Originally Posted by kevon27
I've finally moved from 1080p (2007 - 2018) to 4K/3D with the purchase of what is probably the last TV with 4K and 3D still available new at retail (Sony Z9D).
I'm trying to grow my 3D movie collection but the movies I want to watch in 3D, I already own in the standard Bluray format.
I don't want to own multiple copies of the same movie. So I was thinking of buying a used Bluray player which does 2D to 3D conversion.
But I have a few questions.
1. Does 2d to 3d conversion actually work well enough to give that 3D effect?
2. Which player is considered the best for converting 2d material into 3D
I've got a Sony BDP-S5100, Optoma projector HD25e and LG 55EC9300, all of which will convert 2D to 3D and vice versa.
In most cases, a 3D blu ray will work better than 2D converted to 3D, but there are exceptions.
I bought a blu ray 3D, "My Bloody Valentine" which was anaglyphic rather than true 3D blu ray. The conversion was better than watching it with those old blue and red colored 3D glasses. Bad movie either way.
So stay away from anaglyphic 3D. It used to be the only game in town for 3D, but now it is to be avoided.
Also, I think 2D cartoons converted to 3D look pretty good. Not as good as 3D blu ray, but close enough to make me think twice about paying a lot of money for any 3D blu ray cartoon. I still buy 3D blu ray cartoons, but only if the cost is reasonable, about $5 or so for my money.
I bought a "Puss in Boots" 3D blu ray at a pawn shop on Monday, and it seemed like a better movie overall than I thought it was the first time I saw it in a theater. It was worth the $5 I paid for it.
Also check out this forum post from Deja Vu for another point of view on this. I bought the same software package he touts, but haven't tried it yet: