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It's Official: 3D HDTV Is Coming

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by genxer36, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 11:59 PM
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    genxer36

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    "Do not buy an HDTV. Do not buy a Blu-ray player. Do not buy an AV receiver.
    Why? 3D HDTV and Blu-ray is coming.
    Big deal, you say? Yes, big deal, says I. Read on if you want to avoid a killer case of instant obsolescence and buyer's remorse."



    http://dvice.com/archives/2009/08/shift-stop-shop.php
     
  2. Sep 3, 2009 at 12:06 AM
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    Buy an AV receiver. It has nothing to do with 3D.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2009 at 12:13 AM
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    genxer36

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    Read the article,

    "And the new HDMI 1.4 specification, which specifies 3D as one of its improvements over the current 1.3a spec. A new HDMI spec means, of course, you'll need a new HDMI 1.4-compatible AV receiver."
     
  4. Sep 3, 2009 at 12:54 AM
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    and 6 months after that comes out something bigger and better will come out lol technology seems to be outdated before its even released sometimes
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 at 3:50 AM
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    I'll believe it after I see it in person. The TV's will be SUPER EXPENSIVE and it might not be as good as they're blowing it up to be. I'll wait a couple years after the dust settles and when the prices drop.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    wearing glasses in my house that probraly have a tint to them in the dark? i think ill pass. those things give me a headache anyway.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    Glasses just to watch tv...no thanks. Maybe if I had a media room or theater in my house but not for my regular TV.

    I just laughed picturing all my friends sitting around watching the Steelers beat the snot out of the Patriots and we are all wearing 3D glasses! Then we put in a porno and were like YESSSSS!!!
     
  8. Sep 3, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Samsung, Mitsubishi, and a couple others offered stereoscopic 3d in all of their rear projection sets for a few years now. The thing is there is no content for it. They had the same gloats about 3d blu-rays coming soon and everything and it never did.



    What is much more impressive than this is TLC (the company that actually makes the TVs that Sony, Samsung and Toshiba put their name on) has a 3D television that doesn't require any glasses. They've been showing it off at electronics shows for a while now. It really works, but you have to be sitting/standing directly infront of the set and within a certain distance away from it (but this is true with all 3D, [you might not realize it when you go to the theater to see a 3D movie, but the closer you are to the screen the more pronounced the effect will be, I tested this at a local theater and you could hardly tell the movie was 3d in the back of the theater, about 3/4 of the way forward you felt like you could reach out and touch certain things. The reason for this is A: the closer you are the more the screen takes up your field of view [this is very important for the illusion] B: Even more importantly the closer you are the more separation there is between the two fields which = more of a 3D effect because this is the only reason the effect works in the first place - shots where something is supposed to look like its really coming out at you is just the fields separating further apart - if you're in the back of a decent size theater the subtle 3d depth that the entire screen has which is the reason it is a 3d movie isn't even visible). Likewise if you are too close the fields can be so seperated that your mind won't even put them together when something is supposed to really jump out at you so the effect can fall apart, but this is only for the first few rows.The TLC tech also apparently doesn't produce that weird shifty chroma effect you get with polarized glasses. They're hoping to improve the tech so that those aren't limiting factors.

    If 3D ever does become a standard thing, it'll be this.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    I'm sure it will be freaking expensive for the first couple of years. :eek:
     
  10. Sep 3, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    I dont like watching tv on 120hz much less 3D, for now NO THANKS!
     
  12. Sep 3, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    A good 5.1 system combined with a nice HD set AND a HD source is still more than 95% of the population currently has. We've got a LONG ways to go before stuff like this becomes mainstream IMHO.
     
  13. Sep 4, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    Of course it is. It is all about price. Think back when DVD players came out, over a grand for one. When those came out, the skeptics said the same thing. "Oh nobody will have those, the VCR is just fine". Look at it today.Everyone has a dvd player(or almost everyone). What is the lowest price you have seen for a DVD player? I saw one for $20. Just like any technology in the infant stage. The technology is rough & expensive. But over time it gets better & cheaper.
     
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    Plasma TVs are another good example. When they first came out, many were over $10K and suffered from technical problems and burn in. Now you can find 60" screens for under $3K.
     
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    Good points, but for them to suggest holding off on buying an HDTV, a BluRay player and/or an AV receiver just because some new format may come out, is taking it a little far IMHO.

    While they are holding off buying stuff while they wait for the next best thing, they'll be missing out on the great entertainment options already available.
     
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    I've read some recent surverys that say 53% of U.S. households have HDTVs. 40% of of U.S. homes have an HDTV and an HD source.

    Would work for me, I don't know anyone but my grandmother who doesn't have both.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    I can see that, but of those people, how many care about HDMI 1.4? How many even know the difference between DTS and Dolby, let alone have even heard about the high resolution audio formats? Heck, most people think MP3's played over their computer speakers sounds awesome. Are they going to care that their video "only" shows up in 1080P or even 720P/1080i because they don't have the ability to view 3-D? Are they even going to want to put on special glasses just so they can watch TV?

    I'm all for new technologies but I think that stuff like this will still take long enough to become mature that people are missing out on allot of they hold off on purchasing good quality gear just because they are waiting for the next advance in technology.

    The one thing I do know is that I'm NEVER giving up my HDTV, LOL :D
     
  18. Sep 4, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    To this I give an emphatic "meh." History has shown that 3D is a gimmick that people get bored with quickly. I'm certainly not going to pay extra for it.
     
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    I'm holding out until 4D
     
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