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    As mrhookup says, call me when they have 3D without glasses.

    Its extra annoying because the tech exists in a $150 Nintendo video game toy, yet not in theaters

    However I did just buy some 3D glasses for my Epson. Only $40 for two. Transformer in 3D = good demo content for guests
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    I do question the long-term availability of content. Do IMAX theater owners have sufficient leverage to keep a flow of 3D movies in the pipeline? Will directors like James Cameron give up on 3D for their movie making? As long as there is content, it does seem likely that some company, especially one not afraid of small volume production (Criterion, KINO Lorber) will fulfill the demand. Meanwhile, I do not hesitate to grab those 3D versions of anything that hits the BB racks. If the active classic AV equipment market is any indication, this stuff may hold sufficient value to allow me to recover some money for my old-age home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    I'm not a big fan of 3D at all, although I have nearly 100 3D movies (from reviews). I haven't spent one dime on a 3D movie myself, but I did have to buy 4 sets of glasses (which were way overpriced). I knew 3D was going to die as soon as Disney stopped sending 3D copies to reviewers...this told me they had given up on the format. Give me 10-bit color and HDR and I'll be a very happy camper. It doesn't even have to be in 4K (although it will be).
    David: Do yourself a favor. When you are ready; go for 4k OLED. You will not regret it. Infinite Contrast ratio; no backlighting; the deepest blacks ever. I don't own a 3D Movie.

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    Too small...my screen is currently 88".
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    Too small...my screen is currently 88".
    I'm throwing a 92" image and at times, wish it were larger.

    I'm sure that with time, we'll see some larger OLED displays, possibly more affordable. However, front projection will most likely be the best value per screen size.
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    My screen is 120. Works 4 me."

    Incidently, when I was at CEDIA 2007, I saw 3D that I thought blew everything else away. It was at the JVC spot. They were using 2 HD2K+Sys (with JVC/ Faroudja Processor: 1080p) along with a screen 120". They shot thru the screen from tjhe back. They had 3D Test material that was just amazing. Video of beautiful underwater fish (very colorful), a huge snake in the Rainforest. that recoiled straight out of the tree into my face. It was so damn real & 3D, that I dropped to my knees! It was better then any 3D I've seen this year! At the time, this projector with processor was $29K. A few years later, I bought one and loved it. Up until very recently. Now it finally stopped working. The processor is still fine. I will sell it & buy something else (probably an Epson).Like what Tracy bought (5025.

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    Tracy: Sorry, but I do blame them, and they should know better. This has happened repeatedly for decades. Go back as far as Quadraphonic, Beta & forward. Quad was a bust because each manufacturer had their own version (SQ, QS, CD-4, etc). Then Beta vs. VHS ( the wrong format won this one). Then Blu Ray vs. HD DVD. Then Plasma vs. LCD. Now it's 4K UHD vs. 4K OLED. ( 4k OLED is superior, yet only LG sells them here in the good ol' USA).

    The manufacturer's only care about one thing: $$$$$. Nothing else matters to them. The manufacturer's have proven to us over & over again that they cannot come together and wrap their stubborn heads around standardizing a format. So instead, they battle it out in public view to prove how selfish & stubborn they really are. (against each other), until one format wins; the other's lose. They cannot learn a lesson, so I feel that they deserve everything they got. This has gone on for 46 years! How lame can they be? They still don't get it.

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