Originally Posted by bachuka
Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I have let the projector warm up for 1 hour plus and the results are pretty much the same. I see ghosting in pretty much all 3d bluray except avatar. Despicable me is probably the worst....especially the ending sequence with the guys with the ladder. Under the Sea....ghosting is noticed throughout the movie. I am using PDVD 10 and the 460 straight to the projector. I'm not sure which firmware version i have on the Rs40...wonder if I should try upgrading that. Not sure if that would affect ghosting.
Wow your experience is almost EXACTLY like mine. I first tried 3D on my RS40 with an AMD 5770 card and was really surprised at how much ghosting there was, given the gushing ghost-free feedback early in the RS40 thread, so I chalked it up to the 5xxx cards not officially supporting HDMI 1.4, and got an Nvidia 450 card to test. With the Nvidia card, the ghosting seems to be almost the same...maybe a slight improvement. I do prefer the auto-switch into 3D mode that the AMD cards have, so you dont have to go into the driver and switch your whole desktop into 3D for no reason.
From my observation, it seems that the objects that have ghosting are the ones with more pronounced 3D pop-out effect.
I recall that Avatar appear to have a mostly "deep" style of 3D instead of an "in your face" feeling, which is probably why it doesn't show the ghosting on the RS40 that other movies do.
Despicable Me was pretty disappointing, because the things that are really supposed to pop out at you tend to just seem like they "go cross-eyed" instead of coming farther towards you. However, the shallow 3D effects looked great! Gru's pointy nose was always perfect throughout the movie.
I know it's probably the panel variance between projectors and probably not fixable even with a JVC firmware update, but I'm still holding onto some hope that it is a HTPC software player thing. Someone mentioned that standalone bluray players have a "screen size" adjustment that I haven't found in the video card drivers or the software player interface.
If TMT5's 3D playback was designed around small-size computer monitors and short viewing distances, maybe that could explain why "shallow" 3D looks great but anything that tries to pop-out further seems to hit a wall and starts doubling up/ghosting and crossing over into itself. With my 92" screen, I'd say things generally look good up until they try to pop out more than 3 feet off of the screen. I really need to borrow a PS3 or some other player though. I just can't believe there would be so much variation between units that some people would get an amazing experience while others are left with a "see, I told you this 3D stuff was just a gimmick, put on the 2D version!" taste in their mouth.
All that being said, I've only tested Despicable Me, Alice, and the first 10 minutes of RE4. I'll have to test the movies people mention being ghost-free, such as Avatar and the owl movie.