Originally Posted by nxsfan
To eliminate TMT as a factor, try watching a 3D video via youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U0ZDjnQiXQ
You can set it to checkerboard, sbs, tab, etc. by clicking on the 3D icon.
I really doubt this is your problem but if you are using checkerboard and resize the desktop using the default nvidia tool it will not work (it scales after applying the checkerboard effect).
I guess the primary giveaway is that your glasses don't sync at all. They should sync regardless of whether or not you have 3D content displaying if your TV is in DLP Link mode. ie. you will see some flashing and discoloration followed by a subsequent stabilization at half brightness. You say the glasses belong to a friend, presumably they work with his set?
Other light sources could be interfering perhaps. Bizarrely the backlight for my wife's laptop generates a DLP like sync signal which interferes with the glasses for example.
I set it to interleave and checkerboard, i put the glasses on, activated them, noticed "checkboard" like pattern on the screen, this after setting to either std or inv on the tv.. red tint goes away, but the checkerboard image background still shows, no 3d..
so either my set is very odd and didnt have dlp link (it does have an emitter port of course, on the back), or something else is still going on, maybe these borrowed glasses from ebay just dont work with my set period.. now thinking of trying those ultra clear ones, or maybe the true depth ones i saw on amazon (similar price)? I didnt see the true depth ones listed on that one website however...
All else fails i guess ill have to go with an emitter set.