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  Reply # 727677 5-Dec-2012 21:56 Send private message

Oblivian: Embassy also wrote on their FB you use standard RealD glasses :)

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I went to buy some tickets at the Embassy and the only option for a family of 4 was without glasses!  I have no idea what would happen if I bought the tickets - would I have turn up with my own glasses or buy them at the door?




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  Reply # 727688 5-Dec-2012 22:06 Send private message

I guess I won't be seeing it in 48 FPS in my hick town.

As for 3D, I don't feel it adds anything to my movie going experience.

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  Reply # 727689 5-Dec-2012 22:09 Send private message

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Oblivian: Embassy also wrote on their FB you use standard RealD glasses :)

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I went to buy some tickets at the Embassy and the only option for a family of 4 was without glasses!  I have no idea what would happen if I bought the tickets - would I have turn up with my own glasses or buy them at the door?


Depends on the stock at theatre. If they are fancy ones, you get them as you go in and return afterwards. If they are cheapies (Hoyts) you pay $1 and use them next time too. I keep a pair in the glovebox

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  Reply # 727695 5-Dec-2012 22:13 Send private message

FYI: The big Cinema (Number 3) upstairs at Rialto Dunedin will be showing The Hobbit in HFR 3D.

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  Reply # 727726 5-Dec-2012 22:35 Send private message

More importantly, when will home gear catch up and support 48 or better still doubled/quadrupled up to a greater rate.




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  Reply # 727852 6-Dec-2012 09:19 Send private message

How does 48FPS compare against a 100Hz LCD? I would have thought moving to 48FPS from 24FPS would be seen as only just catching up to LCDs etc?

Personally can't stand watching moving at the theater now, almost seem juddery.




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  Reply # 727867 6-Dec-2012 09:38 Send private message

We've not long come back from DisneyWorld where we did Star Tours at Hollywood Studios. I would assume that the Orlando one is using the same frame rate as California?

It was fantastic! It is one of the "rides" that I'd like to go and do again. I generally enjoyed the 3D/4D attractions more than the other attractions in the parks as they were so well done. Especially the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal's Islands of Adventure - that was another well put together ride!

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  Reply # 727876 6-Dec-2012 09:48 Send private message

davidcole: How does 48FPS compare against a 100Hz LCD? I would have thought moving to 48FPS from 24FPS would be seen as only just catching up to LCDs etc? 



All a 100Hz LCD does is interpolate images from a 50Hz source, which if it's 1080i interlaced is still only 25FPS.

48FPS on the other hand is a true doubling of the capture rate.

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  Reply # 727892 6-Dec-2012 10:07 Send private message

Booked 3 tickets for us a few days ago, going to see it at the Embassy on the 16th at 9pm. Can't wait! I'll be seeing it in 48fps of course - any new technical advancement in cinema is a good thing in my opinion, even if it sucks it's nice to know they're giving things a go and not staying static. Even nicer to think that it's NZ that's leading the way technically...again :)

I'll probably go and see it in 2d the following week so I can make a decent judgement about which was better for me personally. I've been avoiding reviews like the plague, though it sucks because a lot of bloggers put their thoughts in the page title so I can't help but see some things when I flick though my Reeder feeds....still - I'm keeping myself as in the dark as possible.

It'll be the first 3D movie my fianc?e has seen, which is a worry because she's always been scared of getting motion sick, and gets headaches easily. I thought this would be a good one to be her first 3D experience as James Cameron seems to think 48fps will help to avoid those types of ailments given the lack of strobing and such. But I'm fully prepared for her to leave and go to the pub a few minutes into the film once she realises she can't watch it. At least that'll give me and her brother a seat between us to stretch out a bit :)


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  Reply # 727909 6-Dec-2012 10:33 Send private message

Pretty stoked, I've just confirmed with the cinema that Palmerston North is capable of showing the 48fps.
Saves me a drive to Wellington Wink

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  Reply # 727927 6-Dec-2012 10:45 Send private message

So no 48fps and ATMOS theatres in Auckland?

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  Reply # 727930 6-Dec-2012 10:49 Send private message

I see Embassy is offering 2D, 3D, and high frame rate 3D. I'll be going for the high frame rate 3D, but it makes me wonder what the other two offerings are, and why they chose that approach.

I'd better get my booking in.

The Spiderman ride 3D segments at Orlando were just amazingly well done even if other parts of ride seemed to date from a previous attraction. I screamed like a child. I may have been suffering from jetlag increasing the vertigo to my advantage. :- ).

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  Reply # 727942 6-Dec-2012 11:05 Send private message

networkn: So no 48fps and ATMOS theatres in Auckland?


I believe HFR is available in Auckland (EVENT), but for ATMOS I think a trip to Wellington might be required.

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  Reply # 727996 6-Dec-2012 12:31 Send private message

For anyone overlooking the link on the other page


Auckland: Event Cinemas Highland Park
Auckland: Event Cinemas Manukau
Auckland: Event Cinemas St. Lukes
Auckland: Event Cinemas WestCity
Auckland: Event Cinema Westgate
Auckland: Hoyts Cinemas Wairau Park
Auckland: Event Cinemas Albany
Auckland: Event Cinemas Queen Street
Auckland: Hoyts Cinemas Sylvia Park
Auckland: Event Cinemas Newmarket
Christchurch: Hoyts Cinemas – Riccarton
Dunedin: Rialto
Hamilton: Hoyts Cinemas Te Awa
Hamilton: Event Cinemas Chartwell
Matakana: Matakana Cinemas
New Plymouth: Event Cinemas New Plymouth
te Awamutu: Regent Theatre
Wellington: The Embassy Theatre (Dolby ATMOS)
(world premiere)
Wellington: Event Cinemas Queensgate
Wellington: Reading Courtenay Cinemas
Wellington: Roxy Cinema Miramar
Whangerei: Event Cinemas Whangarei



Of course there could be more now, best to check.



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  Reply # 728015 6-Dec-2012 13:13 Send private message

NzBeagle:
networkn: So no 48fps and ATMOS theatres in Auckland?


I believe HFR is available in Auckland (EVENT), but for ATMOS I think a trip to Wellington might be required.


For sure. Even in LA I can only count about 4 theatres with Atmos and this is the entertainment capital of the world.

None in Australia as I noted.




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