In my first post on this topic I emphasized sharing video on viewing devices that allowed full color to shine through painlessly, including some small-screen glassless devices. You shoot video for others to see, who may not share your innate enthusiasm. So you need easy, high-quality viewing devices.
But, what if you really want to blow away your friends and family with your 3D videos on a BIG screen, and not pay thousands of dollars? By BIG, I mean screens of at least 80" diagonal. Now, an 80" 3D LED costs $3,000, and you can get ghosting and maybe limited viewing angles. But you can go way beyond 80", at much less cost.
There is a nice cheapskate alternative: projection!
Now, I used to think projectors gave you dim pictures and were a pain to set up, and were expensive. But there is a nice cheapskate 3D system, that is easy and non-intrusive and portable:
Start with the Optoma GT750E. This is a DLP 3D projector that has stereo speakers and two HDMI 4a ports. So you can directly connect a 3D bluray player and it will project in full 720P 3D. It comes with an RF emitter. You do have to purchase active shutter glasses.
1. DLP has no ghosting, none. Not true for any other technology.
2. This projector pumps out lots of lumens (3000) - you can watch in a lit room. I cannot do that with my Samsung 3D plasma (I can use the plasma TV to shave by, it is so reflective). The projected image is the opposite of dim. And the viewing angles are not critical.
3. RF emitter means that with the glasses you can leave the room and not lose synch. No flashing, no headaches, no IR. And the glasses are light, not very dimming and rechargeable.
4. This is a short-throw projector - the projector can be close to the screen (example, 80" from 4.2 feet away). So you do not need a big room, for BIG 3D.
5. This is natively a 3D projector: it automatically projects in 3D from 3D bluray players and 3D video cameras like the TD10. If you have sbs or t/b 3D videos, you just tell the projector that is what you have and it shows them in 3D. There is a button on the remore for switching r/l. It knows 3D.
The cost: $739 for the projector with the emitter included (you can also use DLP glasses not just RF if you want). The RF glasses are $59 each. That's it. You can go up to 332" diagonal, yes over 27 feet.
Oh, you need something to project the picture on? Well, you can just project on a light colored wall, the bigger the wall the better. Or you can hang a sheet.Cost=$0.
What if you do not have an uncluttered wall, and all the family objects to hanging a sheet (and that's a pain anyway)?
You can purchase an inexpensive portable projection screen. Example: the Epson Duet - has a handle and cleverly puts the folded stand and screen in one piece. To set up, you separate the stand and the screen, unfold the stand, put on the screen and unbellow it out. It has two stops: 63" 4:3 (for showing power-points to the kids, say, on proper etiquette) and then another click at 16:9 80"). $149 at Staples.
The projector weighs 6.6 pounds, and comes with a backpack. So, you can take the projector and the portable BIG screen to your friends house, set it up in seconds and show them big-screen 3D. It really makes a difference to see 3D large - really immersive and great bright colors. And you get stereo sound (it is loud and clear) without any other equipment (it has stereo out too). Of course, with HDMI, you can also attach it to your existing sound system and get surround and all that.