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1 posted on 10/10/2012 2:22:01 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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2 posted on 10/10/2012 2:24:44 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states (or is it 58?) must stand together and defeat O'bozo!.....")
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When we eventually do get glasses-free 3d, the first sets will probably have a small, grainy, flickering image.

3 posted on 10/10/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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I only had to watch 3D TV once, and that just for 5 minutes, before deciding I would never own a set, even if it were free.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 4:34:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Frankly, the big push now is for bigger screen sizes in the 55” and bigger range. Why? Because TV set manufacturers can still make a profit on the bigger screen sizes. Why do you think the first AMOLED TV sets coming on the market are around 55” in size, even with the US$8,000 price tag?


11 posted on 10/10/2012 5:22:53 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Can’t remember when the first 3D rush began, maybe the late fifties? It was a bust then in theaters. Not much changed in the intervening years. How many arrows headed straight for you is one person good for?


14 posted on 10/10/2012 5:39:01 AM PDT by wita
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To: Las Vegas Dave

The movie industry tried to resurrect 3-D movies in the early 80’s (IIRC).

The attempt flopped.

When 3-D TVs started hitting the market a couple of years ago, many predicted the effort would be another flop.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 5:45:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Las Vegas Dave
When I upgraded out TV earlier this year, I went from a 62" 720P DLP to a 60" LCD LED 1080P TV with active 3D. I was not particularly interested in 3D; but did not want to regret not having it down the road, particularly as more "golden age" 3D films from the 50's are released.

So far, I'm not blown away by it. For one thing, our mind "sees" 3D in a properly composed 2d image; otherwise there would be no sense of depth is a movie or TV show. The new Blu-ray of Lawrence of Arabia looks so sharp, and its visuals are so well composed that it practically looks 3D to me. Most of the 3D Blu-rays I've watched simply look like different flat images interspersed throughout the picture. The objects themselves do not have depth; bu their layer has depth from other layers. I find this distracting, as it seems to detract from the 3D realism I would have gotten with a normal 2D image.

Many, if not most of today'sD films are conversions which are not actually shot with stereoscopic equipment. From what I hear, these are the ones that have the "View master effect" I alluded to above. I would like to see more 3D with "in your face" effects like the 3D movies from the 50's. Otherwise, what's the point? It is wearying to wear the 3D glasses over my regular glasses (which hurts the bridge of my nose after awhile), and the effect grows less noticeable as a film progresses. I just received the Universal Monster film box set, which includes the 3D version of Creature From the Black Lagoon. I have not had time to watch it, but reviews say it is full of in-your-face 3D stuff. For a B-grade horror movie, I suppose 3D has its place. Otherwise, I'm not real excited about it. However, I love the 2D picture on my 1080P set. Films like Ben-Hur are simply amazing in HD.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 7:20:09 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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I’m absolutely satisfied,thrilled in fact,with my Sony 46XBR8 and PS3.The 3D demo I saw at the Sony Store recently left me utterly underwhelmed.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 4:11:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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