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(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:09, archived)
# Have you seen the new Samsung tv?
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:12, archived)
# I assume that rotates
and they're trolling for press attention
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:16, archived)
# possible, or they're pushing their transparency tech further in to the realms of Everest double glazing
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:18, archived)
# or I suppose it's not really a serious consumer product
like concept cars
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:19, archived)
# Hey! I own two concept cars, and so does my wife.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:33, archived)
# Woah! Great tech, but ...
What a target for any kid with a brick?
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:43, archived)
# or a way for the neighbours to share your porn collection.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:24, archived)
# What the hell? Why does everything have to be touchscreen these days?
Plus, your windows will quickly be covered in greasy fingerprints.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:17, archived)
# o_0
I suppose the tablet-mirroring proposition is something, but still seems utterly pointless.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:36, archived)
# it for when you're laying on the sofa
watching 'how it's made' on quest.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:25, archived)
# haha this or pixelated, low-quality YouTube cinema?
Is it just me or does anyone else avoid 3D because I hate wearing those damn glasses?
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:38, archived)
# I avoid it because I don't go to the cinema or own a 3D tv
but yes I'd hate wearing them damn glasses too
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:41, archived)
# Went to see Pixar's Brave (3D) with my 2 sons
They ended up not wearing them and just watching it blury instead.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:46, archived)
# Just a fad on a 30 year cycle
Call me old fashioned but I kind of like how my eyes see things already
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:58, archived)
# I also avoid it because
I don't go to the cinema or own a 3D tv well actually because I'm cheap.
Since I was young I was a big 3D enthusiast, waiting decades for a really good system to come out. It finally has, I've enjoyed it, and now I can take it or leave it.
Be careful what you wish for.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 13:33, archived)
# I avoid it
because it all looks blurry, black and white and gives me a headache
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:49, archived)
# ^ THIS
I thought I was missing something like amazing those magic eye pics?
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:51, archived)
# I often amaze those magic eye pics
They're simple little things, it doesn't take much to amaze them.

Also: I've seen two films in 3D -- Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. Avatar was visually impressive but shit, Alice in Wonderland was visually unimpressive and looked for all the world like a very high-class South Park-esque construction paper film. At the end of it, I had chafed ears and a chafed nose from having to wear 3D glasses on top of my normal glasses.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:54, archived)
# Watch it on a good active 3d tv
Different experience all together. Much better.

The cinema passive systems are ho hum.

And glasses free consumer sets are already on sale, just stupid expensive.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:00, archived)
# The wobbling 3d breasts at the beginning of MIB3 made the purchase price of my set worthwhile
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:03, archived)
# *goes to the shops to buy one now*
i hadn't been sold on the idea before, but i am now.

this is how they should advertise them.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:28, archived)
# 3D porn is the only reason I can think of to buy a buy a 3D telly
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:59, archived)
# 3D is shite
seen a few things with my kids and it adds little except the potential for headaches
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:52, archived)
# and a fiver on the ticket price, it adds that, too
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:54, archived)
# Exactly!
Plus that fact that you miss valuable parts of the movie, dealing with kids that say their eyes are dizzy!
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 10:55, archived)
# I'm hoping that it's a passing fad and studio executives will get over it soon
As has been said many times, it's drawing attention to the packaging rather than the content - a bit like reading a good book which every fourth page interrupts the story to talk about the binding method and type of paper used in its construction
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:03, archived)
# ooh, where can I get one?
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:15, archived)
# Sadly, I don't think it's possible to buy paper books any more
It's all Kindle this and iPad that nowadays
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:20, archived)
# It was a passing phase in the 1980s!
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 15:30, archived)
# I recall doing a bit about that for the sikipedia gig Or it was about Avatar being shite.

I hate 3D too. I just walk around with one eye closed.

Did anyone watch the Hobbit 3D HFR? I just watched the normal 3d and hated it. I wish I went to see the 2D. HFR looks like blokes on a set dressed up daft. Not a magical film.
The crappy grain and motion blur makes it look like cinema. Now that the cinemas are HD that's gone.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:34, archived)
# Cinemas have always been HD, in fact the resolution of an old cinema would still be higher than a current 1080p set.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:06, archived)
# It's specially frustrating in subtitled films
as you have to look either at the subtitles or at the scene. And the subtitles are oddly placed in the front plan, and makes me dizzy reading it as the cam and characters keep moving around.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:02, archived)
# Tintin was OK in 3D, other 3D films I've seen haven't been worth it
If 3D is done properly, it just looks like normal everyday stuff which isn't very exciting.
When it's done over the top it's just unrealistic.

You can't win really.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 20:44, archived)
# I've only seen Prometheus in 3D, and it looked fantastic.
Those plot holes were so much deeper than they would have been in 2D.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:02, archived)
# :D
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:13, archived)
# \o/
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 13:36, archived)
# :)
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 13:52, archived)
# haha
they all have to run up and touch the screen to make it start

also, those seats make me want chips
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:16, archived)
# Utter genius
Woo Yay
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 11:55, archived)
# Hahaha! A fair chunk of our home movies have been shot like this. Gah!
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:41, archived)
# Excellent
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 12:49, archived)