Originally Posted by Abilor
Points for discussion, when I have tested ghosting before, it's been done by closing one eye. The open eye sees the intended image, and also some crosstalk from the opposite eye image. This is not a question of dimness in my view, but of frequency syncing. If the issue of inconsistent opacity was coming into play, I should be able to move my head and see the effect on the severity of ghosting, or ghosting "blooms." I don't.
Agreed better glasses could be good. The panny glasses have poor nose pieces IMHO.
The Samsung glasses are very comfortable, much more so than the Panasonic glasses. The frame of the Samsung glasses also wrap around to the side, blocking out more ambient light. I was a bit bothered by the Panasonic glasses after even short periods of usage. I can wear my Samsung glasses seemingly indefinitely without any discomfort. I'm also very sensitive to the weight of my regular glasses. I can't have heavy lenses - they get to me quickly.
I'm not sure what you mean by "frequency syncing." Do you mean that you think the syncing is not accurate? If that were the case, ghosting would be much worse, wouldn't it? My take on what's going on is that it's an inconsistency in how much the shutters actually close. Some areas of the glasses seem to close the shutters more thoroughly than others (block out more light), and it's blotchy, fluid and changing. I think if the problem were syncing, I'd see flashes of the other eye's image, which would be extremely noticeable and disturbing.
As I move my head, the unevenness does seem to change, fluidly. This corresponds to what looks like changes in ghosting in some scenes of the MvsA disc. For instance, when the movie opens, there's a shot of a planet that's about to explode. That planet shows ghosting on my Samsung plasma, but it seems like I can affect the amount of ghosting a bit by moving my head around. That's the case in a few other scenes, too. They're all scenes that feature bright objects against dark backgrounds.
The Golden Gate Bridge scene and the chapel scene were my acid tests for ghosting when the Samsung LCDs first hit the stores. Ghosting was awful. I saw the same ghosting when the first Samsung plasmas hit, too. With the firmware updates, that ghosting is all but gone on the plasmas. If I watch really hard, I can pick up on a tiny bit of it in the cables, but it's almost impossible to spot unless I'm concentrating and looking for it. I'm thinking that was probably a sync issue, because the glasses didn't change - just the TV's firmware. So, what I'm thinking is that the glasses are responsible for what's left of the ghosting, in scenes with high contrast. They simply can't keep out enough from the other eye view.