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3D FandangoNOW is Now Offering 3-D Movies on Oculus VR Headsets

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by VaporTrail, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. VaporTrail

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    Here's an article about it: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/09/fandangonow-oculus-3d-movies-vr-go-quest-1202176602/

    FandangoNOW is a streaming service region-locked to USA, so can't offer my thoughts on their 3D selection nor encode quality. Might peek at it with a VPN sometime...

    Anyway, if you have an Oculus VR headset this is a legal/less fiddly way to watch 3D movies without the need for expensive specialty home theater equipment or hard-to-find disc imports.

    With close to a million new Oculus headsets sold in the past year, there might just be enough market interest to keep a growing list of 3D titles on the service.

    Would love to know if Bob Furmanek has heard of FandangoNOW, and knows if some 3-D Film Archive restorations have made their way to it?
     
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    I'm all for new ways to get 3D movies out there, but I just don't have any desire to watch them through something like that instead of a screen. I don't usually listen to music with headphones either.
     
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    Thanks for responding Jesse.

    For me it's not just about one experience that is arguably better with $5K-$10K worth of home theater equipment, it's about the diversity of fun things to do without the exorbitant expense.

    With a $400 headset I can fish scenic lakes filling a wall-sized fish tank, DJ for crowds with pro gear found in top clubs, sculpt giant structures that I can climb and para-sail off of (then 3D print), go to unparalleled gun ranges and test dozens of weapons with unlimited ammunition, and yes, watch 3D films on a giant cinema screen without the need for sunglasses.

    How much would it cost to do these things in the real world? I think it's a fair trade-off for wearing headphones. Heck, I don't even use headphones. The headset has built-in binaural speakers that are tucked out of sight.
     

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