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Topic # 82520 30-Apr-2011 20:42
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There has been very little discussion round here on the upcoming release of the LG Optimus 3D and HTC Evo 3D. I was thinking about trying the LG one out but in the end decided to go with a Galaxy S2 (looks like all the love is for this device at the moment). Maybe they're just a gimmick, maybe not.

Is anyone planning to get one? Has anyone seen one in the flesh yet? Too late for me now but I'm still interested in having a play with one. Preliminary reviews on the web appear pretty mixed.

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  Reply # 464029 30-Apr-2011 21:17
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3D content on a big screen TV looks amazing to my eyes, on a small screen (despite closer viewing distances) it's just not as enticing.
Now scale it down to a 3 or 4" screen... and yeah.
Heck, nothing looks enticing on a 4" screen.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 464050 1-May-2011 00:03
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I think it was T3 magazine I was reading the other day and they had polled their readers on what tech they'd most like to see in the next year and surprisingly 3D phones were 3rd or 4th on the list. Maybe the Brits are more interested in them.

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  Reply # 464071 1-May-2011 07:28
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freitasm: Like 3D TV, this is gonna be another fail...





Agreed, I bought a new TV a couple weeks back and even though money no object I still didnt bother getting a 3D TV and ditto for smartphone. I wouldnt even bother watching a movie on a smartphone, let alone one in 3D.

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  Reply # 464092 1-May-2011 09:56
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Have any of you guys used the Nintendo 3DS?

I think it is the best application of 3D tech I have seen. I would think 3D smartphones (at least for games) might take off somewhat.

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  Reply # 464413 2-May-2011 11:01
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freitasm: Like 3D TV, this is gonna be another fail...



Bahahahaha

Slow to take off maybe, but fail? No.

Just needing some more content. If Sky weren't a bunch of cheap bug-gers and upgraded their network to give us Discovery HD, Nat Geo HD and sport (premier league, cricket et al) in 3D you would see a definite rise.

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  Reply # 464418 2-May-2011 11:13
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Kopkiwi:
freitasm: Like 3D TV, this is gonna be another fail...



Bahahahaha

Slow to take off maybe, but fail? No.

Just needing some more content. If Sky weren't a bunch of cheap bug-gers and upgraded their network to give us Discovery HD, Nat Geo HD and sport (premier league, cricket et al) in 3D you would see a definite rise.


im mixed about this, if they always require you to wear glasses, i will never get one.  if they always give you a headache after watching one i will never get one.  i always see the 2D version of a movie and never the 3D (avatar was too annoying with the glasses, let alone the story...).

personally tv wise, i rather have the thinnest/lightest thing possible with the best picture, and wireless, wireless would be cool (wireless HDMI, wireless power would be cool too :)).

as for a 3D phone, pass, not interested at all.  just give me faster, more GBs, better camera that is super quick (kids never sit still), theres just so much more that can be improved on and i rather pay extra for those instead of a gimmick feature.  of course i just bought a new iphone 4 because it was white (but my old one was a 3g and dog slow now days) 

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  Reply # 464452 2-May-2011 12:36
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Paulsy: I think it was T3 magazine I was reading the other day and they had polled their readers on what tech they'd most like to see in the next year and surprisingly 3D phones were 3rd or 4th on the list. Maybe the Brits are more interested in them.

Dont forget theyve had 3D TV for a few years now so they are probably thinking, its on my TV why not on my phone ?

With everything new, its all about the content. There is sod all 3D content in NZ anyway, hell I cant even remember the last programme I saw on tv which was HD*, so its less likely to be of interest to anyone here.

*to be fair we watch next to no regular broadcasts so I couldnt even tell you how much is on prime-time anymore.


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  Reply # 464475 2-May-2011 13:39
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The TV thing is more due to the current tech, Once they are cheaper, and don't need glasses then everyone will have one.

Phones will go the same way. Every thing from computers tv etc has always been developed to try and make things look more real. 3D is part of that process. It's a matter of when, not if.

Of course if someone invents a holographic projector thingy then that will supersede 3d imo

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  Reply # 464484 2-May-2011 14:10
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TheUngeek: The TV thing is more due to the current tech, Once they are cheaper, and don't need glasses then everyone will have one.

I disagree. Even if the TV's were $100 now I wouldnt buy one ? What would you watch ? One of the four RWC games in 3D and then what ? Whilst sport has been in 3D in the UK for a few years now, there is still wont be anything here for years.

Sky Sports have only had HD for a couple of years and ESPN has only just given us widescreen.

Forgive my ignorance, but is there ANY 3D content available in NZ at the moment ? Or are you forced to buy movies from overseas ?

I cant even get Bluray discs consistently from my local video store in Kelburn and so if I was watching terrestrial TV with the odd DVD I would struggle to justify an HD TV let alone a 3D one.



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  Reply # 464605 2-May-2011 18:47
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I just bought an OPtoma HD66 3D ready projector from ebay for $800NZD including shipping. I already have a PS3 Slim, I got a 3D-Displayer which allows 3D blu-ray and gaming with 3 sets of glasses for a total of $500NZD.

So a total of $1300NZD I have a 3D 120" 3D projector in my living room. Personally, at that size, I think it's a bloody steal.

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  Reply # 464618 2-May-2011 19:54
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martyyn:
TheUngeek: The TV thing is more due to the current tech, Once they are cheaper, and don't need glasses then everyone will have one.

I disagree. Even if the TV's were $100 now I wouldnt buy one ? What would you watch ? One of the four RWC games in 3D and then what ? Whilst sport has been in 3D in the UK for a few years now, there is still wont be anything here for years.

Sky Sports have only had HD for a couple of years and ESPN has only just given us widescreen.

Forgive my ignorance, but is there ANY 3D content available in NZ at the moment ? Or are you forced to buy movies from overseas ?

I cant even get Bluray discs consistently from my local video store in Kelburn and so if I was watching terrestrial TV with the odd DVD I would struggle to justify an HD TV let alone a 3D one.




quite a few PS3 games are 3D, and practically any game made these days can be made to work with 3D considering all they have to do is add an extra in-game 'camera'.
I haven't tried it out, but from what I have heard 3D gaming is absolutely amazing, especially FPS games.

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  Reply # 464651 2-May-2011 21:32
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Yep KZ3 and Wipeout HD are meant to look insane in 3D.

Blu-ray is coming along nicely also. Quiet a high number of titles available. Must be in the 30s with a massive amount coming this year. Including Star Wars.

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  Reply # 464653 2-May-2011 21:36
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Wait, people care about 3D now? When did this change?

I know people with 3D TV's and the only reason they bought them was because the store was practically giving it away.

It's certainly nifty to look at every now and then, but I can't imagine it'll ever take off in any major way.  A 3D smartphone sounds almost like an April Fools joke to me.

Still I never thought Twitter'd take off and look how wrong I was there.




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  Reply # 464661 2-May-2011 21:52
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To be fair, they're 'giving away' TV's regardless...
It's just what happens with TV's, both 2D and 3D.

3D is slowly starting to roll and while it's DEFINITELY not up to speed, I think it's important to keep re-evaluating technology over time as things change.

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