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N3OGH
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reply to baineschile

Re: TV

I looked at this newfangled 3D TV when I was in Best Buy the other day. It was a bit interesting, but beyond that I'm not foaming at the mouth to get it.

Give me a nice 1080p TV and high def source, and that's good enough.

Does that make me a Luddite?
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baineschile
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3D makes me sick personally. I had to watch Avatar with one eye closed. Or one eye open, depending if you are an optomist....



ptrowski
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reply to N3OGH

Same here at a local Best Buy. While it was neat, I could not stand to wear the glasses to watch TV.



Thaler
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3D video feeds and projections are not standardized yet. Until there's a clear format winner, I wouldn't drop a single dollar in that market. Paying for cutting edge technology now that's rendered completely useless by platform wars just down the road is too bitter a pill for me to take.

So yeah. You're better off saving your money now, or spending it on a higher quality 1080p TV & HD source. Neither of those will be garbage-worthy for some time.



baineschile
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said by Thaler:

Paying for cutting edge technology now that's rendered completely useless by platform wars just down the road is too bitter a pill for me to take.

I disagree. My HD-DVD player player makes a great hutch for my wobbly dinig room table. Leveled it out completely, and it doesnt move anymore.


FFH
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said by ptrowski:

Same here at a local Best Buy. While it was neat, I could not stand to wear the glasses to watch TV.
A glasses free 3D TV is coming soon. Depending on how that looks, I might start getting interested. The need special glasses to watch 3D TV is a non-starter for me.

»www.pcworld.com/article/204011/G···rss_news
Glasses-Free 3DTVs Coming This Year Courtesy Of Toshiba?

According to the Yomiuri Shumbun, Toshiba will release three models of an autostereoscopic 3D TV set before the end of 2010.

Toshiba isn't the only company working on an autostereoscopic TV--that is, one that won't require you to wear glasses to see 3D images. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS will use an autostereoscopic screen, and we've covered the topic in the past. But Toshiba has been working on improving the limitations of 3D TV's for a while, as Engadget points out.


ptrowski
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I heard about that, but hadn't seen the link, thanks.
What it reminds me of are those "hidden images" books that you stare at and the image pops out at you.



ptrowski
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reply to baineschile

said by baineschile:

said by Thaler:

Paying for cutting edge technology now that's rendered completely useless by platform wars just down the road is too bitter a pill for me to take.

I disagree. My HD-DVD player player makes a great hutch for my wobbly dinig room table. Leveled it out completely, and it doesnt move anymore.
Heh. I remember a few years ago when we were looking for a new DVD player. We were in the store and they had one last HD-DVD add on to the 360 left so I grabbed it. My wife said "there are more blu-ray titles so we should get a blu-ray player". Fast forward to a few months later and the HD-DVD was pretty much dead.

I won't admit it to this day but she was right.
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88615298
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reply to FFH

said by FFH:

said by ptrowski:

Same here at a local Best Buy. While it was neat, I could not stand to wear the glasses to watch TV.
A glasses free 3D TV is coming soon. Depending on how that looks, I might start getting interested. The need special glasses to watch 3D TV is a non-starter for me.

»www.pcworld.com/article/204011/G···rss_news
Glasses-Free 3DTVs Coming This Year Courtesy Of Toshiba?

According to the Yomiuri Shumbun, Toshiba will release three models of an autostereoscopic 3D TV set before the end of 2010.

Toshiba isn't the only company working on an autostereoscopic TV--that is, one that won't require you to wear glasses to see 3D images. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS will use an autostereoscopic screen, and we've covered the topic in the past. But Toshiba has been working on improving the limitations of 3D TV's for a while, as Engadget points out.
Those types of TVs are YEARS away from practical use and even futher a way on pricing. Considering the biggest problem being the 30 degree field of view I'm not sure how they are going to fix that.

hottboiinnc
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reply to ptrowski

the HD dvd died due to Sony pushing their standard on everyone.



DarkLogix
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reply to ptrowski

hay i still use my HD-DVD player
and blame sony for their bribery

the HD-DVD drive lets you not have to change the disc in the game drive unless you want to play a differant game



S_engineer
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reply to 88615298

This will blow up in their collective faces. Lawsuits from a small percentage of people that have epilepsy dormant. At least it'll be a stimulas for the American Bar Association.
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Morac
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reply to hottboiinnc

said by hottboiinnc:

the HD dvd died due to Sony pushing their standard on everyone.
Both Sony and Toshiba tried to push their standards, it's just that Sony pushed harder. Technically Sony and all its partners.
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