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Is the future of 3D in doubt?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by thelucky1, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    That remains to be seen. If 3D enabled HDTV's were priced comparably (or in the same ballpark), and did not require the special glasses....I suspect a number of folks who buy them.
  2. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    I am one of those folks.
  3. Santana

    Santana AllStar

    May 11, 2010
    I just watched Tron: Legacy in 3D in the theater. It is the second film I have watched in 3D in as many years (the other being Avatar). While I enjoyed the film, and even enjoyed some of the effects, I don't believe I will ever be a fan of 3D. First, the glasses are awful; I hate wearing sunglasses in a dark theater. They are also incredibly uncomfortable. Second, it is very tiring to watch a full length motion picture in 3D (for me at least). I welcomed the 2D scenes where I could remove the glasses and relax my eyes.
  4. Sysyphus

    Sysyphus AllStar

    Nov 27, 2007
    I bought my Mits 65" DLP a few months ago. The 3D capability was not a factor in my purchasing decision: it was the screen size I wanted at a price I was ready to pay.

    Given the limited content available as yet I would never have spent the $400 asking price for the 3D kit, but by pure luck I found out about the free starter pack offer from Mits and my adapter and glasses arrived on Friday. Spent much of the weekend watching Comcast and DirecTV on demand offerings and have to say that it's a lot better than I was expecting.
  5. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Your experience seems to mirror similar experiences I've seen, they weren't out looking to get a 3D set, had no desire to get it, but for whatever reason they did get it and are sort of surprised that they like it.
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Same here...I wanted a very good plasma (not great like Kuro$), so 3D was a cool benefit.
  7. Jan 8, 2011 #167 of 211

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    From Bill Hunts CES wrap up report at http://www.thedigitalbits.com:

    So maybe it's not as bad as some folks want to make out for 3D?
  8. Jan 8, 2011 #168 of 211

    taz291819 Godfather

    Oct 18, 2006
    I agree with your assessment 100%. I'm a big advocate of 3D, but as I've explained to everyone, it's not for everything. It will not make a bad movie any better in the least. (ahem, Resident Evil 5).

    And as far as displays, yes, it should be touted as a feature, and a very good one at that.

    I've had a 3D display for over 2 years now, and finally got into playing around with the 3D features just over a year ago.

    My parents purchased a Mits DLP display a few weeks ago, and absolutely love 3D. But even they say that it isn't for everything. They liked Avatar in 3D, and really enjoy the animated titles in 3D. But what they like most (and I too) is sports in 3D. It simply adds another dimension to the game.

    They don't mind the glasses, since they both wear Px glasses anyway, though they do like to try out different brands, to see which fit better (they currently like the Xpand X102s).

    And Bill, I don't know of any good solar system 3D Blu-Rays, but give it some time, I'm sure there is one in the works. I have the IMAX Space Station 3D Blu-Ray, but it isn't very educational. Though I've heard the IMAX Hubble 3D Blu-Ray (which will be released soon) is very good.

    And by the way, you're missing out on "Bolt", it's a good one!
  9. Jan 8, 2011 #169 of 211

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    My buddy at CES says the Toshiba glasses-less 3D set is just ok. But the new straight-view 3D Sony shown behind glass is supposedly AWESOME. Details at 11.
  10. bsprague

    bsprague Legend

    Feb 24, 2007
    Granddaughter got a half day off from 5th grade. Took her to lunch and offered a movie. She is a bit on the gritty side so I thought "True Grit" would be good. Nope! Her choice was "Yogi Bear" in 3D.

    Dan Aykroyd, as Yogi, was superb. The 3D Roadrunner cartoon was tops. 3D added to the fun. No, not Oscar stuff but fine entertainment with my granddaughter consistently laughing. 3D contributed to the quality and didn't interfere.

    I don't think 3D will go away with movies like this. Sure, it will remain a niche, but it will be a fun one.

    If you have a grandkid, take them to this and enjoy the glasses. Don't let the turtle's tongue get you.
  11. cartrivision

    cartrivision Hall Of Fame

    Jul 25, 2007
    Saying that you or anyone else would buy a 3D TV if it cost about the same as a non-3D TV AND if the 3D image was visible to the naked eye the same way that a non-3D TV image was, isn't saying very much, and by the time that situation comes to pass, I suspect that 3D TV will will have long been replaced by some other advance as the next "big thing" in TV viewing.
  12. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    That may get in the way of the ad's and the ad's are to big at the superbowl are to big to give up or even have a some kind of F* up where they don't air right.
  13. calgary2800

    calgary2800 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    What is up with D's 3d channel. So much horrible music shows, watching concerts in 3d is nothing special. Where is the cutting edge scenery and action in 3d.

    Please Direct, no more over the hill music acts on that channel. PLEASE!!
  14. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    Well, got my set on preorder, so I hope the 3D offering gets better ;)
  15. bsprague

    bsprague Legend

    Feb 24, 2007
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=196 is a forum that is aimed at 3D. The first sticky is a list of what is coming. It's not a lot, but at least there is a trickle. I'm hoping that Netflix starts offering some of the 3D Blu-Rays. So far, I can't find any. The easiest, but most expensive, seems to be buying from Amazon.
  16. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    Yeah, I see now Ill be buying more movies, but the 3D experience should be fun, especially in this 2nd gen set. Theyve improved and reduced crosstalk. Im excited to watch fbal on ESPN 3D too.

    I imagine this will be like BR the first year or so, but they seem to be pushing it a little harder, with folks like Vudu already adding it. Other than movies, sports is really all Id care about right now.
  17. Gooney

    Gooney New Member

    Jan 13, 2011
    Then why the heck does my cable company - Bright House Tampa bay - have every single channel in HD including the new ones like HUB and Encores? If only I would have waited 6 months before getting a provider.... this D* remorse..... the pain, the $10 HD fee.... the suffering.... why oh why?
  18. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that DIRECTV will add the Discovery/Sony/IMAX 3D channel that's coming this year. I just hope that they deal they have with Panasonic for n3D wouldn't prevent that from happening. Supposedly Discovery has been building up a bunch of 3D programming to hopefully cut down on the reruns like n3D has now.
  19. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    Dang, I did not even think about Discovery or Nat Geo 3D. That would be cool.
  20. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    My wife and I watched the NCAA championship in 3D this past Monday night, and enjoyed it immensely on ESPN3D. I don't really know what some are expecting on 3D (other than glasses-free), but you will enjoy sports in 3D. BTW which set do you have on pre-order?

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