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    Sky 3D Launches April 2010

    This is a discussion on Sky 3D Launches April 2010 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by Isitme Will optically corrected glasses be available I wonder. It is bad enough being called an old ...

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Will optically corrected glasses be available I wonder. It is bad enough being called an old 4 eyed git, without being called a 6 eyed one.
      I work as an optician!
      Skys 3d glasses will be polarized at two parallel angles apparently, very easy to make!
      Retail cost of polarized lenses are about 99 and can be surfaced to near enough any prescription.
      Where i work, they'd be ready in an hour, and cost 99 for lenses and 19 upwards for frames.


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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      How many sky subscribers are really excited by the prospect of 3D in the home?

      Personally I would rather see technology pushed further in the direction of better quality 2D ie higher resolution (4K2K) and hi def audio. 3D has been around for many many years but has never been much more than a gimick. Don't get me wrong I am impressed by what I've seen in the cinema recently but I really don't think its the future of display. Just wondered what other keen sky users think?

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by PaulE View Post
      I work as an optician!
      Skys 3d glasses will be polarized at two parallel angles apparently, very easy to make!
      Retail cost of polarized lenses are about 99 and can be surfaced to near enough any prescription.
      Where i work, they'd be ready in an hour, and cost 99 for lenses and 19 upwards for frames.
      The glasses you use will depend on the display being used with Sky 3D. Some use polarised lenses, and some use shuttered LCD lenses. Believe me, you would not be able to make the latter.

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by Gymnast View Post
      How many sky subscribers are really excited by the prospect of 3D in the home?

      Personally I would rather see technology pushed further in the direction of better quality 2D ie higher resolution (4K2K) and hi def audio. 3D has been around for many many years but has never been much more than a gimick. Don't get me wrong I am impressed by what I've seen in the cinema recently but I really don't think its the future of display. Just wondered what other keen sky users think?
      Not me - but I've seen it all before, back in the 1950's, when there was a brief fad on 3D back then. After a while other things came out (like Cinemascope and Dolby Surround), and 3D died a death.

      I'd much rather see higher definition and better sound.

      I won't be buying a 3D display anytime soon.

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      I remember queuing in the rain in the 50s to see The Creature from the Black Lagoon, 3d cardboard glasses included, all for the princely sum of one and six. I think the next one was It Came from Outer Space, don't remember any after that. Better colour and sound took over and 3d was consigned to the scrapheap, where it should have stayed in my opinion. Funnily enough, both these films appear on Sky from time to time.

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by Gymnast View Post
      How many sky subscribers are really excited by the prospect of 3D in the home?
      No not all and I for one can't see people shelling out goodness knows how much on new 3D televisions when you can get a decent full HD TV these days for around 400-600.

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      There were some who paid over 2000 for an HD TV in the early days, I expect they will be first in the queue.

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      I paid over 2000.00 for an HD TV when they launched and i will be buying a 3D TV in the next few months.
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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      The glasses you use will depend on the display being used with Sky 3D. Some use polarised lenses, and some use shuttered LCD lenses. Believe me, you would not be able to make the latter.
      I know, Im aware of the latter not being able to be manufactured easily, due to the shutter speed having to coincide with the refresh rate of the display.

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      Re: Sky 3D Launches April 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      There were some who paid over 2000 for an HD TV in the early days, I expect they will be first in the queue.
      I spent over 2000 on my HD plasma screen, but I won't be trading it in for an HD screen anytime soon. I'll be quite content watching Blu Ray movies on my 2200 HD projector !

     

     
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