OH MY! 3-D Satellite TV!

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    May 17, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    I just learned today that our satellite TV service now includes 3-D! We already had 3-D on the new Blu-ray player, and that was fun. I can't wait to tell my partner when he gets home. I hope something good is playing.
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    May 17, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    Have you got a 3D television? If so, what do you need to wear/do to get the 3D effect?

    Personally, I think I'll pass. Going to see it in the theater was interesting, but didn't make me salivate or anything.

    A few weeks ago, I saw a 3DTV of some ludicrous size on display in Costco with a price tag of $15000. icon_eek.gif I could have a lot more fun than laying on the couch for $15K.
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    May 17, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHave you got a 3D television? If so, what do you need to wear/do to get the 3D effect?

    Personally, I think I'll pass. Going to see it in the theater was interesting, but didn't make me salivate or anything.

    A few weeks ago, I saw a 3DTV of some ludicrous size on display in Costco with a price tag of $15000. icon_eek.gif I could have a lot more fun than laying on the couch for $15K.

    We do have a a 3D, 1080 HD TV, the best that Sony makes. I got it for us (really mostly for my partner) just before Christmas. Along with a Sony Blu-ray 3D player, Sony surround sound, and upgraded our satellite service to HD. Now I've learned we have 3D satellite channels as well, some upgrade they did.

    It's fabulous! I can't wait for my partner to get home so I can show him. Yeah, we gotta wear active 3D glasses. They get a signal from the TV, to alternately block the image from the right eye to the left, at very high speed. Otherwise what you see with your eye without these glasses is a blurred double image on the TV screen. But a bit more sophisticated than the old cardboard movie glasses we had from the 1950s, one lens red, the other green.

    And I gotta tell yah, I was just watching a Discovery Channel program, and I started crying. You gotta realize, I grew up in the 1950s, first watching a 1949 RCA B&W TV set, same age as me. That flickered & rolled (if you know what that means, needing regular correction), the image fuzzy.

    And so I'm watching this miracle, that probably doesn't mean anything to young guys, who take all this for granted. And I'm still crying as I write this. Soon we won't need special eyeglasses for 3D, the next step.

    In any case, I'm glad to be experiencing this, and seeing wonders I couldn't imagine as a kid. And envious of the wonders that younger guys here will see after I'm gone. Perhaps they may even contribute to making them happen.
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    May 18, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    Forgot to get back to this thread. Hubby got home last night, and I told him the news about 3D being available on satellite now. He still had to watch his usual Wheel of Fortune show first (maybe Vanna will be in 3D some day, too, though I doubt her 1-dimensional performance will convert well).

    Then he discovered one of his favorite channels had been lost in this change by DirectTV satellite, generating major panic. I think I wrote about that in another thread. Or was it the drowning of his cell phone in the clothes washer panic?

    Well, we got that sorted out in about 30 minutes, a mistake on their part, and so he's got all the stuff back he likes, plus some bonus channels for having inconvenienced us last night. I must say, DirectTV is generally easy to deal with, compared with some other TV service providers.

    Bottom line: he loves the 3D, which is mostly on the Discovery Channel for things we'll be watching. The others are primarily ESPN, and we never watch sports.

    But at the moment I'm watching out the window, at 2 hunky young guys in tight swim trunks and diving goggles in the water, working on our retaining wall along the Middle River. That's 3D enough for me! LOL!
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    May 18, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    I've seen a demonstration of the no-glasses-required 3-D, and it's better than with the glasses. It's simply amazing!
    The demo I saw was a year ago, in a room with ambient light, actually quite bright. Distance from set was approximately 8 feet, and visibility without distortion was fully 180 degrees. Depth was extraordinary, and the effect was better than in an IMAX.
    The company is currently converting all of WB's library using a technology that allows conversion of non 3-D specific content, but is VERY labor intensive. It is expected to hit the market in 2013. The set they used for the demo was an existing Sony standard 3-D ready model.
    I'm waiting for that before I invest in the existing glasses-required models.
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    May 18, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidI've seen a demonstration of the no-glasses-required 3-D, and it's better than with the glasses. It's simply amazing!
    The demo I saw was a year ago, in a room with ambient light, actually quite bright. Distance from set was approximately 8 feet, and visibility without distortion was fully 180 degrees. Depth was extraordinary, and the effect was better than in an IMAX.
    The company is currently converting all of WB's library using a technology that allows conversion of non 3-D specific content, but is VERY labor intensive. It is expected to hit the market in 2013. The set they used for the demo was an existing Sony standard 3-D ready model.
    I'm waiting for that before I invest in the existing glasses-required models.

    A Sony 3D 1080 HD TV is what we have. Are you saying this technology will work with the set we now own? We're using Sony electronic glasses, nicer if we didn't need them. I'd like to learn more.
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    May 18, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidI've seen a demonstration of the no-glasses-required 3-D, and it's better than with the glasses. It's simply amazing!
    The demo I saw was a year ago, in a room with ambient light, actually quite bright. Distance from set was approximately 8 feet, and visibility without distortion was fully 180 degrees. Depth was extraordinary, and the effect was better than in an IMAX.
    The company is currently converting all of WB's library using a technology that allows conversion of non 3-D specific content, but is VERY labor intensive. It is expected to hit the market in 2013. The set they used for the demo was an existing Sony standard 3-D ready model.
    I'm waiting for that before I invest in the existing glasses-required models.


    Agreed. Jeff Vinson - Digital Media calls the existing 3D models the "first failure of the new decade". Currently, it's not a technology that has much push beyond those who pride themselves on being Early Adopters. And the need to wear 3D glasses is a huge anchor on its momentum.

    I'll wait for the no-glasses-required version.
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    May 18, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    To my understanding, yes, it will work with the hardware you have now.

    Sadly, I can't say much more about it than what I wrote. I only know it was amazing. I stood in front of it and put my hand up to the screen, and it had the appearance of being 'deep' within the picture. AND it was on freeze-frame and still maintained an impeccably clean, crisp, multi dimensional image. It was very, very impressive.
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    May 18, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidTo my understanding, yes, it will work with the hardware you have now.

    Sadly, I can't say much more about it than what I wrote. I only know it was amazing. I stood in front of it and put my hand up to the screen, and it had the appearance of being 'deep' within the picture. AND it was on freeze-frame and still maintained an impeccably clean, crisp, multi dimensional image. It was very, very impressive.

    Great, and thanks! I assumed, as I wrote in a post above, that eventually the "glassless" technology you describe would come along. I'll use these 3D glasses for a couple more years, not sure if I'll buy 3D Blu-ray discs until I learn if they'll be compatible with the future glassless systems. Technology really is becoming a moving target these days, isn't it?
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    May 18, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    A Sony 3D 1080 HD TV is what we have.



    Interesting. You support the Federal government banning incandescent light bulbs all in the name of "saving energy" yet you embrace an energy guzzling HD TV.

    Will you support the Federal government's ban on those big screen HD TVs?


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    May 18, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    A Sony 3D 1080 HD TV is what we have.



    Interesting. You support the Federal government banning incandescent light bulbs all in the name of "saving energy" yet you embrace an energy guzzling HD TV.

    Will you support the Federal government's ban on those big screen HD TVs?


    Actually, most of the Sony models that are 3D are also Energy Star and use significantly less energy than regular LCD TVs and far less than plasma or tradition tube TVs.
    This fall, the 3D option will be built into about 1/2 the TV's sold and the 3D viewing options should vastly expand as Hollywood sees a higher penetration of 3D product and releases more 3D films...including The Lion King 3D and most of the summer blockbusters (most of which will have a 3D version).

    There is also rumored to be a Star Wars set coming in 3D in 2012.

    Now, the only question is...where is all the 3d porn????
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    May 18, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHave you got a 3D television? If so, what do you need to wear/do to get the 3D effect?

    Personally, I think I'll pass. Going to see it in the theater was interesting, but didn't make me salivate or anything.

    A few weeks ago, I saw a 3DTV of some ludicrous size on display in Costco with a price tag of $15000. icon_eek.gif I could have a lot more fun than laying on the couch for $15K.


    Those 3D TVs I heard weren't selling real well. They should of had them available when they had the digital TV transition. A lot of people have bought new TVs recently, and aren't yet willing to shed all the money to get a 3D TV now.
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    May 18, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    Glasses-free 3D still needs a lot of work from what I've read- but if it's anything like Nintendo's 3DS I'm more than willing to pass on it... that thing made me feel so nauseous.

    Oh.
    HP has 3D-bluray notebooks available for those that are interested. (not glasses-free)
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    Apr 01, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
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    Apr 01, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
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    MuscleComeBack saidI've seen a demonstration of the no-glasses-required 3-D, and it's better than with the glasses. It's simply amazing!
    The demo I saw was a year ago, in a room with ambient light, actually quite bright. Distance from set was approximately 8 feet, and visibility without distortion was fully 180 degrees. Depth was extraordinary, and the effect was better than in an IMAX.
    The company is currently converting all of WB's library using a technology that allows conversion of non 3-D specific content, but is VERY labor intensive. It is expected to hit the market in 2013. The set they used for the demo was an existing Sony standard 3-D ready model.
    I'm waiting for that before I invest in the existing glasses-required models.


    Agreed. Jeff Vinson - Digital Media calls the existing 3D models the "first failure of the new decade". Currently, it's not a technology that has much push beyond those who pride themselves on being Early Adopters. And the need to wear 3D glasses is a huge anchor on its momentum.

    I'll wait for the no-glasses-required version.

    Completely agree. I'm a total techie but the idea of wearing special glasses was a loser for me. I have a top of the line camcorder that has 3D capability and came with a 3D lens. Never bothered even putting it on. I got it for its other features.
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    Apr 01, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    I can't wait til it's a standard on flat screens; or an option you switch to. That'd be awesome!
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    Uberr_Bizzaro_O saidI can't wait til it's a standard on flat screens; or an option you switch to. That'd be awesome!

    Well when it's done well the 3D can indeed be assume. A demo disc that came with the 3D BluRay player had some amazing scenes where falling tree leaves were blown right into your face, they were really floating in mid-air in front of us.

    But still little selection, and some is rather poor 3D. It's mostly flat 2D for much of the film, then goes into an exaggerated & unnatural 3D for brief moments. A few channels on satellite have OK 3D, but they're either sports that I don't watch anyway, or rather shallow nature shows that bore even me, and I usually will watch that stuff when truly informative. So that I'm both awed by it technically, but disappointed there's so little quality 3D available to enjoy it more.
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
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    Are you spamming us with women's wear? You posted the exact same thing in another forum, just joined a couple of days ago. You do realize this is a male health & fitness site, and our need for women's clothing is not very great?


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    Apr 01, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    I'm pretty young.. but only one of my eyes works very well, so my depth perception sucks, which means 3-D doesn't really work with me. I keep hearing about all this cool shit they're doing with it and I'll never get to see it for myself. icon_sad.gif

    There's not even a surgery to fix my vision. Maybe one day tho icon_razz.gif