I FINALLY was able to pick up the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000! (it was on backorder at the local distributor for about a month!)
I used the Gefen HDMI Detective ( http://********/a7gAxX
) to grab the EDID code from a Mitsubishi L75-A91 DLP TV (programming the Detective took all of a minute...hook it up HDMI to the TV set, connect power to the Detective and press the Prgm button until it flashes...done!).
Once home, I unboxed the Mits 3D kit. Inside were 2 pairs of battery powered active shutter glasses, a battery for each pair (CR2025 lithium), a microfiber cloth for cleaning, 2 microfiber pouches for storage of the glasses, the 3DA-1 converter box, a 3-pin DIN cable for connecting the TVs emitter sync output to the input on the 3DA-1, the IR emitter, a power cable, an HDMI cable, and a copy of the Disney 3D sampler Blu-Ray.
Connecting everything is fairly straightforward. I am currently only using a PS3 for 3D, and my AVR does not support HDMI, so I hooked the HDMI straight out of the PS3, to the 3DA-1, from the 3DA-1 to the Gefen HDMI Detective, and finally, out of the HDMI Detective to HDMI 3 on my Samsung HL61-A750. Note that ONLY HDMI 3 will work with 3D on this set! I then hooked the DIN cable from the TVs 3D sync out to the 3D sync in on the 3DA-1, and connected the IR emitter to the 3DA-1 as well. Finally, I connected power and....SHOWTIME!
I did have some problem with the PS3 recognizing that it was connected to a 3D set. I COULD play some side-by-side 3D content I downloaded off the internet (a trailer for AVATAR, and some soccer in 3D), but I could not play 3D Blu-Rays or the 3D PS3 games! For over an hour, I was pulling my hair out, consulting forums, rebooting the PS3, changing and resetting settings, etc. Nothing I did seemed to affect how the PS3 recognized the 3D capability of my setup. Finally, I did a full reset (holding the power button until the 2nd beep on startup), flipped dip switch "4" on the Gefen HDMI Detective (it controls HDCP compatibility), then reset AGAIN, switching the dip switch back. After that, the PS3 came up and asked my screen size (it defaulted to 75", I changed it back down to 61"). After that, everything works flawlessly!
I played several games in 3D, including Wipeout HD, Pain, Super Stardust HD, and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (demo). The games were absolutely fantastic! Every one looked great, with good depth and some effects that would come right out at you! While the 3D looked good on Stardust, the racing games, Wipeout and Motorstorm were really where I felt 3D added to the experience. It is absolutely AMAZING how immersive these games get when you add 3D!
Moving on, I plugged in the demo disc Panasonic provides with their BDT350 Blu-Ray players. I selected several clips, including the "Astro Boy" trailer, and several video clips of everything from dirt bikes to mariachi bands and mexican dancers. Everything looked great! The 3D effect was very convincing, and the colors looked good, even through the glasses.
I did notice that the blacks were not as deep and on a screen with a LOT of black (specifically some menu screens), looked faintly red tinged. I am not sure if this is the TV set trying to compensate for the tint
of the glasses or something else. On normal content, this red tint
was not noticeable. It only happens when I engage the 3D mode on the TV set. I will have to investigate a bit further to see if I can correct for this in the TVs user settings.
I also did notice, watching the Blu-Ray content, that there is a slight softness to the picture. This is no doubt due to the "checkerboard" 3D mode that DLP displays use. Instead of a full 1080p image to each eye, each eye only sees half the resolution of the screen. This was less obvious on the PS3s 3D games, because the games run natively at 720p. However, I have to say that the overall experience was still VERY impressive. I was more than happy to trade a slight drop in resolution for the 3D experience!
Overall I am VERY happy with the 3D capabilities of my set. While the picture doesnt look quite as good as the latest 3D Plasma and LED sets on the market, it still looks VERY good! I am THRILLED to find that the TV set I purchased a year and a half ago and the PlayStation I bought THREE YEARS AGO are compatible with the latest 3D technology! I am a bit upset that I had to find a workaround for Mitsubishi's inane last minute lock out that restricted the use of the 3DA-1 to Mitsubishi sets only, and I am a bit more upset that Samsung isn't offering ANY upgrade for their customers, but I am very glad that at least there is a solution out there!
I hope that whoever is attempting this upgrade finds this post useful. Good luck and have fun!