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3d TV - anyone got one yet?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Nov 17, 2010.

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    looking at these, not crazy money - we don't even have HD as yet

    interested to see what people say...
     
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    i had a look in the sony shop last week....i couldnt sit with 3d specs on to watch tele. just normal hd will do me when i get a tv that can handle it
     
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    Although not CRAZY money, the cheapest I think is the samsung deal, 40" lcd (or 50" plasma) + bluray player + 2 or 3 sets of glasses for about 999. Now, that's about double the cost of an equivalent hd NON-3d set. So it's quite a premium.

    Now, when they work, I think they work pretty well :) but there's not much content right now to justify the premium and tbh I dont enjoy sitting there with the glasses on at the cinema :/ so dont anticipate doing it at home either. In fact, I really feel like it strains my eyes.

    So hmmmmm. All that along with toshiba/sony and others saying it wont be as long as we think until they can do 3d without glasses just makes me wonder if it's worth paying the premium.
     
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    havent a clue how they will make you see 3d without glasses :unsure:

    im plumping for a panasonic 50" plasma 600hz tv plus a blueray and hopefully a bose sound system shortly after :D
     
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    The Nintendo 3DS has 3D without glasses and looks incredible!!
     
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    havent seen one chris....will look next time im in lakeside or in town
     
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    The 3DS looks great, it even allows you to adjust the amount of 3D effect it has, to suit each individual user.
     
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    and it will have a 3D camera, 2 cameras on the back of the lid go together to make the 1st ever 3d photos, very interesting

    Mick they aren't out yet but if you youtube them you can see the effects on the top screen
     
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    oh ok will do thx chris :)
     
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    I saw the demo and the 3D channel from sky is quite impressive but I am not sure if they transmit the channel with subtitles, until I get this confirmed I wont consider it just yet....
     
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    While in America we went to the local Sony store and best buys, they both had the 3d televisions set up, other half and kids loved it but I must have an eye condition that provents me seeing the 3d image as all I was getting was a blurry image. I've seen 3d films at the cinema fine but for some reason when wearing the glasses that come with the new tv's I can't.
    I really can't see us all sitting watching tv with the glasses on anyway, maybe when sharp bring out the new 3d tele that doesn't need the glasses we may consider it.
     
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    we were looking at this in May and decided that instead of a 3D TV we would use the extra it cost to get a better TV, i thinking it's LCD...it is fantastic
     
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    There's a camera at the minute that takes 3D pics without glasses by using two different sensors :yes: It's really cool but not quite 'there' yet :yes: I think it'll be a few years before we get a truly good 3D TV without glasses at an affordable price, and I think by then the fuss may have died down :unsure:
     
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    Personally, unless that 3D TV is much cheaper there than it is here I'll wait until the prices drop. It isn't that important to me and also I can't imagine sitting there watching my TV with special glasses on.
     
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    It's like all things, will come down in price eventually, remember when sat navs first came out? they were at least a thousand, now you can get them for fifty! Digital watches and calculators were the same.

    I'm going to sit it out for a while.
     
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    My sat nave was over £400 when I bought it 5 years ago, its still going though! Wouldn't have bought it if I didn't use it for work at that price
     
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    Well I love 3D movies, so I guess I'm alone there :lol: I don't mind wearing teh glasses at all in the cinema

    By the look of some of the sets the glasses are unique to the TV and cost up to £80 a pair and lots are battery powered :unsure:

    Hmm maybe wait for now, but I'm sure it wont be long before they are everywhere
     
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    I'm also a love of 3D movies :yes: I much prefer the ones that don't jump out at stuff (they're much better at Disney) because the 3D makes a really great visual quality. I don't mind the glasses over my normal glasses :yes:
     
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    I found the glasses gave me eye strain and a headache when I watched Avatar. So don't know if I could stand it for a tv?
     
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    me too :yes:
     

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