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    What's up with 3D TV?

    So I had to buy a TV on the weekend, the one I got, 42" wifi/internet enabled so we can watch online TV movies etc directly on the TV, I wasn't even aware this was an option until I went shopping.
    I think there are many other features I've yet to discover, but one thing it turns out to be is 3D.
    Now it comes with the glasses, and I know the movie has to have been filmed in 3D and it probably won't be transmitted in 3D, so what I want to know is do I need to buy a dedicated 3D DVD player or will my standard player do the job?
    Anyone have experience of these 3D TVs?
    The glasses need to be charged through the USB slots on the TV, something I wasn't aware of and have no idea why, or how they work.
    I just wanted a TV, plug it in and watch, now I have to go through a whole learning curve thing.
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    A blue ray dvd player will do the job. Not worth it, imo. And you cannot watch a 3D movie without the glasses, gives ya a headache.

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    We've got one here and had one in an apartment in Korea, there's a 3D button on the remote, it seems to make everything 3D...
    Don't like it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    do I need to buy a dedicated 3D DVD player or will my standard player do the job?
    fock buying shit, get downloading and wirelessly stream from your laptop to TV. I use servioo for that.

    Serviio media server

    here's some free 3D movies
    http://kickass.to/usearch/3d/

    as for your glasses, most laptops and phones come with usb wall plugs nowadays.

    btw what make is your tv ?

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    I've yet to find anyone who uses the option. Very few movies and generally a pain in the ass.

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    Checked one out at a store and wasn't impressed.
    Wouldn't waste my $$$

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    I have a 3D TV and a few Blu-ray DVDs. You do need a Blu-ray DVD player and Blu-ray DVDs to use the 3D function.

    Seldom use the 3D function and it is really best on the Pixar-style animated stuff (Toy Story, Madagascar, etc.). With regular movies it is a bit spooky. I have a video fishtank which is worth watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    do I need to buy a dedicated 3D DVD player or will my standard player do the job?
    fock buying shit, get downloading and wirelessly stream from your laptop to TV. I use servioo for that.

    Serviio media server

    here's some free 3D movies
    http://kickass.to/usearch/3d/

    as for your glasses, most laptops and phones come with usb wall plugs nowadays.

    btw what make is your tv ?
    It's got built in internet capabilities, though what these extend to I'm not sure. It's a Chinese brand, Skyworth, I've had one of their DVD players forever and it's still going so I thought I'd give it a shot.
    The problem is the manual's in Chinese which is a pain.
    I'm working my way through by trial and error so far.
    As far a downloading, I think I need a downloaing guide for dummies.
    I have never managed to successfully download as much as a TV episode, let alone a movie. (having said that I always try and do it for free)
    (later)
    OK, thanks for that link, that looks interesting.

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    There is nothing up with 3D TV.
    That's what.

    3D TV was a massive con to allow the global electronics industry to survive the GFC.
    Governments gave out subsidies and rebates and everyone went out and bought a new 3d bigscreen.

    There was a bit of help from the media with that years State of Origin and World Cup broadcast in 3d and promises of media galore.
    But since then, nothing,,nada...zip.

    Why? Because they knew it was a dead end tech, like laser discs. They knew that once the hype wore off nobody was going to sit and watch tv wearing glasses. How do you and 5 mates watch the world cup when glasses cost $100 and the tv comes with 2? How does a family watch a movie?
    It's a ridiculous notion that they sold on hype just because they could while they tried to figure out glassless 3d tech.

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    I bought mine when the price dropped through the floor. Came with six pairs of glasses so you can invite some friends around and joke about how silly you all look.

    It's OK for the occasional film but I'm not wearing those specs every time I watch a film.

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    I didn't even realize it was 3D when I bought it, it was the internet and wifi stuff I got it for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    There is nothing up with 3D TV.
    That's what.

    3D TV was a massive con to allow the global electronics industry to survive the GFC.
    Governments gave out subsidies and rebates and everyone went out and bought a new 3d bigscreen.

    There was a bit of help from the media with that years State of Origin and World Cup broadcast in 3d and promises of media galore.
    But since then, nothing,,nada...zip.

    Why? Because they knew it was a dead end tech, like laser discs. They knew that once the hype wore off nobody was going to sit and watch tv wearing glasses. How do you and 5 mates watch the world cup when glasses cost $100 and the tv comes with 2? How does a family watch a movie?
    It's a ridiculous notion that they sold on hype just because they could while they tried to figure out glassless 3d tech.
    Agree. Another one i don't get is those TVs where you wave your hand about to get it to do stuff. Would be a nightmare if you were watching, and umm enjoying, some porn - the bloody thing would keep changing channels, and trying to dim the contrast....

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    Ridiculous trick to try to sell us more shit.

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    I though we had a built in device in our heads to make 2d TV feel 3d , it can even work reading a book .

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