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(Yahoo)   So it turns out that no one cares about 3-D TV. Why, it's almost like 3-D was a crappy gimmick that failed in the 1960s for a good reason   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 7
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2012-09-29 03:30:36 AM
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I don't want anything to d with 3D until it's real 3D. Like, a coffee table that serves as a holographic projector, like the space-chess game in Star Wars. Because even the best 3D shows just make it look like a diorama moving around on a slightly-less than flat surface. It adds nothing to the narrative and actually feels like it takes away from the visuals since directors now have to plan on how to exploit this gimmick so the studios can boast about it.

And quite frankly, since I wear glasses I can't stand to wear a second, poorly fitted set over my prescription set...

/I could rehash this mess all day
2012-09-29 03:18:21 AM
2 votes:
Said this when they first were announced. Got told I was an idiot and that 3D TVs were the future.
2012-09-29 11:01:36 AM
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Shadowknight: I don't want anything to d with 3D until it's real 3D. Like, a coffee table that serves as a holographic projector, like the space-chess game in Star Wars. Because even the best 3D shows just make it look like a diorama moving around on a slightly-less than flat surface. It adds nothing to the narrative and actually feels like it takes away from the visuals since directors now have to plan on how to exploit this gimmick so the studios can boast about it.

And quite frankly, since I wear glasses I can't stand to wear a second, poorly fitted set over my prescription set...

/I could rehash this mess all day


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2012-09-29 04:57:16 AM
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Clipsy: I just take issue with the seemingly Luddite opinion that 3D is worthless because 2D films can be very good.


Statues have been around since time immemorial. Paintings have been around since time immemorial. Dioramas combine the elements of both into a 3D image.

Statues are still immensely popular.

Paintings are still immensely popular.

Dioramas are relegated to children's playthings.

The idea of a 3D image is nothing new, and indeed they can add something, but until they can make it work naturally it's just not gonna work.

Imagine if you will Smell-O-vision done right. a machine wafts in the odor of wet pine needles and earth as the four hobbits crouch under the hill, some rotting corpse stench as the ringwraith rides up, the stench disapears when the wraith's gone. Sulfur from Mt Doom, chicken and ale from the tavern, roses and sex from Galadriel. It would make movies like Lord of the Rings 20 times more epic.

But now take a minute and think the same idea of 3D. 1% better? Maybe?

3D movies are a classic example of change being conflated with progress. Hollywood keeps pimping it out, and the consumers keep saying no. Nobody wants this but the jerks who invented the tech. And they are jerks because their tech gives people migraines and ruins movie experiences while simultaneously raising prices. Clearly bad juju. But they don't apologize, they just keep pimpin' it.
2012-09-29 04:24:19 AM
1 votes:
But how else can I show the neighbors what a pretentious free-spending dick I am without getting an overpriced TV?
2012-09-29 04:21:19 AM
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Clipsy: Similarly, we should really get rid of color in film. I mean, I've never thought "You know, it was GOOD, but if that guy's shirt had been red rather than grey it would have been SO much better."


I would totally agree IF you had to wear special glasses to see the color and it gave you a headache and reduced the brightness of the film by 10% or more.

3D is a cheap gimmick poorly implemented by people who don't care about quality and just want an excuse to charge a premium.

Not to mention the fact that many directors break the 4th wall with lots of straight at the face 3D moments. Total amateur bullshiat.
2012-09-29 03:43:40 AM
1 votes:
I refuse to see movies in 3D any more. They all suck. When I next get a TV, it's going to be a high end 2D, as God intended.
 
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