[QUOTE=MJPollard;2623983]The improvements in technology don’t overcome simulated 3D’s inherent weaknesses (which killed it the first two times) or Big Media’s greed in pushing it with price premiums (which is killing it now). Wake me up when we have true 3D viewing experiences, like holograms that appear right in the middle of your living room. Until then, no improvements in technology is going to make simulated 3D anything more than an over-hyped, expensive, problem-plagued gimmick.[/QUOTE]
I disagree. Movies which have been produced/directed with intent of release on 3D, and animated movies, are generally fabulous.
Once again, greed comes to play - the market has been flooded with revamped/retro movies that were filmed in 2D and have been kludged up into a 3D version in an attempt to squeeze the last remaining drops of blood out of consumers with cruddy catalogue titles.
[QUOTE=ivid;2623678]MJPollard, there is a difference between the 3D they pushed over the decades and the technology now. The modern 3D camera technology and the higher frame rates (see Hobbit in December) make the 3D far more realistic and effective. Its sure not perfect though.
Duke I agree I wonder how bad it will be on you eyes (and brain!) long term. My nephew has a 3DS and I’m concerned it’s not good for his eyes too.
I too was looking at plasma recently. Turns out the best Panny plasma for 2D quality is the 3D model! So if you want the best you need to get the 3D model. They will probably all be 3D soon anyhow.
Aside from all this I am keen to see how 3D plays out for video games. Many games are now 3D capable and I’m hearing the xbox 720 or whatever and the PS4 will have a big focus on 3D.[/QUOTE]
I agree - the 3D we have now is decades ahead of the original 3D … but, I’m not so sure about the “Passive” 3D TV models which seem to have been released recently. It just seems like such a rip-off to dredge up 30yr old tech and release it next to current 3D tech models.
It just proves, once again, that the industry has it’s own interests at heart, and snake-oil salesmen are still around, are paid more, and have corporate support.
As to health affects … I don’t long term problems in either eyes or brain, but the brain working overtime will make people more tired.
Of course, trot out the usual idiots that will strap on a 3D pair of glasses and sit down for a 3 month 24hr marathon of 3D movies, just to argue the case.
Being more practical than empathetic, I’d suggest it’s for the good of the species. Hopefully said idiots will somehow remove themselves from the gene pool.
Darwin Awards Forever!