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Old 12-31-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default Most Ridiculous film you've watched converted in 3D? (2D to 3D)

I currently ordered a new 3DTV that features 2D to 3D, you can convert anything to 3D, if you have this feature what movies have you watched that would never be released in 3D?

I've been thinking of what movies I would watch and I'm thinking of:
>Freaky Friday (2003)
>Mean Girls
>The House Bunny
and I was thinking that Kick-Ass and Machete might look good in 3D.

I'm probably going to watch everything in 3D as I really enjoy 3D and I don't care if it's not how it was original intended to be made, I just love 3D.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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I tried watching Dumb & Dumber in 3d. Tried. Wasn't good. In fact, I don't use the 2d-> 3d conversion at all anymore. It just doesn't work for me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Yeah, 2D-3D conversion is not as good as you may expect. It is nothing like a professionally converted title.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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I thought I would use the 2D->3D feature on my bluray player (which came with great reviews by the way) and after just one movie I got tired of it. Its rarely perfect and gives me eyestrain that I dont normally get with native 3D or the good conversions out there. I decided its better to keep the 3D novelty alive by restricting it to these instead of using that feature on my player.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:04 AM   #5
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If I ever use 2D-3D conversion, I do it on a really low depth setting. That way I can appreciate the instances where it gets something right without having all the errors flung right in my face in an obvious manner. Plus I seem to get some sort of "placebo effect" just from having the glasses on.

I usually stick to goofy actiony stuff like old Power Rangers DVDs.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #6
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That will soon fade, 1 year ago my wife hated me because I converted everything, but you'll eventually realize you're not watching 3d, but a conversion algorithm catastrophe.

Or maybe you won't, but I went from "CONVERT ALL THE THINGS!!" to "meh, let's convert some of the things..." to "Why is the sky poking out, it's backdrop.. man this kind of sucks".

I will second that a very minimal depth setting will get you the maximum results when watching the 2d-3d function.

As to stay on topic, I got drunk one night and watched "RAD" converted, the old BMX cult classic from the 80's lol. I bought a copy off of ebay a few years back (still have my original VHS but, well you know..), it had a remastered video and audio quality - fan created of course since the flick never actually went to DVD or anything greater but it's definitely clean.

Needless to say Cru Jones backflip out of the kix bowl did not land in my living room, more on an incorrectly inverted converted bubble of a dirt mound on Hell Track.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:54 PM   #7
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I pretty much looked at Attack of the Clones entirely in TV converted 3D. It was about the same quality that the professionally converted Phantom Menace was, as sad as that is to say.

Haven't tried it with much else, aside from testing it on the first Transformers.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:58 AM   #8
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My 3D TV doesn't have an auto convert feature but my Blu-Ray player does. All it does it push the 2D image back into the screen a little and it curves it a bit, kind of like those crappy German fake 3D BDs. I imagine the auto convert feature on 3D TVs looks like the YouTube auto convert feature.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
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I tried a bit of the 2D to 3D conversion on my projector for Fellowship of the Ring and it looked really good. Although, I did notice that there was some kind of slight flicker/pulse going on that doesn't happen with actual 3D blu-ray discs. So, I'm not sure how long I could watch a movie with the conversion on.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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Star Trek (2009) wasnt too bad.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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My 3D TV doesn't have an auto convert feature but my Blu-Ray player does. All it does it push the 2D image back into the screen a little and it curves it a bit, kind of like those crappy German fake 3D BDs. I imagine the auto convert feature on 3D TVs looks like the YouTube auto convert feature.
Both my 3d tv and 3d bluplayer don't have an auto convert feature.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #12
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i've tried this feature on my LG tv and it was so bad that i don't play no more with this feature!!!!.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:01 AM   #13
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I have watched Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Lake Placid Star Trek V worked out to be the best I did try out The Thing (1982) and It looked awesome.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:44 PM   #14
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I don't know why (maybe its the distinct colours?) but the original Star Trek series (HD Remasters) on bluray look quite good in 3D.

Give it a try.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #15
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I do not like any conversions. One of the main reasons so many consumers are turned off by 3-D is pseudo 3-D content masquerading as professionally produced stereoscopic media.

If it does not have a Left image and a Right image at the time of original production it IS "faked", and it is not 3-D. IMHO.

Is it better than anaglyph? hmmmm....

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #16
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Most ridiculous? Easy- Brady Bunch episodes.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:32 AM   #17
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I've tried Family Guy and The Incredibles. Pretty awesome with both. It's a Trap! looked pretty cool. There's a few pop out shots that I'm surprised turned out, especially in the Griffin's living room and kitchen. I think I'll try Kill Bill next.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:26 PM   #18
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I have a 3D converter box, and I'm not terribly impressed with it. The best thing I've watched is The Dick Van Dyke Show (which I watched through Netflix.) It seems like that little objects on tables and desks jumped out at you. Overall the converted 3D was realistic for this show. I have read that DVD Show had a really excellent cinematographer that they were really lucky to get on the show? Maybe that made a difference.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #19
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Ive only converted like four things to 3D (using a samsung 3dtv)

1. A few Episodes of The King Of Queens which surprisingly had some mild to good depth

2. Back To The Future, some mild/good shots of depth

3. Killer Klowns From Outer Space, had some surprisingly (yet occasionally mild) good depth

4. 9 with only mild depth throughout, although it did have a few cool (yet very brief) pop outs
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:08 PM   #20
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I watched The Man Who Wasn't There on Netflix. Since it was originally 3d I got an idea of what it was like. There's also the Diamond Wizard but I'm hoping it may eventually get a release like Man In The Dark before I watch it. Tried to watch Thriller from VH1 on demand..gave up after 1 min (maybe if it was HD).
Side note I rented Pete Smalls Is Dead from the 3d blu-ray place. It's a German conversion, but of all movies to convert....it was an interesting movie but the 3d only worked in showing L.A. street scenes and Mexico
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