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    Movie Theater 3D vs HDTV 3D Home Theater


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      I'm curious if anyone here has demo'd stereoscopic 3D in a movie theater and on a home display device such as a LCD, Plasma, or projector?

      Which display produces a better 3D image?

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      Last 3D I saw was The Polar Express at the IMAX. I would have preferred non 3D.

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      The only 3-D I've seen was the 3-D demo that stared Elvira.

      And, that was years ago. Haven't had the desire to see anything else.

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      I guess I did see a 3D movie on the Vizio GV42LF 1080p LCD a couple of months ago. It was a DVD of a 50s production, the Maneaters of Kenya or something. (Lions) The movie was horrible and the 3D execution was horrible. The Polar Express was better executed 3D with tighter tolerances and better glasses. I used the old blue and red paper glasses on The Maneaters not the nice big polarized jobs that they have now at the IMAX.

      But that isnt newer 3D technology of the HDTV sets.

      I just dont care for 3D in general. It could be useful in drone or robot control, I suppose.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dkreichen1968 View Post
      The only 3-D I've seen was the 3-D demo that stared Elvira.

      And, that was years ago. Haven't had the desire to see anything else.
      I am very pleased Elvira's new show is available to watch OTA in the Pacific Northwest. Her sarcastic 'take' on the dialog and props in the 'B' (C?) movies she presents is great. Regarding her participation and support of 3D, here are some interesting factoids:

      From the Internet Movie Database: Cassandra Peterson - Biography

      - *She is the first woman who did a music video in 3D ("Superstition")

      From her website: The Official Elvira Website

      - *1982: Gains instant notoriety as first personality in history of U.S. television to be broadcast in 3-D. Over 2.7 million 3-D glasses are sold throughout Los Angeles for the event. Rhino Records releases the single, "3-D TV" by Elvira & the Vi-tones.

      - *1999: The large format 3-D film, Encounters in the Third Dimension, starring Elvira makes its worldwide premiere in February '99. In the film, Elvira performs the song Haunted House, the first music video shot in large format 3-D (commonly referred to as Imax). Encounters is produced and distributed by nWave Pictures at large format 3-D venues worldwide including; New York, Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Canada and Australia.

      From Wikipedia: Cassandra Peterson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      - *I Love the '80s 3-D (2005), VH1 TV miniseries
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      Quote Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity View Post
      I just dont care for 3D in general. It could be useful in drone or robot control, I suppose.
      Never thought about that before, but that's a good idea!

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      Im avoiding 3D like the plague, but this article is pretty informative if not too technical about the details...I especially liked the part about the glasses.

      Seven 3D TV Buying Tips

      What features and specs should you look for in a 3D TV?

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      Glasses Half Full
      Yes, we’re stuck with wearing glasses for TVs for at least the next five years, probably longer. But it’s important to understand that not all 3D TV glasses are alike. Some displays use passive, polarized glasses, while others, most in fact, use battery-powered glasses with active LCD shutters. Even more, the glasses for one brand of TV may not be compatible with another brand, and this year’s glasses for brand X may not be compatible with next year’s TV for band X. What does that mean to you?

      “People need to understand that they’re buying into a whole system,” says Cole. If you purchase a Panasonic TV, you probably need to purchase Panasonic glasses. “If you’ve got four or five people in your family, you’re going to need four or five pairs of glasses unless you want to have a fight.”

      The glasses also make a difference if you decide to upgrade to a larger screen or get a second 3D TV for another room. Make sure all your glasses are compatible. Luckily a couple of manufacturers, namely Monster and Xpand are now offering universal glasses that work with most formats and are firmware upgradeable.

      Tip: If you plan on eventually buying more than one 3D TV, stick with one brand or buy universal glasses.

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      So getting back to this. I think that the Active Glasses 3D is better than the Polarized Glasses 3D found in Imax Theatres. But not in as great a difference as the polarized glasses Imax 3D is better than the old Blue and Red glasses 3D from yesteryear.

      I still dont particularly like 3D and dont think its going to be a highly valued feature in the marketplace. Who wants to wear funny glasses all the time...and you have to have a pair for everyone who wants to watch. I realize that you can turn it off, and only use it on special occassions, but I just dont see it being widely in demand at extra cost.

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      Don't they have glassesless 3-D in the works?

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      I did some 3D observing of Sony and Panasonic at the stores this past couple of weeks. They were all demoing with Avatar.

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      The only 3-D I've seen was the 3-D demo that stared Elvira.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dkreichen1968 View Post
      Don't they have glassesless 3-D in the works?
      Yes, but from what I hear it is not all that good.

      I have seen glassess less 3d on a digital camera. The viewing angle sucks and the depth isn't so great.
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      I have a 3D setup running a Samsung PN63C7000, and I have to say 3d isn't perfect, but the level of imersion is amazing! The things your discussing in the topic are old and dated. Content hasn't been great in the last years, but a plethra of choices are available this year including games. People spend big money on surround sound, and big screens for what?? So they can be immersed in the the movie, games, Pr0n0 LOL!
      You are going into this very antaginistically.
      I have been using my PS3 as my main BD player, it has it's own issues which I can discuss some other time. Movies have been amazing with new capable line of TV's especially the Panny's line..
      Glassless 3D tv's aren't the way to go for the moment because they have poor viewing angles that cause the 3D picture to drop out. Have youo EVER looked at how many people where glasses on a day to day, and wearing them to watch a movie is that big of a deal??
      Viewing angle is 170 or so for LCD shutter glasses, and btw the 3D display for the Fuji camera can't do justice for the picture that will show up on your PC, or TV... The glassless 3D is a bit off for the mainstream yet, but these are the stepping stones for progression

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      Sony can't demo Avatar in store, big no no until 2012

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jason Groff View Post
      I have a 3D setup running a Samsung PN63C7000, and I have to say 3d isn't perfect, but the level of imersion is amazing! The things your discussing in the topic are old and dated. Content hasn't been great in the last years, but a plethra of choices are available this year including games. People spend big money on surround sound, and big screens for what?? So they can be immersed in the the movie, games, Pr0n0 LOL!
      You are going into this very antaginistically.
      I have been using my PS3 as my main BD player, it has it's own issues which I can discuss some other time. Movies have been amazing with new capable line of TV's especially the Panny's line..
      Glassless 3D tv's aren't the way to go for the moment because they have poor viewing angles that cause the 3D picture to drop out. Have youo EVER looked at how many people where glasses on a day to day, and wearing them to watch a movie is that big of a deal??
      Viewing angle is 170 or so for LCD shutter glasses, and btw the 3D display for the Fuji camera can't do justice for the picture that will show up on your PC, or TV... The glassless 3D is a bit off for the mainstream yet, but these are the stepping stones for progression
      I don't think wearing glasses to watch a 3D movie is a big deal to me, but if it impedes the clarity or color in any way, shape, or form for picture quality, then I won't be buying a 3D TV any time soon. I demo'd a Sony 3D TV the other day at Best Buy for a couple of minutes. Seems like the glasses did shade the colors on the TV a bit.

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      I can't believe the world is so gung ho about this still. I must be old. I just don't see the ultra fun in 3D that you all do. Of course, I'm just stubborn, too. :}

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      I think your imagination is blocking the potential of 3D!

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      The glasses do add a bit of a tint to whats being displayed, but that can all be tweaked out, and yu are forgetting the fact Oakley released a set of glasses promising to reduce that discoloration, and elliminate ghostong and crosstalk. I grabbed a set from Zappos for 120 bucks, and free shipping. I will try them out, and run a review on them on the site. If there are any questions you have before hand??? I will go over comfort, quality, viewing...etc
      Waiting on the tech won't be a biggy, it's just going to get better, and you'll have more media out there to select from. I have always been an early adopter! It bites me in the ass sometimes, but it's worth it to me.
      Back to the question at hand, theater vs home....hands down home... Every movie I have viewed at the theaters has been great, but motion blur, and cal guys at our theaters like the image too damn dark. Black as ink in some regions of the movie is OK, but I think they tweak their brightness, and contrast a touch too much.
      Homeis always better for me, including the atmosphere, but the clarity of the picture, and the 3d seems better to me. I have no real opinion on the passive or active glasses. They both block a percentage of light, and have their own caviots. Latest movie I have seen was Tron, and that was an amazing movie for 3d. They didn't over do the 3d effects, and as a matter of fact the movie goes from 2d to 3d quite often. I can't wait to get my mits on a copy to do a comparison.

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      I have made two 3D experiences in cinema. First we were in Polar Express and I have to say, I enjoyed it.

      My second experience was the movie Tron. It frightened me. I went out after half of it. It was absolutely shocking to me. An horrible experience.

      I would never get a 3D set for my home, never.

     
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