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Old 12-11-2010, 15:41   #141
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Indeed. It's one thing to wear cheap (and fairly disposible) glasses in the cinema but it's got to be expensive "active" glasses at home if you want the best 3D option. I just can't see any regular family shelling out for these (especially where there are kids, as the glasses are so easily broken).
To not have a 3D version of this collector's edition of Avatar on the shelves next week is utterly mental. It would've been the way to get many people to "go 3D" at home and given the format (or presentation?) a big boost.
That said, I for one simply can't get interested in 3D at home, I barely care at the cinema. The good examples of 3D I've seen at the cinema (Avatar, Toy Story 3) still didn't actually need it at all!
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Old 12-11-2010, 15:57   #142
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theres a real serious shortage of 3d content in terms of bluray, and it isn't going to change anytime soon. holding back a retail 3d version of avatar is a kick in the teeth for 3dtv as that would sell more TV's
By the time ( a few years down the road) 3d blurays are shipping properly the 3d without glasses tv tech will be nearly upon us.

Can't see what early adopters are getting for their money at this point in time. very very little.
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Old 15-11-2010, 11:29   #143
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Extended Collectors Edition is region coded oddly.

First [film] disc is A/B, Extras discs 2 and 3 are B/C. So can presume the US version is locked to A for those discs.
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Old 15-11-2010, 12:02   #144
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theres a real serious shortage of 3d content in terms of bluray, and it isn't going to change anytime soon. holding back a retail 3d version of avatar is a kick in the teeth for 3dtv as that would sell more TV's
By the time ( a few years down the road) 3d blurays are shipping properly the 3d without glasses tv tech will be nearly upon us.

Can't see what early adopters are getting for their money at this point in time. very very little.
Panasonic have the rights for a limited blu ray release and are releasing it with their 3d sets and players
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Old 15-11-2010, 13:07   #145
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Extended Collectors Edition is region coded oddly.

First [film] disc is A/B, Extras discs 2 and 3 are B/C. So can presume the US version is locked to A for those discs.
Damn, got a US PS3 here. Will have to pay extra for the US now
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Old 15-11-2010, 13:14   #146
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Damn, got a US PS3 here. Will have to pay extra for the US now
Ditto.
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Old 15-11-2010, 13:16   #147
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According to JC, the commercial 3D release will not be available for 2 to 3 years so expect the Panasonic versions to go up and up in price.

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Editor's Note: As you may know, this Blu-ray set does not include a 3D version of the film. A movie-only Blu-ray 3D Avatar release will shortly be available ONLY as a limited exclusive to those who purchase a Panasonic Blu-ray 3D player, 3D home theatre system or a 3D HDTV. Full details will be available here on the Panasonic website on 12/1/10. However, Cameron has himself said that a commercial release of the Blu-ray 3D version is likely 2-3 years away. Why not now? There just aren't yet enough 3D-capable systems in homes to justify a release. However, that will certainly change over the next couple years, as prices drop and 3D becomes a standard feature in more new BD players and displays. So make your plans accordingly.]
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/review...ews110910.html
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Old 15-11-2010, 20:51   #148
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Love the packaging on the collector's edition. It's got an outer slipcase with all the ratings logos and specs and whatnot, and then there's a clean slipcase inside that which holds the amaray case.
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Very nice packaging on this Unfortunately the menus are rather messed up when I play it on my Sony S370 player. Is anyone else having issues? First time hardly anything appeared on the main menu, then I ejected it and put it back in and the menu appeared fine. But when I go into the sub menus, half of the stuff isn't visible so I can't actually select which version of the film to watch! I've got a 2GB usb stick plugged in the back of the machine so I'm a bit puzzled as everything has played fine so far.
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Old 15-11-2010, 23:25   #150
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Well I just put a 4GB usb stick in the Sony S370 player now and everything appears to work fine! It's nice to be able to select which version of the film to watch I guess the 2GB stick wasn't enough memory or was full up with other Blu-ray data. Anyway, yay!
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Old 16-11-2010, 12:33   #151
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Panasonic have the rights for a limited blu ray release and are releasing it with their 3d sets and players
I know which is what I stated retail release - a panny promo is not classed as a retail release

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Old 16-11-2010, 22:59   #152
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Weird packaging- a slipcase within a slipcase.

It looks incredible- but **** me, 4 mins for it to load? (both discs)- God I miss HD-DVD.

Watching the feature length making of documentary now, looks like it will be worth the cost of the disc. Seems pretty in depth and meaty.
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For anyone with a 3D TV setup...

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I have a surprise for you guys that have this set, if you are lucky enough to have a 3D setup, in a hidden easter egg on disc 3 there is 2 3D features inc:

The theatrical trailer runs over 3 minutes and is presented entirely in 3D, the other feature is titled ‘Pandora Discovered‘ which runs just over 4 minutes and is also included entirely in 3D

In order for the 3D easter eggs to pop up, you must have a 3D connected setup, otherwise nothing seems to happen. The way to bring up the easter eggs is to insert disc three from the set and scroll all the way the right on the main menu past the other features.
If you want to see what Pandora looks like in 3D on your home system without waiting for official the 3D Blu-Ray release (which I've heard is only available exclusively to people who buy a new Panasonic 3D TV).

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Old 19-11-2010, 17:31   #154
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Is that for the US releaseonly, anyone tried the UK release? I guess that could explain why discs 2 and 3 are region locked?

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