• The predictive quiz: Will you be buying a 3D TV?

    Date:18 June 2012 Tags:,

    JOHN CARTER WAS KIND OF COOL. BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM? TAKE THIS HANDY QUIZ TO FIND OUT. SELECT YOUR ANSWERS, THEN ADD UP THE ASSIGNED POINTS.

    1. Do you watch TV?
    Yes (5)
    No (-20)

    2. A lot?
    Yes (10)
    No (0)

    3. Do you own a home theatre?
    Yes (5)
    No (0)
    Yes, with stadium seating. (15)

    4. Do you own a Magic Eye poster?
    Yes (10)
    No (0)
    What the hell is that? (0)

    5. Do you suffer from epilepsy?
    Yes (-50)
    No (0)

    6. A good TV should cost:
    Less than R3 000 (-10)
    Less than R8 000 (-5)
    Less than R15 000 (0)
    More than your neighbour’s (20)

    7. Did you stand in line to buy an iPhone or Galaxy Tab?
    Yes (10)
    No (0)
    Why would anyone do that? (-10)

    8. Did you stand in line for Clash of the Titans?
    Yes (10)
    No (0)
    Why would anyone do that? (-10)

    9. Which of the following do you or did you own?
    Laser-disc player (5)
    DivX player (5)
    HD-DVD player (5)
    3D Blu-ray player (15)
    3D TV (50)

    10. There’s a big rugby match this weekend. What do you picture yourself wearing?
    A jersey (0)
    Team-branded socks (0)
    Non-prescription eyewear (15)
    None of the above (0)

    11. Which version of Avatar did you see?
    Standard cinema (-10)
    IMAX (0)
    IMAX 3D (10)
    DVD (-20)

    12. What are these?
    Poorly designed sunglasses (-10)
    The future! (20)

    13. Does the idea of a 3D Sofia Vergara (Colombian actress) appeal to you? No (-5)
    Yes (5)
    Good heavens, yes (20)

    14. Steve Buscemi?
    No (-5)
    Yes (10)
    Good heavens, yes (30)

    15. Do you watch mostly sports and action movies?
    Yes (5)
    No (-5)

    16. Do you know the difference between active and passive shutters?
    Yes (20)
    No (0)
    What? (-10)

    17. How would you describe the 3D-viewing experience?
    Gimmicky (-10)
    Cool (5)
    Revolutionary (15)
    It makes my brain feel funny (-20)

    18. Where do you like to sit when you watch TV?
    In a very specific prescribed sweet spot, the view from which is greatly superior to that from anywhere else in the room (10)
    Wherever’s comfortable (-5)

    19. Which of the following statements do you agree with?
    “3D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension.” – Roger Ebert (-10)
    “I personally do not want to watch a movie with glasses. It’s tiresome.” – Francis Ford Coppola (-10)
    “3D used in films not aimed at children is like seeing someone you respect trying too hard. Like witnessing your dad in leather trousers.” – Simon Pegg (-10)
    None of the above (10)

    20. Which phrase best summarises your philosophy of life?
    Carpe diem (10)
    Go big or go home (15)
    A penny saved is a penny earned (-15)
    Hakuna matata (5)
    This, too, shall pass (-25)

    ANSWER KEY
    MORE THAN 160 POINTS:
    You will be buying a 3D TV.

    126 to 159:
    You will go to the house of a
    friend who owns one.

    90 to 125:
    But only if he lives close.

    Less than 90:
    You will not be buying a 3D TV.

    ‘Technology is so much fun, but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.’ -Daniel J Boorstin



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