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Old 11-02-2013, 20:47
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Also I remember the last time I sat down to watch DW in 3d
Thanks a lot. Now I do too.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:51
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I think Netflix does 3d now, but will provide it only if your ISP has signed a deal with them. So for all practical purposes they don't.
That's just how Netflix do things. The BBC put 3D programmes on various forms of iPlayer regardless of your ISP. (I've used it via PS3 and Sky+HD box). It has hosted Planet Dinosaur and Mr Stink in 3D recently.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:54
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The first modern 3D I ever saw was the last bit of The Doctor Who Experience in London. Brilliant! Cybermen, Angels and Daleks came swooshing right out at me. Very scary.

I saw the Hobbit in 3D. Loved it but suspect I would have loved it in old fashioned Flat-O-Rama too.

Prometheus was the first cinema film I saw and it was great in 3D too. The gratuitous "Boo!" things helped distract from the fact it wasn't as good as the earliest Alien films.

My experience is that I don't think it will catch on. Too much of a distracting gimmick. But I haven't seen Life of Pi or Werner Herzogs cave paintings documentary. Which might change my mind.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:59
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Ok well my heart is sinking fast over the 50th
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:00
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I remember I was watching Clash of the Titans in 3D and the advert for series 5 was in 3D, so it has been done before. So long as it's not obvious 3D I don't think people will mind.

Think it would be quite something to watch in the cinema.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:02
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Thanks a lot. Now I do too.
The "Forget" button from The Beast Below has been Moffat's finest invention.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:03
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My experience is that I don't think it will catch on. Too much of a distracting gimmick. But I haven't seen Life of Pi or Werner Herzogs cave paintings documentary. Which might change my mind.
I don't think it will catch on for standard home TV viewing, but I suspect and hope that it's here to stay at the cinema. If so, lots of people will enjoy watching those 3D films at home. Particularly as TVs with lightweight cinema style glasses have improved so much and with glasses-free 3D perhaps not too far away.

Anyway I'll stop now. I'm a bit obsessed with 3D!
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:03
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I guess it's good news for the future and all that but do many people actually own 3D TV's?
At the tech fair in Las Vegas last month, a Tv manufacturer exec laughed and agreed that 3D Tvs were only introduced because there was no other way to get people to throw out their newly bought HD sets for the latest gimmick unless it was something like 3d.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:05
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Ok well my heart is sinking fast over the 50th
To be fair, I'm simply regarding it as an extra treat rather than a massive event that eclipses all else. The show has a 16 year hiatus in transmission, and faced a time when it pretty much seemed gone for good. It's amazing it's bounced back and beyond like it has, but I'm probably more interested in what Series 7B has to offer than the 50th Anniversary.

In terms of my general interest in Doctor Who right now, I won't lie, it's not particularly high. I was disappointed with the end of Series 6, the following Christmas special was my least favourite, we endured a massive gap afterwards, I thought two of the Series 7 episodes so far are some of the worst I've seen, another episode was rushed beyond all reasoning, the recent Christmas special was good but nothing amazing, and it's now another wait until more episodes. This isn't a complaint in and of itself, but it's fair to say the only time I was less interested in Doctor Who was during the specials year, and at the start of Series 2 when Eccleston was missing
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:06
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I saw the Hobbit in 3D. Loved it but suspect I would have loved it in old fashioned Flat-O-Rama too.
But did you see it in 48fps? There's the controversy!

The only sort of 3d I really like is the projection-onto-a-dome optical illusion they use for presentations of outer space in places like the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

If and when they solve the engineering problems related to light field technology that'll be quite something too. It's a moving 3d image that you can walk around and on which you use your natural focus. The maths is all there and there are a few cameras that can capture a light field but everything else is a long way off.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:06
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This is all very well, this 3D stuff, but the BIG, important question is...

Will it be set in Albert Square?

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Old 11-02-2013, 21:10
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But it annoys me because I can almost imagine Moffats press release 'We've all loved the Doctor. But now we get to see him as never before. Blockbuster 3D intergalactic magic. So real you can almost touch him etc etc'. Plus knowing Moffat you can be sure he will throw some tacky self referential line in there 'Im in 3D now. 3D is cool'. No no no! Plus it isn't prestigious. At all. It puts DW in a league with Piranha DD. Yes. That. I would rather hear about a great director or guest star. Not this. Rubbish.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:10
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3d broadcasts add extra information from which the TV makes a 3d picture i.e. the TV itself adds the blurry edges. If your TV doesn't do 3d it'll just look like 2d.
3D broadcasts are two slightly different images broadcast side by side on the screen. A 3D TV merges these two into one blurred image that the glasses decode.

On a 2D set you'll just see the two pictures side by side like this.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...l9yJ0mK7aVXTsw.

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Old 11-02-2013, 21:11
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This is all very well, this 3D stuff, but the BIG, important question is...

Will it be set in Albert Square?

why did you have to go there?

3d doesn't really thrill me that much so i'm just hoping that it still looks good in 2d
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:13
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But did you see it in 48fps? There's the controversy!

The only sort of 3d I really like is the projection-onto-a-dome optical illusion they use for presentations of outer space in places like the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

If and when they solve the engineering problems related to light field technology that'll be quite something too. It's a moving 3d image that you can walk around and on which you use your natural focus. The maths is all there and there are a few cameras that can capture a light field but everything else is a long way off.
I went to see the Hobbit in good old 2D 24fps and I was so impressed by it that I forked out to go and see it again, premium seats at London's IMAX, 3D 48fps, largest screen in the universe, blah, blah, blah... and well I could hardly tell the difference.

Perhaps I need to upgrade my eyes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:17
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3D? Not the slightest bit interested. And the vast majority of the viewers will not have a a 3D tv so it seems to me to be an annoying gimmick.
I'm worried that the 3D will detract from what the Anniversary MUST be about - namely a decent story, well acted, good effects and a reasonable stab at uniting the past 50 years.
Anything else is just extraneous bells and whistles.
Meh.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:28
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Oh look. King Moffat has uttered his ubiquitous meaningless sound bite. 'A whole new dimension of adventure'. Yawn. Write a decent story first eh Steven?
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:29
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3D? Not the slightest bit interested. And the vast majority of the viewers will not have a a 3D tv so it seems to me to be an annoying gimmick.
I'm worried that the 3D will detract from what the Anniversary MUST be about - namely a decent story, well acted, good effects and a reasonable stab at uniting the past 50 years.
Anything else is just extraneous bells and whistles.
Meh.
Amen. Amen. Amen.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:31
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I'm absolutely fine with it as long as 3D doesn't become the thing most talked about because then it will be over hyped. However I wouldn't mind if it was to be aired in the cinema, that would be fantastic, whether it's 2D or 3D.

And am I the only one who can see this becoming an anti-Moffat post? It's a nice little extra that many people will be happy about. Stop being so silly, if Moffat wants to do it in 3D let him. If I had a 3D telly, I'd watch both versions. As long as Moffat doesn't over hype it, it'll be fine. He's bound to talk about it in interviews and stuff so he's going to say stuff like "Your television is now bigger on the inside." because it doesn't sound boring. And I'm sure Moffat can write a wonderful story as well as airing it in 3D.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:32
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'and your TV is now bigger on the inside'. Seriously. Moffat. Sack your press officer. Please.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:38
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3D broadcasts are two slightly different images broadcast side by side on the screen. A 3D TV merges these two into one blurred image that the glasses decode.
You're quite right. I was under the impression that Freeview had adopted multiview video coding (so, the extra frame is in the signal but no more required to be displayed than subtitles are), but that would appear not to be the case. Some further research suggests that standard was completed only 6 months before Freeview HD went into technical trials so I guess it's just a matter of standards moving at a whack pace, yo.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:39
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This article has the BBC controller of drama say its going to be in cinemas:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...-50th-birthday

It also has him say there is a Christmas special after that and that "it all connects. Or maybe it doesn't".
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:41
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This article has the BBC controller of drama say its going to be in cinemas:
I guess inclusio unius est exclusio alterius doesn't always hold...
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:50
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This article has the BBC controller of drama say its going to be in cinemas:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...-50th-birthday

It also has him say there is a Christmas special after that and that "it all connects. Or maybe it doesn't".
And there it is!

Finally news that there will be a Christmas special this year. Woohoo, now that is finally some news to get excited about
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Old 11-02-2013, 22:04
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Guys it's going to be on at the pictures, I can't wait.
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