Sky 3D HD!!!!!

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  1. leedsfireman

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    Well you heard it here first.
    Just had Sky engineer out to replace my faulty HD box & he mentioned he'd just been on a course & they where shown a demo model of a 3D HD box. Told me the results were very good but not due for a few years yet, so start saving.
     
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    I've seen 3D PC monitors advertised which apparently work relatively well. The input is a normal program (game) and it does some sort of trickery on it an shows the result in 3D. You do have to wear glasses but they are not the old green and red ones of the past, just plain glass looking ones.

    Apparently it works very well dependiong on the driver optimisation of the games.

    I can't really see any reasson why this couldn't be done with a TV image.
     
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    lets hope its better quality than the sh'''' they sell us at the moment :rotfl:


    it will take them a few years to iron out the software bugs before they launch a 3d model:eek:
     
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    I recently attended a training course for the chuckplowanga. It's amazing, but won't be around for a good few years and I'll have forgotten what it's all about by then!! :hiya:
     
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    The BBC showed a combined Dr Who/Eastenders episode in 3D back in 1993. This required glasses with one dark lens and one clear one, but seemed to work tolerably well. Also the picture looked perfectly normal without the glasses, unlike the red/green pictures which look awful.

    John
     
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    3D? 3D? They should get 2D right first!

    If Sky bring this out ... then I'm a knight of the round table!
     
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    Close. It will take them a few years to iron out the software bugs after they launch a 3D model.

    Why change the habits of a lifetime?

    Jerry
     
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    Disney have 3d movies at the parks..they are incredible...things fly out of the screen that look like they are within reach of you. You wear glasses with clear plastic lenses...I think it's the pattern in the len that defracts the picture...(don't know what the hell I said there :D )

    So I guess it's the same technology they're using here. It is incredible but I'm not sure I could sit and watch a full length movie. I've watched one of the disney movies twice in a row and it certainly gave me eye ache.
     
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    You will need some serious kit to try and mirror the Spider Man ride at Universal Studios!
     
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    got something similiar in futurascope in france

    makes me sick

    and having to wear there glasses over my glasses is not gonna happen ..
     
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    the dark lens was over the right eye and clear was on the left, this works by the dark lens slowing down the image reaching your eye so you are in theory seeing 2 images (needed for 3D), to make it look 3D everything that stands out moves to the right or the camera pans left (or something in the foreground moves left to make something moving left further back look stood out)

    try it with normal TV, hold up a pair of sunglasses so that they a lens is only over one eye but nothing over the other, keep both eyes open. When things move in the correct direction then it will look 3D (right eye when things move right, left eye when things move left)
    they once did a "going live" show in 3D this way and they explained how it worked, I've always remembered since then (Seal, the artist, re-did a video for "Killer" for the show and looked 3D)
     
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    Well I went to the cinema to see Beowolf in 3D & it was amazing.
    The engineer said that they were told to wear the glassess and watch the footage, then told to take them off & it was still in 3D.
    The new tv's out in the USA, apparantly have 3D software built in which can convert a 2D image into a 3D one.
    Also some of the top Hollywood studios are filming all there future films in digital 3D so they can be watched on 3D cinemas & tv's.
     
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    Its whats called the pulfrich effect. Only anygood for things moving in the horiztonal plane. Depending on their direction & speed of travel, things appear further or nearer the viewer at different depths relative to static objects. If things aren't moving in the shot, then there is no depth perception so pretty useless for most TV use IMO. The disney 3d stuff uses polarized glasses and alternate frames are projected that only one or the other eye can see. This is done very quickly (144 frames per second)
     
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    There are lots of interesting technologies out there. I saw a demo years ago of a 3D screen - no glasses required; it worked by sending light out at different angles, and was genuinely impressive (much better effect than cinema/glasses systems i've seen).

    They said at the time that the projected applications for the tech were in medical systems rather than CE :(
     
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    Ill sign up when I can get something like the Spider Man Ride at Universal in Florida. Complete with water spray, fire and smoke to add for the effects coming from my amp
     
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    If only!!!
    Thats a great ride.
     
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    Used for some Children in Need segments one year, if memory serves.
     
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    If I have to buy a 3D TV you can forget it.
    If the Sky HD box can handle it why do I need a new TV.
     

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