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#307449 - 05/20/10 05:33 PM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: spiffnme]
casey01 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: spiffnme
You may (or may not) know that IMAX has joined Sony and The Discovery Channel to start up a new all 3D cable channel. We've been scrambling to prep 3D content for the channel. So far we've viewed some material on both the new 50" Panasonic plasma and the 50" Samsung LED. If you're looking to purchase either of these I can tell you that the Panasonic has superior picture quality. The 3D is extremely impressive. Colors and contrast are excellent.

That said, for some reason watching 3D on a TV gives me eye
strain rather quickly. I find it very uncomfortable. I don't seem to have this problem when watching on a large movie screen. I'd recommend that you watch a good 15+ uninterrupted minutes of 3D imagery on a 3D TV before making your purchase. You don't want to drop $4000 on a TV and then realize you can't stand to watch it in 3D mode.



I do find it a little unusual that IMAX would be involved in promoting a 3D channel other than to possibly promote programming that was released initially in their own theaters. This is already being done on some HD cable channels. Perhaps the underlying reason is to show people that the only way you can get the REAL 3D experience is by seeing it on a mammoth screen with a "state of the art" sound system and a 3D channel on a 3D television will give you just a little taste of the "real thing".

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#307494 - 05/21/10 05:43 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: casey01]
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3d TV reminds me of the Blu Ray fiasco and how it is still evolving and we the consumers are still paying the rpice for adopting it even after a few years of it being relepred, 3D TV is no different, even worse as there are too many players and ways of doing it. I guess they must be hoping for a battle and which ever technology(payouts galore or consumer confidence) wins will be the defacto standard ala Blu Ray.
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#307496 - 05/21/10 07:42 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: jakewash]
GregLee Offline
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
there are too many players and ways of doing it. I guess they must be hoping for a battle ...

What different ways? What battle? There was the checkerboard board system, but that's dead now. (I have two checkerboard 3D TVs, alas.) For home 3D, everyone has settled on the methods of HDMI 1.4a. The only possibly conflicting 3D method I know of is Sensio's, which Vizio says its sets will use.
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#307503 - 05/21/10 10:12 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: GregLee]
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There is the issue with the shutter glasses. They use IR codes to say which eye should be covered. While it seems manufacturers have some compatibility in the signal coding, they didn't agree on high or low signals to be assigned to the left or right eye. So cross-brands you may get inverted depth information. Where things that should be popping out from the screen are actually punched in.
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#307572 - 05/21/10 05:35 PM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: ClubNeon]
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I was refering to, as Chris mentioned, the glasses, which I am not into wearing for home watching so 3D is a non issue for me. If I want to watch a 3D movie, I want it on the much grander scale afforded by massive screens in my local theater, much more impressive , IMO.
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#307576 - 05/21/10 06:03 PM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: ClubNeon]
fredk Offline
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
So cross-brands you may get inverted depth information. Where things that should be popping out from the screen are actually punched in.

Well, that would certainly make some of the 3D movies, like the new schrek thing, a little more interesting...
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#307641 - 05/22/10 12:13 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: fredk]
ClubNeon Offline
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I turned my glassed upside down when watching Avatar. It's pretty neat.
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#307646 - 05/22/10 12:22 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: ClubNeon]
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You're a digital rebel.

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#307648 - 05/22/10 12:24 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: ClubNeon]
fredk Offline
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I turned my glassed upside down when watching Avatar. It's pretty neat.

I gotta try that.
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#307656 - 05/22/10 12:33 AM Re: The 3D Gamble.... [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
You're a digital rebel.

I sold my Digital Rebel. I'm a 30D now.
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