Have you had any chance to audition 120 Hz 3D in anything other than a brightly lit store showroom?
Yes, I have. I thought that could be the reason for the flicker too, but after seeing the Panny 3D setup in Magnolia where the lights are better controlled, I still saw the flickering.
So when you walk into a friends home who has either a 60Hz SDTV or HDTV - you see flicker?
Absolutely. Or any old CRT monitor running 60hz. In the old days, before LCD monitors, I always cranked up the refresh rate of my CRT computer monitor to reduce eye fatigue and flickering. Bumping it up to 72Hz usually made it acceptable.
I used to have a 34" sampo CRT HDTV. Same thing. However, that TV had a VGA in, so when I ran my HTPC to it, I cranked up the refresh rate to 72hz which the sampo could actually handle.
However, with this 1st implementation of 3D, I am getting the same flicker. I know it's not the setup (seen multiple sammy LED c8000s - at least six of them - and even a couple of c9000s), and I know it's not LCD vs Plasma as the Panny in Magnolia exhibited the same.
Then I read that both LCD and Plasma are only showing 60 images per sec to each eye, which is the similar end result as a 60hz refresh rate.
Am I going crazy here or am I unto something? Perhaps 2nd gen 3D technology will improve on this so as to eliminate flicker and handle motion better during panning sequences.