I want to post some info for all the people boasting that Checkerboard is TRUE 1080p 3D and provides the BEST 3D format... THEY almost royally screwed me into getting a CHECKERBOARD compatible unit...This really would have kept me from making an informed decision. I probably would NOT have bought my NON/Checkerboard ViewSonic Projector haha! People need to know the facts before they buy... Hopefully this will get people to quit OBSESSING over the damn INFERIOR Checkerboard 3D Format!
CHECKERBOARD 3D FORMAT COMPARED TO FRAME-PACKED/FRAME SEQ 720p 3D FORMATS :
(1920x1080 Interleaved Wobulation : Artifacts/Blur Issues, Identical to Interlaced Scan, Pixel Size/Structure increased/Manipulated : NOT TRUE 1080p FULL 3D)
960x540 : 320 less HORIZONTAL pixels - ONE EYE
960x540 : 180 less VERTICAL pixels - ONE EYE
(720p HD : 1280x720 per eye, Progressive Scan, NO artifacts CAN be Super/Downsampled in HQ w/anti-aliasing : GPU Options)
1280x720 : 320 more HORIZONTAL pixels - BOTH EYES/No Wobulation/Manipulation
1280x720 : 180 more VERICAL pixels - BOTH EYES/No Wobulation/Manipulation
IF THESE SPECS THAT OTHERS HAVE STATED ARE CORRECT... THEN 720p FP/FS 60hz/120hz for NVIDIA 3DTV Play/VISION IS THE BEST OPTION AND MOST FLEXIBLE FORMAT
Maybye I am wrong about the Checkerboard pixel count but thats what I read... It said half resolution for each eye "Interleaved/Interlaced" Using Wobulation and larger pixel structure : 960x540 per eye
"Quoted from source"
"Checkerboard 3D was designed specifically for DLP (rear projection) televisions. It works by interleaving the images for the left and right eye into a single image, so that one pixel goes to your left eye while its neighbour goes to the right eye, and so on. The TV then separates these two frames images out to produce half-resolution 3D."
(I would NOT trust what Texas Instruments say, After all they Made/Marketed the format lol)
SO in conclusion I would say this : If you have Nvidia 3DTV Play/Vision USE - Framepacked@60hz / Frame Sequential@120hz (FULL FRAMED 720p 1280x720 Scaled to native display 3D)
AND if you have Tridef DDD USE - 1920x1080@60hz 1080p TOP & BOTTOM/SIDE BY SIDE 3D Formats.
BTW : Just so you know - Checkerboard 3D looks about the same as : 1280x720 720p SCALED on a 1080p Native display. I checked it out and it blurs and distorts a lot of details.
SO just imagine if you DOWN-SAMPLED and MAXED out your GPU options and RUN 720p FULL 3D, or 1080p T&B or SBS?
Just some food for thought... I almost bought a 1000 dollar Plasma just to have Checkerboard. NOW I AM GLAD I DIDN'T!
If you are thinking of getting a projector but worried about the Scaling it will do to a 720p render on a native 1080p Display...
DON'T BE... AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT CHECKERBOARD!
Here is some more info on the artifacts that get produced with Checkerboard 3D format
"Checkerboard compression can exhibit more artifacts than either of the other two formats"
ALSO go after the newer projectors with Active 3D Tech! The new 144hz Refresh Rates make flicker a NON Issue now!
Thanks for your time