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3D or not 3D


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 03:55 AM

Lots of movies and games today are being sold in 3D versions. Are they worth the extra cost?

This guy reckons it is just a con-

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/stop-being-duped-by-the-3d-scam/7983?tag=nl.e101

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:45 AM

It's a gimmick.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:35 AM

Can you afford it, and are you vulnerable to motion sickness and other things.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:51 PM

I think its cool, but not worth the extra cost right now.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:58 AM

To me personally its not worth the extra money. If it was cheaper at the theater I might go to 3D there once in awhile, but 3D at home I'll pass on. Though in part that has to do with the whole "immersive experience" of 3D really is far more effective when the screen is many times larger than I am. Though now that I think about it, I can think of many people who are probably quite glad that they didn't go see Watchmen in 3D.

I've found some movies had some really neat stuff done with the 3D effect, it can create gorgeous effects. But I don't think the success of a product should be dependent on 3D (a comment I actually heard a lot while working at a movie theater was that the movie should be good regardless). I have a number of friends on who do not watch "3D" because they don't process the data in a way to see it as 3D (possibly something to do with their corrective lenses).

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:39 PM

I've gone to 3 D movies with my G Son...I do wear glasses but have better results if I just wear the 3 D glasses...I've noticed on some movies if you can move just your eyes the 3 D effect is there but if you move your head the effect kinda blurs a little..most all the 3 D glasses I've worn are too tight on my temples and sometimes by the end of the movie I'll have a slight headache..
There are several "I MAX" theaters here in DFW...but IIRC the real effect comes with surround screen/sound/motionsensors in the seats type theater...makes one feel more like their IN the movie..




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