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We thought CES had forgotten all about 3D. Barely mentioned on any of the big manufacturers' stands in Las Vegas, it seems to have become the forgotten feature – until Philips brought it firmly back into the fray with its latest-gen glasses-free 3DTV.
Although it's experimented with auto-stereoscopic TVs before, this is the first generation of the concept using an Ultra HD panel – and, boy, does it make a difference.

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Awww lame, it uses the same stereoscopic 3D that the 3DS uses.

I'm still holding out hope that a manufacturer will perfect the technology of using 2 polarized light sources alternating frames, so home 3D would be just like in movie theaters.

This kind of 3D would be fantastic for computer monitors though, since people tend to always be in the same spot when using the screen.
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It's not really a 'review' but more 'hands-on'.
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Awww lame, it uses the same stereoscopic 3D that the 3DS uses.

I'm still holding out hope that a manufacturer will perfect the technology of using 2 polarized light sources alternating frames, so home 3D would be just like in movie theaters.

This kind of 3D would be fantastic for computer monitors though, since people tend to always be in the same spot when using the screen.
That's a good point. Bring it to the computer screens. However, I'm still looking forward to Glasses free AND POSITION FREE 3D TVs.
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Just when I thought the taint of 3D was leaving the industry frown.gif
It's nothing but a desperate move to keep cinemas relevant in an age where almost every family owns a TV the size of a car.
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Just when I thought the taint of 3D was leaving the industry frown.gif
It's nothing but a desperate move to keep cinemas relevant in an age where almost every family owns a TV the size of a car.

 

I guess you haven't tried IMAX.

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I'm not a 3D person. Maybe in the distant future, but not anytime soon. I currently own a 60" Sharp AQUOS 120Hz LED. I'm pretty damn happy with my picture quality. My 7.1 really adds to the effect. I think I'd rather spend the extra money on a crisper 2D television. I'm considering a very high-end projector for my next upgrade.
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I'm pretty damn happy with my picture quality.

Not until you've calibrated it properly wink.gif

http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration

If you don't have a DVD player, then use the .mp4 version onto USB. Download the Patterns Manual too as it tells you what to look for in each pattern. Do it in the native light you most view it in. Default TV settings who-let-rip-smiley.png
Oh yeah, Sharpness down to zero for HD content and turn off all the gimmicky stuff like 'wide color enhancer' etc...
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Just when I thought the taint of 3D was leaving the industry frown.gif
It's nothing but a desperate move to keep cinemas relevant in an age where almost every family owns a TV the size of a car.


Cinemas will always be relevant AS long as movie releases remain in theater only. Yes, watching a movie at home reclined back is way better in my opinion but even a 60 inch TV doesn't come close to full size of a movie theater even if I could get the movie at the price of a movie ticket to watch on my TV.
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