[mythtv-users] OT: Why 3D TV won't work.

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Wed May 26 17:52:35 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:44:35AM -0700, Douglas Peale wrote:
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> On 05/26/2010 10:29 AM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> > On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Douglas Peale
> > <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> You do realize that everyone spends all day every day viewing 3D content. Real life is in 3D.
> >> If young people can handle 3D longer than older, than the one thing that is different from Real life in 3D TV, the focus
> >> distance, is not the problem. Us old guys can only focus at one distance anyway. The only thing left then to cause problems, is
> >> mistakes in the photography. Just because they are doing it wrong now does not mean they won't learn to do it right in the future.
> >>
> > 
> > I don't think this is a fair comparison.  You are talking about
> > perceiving 3D from a 2D image or seeing 3D in a real 3D environment.
> > I would imagine the tricks to convince the eye and brain that
> > something is in 3D for the former is much different than the natural
> > way the brain has been trained through millions of years to perceive
> > 3D in the world around us.
> How is it different? In real life, each eye gets a slightly offset view of the real world. In 3D TV, each eye gets a slightly

    Probably something along the lines of how people can pick up on the fact
that a complex CGI scene just isn't quite right become some little detail was
off. 3D cinema is a simulation. It doesn't even work for everyone and for others
it works but with headaches and such.


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