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Old 01-04-2013, 01:58 AM   #61
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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   #62
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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   #63
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #64
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Do you know Forbidden Planet? You should. It's the classic masterpiece from the mid-1950's that many consider the best Sci Fi film ever. I don't think I will go quite that far but it is terrific if a little dated and quaint.

I'll not review it here because this forum is devoted to Blu-Ray and 3D. The film has been re-released on Blu-Ray but my copy is a DVD. If you want read reviews check it out on Amazon. Be warned, you will be overwhelmed by a bunch of Sci Fi freaks who are huge fans of the movie.

What I want to do is tell you how good the film looks with simulated 3D on my Panasonic TV. It's as though the film was made for this. It's very nearly as good as a real 3D disk.

Since it seems I'm the only one here writing about simulated 3D and because of all the negative responses I have received, I thought I would give you a case where simulated 3D works really well. This is good because Forbidden Planet is not out in 3D and may never be. But it deserves to be in every bodies film library especially if you like Sci Fi.

An interesting oddity is the musical sound track which is totally electronic, the very first one. Understand that synthesizers did not exist in 1955 when the film was made. So how did they do it? They could have used used a strange and odd electronic instrument invented in the 1930's called a Theremin. But they didn't because the world has produced only one person who mastered the instrument. Instead, they used frequency generators and many original sound modifiers. And what a job they did. It's a great and highly original sound track, again a classic.

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:07 AM   #65
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HI All,
Do you know Forbidden Planet? You should. It's the classic masterpiece from the mid-1950's that many consider the best Sci Fi film ever. I don't think I will go quite that far but it is terrific if a little dated and quaint.

I'll not review it here because this forum is devoted to Blu-Ray and 3D. The film has been re-released on Blu-Ray but my copy is a DVD. If you want read reviews check it out on Amazon. Be warned, you will be overwhelmed by a bunch of Sci Fi freaks who are huge fans of the movie.

What I want to do is tell you how good the film looks with simulated 3D on my Panasonic TV. It's as though the film was made for this. It's very nearly as good as a real 3D disk.

Since it seems I'm the only one here writing about simulated 3D and because of all the negative responses I have received, I thought I would give you a case where simulated 3D works really well. This is good because Forbidden Planet is not out in 3D and may never be. But it deserves to be in every bodies film library especially if you like Sci Fi.

An interesting oddity is the musical sound track which is totally electronic, the very first one. Understand that synthesizers did not exist in 1955 when the film was made. So how did they do it? They could have used used a strange and odd electronic instrument invented in the 1930's called a Theremin. But they didn't because the world has produced only one person who mastered the instrument. Instead, they used frequency generators and many original sound modifiers. And what a job they did. It's a great and highly original sound track, again a classic.

Sparky
It's probably the amazing colours, and lack of fast paced action that does it. I enjoyed The Simpsons Movie simulated on my Sammy (now broken), but only when there was little movement.

Maybe this means Wizard of Oz would look alright too, though if you're a fan I believe the 3D disk is still coming out, and it's probably best to wait. But it could also mean that The Little Mermaid would look okay, and those that don't want to double dip on Avatar may also have a good experience (though the 3D is SO strong in this one, I really recommend buying it).

Now I wanna watch Flash Gordon simulated on my computer. Lol. There's so much red and green in that one I should give it a go on my big screen with anaglyph glasses!
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:12 AM   #66
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HI All,
Do you know Forbidden Planet? You should. It's the classic masterpiece from the mid-1950's that many consider the best Sci Fi film ever. I don't think I will go quite that far but it is terrific if a little dated and quaint.

I'll not review it here because this forum is devoted to Blu-Ray and 3D. The film has been re-released on Blu-Ray but my copy is a DVD. If you want read reviews check it out on Amazon. Be warned, you will be overwhelmed by a bunch of Sci Fi freaks who are huge fans of the movie.

What I want to do is tell you how good the film looks with simulated 3D on my Panasonic TV. It's as though the film was made for this. It's very nearly as good as a real 3D disk.

Since it seems I'm the only one here writing about simulated 3D and because of all the negative responses I have received, I thought I would give you a case where simulated 3D works really well. This is good because Forbidden Planet is not out in 3D and may never be. But it deserves to be in every bodies film library especially if you like Sci Fi.

An interesting oddity is the musical sound track which is totally electronic, the very first one. Understand that synthesizers did not exist in 1955 when the film was made. So how did they do it? They could have used used a strange and odd electronic instrument invented in the 1930's called a Theremin. But they didn't because the world has produced only one person who mastered the instrument. Instead, they used frequency generators and many original sound modifiers. And what a job they did. It's a great and highly original sound track, again a classic.

Sparky
Thanks for sharing this. I may have to try the same thing with my copy of Forbidden Planet.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #67
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #68
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general thread?
It's 3D related. There's too many haters everywhere else. If you have something interesting to say about 3D, and want to discuss is with people who are interested in what you're saying, I think this is the place to be.

That's my opinion anyway. I haven't seen a moderator all morning...
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:48 AM   #69
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I dunno, I just popped in the disc and tried it. While a few scenes do gain additional depth, all in all I still found it pretty much 2D. But then again maybe some displays do better jobs converting to 3D than others.
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Friend of mine said she was watching Iron Man 2 in 3D on a 3D blu-ray player (not sure which). I told her that it's impossible since Iron Man 2 is not 3D. She says that her blu-ray 3D player converts any blu-ray to 3D.

Someone please tell me she's been lied to.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #71
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #72
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Yes. It also converts VHS to 3D as well
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #73
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Yes. It also converts VHS to 3D as well
You can upconvert any crap to 3D with a display that has 2D-to-3D conversion. Of course it will also look like crap, maybe more so than before.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #74
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You can upconvert any crap to 3D with a display that has 2D-to-3D conversion. Of course it will also look like crap, maybe more so than before.
C'mon now, it looks okay if you pause it...

Converted films are bad enough when they take months to do. How anyone thinks they'll get a decent 3D conversion on the fly is anyone's guess...
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I think eventually, many years from now, 2D to 3D conversion will be good. But yes, for now it's mostly crap.
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Friend of mine said she was watching Iron Man 2 in 3D on a 3D blu-ray player (not sure which). I told her that it's impossible since Iron Man 2 is not 3D. She says that her blu-ray 3D player converts any blu-ray to 3D.

Someone please tell me she's been lied to.
well if she isn't lying then she got from anyone cause converting to 3D girl mostly avoid :P
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:28 PM   #77
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So i see a lot of blu-ray movies are coming out as 3D now. What i'm confused about is i thought if you had a 3D capable TV and 3D glasses you could watch any blu-ray or DVD movie in 3D. So what is different about these 3D movies? Are they any better in 3D?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #78
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So i see a lot of blu-ray movies are coming out as 3D now. What i'm confused about is i thought if you had a 3D capable TV and 3D glasses you could watch any blu-ray or DVD movie in 3D. So what is different about these 3D movies? Are they any better in 3D?
some players/displays can convert 2D to 3D on the fly but it is not that great (since it has to guess at what should be closer/further in order to create the two images). Some of the movies in 3D are shot in 3D (best) and so two images are captured from the get go and you have real stereoscopy. Some of the films are converted from 2D (since that was how they were originally shot and there is only one image) but these converted films can still be better than your TV since the studio has better (more expensive) equipment for the conversion and a technician probably tweaked anything that looked off.

If you don't knowhow 3D works. It is based on normal stereoscopic vision. For an easy example look through a door way or window. If you close your left eye the image through the opening will be different than if you close your right eye. Some things will look more to the left while others more to the right and the closer the object the more the difference between what the left and right eye sees (for example your nose). Also (important when discussing conversions), there might be some stuff that the left (or right) eye did not see through the opening when it was the only one opened but now that the other eye is open (or when they both are open) you see it (and so if that happens with a conversion your equipment can't add what was not in the shot to begin with).
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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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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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