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#312531 - 06/28/10 10:08 PM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: fredk]
jhunt17 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 225
Loc: Ironton, Ohio
Im not interested in 3D either. I just can't see wearing sunglasses in a dark room. For that matter wearing glasses to watch tv period. If you have kids, how many pairs of 250 dollar glasses can you afford in one year?
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#312551 - 06/29/10 01:10 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: jhunt17]
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 593
Loc: New York
Like all technology, early adopters will pave the way for the rest of the people. 3D will be available w/o glasses and we'll all wonder how we did w/o it once the technology matures. I'm sure the port industry will once again pave the way. You know, the $1 billion dollar industry that no one claims to have! smile

If you take the word "3D" and replace it with "sound" or "color" I'm sure it's a rehash of what Charlie Chaplain said about "talkies" and what folk said about "color TVs"
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#312572 - 06/29/10 02:28 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: Hansang]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
3D without glasses will be here shortly from Nintendo, the 3DS

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/15/nintendo-3ds-set-to-expand-your-gaming-horizons/
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#312581 - 06/29/10 03:04 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: fredk]
Griffith Strife Offline
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Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 52
I just got a Samsung 3d TV, the TV is excellent. But I could care less about the 3D, its ok for 5 minutes. But then I have to take off the glasses it's too dark with them on. Plus you lose a lot of the color duh. for the money though I could not see going without 3D the price difference was under 300. The 3D TV had better contrast ratio and 240 hz Vs 120. Does any of that matter? Most likely no, but why kick myself later for 220. I buy a new tv every 7 or 8 years might as well enjoy it
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#312610 - 06/29/10 10:10 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: sonicfox]
alan Offline

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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3200
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi sonicfox,

Yes, Sony and others make goggles that fit over eyeglasses and they are mostly clumsy, heavy and uncomfortable (I wear eyeglasses).

I hate them. Most people who wear eyeglasses, like me, dislike wearing them, and to ask people to don a second pair is ridiculous. (I can't wear contacts.)

Other than gaming, which is huge, of course, I do not think 3D has much of a commercial future so long as the 3D googles are required. Besides, there are all kinds of annoying motion anomalies in 3D whenever a camera pans and with fast action. I even watched a World Cup soccer in 3D demo at a press event in New York last week and it didn't add much, except for the goalie camera shot, with the net in the foreground.

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.

Cheers,
Alan
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#312614 - 06/29/10 10:29 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: alan]
Nick B Offline
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Registered: 08/05/06
Posts: 501
I read in Home Theater Magazine that there is a risk of getting an outbreak of Herpes on your face by using the recycled glasses provided by the local theaters. This was an Italian study and I don't have a link, but like I said, it was a recent Home Theater Magazine blurb.

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#312615 - 06/29/10 10:38 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: Nick B]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11187
Loc: Central NH
Honest, honey.... See, I saw this 3D movie a few months ago.....
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#312617 - 06/29/10 10:57 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6014
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
It makes sense, because cold sores are herpes. If the previous wearer had cold sores then yes, I can see this happening.

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#312621 - 06/29/10 11:02 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
sonicfox Offline
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Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 906
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Honest, honey.... See, I saw this 3D movie a few months ago.....


Nasty thoughts going through my head now...but, LMAO!!! grin
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#312626 - 06/29/10 11:46 AM Re: Another reason not to get into the 3D fad. [Re: sonicfox]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6433
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Originally Posted By: sonicfox
Nasty thoughts going through my head now...

Hey-Ohhhhh...

You're in good company.
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