Tech: 3D Movies On Your TV?

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My mission, despite not having a now defunct 3D TV was to see if you could download a film or clip and convert it using software to be able to view it using traditional red and cyan glasses or process TV footage on the fly. Having VR is all well and good but you don't want to be wearing it 100 percent of the time and there are no complete VR movies as yet.

The answer is mostly no, but not quite 100 percent. I found free or very inexpensive software that just required a small payment for the removal of an on screen watermark text, but was otherwise free. So, no outlay.

The results were disappointing. You only got a slight standout more sharply defined scene. Also, you would need the brightest tv out there as the view was a little dark. The cinema 3d is a lot brighter screen.

And the main reason for this is that things really need to be shot natively in 3d. That is with two camera's, one offset from the other. It is nigh impossible to do this with a flat 2d image.

Having said this. I think 3D tv will return one day with improvements to the technology, especially if you don't have to wear any special glasses.
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Pot is legal why not just hit smoke some weed or vape or eat some edibles. No technology needed.

    Add surround sound around where you sit so the sound comes from all around you. Then you just might beat the 3d experience.

    Microwave some popcorn and some chicken wings and you are great.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      Pot is legal why not just hit smoke some weed or vape or eat some edibles. No technology needed.

      Add surround sound around where you sit so the sound comes from all around you. Then you just might beat the 3d experience.

      Microwave some popcorn and some chicken wings and you are great.
      I mostly support this message.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I mostly support this message.
        Yeah, I agree that microwaving chicken wings is a no no.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Yeah, I agree that microwaving chicken wings is a no no.
          That's your best work right there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I mostly support this message.
        I know I know I left out the Cold beer. But not everyone here drinks.


        Back to 3d TV why would you want to watch the evening news in 3d or most movies and tv shows. The novelty of 3d would wear off quick
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          I know I know I left out the Cold beer. But not everyone here drinks
          Who ??? .
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by discrat View Post

            Who ??? .
            I don't drink anymore as their is sugar in it. Not good for my condition.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          I know I know I left out the Cold beer. But not everyone here drinks.


          Back to 3d TV why would you want to watch the evening news in 3d or most movies and tv shows. The novelty of 3d would wear off quick
          I only ever saw and tried looking at 3d tv's in BestBuy. I think I was looking at a live ballgame using polarized lens glasses which resembled plain old sunglasses. So, the suggestion was that the system rendered everything in 3d? Funnily enough, I sat through a 3d version in the cinema of Guardians of the Galaxy wearing the red and cyan glasses. Great 3d experience. The wife however, thanks to the condition of her eyes, could not see the 3d effect at all.

          However, in BestBuy using the polarized glasses, she could see it rendered perfectly?

          I think it would be great for spectacular stuff and movies etc but would probably not bother wearing them for news broadcasts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    That's your best work right there.

    True


    Sad


    But true
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  • Profile picture of the author Edward Matthew
    Hello, I hope you are well and think that someone is still available in this chat. Trying to turn regular movies into 3D using free or cheap software may not give the best results - the picture might not look as cool as real 3D movies. It's better if movies are filmed with two cameras from different angles. If new technology makes 3D TVs better and doesn't need special glasses, 3D TV might make a comeback in the future! I have watched Doctor online in good quality on CinematicCentral.com, and it was amazing.
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