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DTV is dreaming if they think 3D will take off any time soon. Like others have said, who wants to have to find their 3D glasses and then have to wear them to watch a movie or sporting event? Maybe DTV is planning on TWC 3D.:)

Maybe they (D*) is just covering thier bases so others won't say THEY have it and D* doesn't.

Has DISH and Cable mentioned anything about being 3D capable anytime soon ?
 
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I think the Satellite providers are just offering the latest technology for those that want it, they are not forcing people to buy 3D sets but want to stay on the forefront just in case...

Maybe they (D*) is just covering thier bases so others won't say THEY have it and D* doesn't.

Has DISH and Cable mentioned anything about being 3D capable anytime soon ?

Sorry Don,
I posted about the same thing you did a minute or so later ..... before reading your post ....
 
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That's Ok, it is good that they are offering 3D for those that want it imho... I want it, might be awhile before I ever get it... ;)

It would be nice if MONEY was not an issue and there was plenty of content was available.
Last I heard, there was only 3 movies available for the 3D Bluray player.
 
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Its not the future

Actually its the past . As in 1950's movie gimmicks. It will never be main stream. I think Directv would be better served to add the missing hd channels that their competition DISH has . This 3-d hoopla is nothing but an attempt at a distraction from the fact that they are behind in national hd and in locals as well. DISH will be the first company to do all 210 dmas in locals come 6/3/10. DIRECTV might want to get in the game here on things that matter to most people in the country , and stop venturing in to flashy gimmicks like 3-d.
 
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Actually its the past . As in 1950's movie gimmicks. It will never be main stream. I think Directv would be better served to add the missing hd channels that their competition DISH has . This 3-d hoopla is nothing but an attempt at a distraction from the fact that they are behind in national hd and in locals as well. DISH will be the first company to do all 210 dmas in locals come 6/3/10. DIRECTV might want to get in the game here on things that matter to most people in the country , and stop venturing in to flashy gimmicks like 3-d.

I disagree,
I think D*has it just so they can have it.
Like I mentioned in post 41.
I don't think this is going to take away from anything else they are working on.
 
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You also need a real big tv for this. Otherwise, its like watching fish in a tank. Supposedly, you need on the order of 70" of tv for every 10 feet you sit back from your tv.
 
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You also need a real big tv for this. Otherwise, its like watching fish in a tank. Supposedly, you need on the order of 70" of tv for every 10 feet you sit back from your tv.

That sounds about normal for any big screen TV.
 
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You also need a real big tv for this. Otherwise, its like watching fish in a tank. Supposedly, you need on the order of 70" of tv for every 10 feet you sit back from your tv.

That sounds about normal for any big screen TV.

Actually 3-D works just the opposite.

You don't need a 70" screen, yes the larger the better, but, as far as 3-d goes .... the CLOSER you sit to the screen the better.
 
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Actually 3-D works just the opposite.

You don't need a 70" screen, yes the larger the better, but, as far as 3-d goes .... the CLOSER you sit to the screen the better.
No, because closer increases the likelihood of eye-strain due to vergence-accommodation conflict:
To look at a three-dimensional object in real life, a set of eyes must do two things. Firstly they must "verge"--rotate slightly inward or outward so that the projection of an image is always in the center of both retinas. Secondly, the eyes must "accommodate"--change the shape of each lens to focus the image on the retinas. "Without appropriate vergence, you would see double, and without appropriate accommodation, you'd see blurry," says Martin Banks, a professor of optometry at the University of California at Berkeley who is researching the effects of 3D on the visual system.

Artificial 3D causes "vergence-accommodation conflict," according to Banks, because viewers must focus at one distance (where light is emitting from the screen) but verge at another distance (wherever the 3D object appears to be in space). This difference in distance in 3D viewing may be the source of headaches and other discomforts, he says. "In 3D, the natural linkage between vergence and accommodation is broken." Technology Review: Is 3D Bad for You?
 
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A small tv leads to the effect being that the 3d object is just floating in the tv screen as opposed to outside of it. By making the TV take up most of your field of view, any 3d object appears to be outside of the tv.
 
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A small tv leads to the effect being that the 3d object is just floating in the tv screen as opposed to outside of it. By making the TV take up most of your field of view, any 3d object appears to be outside of the tv.

When I said smaller tv's I meant like 40"
 
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Good update and breakdown of the new 3D from DIRECTV at HDGURU.

HDGURU.Com
 
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The other day I turned on my HR24 and got the big software upgrade message with the new parental control and wowee-wow 3D capability. My reaction was a giant yawn. Of course I don't own and have no plans to own a 3D tv.

I'll go see a movie in a theater in 3D, but irregardless of the money involved, I have no desire to have 3D tv in my home. Until the technology improves to where you don't have to wear glasses, or at least they are inexpensive and passive like the ones in the theater, I'm not enticed in the least. Even then it would only be for special things that I'm going to just sit and watch. As much as I love tv, I rarely just sit and watch. I'm usually multi-tasking in one way or another and I can't do that wearing the glasses.
 
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You know you want an HR24....Come join the darkside!:D

If someone wants to donate some money to the "Help fund a HR24 for Ramy cause" I am all for it. :D
 
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