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  Reply # 327171 5-May-2010 23:01
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Is there any publicly available 3D blueray movies out there in NZ?

looking on the web the only movie out there is Monsters vs Aliens! and others coming at the end of the year.

So is buying a 3D TV worth the $$ at the moment?

See: http://www.3dmovielist.com/list.html

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  Reply # 327252 6-May-2010 09:53
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LennonNZ: Is there any publicly available 3D blueray movies out there in NZ?

looking on the web the only movie out there is Monsters vs Aliens! and others coming at the end of the year.

So is buying a 3D TV worth the $$ at the moment?

See: http://www.3dmovielist.com/list.html


Short answer.. No. Not at the current price, with the current content, 



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  Reply # 327433 6-May-2010 16:18
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Just been down to Harvey Norman in Christchurch, they had 2D version of Avatar running through Blue Ray, The Samsung TV processed the 2D image into 3D and have to say the picture didn't blow me away but was still pretty cool, the sales guy said they are expecting a 3D Bluray players in shortly and the picture will look even better.

Other than the fact this is a 3D capable TV, its other features are still pretty impressive with internet, (Ethernet and Wifi) HDMI ports, slim profile, low power rating, the USB also acts as a basic PVR. Bells and whistles.

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  Reply # 327469 6-May-2010 17:35
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langi27: Just been down to Harvey Norman in Christchurch, they had 2D version of Avatar running through Blue Ray, The Samsung TV processed the 2D image into 3D and have to say the picture didn't blow me away but was still pretty cool, the sales guy said they are expecting a 3D Bluray players in shortly and the picture will look even better.

Other than the fact this is a 3D capable TV, its other features are still pretty impressive with internet, (Ethernet and Wifi) HDMI ports, slim profile, low power rating, the USB also acts as a basic PVR. Bells and whistles.

Processing 2D contents into 3D on the fly is not possible.  The contents must be authored or broadcasts in 3D format before it can be displayed on the 3D display.  Avatar is 2D content from a blu-ray disc, so what you saw is 2D displayed, 3D screens can display 2D pictures.

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  Reply # 327482 6-May-2010 18:12
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From what I understand the Samsung 3DTV product will produce 3D conversion from 2D content.

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  Reply # 327498 6-May-2010 19:13
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I had a look at the Samsung 3D tellie today.
It was converting Oprah into 3D... not an ideal show to watch in 3D, but the fact it could do it on the fly with free-to-air TV impressed me enough.
The people also watching me were, quite frankly blown away!
I got to switch it between 2D and 3D and the process was pretty simple, the glasses seemed okay too.
I think they have a MASSIVE advantage over the new Sony's and Pana's because of the 2D to 3D conversion ability.

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  Reply # 327512 6-May-2010 19:55
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Kiwipixter:
langi27: Just been down to Harvey Norman in Christchurch, they had 2D version of Avatar running through Blue Ray, The Samsung TV processed the 2D image into 3D and have to say the picture didn't blow me away but was still pretty cool, the sales guy said they are expecting a 3D Bluray players in shortly and the picture will look even better.

Other than the fact this is a 3D capable TV, its other features are still pretty impressive with internet, (Ethernet and Wifi) HDMI ports, slim profile, low power rating, the USB also acts as a basic PVR. Bells and whistles.

Processing 2D contents into 3D on the fly is not possible.  The contents must be authored or broadcasts in 3D format before it can be displayed on the 3D display.  Avatar is 2D content from a blu-ray disc, so what you saw is 2D displayed, 3D screens can display 2D pictures.


Think you'll find yourself eating your hat if you rock down and play with one...

Samsung sticks out as they have the 240hz panel featuring "frame-sequential stereoscopic 3D (FS-S3D)" and put it with their own proprietry on-the-fly encoder which does frame shifting as I suggested to fake 3D depth.

You enable 3D, then turn on 2D-3D option.

/edit. Apparently they licence something from these guys and put it in their processors

http://www.ddd.com/technology/tech_tridefrealtime.html

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  Reply # 327544 6-May-2010 20:43
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I checked out the 3d over the weekend, on the samsung set. It was pretty good, they were playing one of those 3-D cartoons.

The salesperson was saying you can select 3d-2d mode on the TV.

The glasses suck. But, he said that oakley are designing more comfortable sets. Crap knows what they will cost.

I've usually been an early adopter (I paid 10 grand for a 42" plasma back in 2003). But, with these 3d sets I will wait a while.

Standards are lacking, it's all a bit of a farce at the moment. Glasses only work with the same brand tv. Bit rubbish really.

Also, not enough content either.

Once sky is broadcasting 3-d, then I might go for it.








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  Reply # 327545 6-May-2010 20:46
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...but the Samsung doesn't require specific 3D content.
Did the sales person demo this for you?

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  Reply # 327568 6-May-2010 22:20
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Oblivian:
Kiwipixter:
langi27: Just been down to Harvey Norman in Christchurch, they had 2D version of Avatar running through Blue Ray, The Samsung TV processed the 2D image into 3D and have to say the picture didn't blow me away but was still pretty cool, the sales guy said they are expecting a 3D Bluray players in shortly and the picture will look even better.

Other than the fact this is a 3D capable TV, its other features are still pretty impressive with internet, (Ethernet and Wifi) HDMI ports, slim profile, low power rating, the USB also acts as a basic PVR. Bells and whistles.

Processing 2D contents into 3D on the fly is not possible.  The contents must be authored or broadcasts in 3D format before it can be displayed on the 3D display.  Avatar is 2D content from a blu-ray disc, so what you saw is 2D displayed, 3D screens can display 2D pictures.


Think you'll find yourself eating your hat if you rock down and play with one...

Samsung sticks out as they have the 240hz panel featuring "frame-sequential stereoscopic 3D (FS-S3D)" and put it with their own proprietry on-the-fly encoder which does frame shifting as I suggested to fake 3D depth.

You enable 3D, then turn on 2D-3D option.

/edit. Apparently they licence something from these guys and put it in their processors

http://www.ddd.com/technology/tech_tridefrealtime.html


hmm....i'll check it out.  I did see the demo of 3D content, Monsters vs Aliens 3D, even on a 40" screen standing about 2m away it looked awesome.  I thought you'd need at least a 50" to benefit.  The clarity and sense of depth and dimension is evident.  the glasses were comfortable and no one said anything even though i stood right next to cashier counter. But converting existing 2D contents? Now thats something i'll definitely look into.

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  Reply # 327579 6-May-2010 23:28
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d0tn3t: From what I understand the Samsung 3DTV product will produce 3D conversion from 2D content.


Umm, how? 

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  Reply # 327597 7-May-2010 08:31
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timestyles:
d0tn3t: From what I understand the Samsung 3DTV product will produce 3D conversion from 2D content.


Umm, how? 


Yeah I don't know how, but I've seen this as well.  A samsung 2d demo disk and the tv was 3d'ing it.  You had a little perception of depth...not a great deal but it was there.




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  Reply # 327603 7-May-2010 08:59
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davidcole:
timestyles:
d0tn3t: From what I understand the Samsung 3DTV product will produce 3D conversion from 2D content.


Umm, how? 


Yeah I don't know how, but I've seen this as well.  A samsung 2d demo disk and the tv was 3d'ing it.  You had a little perception of depth...not a great deal but it was there.


Ya'll skim read my post too much. Go back a couple. Built in engine/software.

http://www.ddd.com/about/Press%20Releases/pr_080108.html

240hz BS Interlacing like sonys tru-motion 100hz etc. Cept, its signal x4.

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  Reply # 327974 8-May-2010 15:14
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timestyles:
d0tn3t: From what I understand the Samsung 3DTV product will produce 3D conversion from 2D content.

Umm, how? 

I'm sure that it wil be as successful as generating surround sound from a stereo source - it's not easy creating information that available in the source.

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  Reply # 328011 8-May-2010 19:03
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I guess the debate over how effective this is can be answered.
Go and look at the sets in stores - if you like it, mint. If you don't, less mint.

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