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Old 06-09-2018, 05:26 PM   #201
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Yes Joe, the TV upscales 3D1080p to 4K and it looks great.
Hi blmn,

Then understand why you might not need the darbee.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:34 PM   #202
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i realy want to upgrade my TV(((((
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:52 PM   #203
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I know I'm very late to this party, but I'm still looking for an affordable solution (player, separate device) to be able to watch once in a while my 2D Blu-rays converted to 3D and would be grateful for recommendations.

At the occasion, unless it's already an old story, I'd like to encourage everyone interested in 3D to try the most inexpensive, free 2D > 3D conversion which you'll be able to use right after reading this post.

Unfortunately, I do not know the scientific details but somewhere in the course of evolution caveman lost one eye but still needed to hunt and gather food for family and tribe. Somewhere in our brains is a failsafe switch for this unlikely event which creates 3D depth from single-eye vision, provided there is spatial information enabling our brain to create a 3D image from it.

As for myself I have noticed repeatedly and recently that if the 2D program content includes horizontally moving objects (ideally moving into opposite directions) our brain will create a 3D image from this information watched with one-eye only!



Recently watched The Matrix again and in particular the scene illustrated above with one eye only, the 3D was quite simply awesome, the fragments are really flying at you!
Needless to say that the Matrix Trilogy opening credits also provide a very cool looking 3D effect, as do similiar scenes in these films and in many others.

Unfortunately, you'll only get 3D when there is movement in the image, once the image becomes static, the 3D effect is gone.



So if your friends think 3D glasses look stupid, maybe this is a solution more to their liking.

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Old 04-01-2020, 08:40 PM   #204
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I've had the 2D>3D conversion on my Sony 70" and Sony players. I have tried it on several things... theatrical Road Runner cartoons are fun, adding depth to the canyon falls, and the "Blink" episode of Doctor Who works beautifully. However, I really love watching anime. All of the Studio Ghibli, classics like Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell... Anime is the killer ap for the feature. Like sprinkling pixie dust on them.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:38 PM   #205
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I also auto convert 2D material at times and find it does a great job on geographic titles.

Since my bluray player can increase the depth I mix the highest setting along with the set's lower setting to achieve the best balance.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:56 PM   #206
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A few more things I have watched with 2D>3D on my Sony 70" and Sony 3D Multiregion Player, with Darby 5000s in the chain.

One of the first things we watched 2D>3D was Scrapped Princess, which looks very cool.
Space Dandy has lots of space scences, and so looks much better in 3D.
Rick and Morty gains a lot for the same reason.
Summer Wars has several cyber space scenes similar in concept to those in Cowboy Bebop. Once viewed in 2D>3D, there is no going back.
Full Metal Alchemist
Samurai Champloo
Chaika: Coffin Princess, a series done by the same people who did Scrapped Princess. While the story, though very good, is not quite as good, the odd magic system involves computer animation, and is much more impressive in 3D.
I've done three or four other anime series whose names fail me at the moment, as well as all Studio Ghibli things. Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away both stand out.

I do enjoy having the 2D>3D option to try now and then, but especially for anime. With that suitable material, it makes a significant difference. Again, 3D is like sprinking anime with pixie dust, adding a magical quality to it, flat having a depth somehow, making it "more". The notion of not having the option is depressing. But blu ray with Darbee is so beautiful that I'm not at all tempted by 4K.
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Old 06-04-2020, 12:08 AM   #207
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this thread is an inside joke, right?
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:12 AM   #208
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I was at a second-hand shop and spotted The Hole.

The movie was shot in 3D, but never released in 3D at home.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Hole-Blu-ray/44548/

When I watch it, I'll probably use my TV to auto-convert it.

If there's lots of perspective shots, some of that intent might still come through.

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Old 06-04-2020, 05:12 PM   #209
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Many of us have "The Hole" 3D BLURAY. Still available, but not as easy to find
as before $$.
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:00 AM   #210
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Many of us have "The Hole" 3D BLURAY. Still available, but not as easy to find
as before $$.
What region? Just curious...

I'll watch my copy first, just see what the movie's like.
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Old 06-06-2020, 04:13 PM   #211
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What region? Just curious...

I'll watch my copy first, just see what the movie's like.
The Hole was released in 3D in region B locked and region free editions. See http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparison....php?fid=17265

Naturally it will play much better in native 3D than autoconverted from the 2D version.
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