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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:01 am
3D TV is here, but you should read the rules

3D TV arrives in Australia next week, but soccer fans thinking about watching the game with a beer might want to check the fine print.

Samsung yesterday revealed the first range of 3D TVs to go on sale in Australia next week, beating rivals Sony and Panasonic to the shelves.

One of the first events to make use of the technology will be the World Cup, with FIFA announcing 25 matches to be filmed in 3D — including Australia's game against Germany on June 13.

But if you're planning on watching it with a beer, think again.

Viewers under the influence of alcohol are among the list of people warned not to watch 3D TV by Samsung's safety guidelines.

Others include pregnant women, the elderly, those who suffer from epilepsy and those who are sleep deprived.

And despite Samsung showing off its new 3D technology with a screening of kids' film Monsters vs Aliens at a press conference in Sydney, children under the age of six are ruled out as well.

The safety guidelines also warn people to be careful where they place their 3D TV in the house because of possible disorientation.

"DO NOT place your TV near open stairwells, cables, balconies, or other objects that can be tripped over, run into, knocked down, broken or fallen over," Samsung says.
Despite the safety restrictions, Samsung expects the TVs to be a hit with "a lot" of stock shipped into the country to meet demand.

The TVs themselves begin at about $2500 and come with two sets of special battery-powered glasses to view 3D. Extra sets of glasses start at about $100.

Sony and Panasonic are also expected to launch 3D TVs later in the year.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/d-tv- ... 5852849766
I see the awful Harvey Norman in a grandiose bit of self-promotion is pushing it heavily and pushing Samsung very heavily. Wonder how many people will be swept up and how many will wait for successive releases...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:12 am
I'm tempted to go straight out *L* But I won't get anything electrical from Harvey Norman :P

$2500 is a bit cheaper than I expected... I wonder what size they are :?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:31 am
I wanted to go out and see the TV's at Harvey Norman on the weekend; there were ads on TV and Radio about them doing a demo of the new 3D TV's. I didn't make it; but I'm not sold; does it do normal TV as well? That sounds stupid; but I wouldn't spend $2500 for 3D only unless it had some sort of backwards compatibility; I'm assuming it does....

Plus not sure what it will look like.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:53 am
Sounds frightening! :shock:

I have visions of people having fits and falling around all over the place in their own homes.

It took me quite awhile to get used to the first 3D movie I saw. I didn't like the feeling at first.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:34 am
What's stupid is that you pay $2500 for a TV, but you only get two sets of glasses with it.

Personally, I'll be sticking to my 2D TV. I don't see the point of 3D TV at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:30 pm
I'm not sold on the concept either. Not only is it aesthetically a concern but also yes, it could be quite a health hazard. People need to realise that just because Avatar did extremely well at the box office, it doesn't mean everything should be 3D. Gimmicks, it's all gimmicks!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:10 am
Agreed with Tintinrulz - I see straight through the gimmick of 3D at home. I will never get a 3D TV.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:12 pm
I'm not sold on the idea of these 3d tvs. Never really saw any 3d so called movies either. Think it's just a scam , I'm happy with my current widescreen 2D tv's! :D
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:39 pm
okay... so I just tried the 3d tv at JB and my eyes didn't like it at all! funny thing is, that they've told me to come back when Sony release theirs as it's better than the samsung version ;) will wait and see as that's in july
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:36 pm
I don't see the appeal. I expect them to flop initially but eventually this sort of technology will be so cheap, it'll be in all TV's anyway.
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