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Initial post: 8 Jul 2010 15:05:54 BDT
OEJ says:
Sorry - another thread about Sky, sort of. I'm watching the England-Bangladesh ODI (that's cricket by the way) which is apparently the first such event to be transmitted in 3D.

The commentators are cooing about its brilliance, but then if they rubbished it they'd be fired.

So has anybody seen it - cricket in 3D that is? I'm far from convinced about the appeal personally, choosing to see the new Shrek film at the cinema the other day in old-skool 2D. Also, I watched Coraline in 2D, 3D and Blu-ray and preferred Blu-ray by miles.

I think 3D should be free. But I'm sure someone will disagree.
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Posted on 8 Jul 2010 17:10:54 BDT
Danny says:
How soon before 3d porn is commonplace?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2010 19:31:25 BDT
Ben Basing says:
There was a film called "What the Swedish Butler Saw" (or some such, this was years ago) that showed in 3D in a cinema in Piccadilly for ages, apparently some people went to see it "because of the amazing technical qualities of the 3D images" hmmm. If 3D increases the audience someone will make it!

Posted on 9 Jul 2010 20:32:21 BDT
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JJG says:
Mark, I heard rumours Caligula was to be remade in 3D, porn enough for you? Anyway a couple have been made (I have not seen them, and it would only be for the 3D :)).

Pundit, I'm not sure that Cricket is the best sport for 3D, just like dramas don't get the best of 3D but action does. I've had tasters of 3D and by far and away the best sport for 3D (from the examples I've seen) is Boxing. So as far as that goes, the technical spec of the 3D can be outstanding but it may not fit the form of viewing material as well as some others. Avatar is the only 3D I've seen in a cinema.

EDIT: Actually to exemplify this, we had a talk about 3D on the video games forum a while ago (a prime area for 3D), with the up shot being that 3D would not work well for some major games (if they were to be remade in 3D). Mainly because of use of perspective in games, camera angles usually used would be ineffective for 3D in a number of cases.

Posted on 11 Jul 2010 15:19:31 BDT
Danny says:
I imagine 3D boxing would be quite invigorating to watch.

Posted on 11 Jul 2010 22:54:43 BDT
JJG says:
Scary too, a bit of sweat, blood and teeth coming at you.

Football seemed okay too, but to be honest after this shameful world cup I don't see myself being interested in anything beyond the gunners from now on.

Posted on 11 Jul 2010 23:17:22 BDT
OEJ says:
Yep. Our FA Cup beats the World Cup every day of the week. I'd much rather watch the Premier League too.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2010 11:50:48 BDT
JJG says:
Well it's not just the quality of the game, diving is just getting completely out of control in professional football. As a sports fan I think I'm going to have to turn my back on the majority of it, and stick to some sports with a modicum of dignity left to them.

Posted on 15 Jul 2010 16:04:33 BDT
Halo572 says:
I doubt that most people really care about 3d, I certainly don't. With Freeview HD completing transmission in another 2 years I'm not even on that yet. Considered Blu-ray for 2 years, but stick with my 2001 Sony DVD player hooked up to a Denon digital amp through the digital output. Rent a couple of films per year through Easy DVD and the rest hard drive off the TV.

Haven't had Sky for 10 years, will never have it again, can't justify the cost or supporting Murdoch and again, don't care what technologies they offer I don't watch enough TV to worry.

As long as I have a nice clean SD signal, preferably through HDMI I'm happy. Saying that, I watched most of the world cup on a 1999 36 inch Panasonic CRT through the scart and that was good enough as well.

But I did just get a £2k Alienware, so I suppose it is priorities.

Posted on 17 Jul 2010 14:41:18 BDT
Whether sky 3D is good or not it shouldnt cost extra like sky HD, biggest waste of an extra tenner a month, EVER. We buy a HDTV oh thats not enough we now need blu ray players and a subscription to sky HD, catch 22. sky 3D will be the same, it'll probably be cool but imaginenwatching everything on TV the same way we watched avatar. No thanks, 2D i think will be with us for the long haul
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