Right after I wrote a post about 1.81 fullscreen 3D being WAY more awesome than 2.40 letterbox on the 55", I went to fool around with the picture sizes of the tv and blu ray player. Which I had done briefly before, but I really put some effort into it now
. I tried combinations of tv AND blu ray adjustments to try to stretch the picture vertically with no cut offs.
After I couldt get a size I was satisfied with, I said to heck with it, I'm gonna watch the 2.40 Underworld Awakening movie in the blu-ray's "mode 2" picture. The picture is blown up in this mode so it covers the screen. You get NO vertical cut off, BUT theres cut off on the sides.
So I put the glasses on...and WOW.
!! My 2.40 3D movies looked just OKAY. But nowhere near the 3D effect of the 1.81. With this adjustment, a movie that had just okay 3D now has AWESOME 3D
!!! Even the paper cut-out 3D people scenes look good! Theres a particularily great 3D scene in the Underworld movie at the end where the man is stumbling around as he's transforming into the giant werewolf? When the transformation is complete, the werewolf sticks his snout out the screen? Okay, it already looked great in 2.40, but it looks INCREDIBLE in mode 2 fullscreen
!! Another scene is when Kate throws the grenade pin out the screen, and when she leaps over some cars to escape the giant wolf. All of this looks amazing in mode 2!
Now I gotta go back through all my 2.40's that were always JUST OKAY in that letterbox picture and rewatch it in mode
! I'd rather sacrifice some cutoff on the sides (not the top and bottom)! That 2.40 picture it wasnt giving me the full 3D effect, and blowing it up makes a world of difference!
And now Priest looks fully 3D
!! The freight train/cycle explosion throwing debis out the screen!