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I watched Sammy's Adventure (A Turtle's Tale) on the JVC RS-45 by renting it from VUDU (SBS - Side by Side 3d). They have it for $7 to rent right now (and there is some good 3D in this animated flick).
Obviously there was ghosting, but I was expecting it to be worse than it was given I was streaming it in SBS and watching a known "ghost flick". I mean there were a few really bad ghosting parts, but it was still very watchable. The funniest part was when it showed a ship outside with a MAST (there were 3 MAST's ghosting instead of 1). Also the outside shots generally ghosted a lot mroe than the underwater shots, most of the underwater shots had either very little ghosting or so little it was hard to see. The streaming bandwidth and overall compression VUDU uses is still far superior to the other streaming services (not talking about 3D, but in general). Hulu Plus can come close for some of their newer content, but VUDU is still ahead of all the others (but you pay for it). I can get very close to Bluray quality in some VUDU movies (occassionally some are worse, not sure why). You need more than 10 Mbps though for it to maximize it, I have 25 Mbps down.
The thing about ghosting is you gotta try to ignore it, but it is more distracting at times than others. Also occasionally the RS-45 will look flickery during 3D motion, guess it's the way 3D is combined with the JVC's slower panel refresh rates when not using FI (no FI in JVC's 3d). Still, I was able to enjoy the 3D despite the defects, it really wasn't but 10% to 20% of the time when you really notice anything that distracting. Of course I'm not saying it was even near perfectly clean or anything, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be as there were many scenes that ghosted so little that you couldn't see it during the underwater stuff (which was most of the movie).