I just spent awhile redoing the rat's nest of cabling (it's always very neat when I leave it, but the gremlins always get in there and screw things up after I'm finished....btw, they also take that matching sock to a warehouse somewhere in Wisconsin) and connected up my brand new Sony 780. I had a 570 and, unless it's the margaritas talking to me, the clarity is much better on the 780).
On the 2D to 3D "conversion"....it really doesn't exist. From what I can tell, it sort of pushes everything back from the "front" of the screen, but, as my daughter said "it doesn't really jump out at you". I made the fatal mistake of allowing an HBO 3D movie she picked out to be shown; "Shrek" something or other (It should have been named "Fear the in-laws"), but I could easily tell the 3D difference. Blu Ray looks better than DVD upscaling (which the 780 does, in my opinion, does quite well), but the "3D Conversion" isn't really worth looking like some dip $#!^ who's trying to do a bad impersonation of Stevie Wonder. My dog was even looking at me with a mix of bemusement and sympathy.
This may be a little bit off thread, but is there any trick to buying a single 3D movie to all of those "3 pack" sets I've bought in the past (Voyage of the Dawntreader/Tron/Alice in Wonderland...etc....I already know Avatar is out of the question)? I won't be able to look at myself in the mirror if I buy a "4 pack" with the 3D disk.....there has to be a way to end the oppression.
BTW....Good Tequila, Agave Nectar, and fresh squeezed limes.....shaken not; not stirred.
Home Theater: Acer H9500BD 3D Projector, 120" Elite Screen, Sony BDP-S780 3D Blu-Ray Player, Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround
Family Room: Mitsubishi 73" 3D DLP, Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-Ray Player, Onkyo TX-SR333 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver; Polk Audio TL250 HP Surround w/PSW10 Subwoofer