Originally Posted by pitchman
I checked out the scene in question, but did not notice anything out of the ordinary. In fact, I played it three times looking for any kind of shift, but did not see one. Then, I remembered something and checked my settings. The only time I use Cinema Smooth is for 3D playback and when I set up my default 3D playback setting, I switched it on, and it's been that way ever since. I went ahead and turned it off, and sure enough, when I replayed the section in question, I observed several brightness pops (as they are called on this forum). If that is the same thing you are seeing, then turning on Cinema Smooth should take care of it for you. This is a well known bug and Cinema Smooth was posted here on AVS as the recommended workaround until a proper firmware fix comes along.
You may be talking about something else when you describe your condition as flipping temperature. If so, then I'm afraid I'm not seeing anything like that. Perhaps your TV may need servicing? Just out of curiosity, what kind of player are you using for 3D? I viewed this on an OPPO 103D, but I also have a PS4 and a PS3 I can check it out on if that helps.
Well, one word for you pitchman. BEAUTIFUL. That's the trick right there. My thought process on cinema smooth was "it's a plasma, what in the world needs to be smoothed?". Obviously I wasn't aware of this yet, but the brightness pops are exactly what I was seeing. Really messes up the 3D experience big time. I described it as "temperature flipping" because to me it looks similar to when you flip the temp from cooler (or proper coloration) to warmer (more brownish/yellowish) than it does to just bringing up brightness.
Either way I really appreciate the advice, I'm very pleased that I can watch 3D on my flagship plasma. It's just really cool..... I know 3D is bemoaned by a lot of videophiles, but to me it's kind of like being a kid and adding an extra sense of wonderment to a cinematic experience. Sure, maybe it's gimmicky to some, but done right (either on with active glasses on a bright and smooth
display i.e. F8500, or with passive glasses on a 4K screen with at least 240hz) it makes watching a movie more novel and immersive, at least for me. I'm sure you agree given your 3D collection. I only have 3!!!
I purchased a Sony 6200 for my player. I also have a PS4 paired with the W900 (gaming setup for Battlefield) I thought hard about the 103D, and if I get another player I will go with it, but for the PQ/Cost=Value, I feel really good with the 6200. My wife is going to send me to therapy just for getting the 8500 after purchasing the W900 so I'm done with any major purchases for at least 2-3 years at this point. (Grad school needs to be saved up for) I even got my Dad who has a home theater in his basement to go with the 6200. He also has a 60" 8500 in his living room and I got him to pair a 6200 with it as well!
Anyway sorry for the rambling, I'm just excited that this fixed it. 3D was one of the biggest things I think this set does better than maybe any other because it's a BRIGHT plasma.