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N3D launching 7-1

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by stansher, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. stansher

    stansher Mentor

    Apr 29, 2006
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I've heard the same rumor myself.


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Nice catch
  4. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
  5. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    All 15 of the interested people are very happy ;)
  6. dervari

    dervari Icon

    Dec 1, 2005
    Waste of bandwidth for the masses.
  7. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I hope the .00001% of the US population that have a 3DTV enjoy it.
  8. MIKE0616

    MIKE0616 Godfather

    Dec 13, 2006
    The acronym N3D Network stands for: No 3 D programming available Network.

    Shouldn't this "network" have been launched on 4/1 instead of 7/1 as its a total joke? :D
  9. Jul 1, 2010 #9 of 57

    betterdan Icon

    May 22, 2007
    haha some of the comments sound like something the people without HDTVs would have said back when Directv launched some HD channels.
  10. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

    Sep 30, 2007
    South Georgia
    Like I'm going to drop Directv because the do not have one Shoping Channel in HD? :lol:
  11. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    Hey, being that I have a 3D tv in the house, I am very interested. I look forward to seeing some new content BUT like when HD first started coming out it will all be repeats after about a month, and that's being genorous!
  12. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    I am pleased for the people that have 3D hardware, they have something to play with and that's never a bad thing, but...

    If this channel was a Fox Network TV show, it would have a life expectancy of 2 weeks...
  13. Sackchamp56

    Sackchamp56 Godfather

    Nov 9, 2006
    It would be great if we could have one thread about 3d without having to hear from everyone who is not interested in it. Its tired and lame.
  14. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    I am also happy to see this, as I do have a 3D TV. It's just a start, but that's what it is - a start. And you gotta start somewhere.

    Sackchamp56 - Over at the AVS Forum they have a 3D section with thousands and thousands of posts from early adopters without the naysaying of '3D hate'.
  15. Rockaway1836

    Rockaway1836 Godfather

    Sep 25, 2007
    Myrtle Beach
    I just spent a few minutes watching N3D. On the whole it's impressive. Yet it leaves a bit to be desired. I was watching Wild Safari, the head on shots are out of proportion. There are some shots where the camera is mounted on the back of a Jeep. The front end of the Jeep looks way too long and it looks far to narrow as well. Also at the start of the show The Earth comes off the screen at you. It begins to take the shape of something close to an Australian Rules Football. I expect over time as 3D becomes more mainstream we will see a fix for this type of thing. In the meantime I will just sit back and enjoy the ride.
  16. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    The only fix for that is in the director/cameraman's hands. Unless your equipment is set up improperly, what you see is what they made. Just as with movies, live sports etc. - the camera's angle with 3D is a very different animal than with 2D.

    I've seen folks bash 3D based on a 3 minute demo at BB, when all they were really doing IMHO was reviewing the movie itself. Some content is better than others, as is the case with HD. I wouldn't bash HD because of some of the stuff I see on TBS, for example. I bash TBS.
  17. fishingham

    fishingham Legend

    Dec 9, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Bring it on - I have the channel recording and will take a peek at how it started out after work. Isn't there a 3D baseball game coming up in a week or so? When do the X-Games start?
  18. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    You do realize that it doesn't really take up any more bandwidth than a regular HD channel? DIRECTV has this shiny new satellite up in space called D12 that adds significant capacity not available until the past few weeks.
  19. smudge

    smudge New Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    We have watched the Dinosaur special this AM and were very pleased with 3D (on a Panasonic VT25) My husband, who is a Dinosaur documentary afficionado, was pleased but commented that the show itself was not that sophisticated. I am recording the Safari special on my DVR and will watch later. I know that will work. My DVR is not connected to my 3D TV, but I know I can playback with the Whole Home DVR setup. Has anyone tried to record on a DVD the 3D programming on their 3D TV? Would the DVD play back on a Bluray 3D DVD player on the 3D TV?......or is this a lost cause to record 3D unless they come out with a 3D DVD recorder?
  20. Rockaway1836

    Rockaway1836 Godfather

    Sep 25, 2007
    Myrtle Beach
    I know what you're saying. But I can't imagine that tech improvements in the future can't correct the out of proportion shots that I saw. Whoever made the choice to not leave those shots on the cutting room floor is doing more harm than good to 3D.

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