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Old 10-27-2019, 12:41 AM
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With orders and pre-orders, I'm at 368:

356: Alita: Battle Angel - 4k/3D combo
357: Despicable Me 3 (Aus)
358: Avengers: Endgame (UK)
359: Aquaman
360: Pokemon Detective Pikachu
361: Parasite
362: Spider-man Far From Home (UK, Pre-ordered)
363: Creature Legacy Collection
364: Lion King (2019, UK, pre-ordered)
365: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (UK, Pre-ordered)
366: Enchanted Kingdom
367: Long Day's Journey Into Night (pre-ordered)
368: Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald (on order)

I've been wanting the Fantastic Beasts sequel for awhile, but since BBY lowered the price to $19.99 and is now offering their free holiday season shipping promotion, now is the time, I suppose. Hopefully we'll get Rise of the Skywalker, at least in the UK, but there are a few I still would like to get, some I'm looking forward to, if future films get 3D releases. Some of the ones I'm wanting are:

Kung Fu Panda trilogy
Rampage
Shazam
Sword Master (Asian)
TS Spivet
T2: Judgement Day
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Viy 2 (?)
Abominable
Frozen 2
Birds of Prey
Wonder Woman 84
Black Widow solo/prequel
Guardians of the Galaxy 3

I'd say one potential benefit to 3D films that are being released on 4k UHD is that many UHD discs are including an ATMOS mix with them. So, it's possible to remux an atmos or dts:x mix in to a 3D film now.

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Old 12-01-2019, 11:24 PM
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So I guess this becomes a Journey to BD-400 thread for me. I know traffic on the HDD forums is slowing down, and the 3D section is just about dead, not to mention the whole 3D scene in the US. Right now, I'm finally moving toward 4k but also keeping a 3D collection and occasionally acquiring new 3D titles. It's not just the (currently) dying 3D trend that's keeping me moving toward 4k but rather family reasons. My kids aren't old enough to wear 3D glasses or keep them on without thinking they're a play toy or torture device, and my other half doesn't really like watching 3D films very much. I'm also hoping/planning to have a third (and in the mindset that that will be my last) child. So, I've found myself having to buy BOTH 3D versions and 4k versions of films, to please everyone.

I'm currently at 370, with Kung Fu Panda and the pre-order of Frozen II (UK) and still plan to purchase more that are already available and others that aren't available as of yet but hopefully will be in the future. It's not going to be hard to go from 370 to 400, but how long that will take, I don't know.

There are probably 10 3D films in my collection that I haven't watched yet, because of the home theater system not being setup yet, but hopefully by Christmas, we'll be up and running. Who knows, busy life!

What may surprise people is that I didn't purchase a single 3D film on black Friday. It's not because there weren't any available. It's just that I had the ones I wanted already from the list. There were several for $6.99 at a variety of websites and retail stores.
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So --- I hate to consider this format dead or dying, but early on in my buying days I would buy combo packs whenever possible. Even though I never had a 3D TV, I was hoping the technology would get where I wanted it to be at some point, then I'd not have to buy the same movies over again. Then came 4K, and rarely did we see a 4K / 3D combo, but I did buy them. As I run out of space on my shelves I find myself starting to box up some movies. If I have a 4K of it, the BD gets boxed, including a 3D combo.
Ultimately I was hoping to have an active 3D display, one that does the switching, and you simply wear the polarized glasses like in the movie theaters. That technology never really materialized. I do not want to wear a VR set either. So I do not think I will ever hit the numbers. Maybe 100 is my stopping point?
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:48 PM
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So --- I hate to consider this format dead or dying, but early on in my buying days I would buy combo packs whenever possible. Even though I never had a 3D TV, I was hoping the technology would get where I wanted it to be at some point, then I'd not have to buy the same movies over again. Then came 4K, and rarely did we see a 4K / 3D combo, but I did buy them. As I run out of space on my shelves I find myself starting to box up some movies. If I have a 4K of it, the BD gets boxed, including a 3D combo.
Ultimately I was hoping to have an active 3D display, one that does the switching, and you simply wear the polarized glasses like in the movie theaters. That technology never really materialized. I do not want to wear a VR set either. So I do not think I will ever hit the numbers. Maybe 100 is my stopping point?
You can't even reliably find RF 3D Glasses any more, especially the ones that use the same format as the Optoma projectors use, bit cauldron? I have two pair of them, one broke, and that leaves only one. They have been better than DLP-Link for me, as there is some contrast issues with DLP-link tech, but I don't think DLP-link glasses work with anything other than DLP TVs or projectors. I guess it was a good attempt to create something more universal, but DLP-link never worked well for my Mitsubishi 3DTV, although I think they probably work OK with my HD25E projector. IR glasses are good as long as you don't turn your head and they go out of sync. RF and bluetooth just have several different formats, ya know, not having anything universal. Bit cauldron RF glasses were never cheap, but when you find them now, they can be $180+ per pair. I wish I would have bought 5 or so extra pairs when they were around $80 apiece though.

So many people are waiting for glasses-free 3D tv. Maybe we'll get that one day? or it may only be something that is done in professional, commercial installations... but I'm just hoping that a 4k 3D format is created for consumers and that it is backwards compatible with the old 3D formats, whether it be active, passive, or glasses free.. Dolby vision 4k 3D with ATMOS or DTS:X.... even a sound format with a dedicated LFE channel for tactile transducers that isn't just about feeling the boom but to strategically heighten the experience.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:21 PM
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As 3D blu-ray slowly creeps to an end, I'm still hanging on, but just barely. I think it's probably time to start going after those films that I kind of wanted but never got in the past and seeking out some of the region-locked stuff, as a last hoorah in the 1080p 3D blu-ray realm. I just purchased an all region 3D blu-ray player.

I'm getting closer to that magical number 400, but I'm not sure if I could ever fathom getting to 500, even within the next 2-3 years, but I could go after some of the IMAX and BBC documentaries that I skipped out on, more Asian releases, as well as a few of the Disney releases I didn't get and Disney stuff that's new or upcoming, even the rest of the Kung Fu Panda trilogy.
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:10 PM
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Back in 2018, I started a thread about movies I'd like to see on an outdoor screen, where I briefly mention that I had made a note of several I'd want to re-watch on the 94" projection screen I have, even if it's indoors. I barely got to do that, because life has gotten in the way, but since I have setup a new home theater system, that's going to be something I'll definitely try to get in to again. Not only will these films be a new experience, because of the big screen, but also because of having a region free player and ATMOS/DTS:X processing and having a 7.1.4 speaker setup, where my last setup was 5.1.2, what many here have probably seen me refer to as ATMOS lite..

I think one of the films that I did re-watch in my old home theater was Harol and Kumar, as well as Oz, the Great and Powerful, and Resident Evil: Afterlife, but some of the other ones I'm hoping to re-watch are:

Grinch, God of Egypt (one of the only 3D DTS:X releases), Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner 2049 (didn't like it on my first viewing, with tv sound), Tomb Raider, Life of Pi, Dredd, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Pan, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, Mortal Engines (I missed the end-scene and fell asleep but only experienced it on the 55" tv with tv speakers), Three Muskateers, Silent Hill, Enchanted Kingdom (maybe for the ATMOS track?), Everest? (I didn't quite get through it the first time, but maybe with ATMOS, it'll make the experience a little more lively), Pacific Rim 2, Pompeii, and Shark Night, among others..

Some of my first viewings will be: Kin-Dza-Dza, The BFG, T2, Robinson Crusoe, Young and Prodigious TS Spivet, Sword Master, Rise of the Skywalker, Monkey King 3, Frozen II, Kung Fu Panda, Fantastic Beasts 2, Long Day's Journey into Night, Maleficent 2, Spider-man: Far from Home, Aquaman, Deep Sea, Lego Batman, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Angry Birds, Those Redheads from Seattle, Doctor Strange (which I couldn't get through before without falling asleep), Sangaree...

I guess this is one way to get something extra out of the collection... but will there ever be an outdoor projection system for my family and myself? Time will tell!

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