Just wanted to reaffirm the more than satisfactory brightness in 3D so far after 70 hours (for me at least), i still have my aperture in 3D set to -5 where i think it looks best right now. But as they say, your miles may vary, and i am starting to think i may had gotten a pretty darn good first bulb, because it really does seem to be plenty bright in 3D for me. Of course i wouldn't mind more, who would?
Anyhow, I finally watched the full length of Avatar 3D with my wife and and two friends (couple) and they were all floored by how amazing the 3D PQ is and how good the 3D was, no one reported flicker or ghosting although i am sure there must had been some very light ghosting here and there that we did not notice since the 3D experience was so enveloping the entire time.
The one common thing that everyone agreed on is how fantastic the 3D imagery was with the JVC RS40 versus the pretty lousy IMAX and/or AMC 3D experience was (now in retrospect). So many scenes in the theater, almost 3/4 of the movie had this very light and depressed 3D effect in comparison to the over pronounced effect on the RS40.
I also showed them the Potato Cod fish scene in Under the Sea, and i heard several jaws hit the floor at the moment the fish turned onto the camera and literary jumped 10 feet out of the screen.
The whole night while watching Avatar 3D they kept repeating this one word...."unbelievable" i lost cost after 30
In case some of you are not familiar with my configuration, i operate the RS40 at an 18 ft throw 2.5 ft up from center of screen in a 100% light controlled bat cave using a 9 to 11 ft wide CIH 1.1 AT gain screen.