses for $24.04 shipped.
     
  6. inazsully

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    With at least 50 new displays announced for 2012 being 3D, with one being Sharps 80" model, the future is looking more and more 3D. If one network decides to offer a 100% 3D option for sports, and only sports, the biggest display buying demographic, men 24-60, will insure the dominance of 3D availability.
     
  7. RAD

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    There's already ESPN 3D, a 100% 3D sports channel.
     
  8. tampa8

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    :sure:
     
  9. inazsully

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    ESPN 3D may be online now and showing 3D but you are close in sensing that ESPN was part of my scenario. Disney owns both ABC and ESPN and since Disney had a 7.5 billion dollar year and they have a heavily vested interest in the success of 3D they could exercise a major influence in what we watch and buy. Consider the content if all sports on ABC and ESPN were made available in 3D. Really good 3D shot with state of the art cameras. They may take a financial hit at first but all the dudes and dudetts out there that love their sports will be jumping on the 3D band wagon. NBC and CBS would soon follow.
     
  10. harsh

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    Even if they came out with a device to retrofit existing televisions with 3D, there's still an alarming paucity of good software. While sports is neat, you can't watch it very many times and even ESPN hasn't improved their fresh content percentage as much as most had hoped.

    3D needs to be something more than a tool you retain to wow friends and neighbors.
     
  11. jadebox

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    A high-end TV already has a "3d-capable panel" - i.e. one with a high refresh rate. Pretty much all that's added for 3D is a different HDMI interface, some software, and a controller for the glasses.

    I spent about $300 total for six pairs of glasses for my Samsung (and I got all the Shrek films in 3D, MegaMind, How To Train Your Dragon, and a few other moves on Blu-Ray with them).

    -- Roger
     
  12. Presence

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    That would be you. I am weary of your incessant posts.

    My two cents: 3D is dead, the recent CES pretty well confirmed that. This will change, however, once televisions that do not require glasses have matured and come down in price. That is at least five years away.
     
  13. Grandude

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    This thread could easily outlast consumer interest in 3D TV.;>)
     
  14. inazsully

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    Actually I do not have a 3D TV and since I'm with Dish I don't have any 3D programming. I always recommend that friends do not buy a 3D TV at this time unless they don't mind spending the extra money. However, that does not mean I am blind to the hand writing on the wall telling me that 3D will eventually become a reality. If you don't like my incessant posts then feel free to ignore them. Where exactly did the CES confirm that 3D is dead? Perhaps with the introduction of OLED in 3D or Sony introducing Crystal LCD in 3D or was it the introduction of all the new 3D models for 2012.
     
  15. 356B

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    Then why waste your time?:grin:
     
  16. tampa8

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    :D
     
  17. jadebox

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    My Samsung cost $100 more than the equivalent non-3D model. But, my TV came with a free Blu-Ray player, a couple of Blu-Ray movies, and two sets of 3D glasses. I didn't mind spending the extra money. :)

    -- Roger
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Indeed. My impression is that if you're buying a mid to high end set, you're likely to be getting 3D as a part of it all.
     
  19. inazsully

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    Anytime you can get some serious bang for the buck I say go for it. The included blu-ray player in this deal is great, especially if you are getting the Blockbuster Movie Pass since it includes blu-ray movies at no extra charge. The bigger the display the more you can appreciate the higher PQ of blu-ray.
     
  20. Orion9

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    I replaced my previous TV when it was 21 years old. The new one is 1 year old. By the time I replace it, I'll probably have to worry about 6D being pushed down my throat.
     

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