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Coraline seen in 3d on non-3d hardware

by lvpatrick / June 23, 2010 1:01 PM PDT

So 3D HDTV's are all the rage yet I am perplexed.

We own the movie Coraline(3D version with the free special glasses) and watched it using our non-3D Toshiba HD-DVD HD-A1, Denon AVR 987 and Sony KDF46E2000 HDTV.

Here is my question. If we and anyone else for that matter can buy and watch a 3D movie such as Coraline then why is it now necessary to buy a 3D HDTV and Blu-Ray 3D player? You still have to have special glasses!

Thanks in advance.

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by givemeaname / June 23, 2010 1:46 PM PDT

To see it in HD (1080p).

There are a few 100 3d dvd movies out there... 3d is not a new tech, this new push is just a gimmick to get people to buy a new tv & pay higher box office tickets. Until they can make me a glasses free 3d plasma maybe I would think about it but that is about 5-8 years away, even then I would only use it for cartoons or gaming.
Somethings should be left alone & I so hope 3d fails, I rather have a good 2d movie with a good plot & good actors, then "3d" stuff being thrown at me just because they can do it. Then there is the whole glasses them self, that mess with the PQ of the movie.

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You need all of these new equipments because...
by ahtoi / June 23, 2010 3:07 PM PDT

they are using new technology. The new 3D probably looks better than the old. I have seen the old and it's crap. Then again I am not going to spend lots of money to see the new 3D either.

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Different technology
by minimalist / June 24, 2010 12:34 AM PDT

Coraline uses the old anaglyph technology (dual color glasses). The new active shutter technology is supposedly much better. Essentially Coraline is jumping on the 3D bandwagon and taking the cheap route (its still a good movie, the 3d part is just a marketing gimmick IMO).

That said I still have my doubts as to whether 3d won't turn out to be short lived fad.. at least in the home space. Cut rate 3D like Coraline, Alice and Wonderland, etc are only muddying the waters to consumers who are wondering if its really worth all the expense.

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