Originally Posted by Michael2000
I don't really see this as a "ghosting admission". I could see this as a comfort problem, though, since each eye is alternating.
I did some more research. It is difficult to get the simple plain truth.
My assumption is Sony uses three 4K SXRD panels (confirmed - see below*)
My opinion is the Sony digital cinema can use all the panels native 4K resolution for 2D pictures. For 3D they use half the pixels for each of the two images. The Real 3D system results in a brighter image, however for best picture quality, 2D and 3D require different lens to be mounted. Since most professional theaters are well known to have mediocre picture quality, it is no surprise they they are leaving 3D lens on for 2D pictures.
"Sony projectors do not rapidly alternate two images. Our system displays both left and right eye images at the same time, all the time."
Sony could have designed to rapidly switch the pixels but choose not to, as the half resolution 3D images greatly reduce ghosting.
So the question is are all digital cinema 3D releases only 2K resolution?http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/mkt-dig...hefactslanding
Or can the 4K DLP digital cinema projectors display 3D at 4K resolution by switching?
Happily the latest DLP
home theater 1080p chips can do 3D at the same resolution as 2D (which is why I'm here), and with the further added bonus of no polarization (light-robbing) issues.
Sony's messy professional DCI projector 3D solution should give little comfort to owners of expensive home theater SXRD projectors. They will be dim.
* Sony confirms half rez 3D:
3D Projection Lens Unit
"Attaching the 3D projection lens unit to its lens mount, the SRX-R320P can deliver crisp 3D images to screens up
to 50 feet in width at 4.5 ft-L brightness. It allows full 2K resolution for the left and right eyes simultaneously, resulting in a high-brightness, high-quality stereoscopic cinema presentation that offers more faithful reproduction of motion in 3D."http://pro.sony.com/bbsccms/assets/f..._di0189a_2.pdf