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#312738 - 06/29/10 06:01 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: alan]
fredk Offline
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It's a novelty, and I think it will pass, just like it did in the 1950s. Of course, never underestimate the marketing and hype engine. . .if you tell enough people and a lot of dumb press people that something is great, and advertise it everywhere, people will come to believe it. Look at Bose.

... and SUVs.

Your comments are interesting Alan. I also immediately thought of gaming when 3d came out (again), though maybe not the best place to implement the technology.
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#312747 - 06/29/10 06:58 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: fredk]
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I enjoyed Avatar in the theater and 3D. I enjoyed the depth and feeling as if I was there, but the glasses just killed it for me. I was constantly fiddling with them and rubbing my eyes. If they could ever come up with a glasses free solution that actually works, I'm all over it. But until that day comes, if it comes, I'm staying away from 3D.
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#312755 - 06/29/10 07:40 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: michael_d]
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I honestly don't think 3D is the next 'color' tv. I think they want it to be, but unless they find a way to make the picture superior to 2D then why would it replace 2D? I don't think people will chose depth over clarity/color/brightness.

It has time to mature yes, but as of right now it does not have what it takes to overthrow the 2D format and declare itself 'the future'. Before we can speculate that in 2015 we'll all be laughing at 2D sets they have to bring it a LONG WAY.

Like I said, it's possible, but it will take some serious leaps in technology to attain that goal.

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#312757 - 06/29/10 07:44 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: Micah]
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OMG! The Jones' have a 3D tv and we don't.

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#312758 - 06/29/10 07:47 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
OMG! The Jones' have a 3D tv and we don't.



...Quick, to the Catmobile! I'll meet you down at BestBuy, perhaps they'll cut us a deal on TWO 3D tv's!!!!
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#312759 - 06/29/10 07:47 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: fredk]
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I hope 3D dies quicker than Beta
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#312760 - 06/29/10 07:51 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: DreamTheater]
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I always wondered, if Beta means 'experimental'.... then what ever made them think people would chose it for the long term?
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#312761 - 06/29/10 07:57 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: Micah]
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Beta doesn't mean experimental, the "testing" part of "beta testing" is what means experimental. Beta means the second phase of testing after alpha testing, but before gamma testing.
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#312762 - 06/29/10 08:00 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: ClubNeon]
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Wasn't Beta better than VHS? I seem to remember someone telling me that broadcast used Beta for their "masters" for a few decades.
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#312764 - 06/29/10 08:58 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: prototype3a]
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That was Betacam, a professional, half-inch tape system. Sony purposely named their home video format, Betamax (it's proper name), similarly, so people would make the connection.

Though you're also correct, Beta did have slightly higher quality video than VHS. But initially the tapes could not hold a full, feature-length movie. So you'd have to switch tapes in the middle. That was a major strike with the studios. Decreasing the tape speed in order to fit a full movie, lowered the quality to slightly below VHS.
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