I'm really looking forward to your NAB report. I doubt you'll see the Red laser in its final form, though, because it looks like they're still at least a few months away from finishing it. I'll be very pleasantly surprised if it's there. I won't be, for sure. My dad has end stage Parkinsons, and I have to be around to take care of him. My parents live across the street (without all the Everybody Loves Raymond melodrama
), but if I weren't close he'd have to be in a home.
Contrast is the one thing I'm most concerned about with the Red laser. I was spoiled by my JVC RS45. It was the best looking 3D I've ever experienced in terms of contrast, but the ghosting was bad when the lamp was new and horrendous when it got a couple of hundred hours on it. I don't expect JVC contrast levels, but I do expect contrast and ghosting performance that's on par with my Epson 6010 projector. It's far from perfect, but it's the best overall compromise I've seen so far. Like I said, though, I'll have to see it for myself. This is one projector I won't buy sight unseen. It should offer full HD 3D in a passive system, though, and even 4k 3D at 60 progressive fps to each eye. There will even be some such content, since the projector has a Redray player built in.
I saw some of the YouTube footage you took of the 3D displays. Very cool stuff!!! I'm also looking forward to the more inexpensive 4k displays for editing. I have to flip up the glasses except when previewing 3D on my LG, or the details of the interface get lost, especially text. But I can't imagine editing without it now that I've seen how easy it makes everything. If Edius has a "flip left/right preview" button, I haven't found it. It should be an easy feature to add. Fortunately, the LG glasses are like feathers. I just don't notice the weight, even upside down. The other nice thing about the LG is that the glasses don't introduce much if any distortion into the image. When I watch my JVC footage on the Epson projector, the active glasses look less clear depending on exactly which area of the lenses I'm looking through. It's not terribly noticeable unless the image a still or a static video shot, but it's there. The LG glasses are much cleaner.