Originally Posted by el pablo
Is it best to have one Blu Ray player for 3D and another for standard content so you can have two separate inputs calibrated or does is it work out OK to have one player with one input calibrated by switching between separate settings?
Any info is greatly appreciated!
I haven't messed with a Samsung 3D TV yet, but have worked with Panasonic and Sony 3D displays... both of them have completely different memories for 2D and 3D modes. That means they are almost like 2 completely separate TVs... the 2D TV has all of it's controls and the 3D TV has a completely separate set of controls.
If the Samsung TVs operate the same way, having 2 disc players would be a complete waste of time/money. If the Samsung 3D TVs have a single shared memory for 2D AND 3D, then having 2 disc players is maybe useful. BUT, some 3D Blu-ray players have 2 HDMI outputs so if your audio needs are taken care of when using only one of those HDMI outputs, you could use the second HDMI output for a second connection and you wouldn't need 2 disc player.
THEN there's the issue of whether the TV has separate memories for each input or not. If 2D and 3D share 1 memory, it possible all the inputs share 1 memory also... so having 2 Blu-ray players would again, be a waste of time and money.
More than likely, if the TV has 1 memory for each input, there will be separate memories for 2D and 3D - but you always have to check. And it is EASY to check. While viewing a 2D program, look at the setting for some easy control... say Contrat. Let's say it is set to 80 while you are watching 2D. Now change to a 3D program (or perhaps manually force the TV into 3D mode if your TV permits that) and look at the Contrast control setting again. If it is a different number than the 2D setting, you have separate 2D and 3D memories. If it IS the same number, change the 3D setting... say to 70. Then exit 3D mode and go back to 2D mode and see what the Contrast control setting is... if the setting is still 80, your 2D and 3D modes have separate memories. If the 2D contrast setting changed to 70, then your 2D and 3D modes share the same memory and there might be something to gain by using 2 inputs. BUT, you can't assume that. You then have to do a similar test using 2 different HDMI inputs.