[mythtv-users] MythTV and 3D ?

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Jan 27 12:10:15 UTC 2012

phipps-hutton at sky.com wrote:

>The current '3D' is just
>stereoscopic imaging. You have to sit with your eyes horizontal in 
>order to watch it which is not the preferred position of the majority 
>of viewers (10% of children watch TV upside down). Also you cannot 
>look at different depths because they stay out of focus unlike reality 
>which is always better focused than your eyes, trying to look at
>things the cameras are not focused on is what gives you headaches.

Exactly, and the number of times I've seen people argue that it *IS* 3d

As you say, unless you only look at what the director decided should 
be your object of interest, then the convergence and/or focus is all 
wrong. So none of that "ignore the boring dialog and look at the 
scenery in the background" thank you very much. I think the "making 
other stuff fuzzy" isn't so much to re-inforce the 3d effect, but to 
avoid you trying to look at "stuff you shouldn't".

And as for some of the weird s**t (like a Sony logo hanging in mid 
air a few rows forward) in the pre-film stuff (talking about the 
cinema here), well quite frankly that sort of "abuse" was almost 
enough to make me walk out.

Done well and with subtlety, I think it works; trouble is, I've seen 
several films now in 3d and most were a masterpiece in how not to do 
it. Put it this way, I won't be buying a 3d TV in the foreseeable 
future - and what's more, I don't want my 2d experience screwing over 
(eg by halving the resolution) because of it.

Simon Hobson

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