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#1351 Pounce!   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   262 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

Looking for Disney 3D Blu Combos? Starting this Thur for the May Coupon Booklet, Costco is once again taking $8 off select ones. Can someone add a comment on the wholesale price before discount?

#1352 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Got my starter kit....pulled the movies out and listed the glasses on EBAY. Yeah :)

My store had the KITS in back, none on the shelf....the inventory tracker updated itself online and some stores had some after I initially looked.

Can these pack in movies be played in 2D or 3D only? Just curious

#1353 anderson4145   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

Got my starter kit....pulled the movies out and listed the glasses on EBAY. Yeah :)

My store had the KITS in back, none on the shelf....the inventory tracker updated itself online and some stores had some after I initially looked.

Can these pack in movies be played in 2D or 3D only? Just curious

Most newer 3d TVs will convert 3D to 2D so that shouldn't be a problem either way.

#1354 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3395 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:32 AM

Most newer 3d TVs will convert 3D to 2D so that shouldn't be a problem either way.


What about a 2D TV and 2D blu-ray player? Will the Shred and Megamind 3D blu-rays play on those?

#1355 anderson4145   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:03 AM

What about a 2D TV and 2D blu-ray player? Will the Shred and Megamind 3D blu-rays play on those?

If the movies are only the 3d version then they will not play, but if the versions included are the retail versions then they will have the 2d version included. My version of Alice in Wonderland is a promotional copy which these might be and it's 3d only.

#1356 PinheadsNailGun  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

I finally took the plunge and rder a 3D set myself last Frin night from Dell. Ordered the Sharp LC-60LE745U. It gets delivered Monda evening

http://www.bestbuy.c...8&skuId=4846559

I've so far ordered Beauty and the Beast, Resident Evil Afterlife, Captain America, Thor, Pirate of the Carribean On Stranger Tides. When I get paid in a couple days, gonna pick up from Best Buy Yogi Bear 3D, Green Lantern 3D (Ihave the 2D versions of those allready), and SCorpions Get Your Sting & Blackout 3D. I all ready have Tron Legacy 3D. Luckily when MovieStop did the midnight launch for it, they were giving everyone the 3D version. Tempted to preorder the new Ghost Rider as I caught that in 3D in the theater and loved it. Hell it was better in 3D than when I saw it again in 2D.

Anyone suggest anything else? Other than animated movies. That starter kit from Best Buy seems worthwhile tho. Can make the money back on the glasses.

In terms of 3D gaming, any ideas there? I placed an order for the Sly Cooper Collection as well. Always wanted to play that series.

#1357 gossamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   403 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

Finally got one of the starter kits and the store had 1 left. The funniest part was that they weren't on the rack, even though there was a spot with the price tag, and weren't in back. They had them on top of the tallest shelf they had. All of a sudden the employee is driving the hydraulic lift across the store to get this small box. He didn't even take the second one down to put on the shelf.

To those asking about 2D, I tried Megamind on a 2D tv and player, and it seemed to run fine. No errors and no blurry picture.

For HumanSnatcher and 3D games, the Ico collection, God of War Origins Collection, Killzone 3, and Uncharted 3 are good. I'm sure there are more, but that is what I can think of right now.

#1358 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3395 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:04 PM

Finally got one of the starter kits and the store had 1 left. The funniest part was that they weren't on the rack, even though there was a spot with the price tag, and weren't in back. They had them on top of the tallest shelf they had. All of a sudden the employee is driving the hydraulic lift across the store to get this small box. He didn't even take the second one down to put on the shelf.

To those asking about 2D, I tried Megamind on a 2D tv and player, and it seemed to run fine. No errors and no blurry picture.

For HumanSnatcher and 3D games, the Ico collection, God of War Origins Collection, Killzone 3, and Uncharted 3 are good. I'm sure there are more, but that is what I can think of right now.


Thanks for the info. Any chance you can let us know if the Shrek movies work with a 2D player and TV?

#1359 PinheadsNailGun  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

Finally got one of the starter kits and the store had 1 left. The funniest part was that they weren't on the rack, even though there was a spot with the price tag, and weren't in back. They had them on top of the tallest shelf they had. All of a sudden the employee is driving the hydraulic lift across the store to get this small box. He didn't even take the second one down to put on the shelf.

To those asking about 2D, I tried Megamind on a 2D tv and player, and it seemed to run fine. No errors and no blurry picture.

For HumanSnatcher and 3D games, the Ico collection, God of War Origins Collection, Killzone 3, and Uncharted 3 are good. I'm sure there are more, but that is what I can think of right now.

I'm thinking of getting the Ico/SotC set soon. Always wanted to play Ico. Maybe get the God of War one later on. I used to have Gran Tourismo 5, but sold it a few months ago. I may get the newer one with the DLC.

#1360 gossamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   403 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the info. Any chance you can let us know if the Shrek movies work with a 2D player and TV?


All Shreks look good as well.

#1361 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6577 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

I'm thinking of getting the Ico/SotC set soon. Always wanted to play Ico. Maybe get the God of War one later on. I used to have Gran Tourismo 5, but sold it a few months ago. I may get the newer one with the DLC.


god of war collection is better in 3D than Ico/SotC IMO. But SotC/ICO are great games. Killzone 3 is quite good in 3D as is Uncharted 3. Also, not sure if you have a 360 but Crysis, Crysis 2, and Halo: CE Anniversary are VERY well done in 3D.

#1362 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

In terms of 3D gaming, any ideas there? I placed an order for the Sly Cooper Collection as well. Always wanted to play that series.


I picked up a 3D Monitor that works with my nVidia card, so my 3D gaming experience has greatly been PC-based (Left 4 Dead is amazing in 3D) but I tried out a few 3D games on my PS3. Sonic Generations looked really nice in 3D (though there is a bit of ghosting on the title screen and stage select screen since the game seems fond of pure white backgrounds) and Mortal Kombat was decent (not as pop-out like as I would have hoped after playing DoA: Dimensions.) But believe it or not, the PSN game Super Stardust looked amazing in 3D. Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed: Revelations totally absolutely sucked in 3D. The edges of practially everything (walls, your own character, etc.) has this blurry aura around it that was very distracting. And the game Invincible Tiger: Legend of Han Tao, which was supposedly the first 3D game, didn't even work in Stereoscopic mode for me.

#1363 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3407 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Looking for Disney 3D Blu Combos? Starting this Thur for the May Coupon Booklet, Costco is once again taking $8 off select ones. Can someone add a comment on the wholesale price before discount?


Nice!
Does the $8 off require a coupon or is it just an automatic discount?

*EDIT* Just answered my own question - no coupons required! :)
Looks like Disney Blu's, 3D or not, are $8 off from today through June 3rd!

Edited by Gameboy415, 10 May 2012 - 09:08 PM.


#1364 PinheadsNailGun  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

god of war collection is better in 3D than Ico/SotC IMO. But SotC/ICO are great games. Killzone 3 is quite good in 3D as is Uncharted 3. Also, not sure if you have a 360 but Crysis, Crysis 2, and Halo: CE Anniversary are VERY well done in 3D.


I'd love to get into Halo CE, but due to a birth injury to my right hand, I can't play FPS or 3rd person games like Max Payne on a console. O a PC I'm just fine tho

I picked up a 3D Monitor that works with my nVidia card, so my 3D gaming experience has greatly been PC-based (Left 4 Dead is amazing in 3D) but I tried out a few 3D games on my PS3. Sonic Generations looked really nice in 3D (though there is a bit of ghosting on the title screen and stage select screen since the game seems fond of pure white backgrounds) and Mortal Kombat was decent (not as pop-out like as I would have hoped after playing DoA: Dimensions.) But believe it or not, the PSN game Super Stardust looked amazing in 3D. Meanwhile, Assassin's Creed: Revelations totally absolutely sucked in 3D. The edges of practially everything (walls, your own character, etc.) has this blurry aura around it that was very distracting. And the game Invincible Tiger: Legend of Han Tao, which was supposedly the first 3D game, didn't even work in Stereoscopic mode for me.

I've got a PC that needs to be built and would like to do that on the PC eventually. I have a eVGA Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB that I plan on going SLI with later this year. What would I need to get? All I can think of s that nVidia 3D kit and upgrade my monitor to a 3D one, right?

#1365 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   937 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:48 PM

I've got a PC that needs to be built and would like to do that on the PC eventually. I have a eVGA Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB that I plan on going SLI with later this year. What would I need to get? All I can think of s that nVidia 3D kit and upgrade my monitor to a 3D one, right?


This is what I've got. My eVGA GTX 570 is attached via the DVI port and my PS3 is attached via the HDMI. It's already got the necessary components built-in to interact with the nVidia card, and naturally works with the PS3, plus it comes with a pair of glasses. So I didn't need anything to get the monitor up and running in 3D other than attaching it to the system and going through the 3D setup in the nVidia control panel. I can't speak for the SLI, though, as I've just got the one card going myself.

#1366 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49872 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Nice!
Does the $8 off require a coupon or is it just an automatic discount?

*EDIT* Just answered my own question - no coupons required! :)
Looks like Disney Blu's, 3D or not, are $8 off from today through June 3rd!

They range from $24.99 to $34.99, from what I remember of the prices the last time I went to Costco.

#1367 PinheadsNailGun  

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:53 PM

This is what I've got. My eVGA GTX 570 is attached via the DVI port and my PS3 is attached via the HDMI. It's already got the necessary components built-in to interact with the nVidia card, and naturally works with the PS3, plus it comes with a pair of glasses. So I didn't need anything to get the monitor up and running in 3D other than attaching it to the system and going through the 3D setup in the nVidia control panel. I can't speak for the SLI, though, as I've just got the one card going myself.

I've got a 25ft miniHDMI to HDMI cable that I plan on running from my card to my new TV when I get the PC built. But I don't think its a high speed one to support 3d. Be nice if its possible to get a long enough DVI to HDMI cable that supports 3D, but I doubt that. Really as long as I can stream stuff from Hulu that you can't with Hulu Plus, such as The Simpsons, I'll be happy

#1368 TsaebehT   far from god CAGiversary!   1699 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:48 AM

I've got a 25ft miniHDMI to HDMI cable that I plan on running from my card to my new TV when I get the PC built. But I don't think its a high speed one to support 3d. Be nice if its possible to get a long enough DVI to HDMI cable that supports 3D, but I doubt that. Really as long as I can stream stuff from Hulu that you can't with Hulu Plus, such as The Simpsons, I'll be happy


http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B005LJQP0E/

I'm pretty sure it'll work, I'm currently using the 10ft version of it going to my 3D DLP @ 1080p. Let me tell you 65" of Dead Space in 1080p 3D checkerboard blows any 360/PS3/3DBR I've ever seen away! :drool:

#1369 mrmagoo1974   I'm a C A G and I'm PROUD CAGiversary!   656 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:01 AM

In terms of 3D gaming, any ideas there? I placed an order for the Sly Cooper Collection as well. Always wanted to play that series.



Some of my faves


Xbox 360:

Call of duty black ops VERY cool in 3d
Top Spin 4 looks good in 3d too
Both batman games (arkham city and asylum) look real good


PS3

Superstardust looks real good in 3d
Killzone 3 is done very well
ico and shadow of colossus collection very well done

#1370 md4man   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:01 AM

...But believe it or not, the PSN game Super Stardust looked amazing in 3D...


I second this. My favorite 3D game, however, is Motorstorm Apocalypse. The 3D is excellent & completely draws you into the game. It's the greatest advance in driving games in the last 15 years, in my opinion.

#1371 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9057 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:00 AM

Samsung 3D Starter Kit - $49.99 @ Best Buy In-Store only.

http://www.bestbuy.c...r kit&cp=1&lp=1

This 3D starter kit is compatible with select Samsung HDTVs and includes 2 pairs of 3D active glasses for viewing 3D content. The included Blu-ray Discs feature Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third remastered in 3D for amazing images.
What's Included


  • Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third 3D Blu-ray Discs
  • 2 pairs of battery 3D active glasses (SSG-3100GB)
  • Mail-in voucher for Shrek Forever After
  • Mail-in voucher for Megamind
  • Owner's manual
EDIT: Shrek Forever After & Megamind Blu-ray are already in the boxes, no mail-in voucher needed.

#1372 PinheadsNailGun  

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:51 AM

http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B005LJQP0E/

I'm pretty sure it'll work, I'm currently using the 10ft version of it going to my 3D DLP @ 1080p. Let me tell you 65" of Dead Space in 1080p 3D checkerboard blows any 360/PS3/3DBR I've ever seen away! :drool:

Awesome awesome awesome! Thanks for finding that man!. I guess I wasn't digging hard enough when I was looking early today. Definitely gonna pick that up soon. Might just return the miniHDMI to HDMI cable. I can always run an audio cable from the pc to the TV. In fact the model I ordered has HDMI input 2 as a PC port that is connected to a 3.5mm audio jack

I second this. My favorite 3D game, however, is Motorstorm Apocalypse. The 3D is excellent & completely draws you into the game. It's the greatest advance in driving games in the last 15 years, in my opinion.

I do plan on getting MotorStorm Apocalypse. Luckily Amazon has it for 30 bucks.

#1373 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11758 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

I picked up Underworld Steelbook....I figure if I hate it, I can sell on EBAY and basically get my money back. Not a steelbook collector, but since I cannot rent a 3D movie, this was my next best option.

#1374 anderson4145   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

I picked up Underworld Steelbook....I figure if I hate it, I can sell on EBAY and basically get my money back. Not a steelbook collector, but since I cannot rent a 3D movie, this was my next best option.

You can rent 3d Blu-Rays.
http://www.3dblurayrentals.com/

#1375 TsaebehT   far from god CAGiversary!   1699 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

Awesome awesome awesome! Thanks for finding that man!. I guess I wasn't digging hard enough when I was looking early today. Definitely gonna pick that up soon. Might just return the miniHDMI to HDMI cable. I can always run an audio cable from the pc to the TV. In fact the model I ordered has HDMI input 2 as a PC port that is connected to a 3.5mm audio jack


Glad to help. Originally I bought a mini hdmi to hdmi converter but it was too big and was cocked to the side in the socket. Then I moved the pc to the other side of the TV stand and needed a longer hdmi cable anyway so I gave the 10'er a try, funny thing is I actually get audio out through it too.

Ever since I built my 3Dpc it's harder for me to play console games (and watch blu rays) in 3D, most of the time the max depth/separation is barely enough and from what I've read you need even more separation on a smaller screen so if I find it lacking @ 65" I can only imagine how bad I'd find it on a smaller screen. That coupled with the resolution, or lack there of, and the games that fake 3D. I think I'll be holding out for PC versions and only get exclusives. It helps that I have a wireless 360 controller too, best of both worlds.

Avatar: The Game is the only console game I can think of/remember playing that let you tweak it to the point it hurt your eyes, which is bad kiddies dial it back. :lol: ... from what I've read the max depth/separation you can do is the distance between your eyes.

#1376 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7549 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:30 AM

Thank you so much to those who posted about the Samsung Starter Bundle. I bought one tonight. There were still 2 more left on the shelf.

#1377 Pounce!   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   262 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:33 AM

They range from $24.99 to $34.99, from what I remember of the prices the last time I went to Costco.


The 3D ones I saw today were Tangled LK Toy Story 1-3 Bolt Cars 2. So $27 net. The numerous 2Ds are $17 net.

#1378 snakemaster2389   Temporarily Banned Temporarily Banned Users   3437 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:52 AM

Avatar in 3d is amazing but i paid too much for mine lol

#1379 larrythefatcat   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   304 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:22 AM

Samsung 3D Starter Kit - $49.99 @ Best Buy In-Store only.

http://www.bestbuy.c...r kit&cp=1&lp=1

This 3D starter kit is compatible with select Samsung HDTVs and includes 2 pairs of 3D active glasses for viewing 3D content. The included Blu-ray Discs feature Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third remastered in 3D for amazing images.
What's Included


  • Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third 3D Blu-ray Discs
  • 2 pairs of battery 3D active glasses (SSG-3100GB)
  • Mail-in voucher for Shrek Forever After
  • Mail-in voucher for Megamind
  • Owner's manual
EDIT: Shrek Forever After & Megamind Blu-ray are already in the boxes, no mail-in voucher needed.


I'd love to get all of those in 3D and $50 is great... I just might go for it, too.

It's just too bad I can't get more 3D glasses for my Panasonic under $50 EACH... and that would be after selling off another copy of 'Avatar'. UGH! (I should've just waited and bought a 3DTV that uses passive glasses... so much easier/cheaper)

#1380 unkleEL   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:11 AM

Samsung 3D Starter Kit - $49.99 @ Best Buy In-Store only.

http://www.bestbuy.c...r kit&cp=1&lp=1

This 3D starter kit is compatible with select Samsung HDTVs and includes 2 pairs of 3D active glasses for viewing 3D content. The included Blu-ray Discs feature Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third remastered in 3D for amazing images.
What's Included


  • Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third 3D Blu-ray Discs
  • 2 pairs of battery 3D active glasses (SSG-3100GB)
  • Mail-in voucher for Shrek Forever After
  • Mail-in voucher for Megamind
  • Owner's manual
EDIT: Shrek Forever After & Megamind Blu-ray are already in the boxes, no mail-in voucher needed.


Nice thanks a bunch man! I just grabbed one right now..5 movies for $50 is just too good.