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Old 04-26-18, 08:53 AM
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Watched THE MAZE 3D last night. Always amazed at the work the 3D Archive does with these old gems. The suspense is slow-burn, but the payoff was a fun surprise. Depth effects are phenomenal throughout and at their best (obviously) during the climax set within the maze itself. Pop-outs are rightly kept to a minimum. This show definitely loses a lot in 2D, which is how I re-watched it to listen to the excellent commentary by Tom Weaver and co.
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Originally Posted by Brian T
Watched THE MAZE 3D last night. Always amazed at the work the 3D Archive does with these old gems. The suspense is slow-burn, but the payoff was a fun surprise. Depth effects are phenomenal throughout and at their best (obviously) during the climax set within the maze itself. Pop-outs are rightly kept to a minimum. This show definitely loses a lot in 2D, which is how I re-watched it to listen to the excellent commentary by Tom Weaver and co.
oh boy. glad i got it...
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Originally Posted by Joe Schmoe
Got my copy from Amazon UK this week. Wasn't impressed with the 3D at all. There are a lot of dark scenes, which as you know doesn't bode well for 3D. Saw some added depth a few times throughout the film, but there was zero pop out (no surprise there).
would you watch this version over 2D though?
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
would you watch this version over 2D though?
Hmm. I'd have to watch the 2D version to be certain, but I'm sure it would be brighter and more colorful because of the lack of glasses. That might be enough to give it the edge over 3D. I'll probably try it again in 3D and tinker with the settings the whole time to see if it improves things.
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If your TV has 2D-to-3D conversion, put some color bars up using that and set your controls with the glasses on. That should compensate for any differences the glasses create. The theatrical presentation of Last Jedi I saw was ridiculously dark, so much so that I'll probably never go to that theater again, but still can't imagine watching it in 2D.

(Been trying to get the 4K/HDR/Dolby Vision settings right on my TV, but I can't even FIND color bars using those and you can't just 'convert' any test pattern instead!)
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247
Another AmazonUK import for me. £19.99 (plus shipping) beats $44.95 any day.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
If your TV has 2D-to-3D conversion, put some color bars up using that and set your controls with the glasses on. That should compensate for any differences the glasses create. The theatrical presentation of Last Jedi I saw was ridiculously dark, so much so that I'll probably never go to that theater again, but still can't imagine watching it in 2D.

(Been trying to get the 4K/HDR/Dolby Vision settings right on my TV, but I can't even FIND color bars using those and you can't just 'convert' any test pattern instead!)
Couldn't find any color bars, but I used the Disney WOW disc to re-calibrate my projector last night. I did the 2D-to-3D conversion mode with glasses on like you suggested. The picture looks a bit nicer, so thank you for that.

I re-watched The Last Jedi after re-calibration. Sadly, though, I stand by my original opinion. The 3D presentation just isn't impressive. I've now watched it in 3D from the sweet spot position as well as off center to see if that would make a difference, but it didn't. I tried sitting a bit closer to the screen the second time and even changed the eyewear setting from normal to light, but all that did was brighten the picture and reveal some crosstalk.

As long as a movie I'm interested in is available in English on BD 3D somewhere in the world, I'll buy that version just because I have the equipment, and I would feel like I'm missing out if I didn't. I'm just that way. But as far as recommending this version of The Last Jedi from Amazon UK, I really can't unless you can buy it for about what you'd pay for the non-imported 2D version. Of course, people's experiences with 3D films vary, but I know I won't be using this one to demo my 3D projector.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
(Been trying to get the 4K/HDR/Dolby Vision settings right on my TV, but I can't even FIND color bars using those and you can't just 'convert' any test pattern instead!)
Play a Sony UHD disc. From the main menu, type 7669 (S-O-N-Y) on the player remote and test patterns will come up. They're not comprehensive, but it's all that's available at the moment.
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Yep, I’ve seen the Sony test patterns. The BD ones are pretty good but the 4K test patterns are different- they’re not sufficient for setting color the way color bars are. (Sony’s 3D discs only have 2D test patterns, so you still need to turn on the 2D to 3D conversion to use those.)
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Last Jedi 3D review

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-W...195021/#Review
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Re: The Official "3D" Blu ray Thread. Now with Smell-O-Vision.

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
I'm the guy in the middle. I didn't find the 3D nearly as good as this review would indicate but also not nearly as bad as some in this thread have said. It was decent with a few standout moments but not spectacular.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
I'm the guy in the middle. I didn't find the 3D nearly as good as this review would indicate but also not nearly as bad as some in this thread have said. It was decent with a few standout moments but not spectacular.
I'm always surprised at how much people's opinions can vary about the same 3D presentation. Maybe we just look for different things, or maybe it comes down to different equipment, or maybe it has to do with each person's ability to perceive the 3D effect?
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Avengers: Infinity War announced for BD and UHD BD, but no 3D...

https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Disney/Disc_Announcements/avengers-infinity-war-4k-ultra-hd-bluray-and-bluray-up-for-preorder/41511
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Tomb Raider 3D coming June 12th
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Avengers: Infinity War announced for BD and UHD BD, but no 3D...
https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/avenge...idget_id=36651
Zavvi to the rescue- again. Got mine ordered.
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I’m so torn...
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/avenge...idget_id=36651
Zavvi to the rescue- again. Got mine ordered.
That prompted me to check Amazon UK... just pre-ordered the region-free version for £14.99 (about $24 with shipping, according to Alexa).
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could someone tell me what is up with cable 3D? my HBO 3D channel shows 2 half pictures of the same thing? i didn't use any glasses, but what the hell is that? is that passive? i have active glasses tv, but i have passive glasses somewhere. is cable 3D complete shit and i shouldn't bother? it doesn't come nearly close to replicating the bluray?
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That's called side-by-side 3D- you have to manually switch your TV to that mode and it will show a 3D picture.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
That's called side-by-side 3D- you have to manually switch your TV to that mode and it will show a 3D picture.
yes, yes, i found that. ty.
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For those near a Fry’s, Spider-Man: Homecoming 3D is $9.99 today with the promo code.
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...and, if you haven't purchased these yet, over at Amazon PREDATOR is back to $10 and THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 is down to $8...such a deal!

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