C-3PO sees the Dark Side in 3DTV

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The Force is not strong with 3DTVs. That’s according to Anthony Daniels, the actor who sits inside the shiny gold C-3PO costume in the Star Wars movies.

Speaking at the press conference which revealed that Panasonic would be exclusively bundling the Star Wars Blu-ray editions in with their home cinema kit, Daniels revealed he is not a fan of the new silver-screen craze.

“I slightly have a problem with sitting in my own sitting room and being surprised by things coming into the room. I don’t expect things to come out my television!” said the man behind the droid.

“I’m quite happy, in a luddite kind of way, to see things on a [normal] screen.”

That’s not to say Daniels is against the use of 3D in its entirity:

“One of the projects I have just been involved in is Star Tours. That is in a 60 seat flight simulator where people go on a voyage around the planet and everyone wears 3D glasses.

“The effects are stunning and relevant and real – because you’re apparently looking through a view port.”

That’s a more forgiving outlook on 3D than Star Wars’ stunt co-ordinator Nick Gillard has.

“I hate 3D!” he said. “I saw Avatar on non-3D and I thought it was pretty average.”

In the UK, Panasonic will be bundling the original Star Wars Trilogy Blu-ray boxset with their BDT110, 210, 310 and PWT500 Blu-ray players, the BWT700 and BWT800 recorders and BTT270, BTT262, BTT370, BTT362, BTT775 and BFT800 Blu-ray home theater systems between the 12th of August to the 31st of December.

Via: Tech Radar

Gerald Lynch

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