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Old 07-09-2009, 22:47   #41
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Sorry HD's not good enough for you. How big's your (7.1 sound 8.2, naturally) dedicated home cinema proj screen, 120"+?
Still 5.1 here. 100" screen. The leap to anything like a 4k system or 8.2 wouldn't be big enough to warrant the money. 3D would though.
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Old 07-09-2009, 23:12   #42
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Digital is the future? Digital what? Everything's digital. Digital is now. I've had HD for over a year and I'm bored with it already.
How can you be bored of HD? Its just a means of watching a film and reproducing the film as authentically as possible is all that matters - Which is what all these gimmicks don't seem to understand.
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Old 07-09-2009, 23:25   #43
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Can I ask what next week's lotto numbers are oh wise one? Don't be so narrow minded. I think it's safe to say that there are only a small minority of people in the world who are in the know who can predict how well something is going to do in the future, and even then it's just a calculated prediction. 3D is the next logical step in user-interfacing. Wouldn't it be good to load up your ultra high-def webcam and see your wife/husband/family half way around the world in 3D? So real it feels like they are right in front of you? That's just the tip of the ice berg... which will also be awesome in 3D when they finished converting Titanic in a couple of years
The thing is though, which you don't seem to give much thought to, is that 3D has been around since the 1950's. It's not the next step, its a gimmick and always has been. It just gets dusted down every decade or so and they try to sell it again.

3D is very much a pipe dream until they sort out the problems associated with it - giving people migraines, can't put subtitles on it, people don't want to wear glasses all the time to watch TV and the films that get made in 3D turn out to be just as good in 2D and 2D films still make tons of money at the box office if they're good.

It's that last point that will kill it, as soon as they realise something like District 9 will make a fortune in BD sales whilst Avatar ends up a curiosity at best.

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Old 08-09-2009, 02:56   #44
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Digital is the future, not 3D.
Digital is the present
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:05   #45
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How can you be bored of HD? Its just a means of watching a film and reproducing the film as authentically as possible is all that matters.
You're right, I couldn't imagine watching Citizen Kane in colour. But I want to see new films in 3D.

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The thing is though, which you don't seem to give much thought to, is that 3D has been around since the 1950's. It's not the next step, its a gimmick and always has been. It just gets dusted down every decade or so and they try to sell it again.
The fact it is brought back again and again makes me think that it's not quite the fad everyone thinks it is. The technology is finally at a point where it is truly amazing, but as I said before it's not perfect, but it will be soon. They will keep bringing it back until it is the norm. There is no escaping it people bwahahahah.

3D's gonna get ya!
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Final Destination 3D was great fun, and I can't wait for Toy Story 3D, but I wouldn't pay the extra £1.50 to watch everything in 3D.
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The fact it is brought back again and again makes me think that it's not quite the fad everyone thinks it is. The technology is finally at a point where it is truly amazing, but as I said before it's not perfect, but it will be soon. They will keep bringing it back until it is the norm. There is no escaping it people bwahahahah.

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Loco Fad 3D is, but fads can stay

I think 3D is a cheap Fad that is OK in the cinema but cheap and nasty at home.

But consider this, what type of TV have you got doess it have a Tube? No.

But Tubes give better pictures that even HD. now does that mean our Flat big screens are a fad? kind of.

I have been to 3D, 4D and IMAX movies as by far IMAX is best, I'v actualy been to 3D IMAX movies and I dream about seeing Star Wars on IMAX for home viewing HD is best but but not by much.
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I've not really read all the thread, but what's a 4D film? Is that one for which time moves slowly by while you watch it? I've seen quite a lot of those.

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It's a film where they occasionally squirt you in the face with a water pistol or waft some air up your trouser leg with a fan.

TEH FUTUR!!!!!
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Bloody hell. Desperate times! For punters and cinemas if people actually pay money for that to happen.
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They are mostly restricted to theme parks.

However, William Castle was a pretty good showman. Check out his entry at Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Castle

There was Sensurround: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensurround

And barf bags with US screenings of Mark of the Devil.

I remember when I was a kid my local fleapit held a competition where you had to watch Shivers in an empty theatre on your own and if you didn't wimp out you got a free one year cinema pass.
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Ah, so like the Ghost Train at Porthcawl pleasure beach then.
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I watched Friday The 13th part 3 and My Bloody Valentine both in 3D recently and nothing seems to have really changed from the early 80s. I don't see why it's suddenly being touted as fresh and exciting.
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Did you see MBV-3D at home? I saw it in the Cinema and at home and the 'Real D' version was by far and away much better.
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I watched Friday The 13th part 3 and My Bloody Valentine both in 3D recently and nothing seems to have really changed from the early 80s. I don't see why it's suddenly being touted as fresh and exciting.
This is where confusion comes into play. People think that the domestic 3D tat is the same as the digital stuff at the cinema. They are MILES apart.
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Ah, so like the Ghost Train at Porthcawl pleasure beach then.
Pretty much. But no pikey in a gorilla suit grabbing your lasses tits
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Not interested then, if no pikeys.
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Wasn't there a '4D' or 'sensurround' type skit in The Kentucky Fried Movie? Where the usher shakes you about and makes your popcorn fly out the box during a scary bit?!
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Didn't end with Deep Throat or something?
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