Originally Posted by rwestley
I would love to hear what others think. Be sure to update the firmware as soon as you get the glasses. I would suggest the VIP firmware since it is even a later version than the Monster posted version. It is on the Curt Palme website.http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewt...db24726fc0662c
The MV3D glasses arrived and I updated the firmware with the latest one on Monster's website. I watched Monsters vs. Aliens 3D (I know, not the greatest 3D movie, but I hadn't seen it in 3D yet) with my girlfriend and we kept swapping glasses every 20 minutes or so.
My girlfriend said she barely noticed any difference at all and had no preference on either.
I noticed differences, but agree that they are very similar...and both are LIGHT YEARS better then the other brands we've tried in the past. Here's what I noticed:
- The MV3D glasses seemed a tiny bit more comfortable than the X104's. Not night and day different, but you notice them slightly less than the X104's (I don't normally wear glasses, so wearing 3D glasses is always a pain).
- The MV3D glasses hummed loudly. It was coming from the circuit board that's under the power button. During loud scenes, you can't hear it, but it's REALLY annoying in quiet scenes. The X104's are completely silent.
- The MV3D's seemed brighter than the X104's. It was barely perceptible and is subjective, but they did seem a bit brighter.
- Crosstalk was a bit more noticeable (and there's a TON of it in Monsters vs. Aliens) in the MV3D than it was in the X104's. This could simply be a result of them being brighter and making it more noticeable.
- I think a main source of crosstalk is my TV and not the glasses. I have a Panasonic GT25 plasma, which is a 1st gen 3DTV. I had an opportunity to speak to some Panasonic tech's earlier this week at a conference in NYC and they told me something I found extremely interesting: Their 1st and 2nd gen 3DTV's write pixels by starting with them fully lit and then dimming them to the proper setting (this happens hundreds of times per second). Their new 3rd gen 3DTV's start with the pixels off and raise them to the necessary setting. The tech thinks this method will reduce 90% of crosstalk...but of course that means I'm screwed, because I'm not getting a new TV until OLED comes down in price.
So, are the MV3D's expected to make a loud humming? Maybe mine are just defective. If so, I'll gladly exchange them another pair and be happy. If that humming is "normal", I'll have to return them...it's just too annoying.
Any thoughts, questions or comments?