Originally Posted by mikediamond
I was messing around with 3d settings yesterday, but couldn't settle on any particular settings. I am also having trouble finding good settings for standard mode (for daytime viewing). Cinema mode on default is what I've been using, but I'm starting to think I'd like a bit more "pop" in the daytime. The problem is, on standard mode, if you turn the contrast up too high, faces start looking washed out.
I noticed a few things with the 3D settings I have.
First the 3D popout on my BDT-320 seems to do nothing but make the 3D worse the higher you turn it up. The depth of field actually seems best when set to 0, and gets progressively more narrow and blurry when you turn it up. I would expect the blurr, but figured the depth of field would grow not shrink.
Second was that I noticed the 24p output with pulldown left extra crosstalk on the closest 3d layers. It was still there when I set my 320 to output 60hz, but noticably improved.
Third is the contrast and brightness balance which I noticed is better off left alone. Sure the screen gets dimmer with the glasses on, but the blacks still look good if not better, and the brights are more dis-colored than dimmed, which brings me to..,
Fourth is the color settings. I haven't played enough yet with these, and I don't have any quantifiable way of tuning them other than just personnal preference. It seems Warm2 adjusts away a lot of the blue shift, but I would imagine changing the Gamma would be a better place to start.
So all in all I am very impressed with the 3D. Of coarse I came in with low expectations, and am not a 3D fan, but I am enjoying it much more than I thought I would. My biggest nitpick is crosstalk in the closest and fastest moving elements. It seems when objects come at you they go blurry/cross-talky before they reach their visual peak, especially if they are fast moving. The popcorn in the schoolhouse scene of Megamind comes to mind! The same small eliments with slower more controlled motion (like the dirt falling off the alien robot in Monsters Vs Aliens as the president retreats) look awesome for example. I haven't had a chance to see any of the "superior" samsung active 3D sets other than in the store, but from watching I can't imagine what they could do better except the very small/fast moving details I described. I imagine this is indeed the difference in reviews. Hopefully some future firmware can improve on this, but it really is nitpicking to me.