Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 4
The various glasses have different tints other than the Monster vs Epson because those glasses appear to be the same glasses. That said I would asume that each projector manufacurer sets the3D mode to compensate for the glassesthey sell. The Epson 3D mode viewed without the glasses is very red. The Epson glasses are tinted so that the red tint viewed through the glasses is nearly gone. But the projector in 3D needs a small calibration adjustment to completely neutralize the tint.
Thanks Mark. That makes perfect sense, and matches my experience, albeit limited. Projectors are full of colour filters, so its the end result that counts. As long as the glasses have a consistent, even shade of colour that doesnt change over different parts of the lens, and glass thickness is the same over the entire surface, it can be easily be balanced out by the manufacturer.
To throw another wrench in the plans, what about the Panny AE7000. Here is what Art from ProjectorReviews had to say about it when comparing it side by side with the Epson 5010. Now he states that 2D was better on the Epson, mainly because of the blacks, but note his comments on the 3D...http://www.projectorreviews.com/proj...5010/image.php
"Here comes a major role reversal. Switch to 3D and the Panasonic now easily beats the Epson Home Cinema 5010 in terms of black level performance. The Epson still maintains an advantage at dark shadow detail
Why the reversal? Epson does not offer use of their Dynamic iris in 3D modes. I can't say I approve, and I can't think of any other 3D capable projectors that doesn't allow the iris to work, so it is dissapointing.
No doubt Epson's logic, is that a dynamic iris not only drops the black levels, but also the overall brightness of darker scenes. With 3D inherently being limited in brightness, that can make sense. But why not let us users make the choice.
Ultimately, watching really dark 3D scenes, the Epson does well enough - this is an ultra-high contrast projector, and even without the dynamic iris, it has good blacks - about as good, for example as Epson's less expensive HC3010 when it uses its iris.
So, sure, watching 3D content, is darker, but anyway you consider it, the Panasonic does offer the blacker blacks on 3D. Myself, like most of you will, due to the brightness differences between 2D and 3D, consider black performance on 2D to be far more important, expecially since most of what we all watch is 2D.
None the less, this catagory is a split between the PT-AE7000 with it's black advantage, and the Epson Home Cinema 5010 with more shadow detail.
Overall Winner: 3D blacks and shadow detail: PT-AE7000."