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8/27/2010 11:58 AM EDT
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jimcondon
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jimcondon   8/31/2010 2:20:52 AM
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The main problem of auto 2d to 3d translation is that we are not creating 3d images but tricking the mind into believing it is 3d. Currently to create 3d content requires careful filming and editing to successfully create the illusion. The technology is not there for automatic 2d to 3d conversion for all of the edge cases of the various types of film content, especially sports, and action scenes in movies. If the visual cues are mis-authored, you quickly can make the viewer experience headaches and nausea. Why people are rushing this technology out the door is beyond me. The number one thing that will kill 3d is bad 3d and this is what auto conversion creates.

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elctrnx_lyf   8/30/2010 9:56:32 AM
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I never had a chance to watch 3D TV but with a 3D cinema experience i can say, definitely 3D is a visual treat. Anyway it always depends on the content. But I've come across few articles where research shows that 3D TV's may cause mental disturbance and health issues to the viewers. If a technology is going to harm people with the basic functionality, I'm afraid that we might need regulating agencies to qualify such products before they are out in market. So those products will always be priced high. I wish there isn't any harm by 3D viewing and it becomes affordable to many people soon!

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Dave.Dykstra   8/30/2010 6:48:53 AM
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I'm looking forward to affordable 3D TV that can also be viewed in 2D without the glasses. At that point, I think we start to see 3D TV becoming mainstream. There will probably always be some who have issues with 3D technologies regardless of which is being used, much as there are some who have issues with fast motion video games even in 2D. For those who don't think 3D is appealing, they need to watch some of the recent movies, such as Alice in Wonderland in 3D to see what can be done to help "bring those to life".

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Jimelectr   8/30/2010 6:05:25 AM
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Yes, Silicon_Smith, I agree that 3D doesn't grab everyone. Some of us have color anomalies that prevent us from properly getting the 3D effect. For example, my eyes focus better on the longer wavelengths (red and orange) than on the shorter (blue and purple). Those red and blue glasses don't work very well for me. Maybe the polarization-type glasses are better, or any of the new 3D technologies for that matter. That said, I actually work for a company (Broadcom) that makes chips for 3D DTV, so I hope lots of other people get into it!

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eewiz   8/29/2010 6:07:36 PM
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@ Silicon_Smith Toshiba , Panasonic is said to releasing 3D TVs which doesnt require to wear glasses. But it seems the perception of depth wont be that great compared to the ones which require glasses. Regarding content, I saw a Samsung 3DTV which extrapolates the existing available 2D content to 3D. But again it has limited 3D experience. Although I like the idea, I am worried about the eye fatigue, when one constantly views 3D content in a TV.

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Silicon_Smith   8/29/2010 2:31:37 PM
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I do not find the 3D TV concept to be appealing. The whole idea of wearing glasses and sitting at certain angles and distances, revolts against the basic TV viewing comfort in the first place. Secondly, it is hazardous to perception, as people watch TV at stretch for hours. Such exposure can render depth perception issues which can be especially be harmful. Hazards aside, I do not even find the 3D experience worth the money it takes. And there is hardly any content available, and with so many obstacles, if there will ever be much content available, is anybody's guess.

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prabhakar_deosthali   8/28/2010 7:38:40 AM
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No doubt that 3-D Tv can bring real life like experience in the drawing room for the couch potatoes who do not want to venture out to try those adventures, nature walks, sea-surfing , wild-life, car racing racing etc. In a few years from now, this technology will be available at an affordable price.The real issue will be the hazards of bringing such real life experiences right into your drawing room, which may be harmful for small kids, minors and mentally weak people. Imagine a real lion roaring in your drawing room with kids watching or a car accident happening in 3D in front of your very eyes or the bloodshed in a battlefield ! I am horrified by just imagining such scenarios happening in my drawing room

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Sanjib.A   8/27/2010 5:40:42 PM
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The 3-D Home Entertainment is going to gain pace starting from this year. I would like know how does this chip function, what it does for converting 2D image to 3D image.

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