Originally Posted by dogsbestfriend
I now own a 729 and want to add a 3D Blu-ray player and 3D glasses.
1. I have been leaning toward a Panasonic DMP-BDT220 blu-ray player. Does anyone know of any compatibility problems or issues with that player? Also, since the 729 has a rich collection of internet connections, do I need to repeat them in a blu-ray player? My main interest is high video and audio quality, particularly in 2D but with the ability to play 3D. I would appreciate any suggestions.
2. Is the only workable option for 3D viewing the Sony glasses or are there others that work as well (or better?)? Since I haven't had a chance to view 3D, I am curious about reports I've heard that the Sony 3D produces a flickering effect. Has anyone experienced this or found a way of resolving it?
Re: Your #2 above, we have the Sony glasses and have experienced no flickering. I estimate we have watched 10-12 hours of 3D content since December 23 and so far I observe no performance issues. Our 3D content comes from DIRECTV. We have yet to watch a Blu Ray DVD on our shiny new Sony 3D BR player.
The only anomaly I notice is that you must view the 3D content with your eye line exactly parallel to the ground. If you tilt your head even a few degrees to either side you will see a subtle shift in coloration. It takes some getting used to, if you will excuse my dangling participle.
One minor complaint. The glasses are a little on the heavy side. After 10 or 15 minutes, they are uncomfortable on the bridge of my not so symmetrical nose. As a rule I do not wear glasses so any heavy eyewear is annoying to me, hence I take the glasses off frequently to rub the bridge of my nose. Like everything else, I am sure it I will get used to it in time.
I might add that we bought this television for the picture quality, not the 3D and not for internet access. Surprisingly, my wife liked the 3D, particularly for sports. She watched a few minutes of an NCAA basketball game and remarked that the 3D actually improved viewing significantly because the height diff on the players was very pronounced compared to 2D. This is particularly amusing to me because she is not a basketball fan but said she would actually watch a few games because of the 3D.
Hope this helps you in your quest for the right set of glasses.