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Old 03-09-2010, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3D TVs are coming out now

Sumsung just announced their prices, more to come from LG and other companies over the next couple of weeks. So, looking at $2k for the cheapest 46" up to $7K for the top end 55"...and $150 for each pair of glasses to watch 3D.

Who is planning to get one? Do you think it will catch on enough to have 3D TV programming become the norm?
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy fuck, it's the future.

How long 'til Holodecks? I'm gonna wait 'til TVs can give me a handjob before I upgrade. Until then, 1080p is good enough.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've only seen 2 of the recent 3D movies. I didn't care for it. To me stuff was coming at my face, but it was all blurry.
I wouldn't buy even if the price got down to normal tv prices.

Make a hologram tv type thing where I don't have to wear glasses. That I'd buy.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As far as the technology is concerned, HD has just started catching on (barely) in the last few years. Yet most TV is still 480i, and of the channels that are HD, a majority of the programming is simply upscaled. Many HD-capable devices (Xbox360, PS3) still aren't including HDMI cables. If 3D ever catches on with consumers in a big way, it won't be for at least another decade.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The last thing I seen in HD was Home Improvement about 15 years ago.

The Dark Knight in 1080p is good for me.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you guys know the world is in 3D right? like.. already... without glasses...cause it is.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2 years I bought a flat panel for 3 times the price the same tv would cost now. I am not making that same mistake again. Besides I already have to wear glasses to fully appreciate HDtv
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you guys know the world is in 3D right? like.. already... without glasses...cause it is.
Shhh - don't tell them the secret.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you guys know the world is in 3D right? like.. already... without glasses...cause it is.
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Shhh - don't tell them the secret.
shhh - ok, but it's in three separate posts now.. in the thread they're all reading...
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I haven't seen 3D movies in a while, besides Avatar, but I think aside from the novelty factor, it's actually a pretty bad viewing experience. When a 3d object gets cut off at the bottom because it doesn't fit in the frame, it completely takes me out of the movie, or when an object pops out to be on a background of other people watching the movie (or I presume if I'm watching 3d TV at the house, the movie objects will have a backdrop of stuff around my TV).

Also, at least in the case of Avatar, generally only a specific area of the screen the director wanted to focus on was actually in focus, everything else is blurry. So it's not like in real life where you can focus on some object on the side of the screen, that's just blurry in 3d. Apparently it's possible to remove this focus and make all objects look sharp, but it costs a lot more to film that way.

Not to mention all the 3d objects have a silvery glisten to them, which just looks weird.

Maybe I'll just be an old man not understanding new technology though, who knows. I wonder if there were people against color in film when color recording technology first came out.
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