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Old 11-11-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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I thought I'd open up the discussion for those of us who don't have 3d TVs that still buy 3d blu-rays. Besides special features, why do we do it?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
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I thought I'd open up the discussion for those of us who don't have 3d TVs that still buy 3d blu-rays. Besides special features, why do we do it?
For the same reason we SHOULD have been buying those first Disney Blu-rays with the DVD before we got that first player--
You don't lose out for still getting the old-school disk in the same case, and it always helps to have more of something for later on.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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pretty simple.. fork out a few bucks and upgrade..... 1.4, new receiver and TV... Blu ray will be around for about 20 yrs Im guessing.. there is no benefit to "Ultra hi def" / "4K" in Home theater, so you might as well invest now
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #4
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I have officially become a member of this society. I bought the 2D version of The Avengers initially and even opened it and watched it. Then I started thinking how sweet it would be in 3D in the off chance I bought a 3D TV later on (saw it in 3D in the theaters). So, after mulling over my next purchases I bought Prometheus in 3D (for the bonus documentary). And decided to GO BACK and purchase a single Avengers 3D bluray off Ebay. So my $20 Avengers bluray turns into a $35 purchase (the single bluray disc was $15). Kicking myself for not buying The Avengers in 3D from Target for $20 when it was offered. So, when it came to buying The Amazing Spider-Man, guess what? 3D edition. So, yeah. I will buy 3D versions from now on until I get my TV which I've been doing research on and might buy around black Friday.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
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I don't have a 3D TV, but it wouldn't hurt to have a decent selection of films if/when the day comes
100: An American Werewolf in London
200: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
300: The Sandlot
400: Citizen Kane (Digibook)
500: Brazil (Criterion)
600: Iron Man 3 (3D)

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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I buy the 3d version because it seems like a more 'premium' version. Like I'm getting a super-special edition or something. A lot of times the case is really nice. In cases like Transformers 3, Prometheus, Pirates of the Caribbean OST, it was the specials disc that broke me. However, I do not like that Step Up 4 is only having a 3d combo-only release. For a movie like that I'd buy the 2d. I don't like being forced to buy 3d. Most time I will do it willingly provided the choice is there.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #7
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I did this with all blu-rays I bought before getting a 3D tv. When I got the tv I was really glad as I already had around 20 3d blus. It's well worth it to just buy the better version to begin with whether you have the tv or not. You will be glad in the end
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #8
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well i'm getting a 3D TV first thing next year.

and i already own a big selection of 3D films.

everybody should do this, everybody will eventually upgrade to 3D and it's better to just have that collection already.

i know some people sell their 3D discs and they'll be regretting that when they finally do decide to upgrade.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #9
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I know a few people that do this and sell the 3d disk, they end up with a pretty good priced blu ray doing that. Pretty good idea if you don't care about 3d at all.

One of my friends has a pretty good sized 3d collection, I end up borrowing most of his 3d movies to get my fix.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #10
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Also started out this way back in 2010, before buying a 3DTV. First 3D Blu Ray was Resident Evil Afterlife 3D. That was the movie that convinced me to buy a 3DTV.

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pretty simple.. fork out a few bucks and upgrade..... 1.4, new receiver and TV... Blu ray will be around for about 20 yrs Im guessing.. there is no benefit to "Ultra hi def" / "4K" in Home theater, so you might as well invest now
20 years, I hope so. I've heard rumors Sony already has a new super HD disc prototype, holding something like 125 GB per disc, but don't quote me on that, someone mentioned that a few months ago, but I didn't bother doing research, as Blu Ray looks great as it is.
This "Super HD" would be as sharp as the images in a book or magazine, zero pixelation up close on a new "Super HD TV". I hope that day doesn't arrive for another 20 years though. If it does, they better offer backwards compatibility with Blu Ray and DVD. Nevermind the fact I won't be buying a new "Super HD" 3DTV unless it's glasses free in the next 10 years.

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I have officially become a member of this society.

Kicking myself for not buying The Avengers in 3D from Target for $20 when it was offered. So, when it came to buying The Amazing Spider-Man, guess what? 3D edition. So, yeah. I will buy 3D versions from now on until I get my TV which I've been doing research on and might buy around black Friday.
Yeah, when a 2DTV owner sees Immortals 2D Blu Ray on sale for the same price as the dual pack 2D, 3D blu ray at Best Buy on release week for 22$, there is not really a good reason to pass up the 3D/2D combo pack version, as you could always sell or give the disc away to someone else.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #11
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I am buying all the 3D movies to prepare for my eventual upgrade to a 3D HDTV.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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This holiday season, I will be stocking up on 3Ds. First part of 13, I'm finally getting my Samsung 64" Plasma E8000!!! So darned pumped I can hardly sleep!!! LOL I still have a 15 year old 32" CRT Toshiba. So, yeah, a bit of a step up.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #13
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this thread is jokes. reminds me of myself when i bought resident evil afterlife 3d 3 months before i bought my gt30 lol
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:38 AM   #14
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This thread is a nice sign of the tide turning towards more 3D fans.

For non 3D fans, I'd guess they're not interested in wearing 3D glasses, and the examples of 3D they may have seen, were weak efforts like Clash of the Titans, after which they wrote off 3D in general. Those are legitimate reasons, but hopefully they'll give 3D a chance in the future when it goes "glasses-free" and most TV shows and movies are available in 2D and 3D.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:17 AM   #15
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I think I still qualify for this thread. We do have a 3D tv now but not a player yet. Had 6 titles before the tv and another 7 since.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:34 AM   #16
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I didn't have blu-ray until I got my 3D TV so didn't have that issue. Now I generally don't buy anything 2D at all. I am considering buying the Walking Dead series though, when season three becomes available. Not watching it on TV this year. And the Spartacus series as well. Didn't see the last season of that either.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #17
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I have a bunch of 3D movies that I can only watch on my computer. I will invest in a 3D projector sometime down the track, but the 2D Panny plasma still goes strong for now.
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