Originally Posted by TIME2PLAYDAGAME
Wow, I was unaware that the type of BD player affected the quality of 3D viewing? I have both a Panny & Sammy BD from 2011 and I can't really see the difference in 3D PQ. Only differences are, the Sammy is a "Smart" player and it loads discs faster. I haven't update the FW's of either since I got them
However sublte those differences may be, I'm sure they are there. As 3D tech improves, so should the tech in the bluray players and the tv's.
I read that this tv is 2.5 times brighter than the D8000 specifically to improve 3D viewing and that 3D motion looks better over last year (thanks to the dual-core allowing the enabling of more features during 3D playback)
When the Samsung 2012 BD Players came out, I sold my 2011 BD-D6700 Samsung BD Player, for this specific reason. I was wanting the latest in 3D tech and specifically any improvements on the 2D-3D conversion
Unfortunately, I quickly came to realize that neither my shiny new BD-E6500 nor any of the BD players from Samsung in 2012 have 2D-3D as that feature has been cut in favor of others (disc to digital, web browser, etc.)
It seems that Samsung realized that cheaper BD players sell better (and they can't compete with PS3 price range) and therefore all of their bluray players seem/are cheaper this year. The highest end model is the 6500 at $200 while last year we had the higher end BD-D6700, D7000, D7500 all available initially from around $200-$300 and up
I have since sent back my E6500, and repurchased a D6700. Couldn't be happier now because, as I mentioned before, a lot of 3D enthusiasts believe that Samsung's 2011 2D-3D conversion is light years better (Object Based Depth Processing) than Panasonic, Sony's, or any other implementation of 2D-3D conversion
Thanks to Nielo TM over at AVForums:"Samsung's 2D to 3D is quite amazing and it is pixel based
In comparison to simple 3D conversion where the image is horizontally split into three sections and placed in linier sequence (e.g. bottom section in front, middle section in middle and the top section set to back); the real-time 2D to 3D developed by Samsung (Object Based Depth Processing) functions by analyzing the input image and gathers (z) axis by decompiling the image to its individual pixels to process depth separation, which is achieved by scanning the frequency range of individual pixels as pixels with greater information (focused/detailed) have higher frequency range (bandwidth) then pixels that are blurred in the background, (along with pixel movement and pixel brightness). The processed data is then passed onto disparity optimization and L/R separation, which can be controlled by the user."
I'm excited to see how the tech has improved in the ES8000 this year. Many thought that the 2011 Samsung BD Player's 2D-3D conversion was the best, even rivaling or in some way's besting 3D Bee converters
Last year, I quickly noticed in a bluray comparison, that my D6700 bluray player easily bested
my D8000 in terms of the quality of the conversion being done. I don't know why, but the difference was huge for me.
Perhaps it was because the pixel based conversion was done and presented in a nice & neat package before being ouput to the tv and you weren't having to watch/see the conversion being done on the fly while the tv tries to keep up
in front of your eyes. For that reason, I used the tv's conversion very little, while using the 2D-3D feature on my BD Player on any fullscreen BD disc I rented/watched