3D TVs - how are they?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Seerek, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

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    Anyone preview/test or even bought a 3D TV yet?

    What's your take on the adoption rate and chance for success of this new brand of televisions?
     
  2. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    I had no idea 3D television existed!

    :lol:

    I once watched a 3D movie at the cinema. I hated it. The movie also didn't help.

    :p
     
  3. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    First thing that came to mind: expensive.

    I can't see how this will become mainstream, especially considering the economy. Not everyone can splurge thousands of dollars (and $150 per pair of 3-D glasses) for a TV now.
     
  4. iloveemoticons

    iloveemoticons Well-Known Member

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    I read once that there was a risk the TVs could cause eye strain or even epileptic seizures :wideeyes: I don't even enjoy 3-D at the movies, so it's a meh from me.
     
  5. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    It is a marketing gimmick and needs to be treated as such.
     
  6. Norlite

    Norlite New Member

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    I tried it in Futureshop. They had the entire set-up, the horribly expensive glasses, the 3d movie playing, had the look of a 3d movie without the glasses, didn't notice anything near the 3d effects that we now see in the theatre once I put the glasses on.

    Big failure imo.
     
  7. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    I got to see one at a local store and it seemed distorted.

    Totally unnecessary.
     
  8. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Best Buys have them on display. You have to wear stupid 3-D glasses. That would immediately take the enjoyment away from me. I don't see it catching on.
     
  9. *Jen*

    *Jen* Well-Known Member

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    Were you wearing the glasses? Because if you don't, then the picture is very unclear.

    I saw a 3D movie and loved the movie...but hated wearing the stupid glasses and had sore eyes after it. I don't think it will have a big future in its current form.
     
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  10. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    Yup...it just seems to lose something when not on a big screen.

    And I also hate that you have to wear glasses to watch TV.