Originally Posted by dkaleita
The "double at the edge" effect you are describing sounds like the problem commonly known as "ghosting". It is more noticeable in some movies than other. And when it happens, it is often more noticeable in one eye over the other. Avatar is an example of BD that ghosting is nearly (if not completely) invisible on this set. I have never experienced 3D on any TV (or at the movies for that matter) that didn't display some amount of ghosting. Google "3D Ghosting" and youll get lots of info about what causes this.
Regarding the different portions of the picture visible in each eye through the glasses, it sounds like you are describing normal parallax perspective. That would not be a malfunction. in your example about the cow, is the cow being cut off by the edge of the screen when viewing in one eye, but not in the other?
Your "depth" vs. pop" question was previously discussed in my post #2127. It is almost completely movie-dependent, not TV-dependent.
The issue of the left image being slightly darker than the right image [when viewing 3D through the glasses] does, however, appear to be a common problem with this particular set. I first pointed it out in my post #2117. It was later confirmed by other F8000 owners. My dealer actually agreed to exchange my first F8000 because this particular problem was VERY noticeable and distracting; the replacement they delivered was much better, but the left/right brightness imbalance is still quite noticeable. Since my older D-series Samsung TV (which works with the same 3D glasses) does not exhibit this problem, I can only assume it is either a design problem or a firmware problem with the F series.
actually the "cow" part the cow is in the middle of the screen, in the left eye i see the entire cow, in the right eye i see the entire cow, plus its hind leg and hip detached half an inch to the left of the cow.
this effect happens throughout the lenght of the film. for example a gentleman walks with a cane, i'd see the cane with a gost detached about half an inch to the left... its not specific portions of the screen rather its entire scenes, some other scenes the effect is less noticeable.
the weird thing is that on other tv's this is absolutely not the case, the entire film looks sharp as can be, beautiful; while on my tv, its unpleasant, bordering on painful to have to go through a 3d film.
finally just to note, i can live with the brightness discrepancies, in normal conditions it's not distracting, but the other issue is extremely distracting and like i said, literally painful to the eyes.
I've sent the tv back, where i'm from our retailers aren't as friendly as in the US, they told me they'd contact samsung and let me know what they reply...
disliking this experience is an understatement!