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

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Wed May 26 17:59:01 UTC 2010

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On 05/26/2010 10:52 AM, jedi wrote:
> 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.

That can be classed as "mistakes in photography", not a flaw in 3D TV itself. Bad audio can give one headaches as well, but I
don't see people blaming the technology for that.
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